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Aliens Mistake Discovered, pointed out by BlackAnt

Aliens Mistake Discovered, pointed out by BlackAnt

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TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-14-2020 3:11 AM

BlackAnt pointed out a detail about Aliens I had never noticed. The problem is that the injury is inconsistent with the scene. First, the iconic scene:

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ChestbursterMember725 XPAug-18-2020 10:11 PM

XD It will take me some time to write it but the knowlege that at least one person is interested will act as motivation! 

Oh! You must be in Europe? Considering they're going through a big heat-wave right now? Sounds dreadful!

Also! I meant to reply to what you said: 

"With Bishop, and his personality, his minor act of self-sacrifice would be fully in keeping with him. Even were he loaded with WY sleeper routines, he'd be the type to fight them I would say."

Oh man, that's so true. ...I know some people say it was Bishop that brought the egg on the Sulaco... But I hadn't heard of the idea that he was loaded with sleeper routines that he would have actively tried to fight. Oh man, that's sort of sad! T_T It would make a great fic!!

Man I love Bishop. Have you read the story "Broken" by Rachel Caine? In the "Aliens: Bug Hunt" book?


PraetorianMember2861 XPAug-19-2020 10:03 AM

Nope, live in Canada...but where we live (Alberta) the weather gets very weird owing to the Rockies on one side and massive open plains on the other, and then there's contributions from the Arctic. :D

The cast you described for your Octonauts based work, they sound Perfect for the ALIEN Universe!! I also checked out the stories you have on Archive Of Our Own, very glad I did!! Very well written Vignettes, extremely well-done in balance and tone and detail!!

Kids, hubby and I adore them, and someday we'll have some of our own to spoil/tolerate. lol Again, give your little one a big HUG from us both!

I read your reply, and have to apologize if mine seemed 'scatter brained' the heat really affects me--I am totally built for Fall and Winter, summer is a survival challenge for me. Sorry for the misunderstanding but I agree with your points on Bishop 100%

I haven't read her works, but I'll be tracking them down now that you've made me aware!

The script for ALIEN 3 had the ship boared during the trip home and W-Y folks, or a rival corp planted the, and preserves Bishop's character.

Also, he had NO chance, he got ripped in half and was quite busy shortly after they arrived on Sulaco, then Ripley would have been busy looking after him via android again, we can assert Bishop's innocence. ;)

Fun thought...Bishop's still somewhere on Fiorina, waiting to be found...and while the tech of his era wouldn't be able to make him top-line again...a few decades go by, and advanced restoration techniques...he could be better than he was when New.






ChestbursterMember725 XPAug-19-2020 3:06 PM

Ooh, neat! Canada! That weather sounds really hard to adjust too lol. 

Omg, the Octonauts story. Yes. The cast just lends itself to an Alien story arc it's just too perfect. The story practically writes itself. And one funny thing I realized today is that Captain Barnacles on The Octonauts plays accordion, just like Captain Janek, lol. 

Yesterday and today I've been sketching up human versions of the characters with little notes on each, and I've got a few out of context scenes planned out. 

I used to just write short stories but I wrote my first multi-chapter fic this summer (not Alien based), so now I do feel confident that I will be able to bring this thing to fruition. And, the familiarity with the Octonauts will not be a necessary prerequisite! It will work as it's own stand-alone Alien story. (But, if you read my story and then later watch the Octonauts the familiarity may be a bit uncanny and unsettling!) I'll let you know when it's done! XD I'm actually super excited about it... 

Thank you for your kind words and for checking out my stories on the archive! :D

I will for sure give my little guy a big hug from you guys! 

I'm glad that we can agree that Bishop's character is preserved because I honestly love him and I love your idea that he's still out there somewhere and will get repaired someday :,-)



PraetorianMember2861 XPAug-20-2020 2:42 PM


Canadian weather--depends on where you live really. Frankly I have always liked how changeable and mercurial Alberta weather is, but depending on one's tastes, one can find pretty much any desired/comfortable climate range in Canada.

I re-read the post you made about the characters, and I absolutely agree with you that they are PERfect for the ALIEN universe!! I am greatly looking fwd to your Octonauts work! But, I will be patient, and tend my own realms while waiting. Love the accordian connection between the characters...

Also, fun note, the gun props for the laser pistols in ALIEN and the gun prop used in Star Wars ep4 where Kenobi takes off that guy's arm in the Cantina...same make and model of real-world gun. Finally looked that up--it's been rattling around in my head for years.

Sounds like the work is coming along nicely! I can't sketch beyond stick-figures, but like you I Build Characters so I have a reference as to Who They Are. I think you'd agree it's one of the really fun things about writing. :D

I started off with shorts myself, most folks do...gotta crawl, then walk, then run after all. As you say, the smaller works and progressing to bigger ones lends confidence, takes time but Worth It obviously. I've written in ALIEN, Blade Runner, and have assorted Original Realms short pieces in my vast semi-organized 'library'.I'll be dusting off the Blade Runner works soon as I am connecting BR to ALIEN...took a while to work out the wrinkles, but it works and quite well.

I am looking fwd to reading your story THEN checking out Octonauts...just for that 'uncanny and unsettling' feeling!! To me, that'll be a really cool side-bonus!

You are most welcome! I realized when I read the story about Walter that I did read it long ago and THAT story of yours is why I wrote The Resolution Of Walter...your work inspired me so much I could not ignore it! :D

Good, extra loves for kids are always a good thing. :D

I am roughing out an idea for Bishop, and while I do have to make some alterations regarding Timeline Incidents to fit what I've established in my works...they're not huge, make more sense, and open the door for Bishop to be found and restored/rebuilt. ;)

Like Walter...I just cannot leave him alone out there...he (like Walter) is too good a character to just 'dump' by the wayside.






NeomorphMember1686 XPAug-21-2020 4:29 AM

Yeah there might be some overthinking there. Say that you make a movie, the more scenes that you have the bigger the possibility there is that you might get inconsistencies. It depends on how much it affects the story but what is being brought up here is so minuscule so it really doesn't matter as far as the big picture is concerned even thought some people find it worthy to discuss.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-21-2020 3:14 PM

Thoughts_Dreams Fair point. I think there has been a lot of overthinking on this forum for years, and that's what fans do. It's interesting and fun. It has also proven way more interesting to me than the last official Alien installment. Sometimes anticipation and speculation is better than the main event.

If anyone posts a turd of a topic like I did last night, it simply sinks into the abyss. No problem. We move on.


PraetorianMember2861 XPAug-22-2020 5:18 AM

I have to say, it's knowing that there's all the Overthinkers and Minutiae-hunters that are responsible for my motivation--in combined effect with my own pride in my work--to make things as 'perfect' as I can in my works.

Granted, perfection is a journey, never a destination, but I know there's EYES looking for even the tiniest error in continuity and such.

...and yeah, I'm an overthinker/minutiae-hunter myself!! lol






NeomorphMember1686 XPAug-23-2020 2:37 AM


Maybe that is a good thing when you try to write, to have it make as much sense as possible. Wouldn't there be a risk that it would take too long to get finished if you get stuck too much in details? To try and make things as good as possible is fine and is something that is worth to strive for but you got to finish things too. It kind of depends on what it's about both when it comes to writing and life in general, at least that's how I look at it.


NeomorphMember1686 XPAug-23-2020 2:41 AM

DK: I also think that it depends on how important it is to the story if it's worth to think about. Take for example what happened to Dallas, he went down into the air-ducts and got caught by the Xeno. We didn't see what happened to him but still that's a detail that's important since he was the captain so they lost their leadership. Bishop got that injury and it shows that he was an android but that doesn't affect the story as much, he would still be an android and do what he did no matter if he got injured or not. Maybe Ripley would find out sooner or later that he wasn't a human anyways.

"Sometimes anticipation and speculation is better than the main event."

I agree, maybe that has been the case with what ever alien related movie after Alien 3. Initially I just wrote Covenant but it could maybe be argued that it would apply to any movie after Alien 3 even though I'm not sure.


PraetorianMember2861 XPAug-23-2020 2:39 PM


You raise a good point, and one I agree with. I do my best, and I know that the end result is not and never will be Perfect.

But, I do know when I hit the point that I know in my bones I just can not make a work any better and it's time to finish it and get it out for people to read and enjoy, perfection be damned.

That's part of being a writer--strive for Perfection, knowing you'll never reach it, knowing that at a certain point you have done all and as best you can, and aware of the fact that weeks or months later you'll have a Great Idea...but it's like the barn doors closing after the horses have run out. lol

Honestly, I really think based on personal experience that one has to be something of a masochist to be a writer. lol






FacehuggerMember457 XPAug-26-2020 6:02 PM

Place your palm on a table. Notice how the fleshy part of your thumb opposite the nail is perpendicular to the table. It was Bishop’s thumb that the knife caught, not his finger.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-26-2020 6:16 PM

hox Nice catch!


ChestbursterMember725 XPAug-26-2020 6:19 PM

Dude, hox, you're a genius. 

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