Alien: Covenant


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DeaconMember10416 XPDec-18-2020 5:46 AM

I was going to Post this TOPIC a few weeks ago but as i had Posted TWO Topics in the Space of a Few Days i was going to Leave this one a Few Weeks..... but in LIGHT of the Confirmation of a ALIEN TV SHOW i thought i would Post it Now ;)

We have seen the Potential for TV Shows within the Alien Franchise discussed on here before, and that there is MORE going on in the Franchise than just the Events of the ALIEN Franchise and Xenomorphs.

I wondered if like a Anthology Series a Chronicles if you like would work and Interest PeopleA TV Series where each Series would Tackle something Different and where they ALL dont have to have any Xenomorphs of Similar.

For Example i know some Fans would like to see a COLONIAL MARINES based TV Show.

How about something like that...


You have a Anthology Series about Sergent Al Apone where you can START it from him being  a Child/Young and see what Inspired him to Join the Marines, to then when he is Older and gets Recruited, Trained and then you have him on some Missions.   You can then Flash Forwards to when he gains the Rank of Master Sergeant and you END with him being assigned to the USCSS Sulaco.

This allows us to see some Insight into the Colonial Marines Training, their Down Time (Arcturian Poontang).

After we get to have some Background with Apone then the Few Training/Down Time Episodes, then Each after could be a Different Mission.

Not all of them would be another Bug Hunt and in the Case of Apone... well the Marines had NOT encountered anything like the Xenomorph prior to the LV-426 Mission.

The Marines dont just go around Kicking Xeno-ass as this Happened just ONCE in the Theatrical Movies.  And so they would Deal with other kinds of Hostile Life-forms that are a Threat to say Terra-forming Missions and the like.  You could have Rogue/Rebellious Colonist, Terrorist, Space Piracy, Kidnapping/Hostage situations... and even dealing with Rogue A.I

But feel FREE to come up with other Anthology Series even if they have to be about some ALIEN Menace etc.



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FacehuggerMember208 XPDec-18-2020 6:36 AM

Very interesting topic BigDave....well done again as always.

Yes I agree there are many stories worth telling here and for good reason.

For me I want to see Guy Pearce brought back and I would like to see a young Peter Weyland create the Weyland corporation. I find these types of stories irresistible and worth while. 

Obviously without a doubt I want to see a younger Ellen Ripley and how she comes to be aboard the Nostromo.

If it were possible I would like to see Ash tied in within a few of these story lines and then how he gets put on the ship as well.

Very fascinating indeed!


XenomorphMember1318 XPDec-19-2020 5:55 AM

ALIEN CHRONICLES 03: First flight of the Nostromo


have the first crew of the Nostromo take her out, testing the landing system on a planet or two ( spoiler alert: They find something! ), then they pick up it's first mining barge. During the episode they lose multiple crew members ( crushed, eaten ), cursing the ship from the start. Final scene: Dallas ( CGI with Skerritt making a cameo ) taking command......With Ripley as his girlfriend. (thanks BlackAnt )


DeaconMember10416 XPDec-19-2020 6:24 AM

While i think there is a LOT to the Franchise beyond and behind what we see in the Movies, i do think that some of the Stuff you would be a Little Limited with.

I think Ripley would be a Good Example, and YES she was the Main/Biggest and Well Known Character in the Franchise but she SPENT most of it SLEEPING...  so Beyond the Cryo-Sleep then after the Nostromo Incident she only LIVED for a Few Weeks..  

I think that YES she had done more in her Life than Dealing with Xenomorphs, but then if we go to her Life prior to being Assigned to the Nostromo is there much that is INTERESTING to commit 4+ Hours to?

With the Weyland-Yutani Company then there is  LOT you could do as they again are NOT just going around trying to OBTAIN the Xenomorph.  There are other Things, the MAIN thing we are aware of is BUILDING BETTER WORLDS and that involves Exploring Space/Worlds for Viability to Colonize, Terra-Form or Mine.

But there is other History too as its LIKELY those Companies where ONCE Rivals... prior to the MERGER.... we get a Idea from the Viral Site and Ted Talk material for Prometheus about WHAT kinds of things that Weyland Industries are involved with and you can be SURE that Yutani also has a Library of of Things they are involved with.

If we are considering the Prequels as Canon, then the Merger would have happened within a 10 Year Period after Peter Weyland took his Last Breath on LV-223.

Talking about Specific Characters then YES i think Peter Weyland is a Big Player in the Background.  With the History from the Ted Talk then he had already Achieved a LOT more much more would have came NEXT...  I would assume that the Period of Greatness for him would have been between 2040-2060 this Certainly would be a Period where the BUILDING BETTER WORLDS became a Reality.

Guy Pearce is quite Underrated in my Opinion, and so his Work Schedule is NOT as Busy as a Lot of A-List Actors, he would also NOT go and Command a Massive Pay Day.. He is currently nearing his Mid 50's and so that makes him Viable to play a Peter Weyland within a Time-Line of say 2040-2060

I think another Interesting Point to look at within the Franchise that has a BIG BEARING on the History of Earth, would be the Period of Time that is Prior to ALIEN RESURRECTION.  It appears the Earth or Part of it has Suffered a Calamity, we see Paris in Ruins.... we also learn that Synthetics have Sub-Created the Autons and from Call we get the Picture the Autons have more Care for Humanity than Synthetics and so their is a HISTORY and Rivalry on Earth and Conflict... Mankind can WAR against each other a LOT but when you throw in A.I/Synthetics and they Sub-Create too then you have a Number of Players/Parties looking to have their SLICE of the Earth which is a Recipe for War and Destruction as seen with Paris at the END of Alien Resurrection.

I think the Problem we have with a ALIEN TV Show is that there would be a Expectancy for it to have the ALIEN in some part.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10416 XPDec-19-2020 6:34 AM

"ALIEN CHRONICLES 03: First flight of the Nostromo"

I dont mean to come across as Bashing the Idea... it may be a bit of a Coincidence if the Nostromo was Involved in something similar to what it would also Encounter in Future.

But you cant go and RULE-OUT that some Ship/Mission had already been to LV-426 before the Nostromo, or Certainly Years latter....  But this was Covered with the Alien Isolation Plot...

But i still think looking at ALIENS then the Derelicts Damage to where the Jordons had Entered.. it looked like some kind of Internal Explosion or a External Missile or Meteor Strike... and so there could be a STORY there ;)

But regarding what the Nostromo had been up-to prior to ALIEN then it seems like shes Quite Old, maybe she had a Different Role than just being a SPACE TUG... at some-point she would have been Upgraded inc New Propulsion/FTL System and became a TUG and then Dallas and Ripley etc had been Enlisted as Crew.

I am not trying to Dispel the idea that before ALIEN that some Horrors could be Found by Mankind... Certainly with a Galaxy with Planets that have to some Degree the ability to have Life then would all LIFE be something thats NOT a Threat and also with the Engineers Plot we have to Wonder IF and WHEN had they Deployed their Bio-Weapons on other Worlds..

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


XenomorphMember1318 XPDec-19-2020 4:30 PM


Oh, I would not have the Nostromo maiden journey encounter any alien life forms ( that would be lame ) It would be about the crew and recreating the Nostromo's interior ( all that cool 70's stuff ) Original soundtrack with the spooky 70's vibe. 

If an Alien tv series has to have a xeno attack in every episode then this series is doomed.









DeaconMember10416 XPDec-21-2020 3:41 AM

Well i think there is some HISTORY with the Nostromo, with some Sources saying the Ship was a Cruiser prior to being Refitted and Upgraded to become a Faster Towing Ship/Hauler.

I think if there was a TV Series set in the Time-Line say 2106-2116 a Space Exploration Series, you could have the Nostromo appear for a Little while, maybe as a Cameo (we see it being Refitted and pay a Visit to the inside).

I think if you was to Commit a TV Show to the Nostromo you have to Bear in Mind if your having say 5-6 Hours where a your going to Include the Nostromo you have to have some Plot/Story thats Interesting rather than say so WHAT kind of Haulage Job did it do before.

Where it would likely have to be something to do with WHERE they was going or the Haulage that they are Towing... then you introduce a Threat... but that could be anything really, as you said we DONT have to keep going to the Xenomorph or even Similar.

You have to think what kind of Cargo etc would be Potentially Dangerous, or something that someone would WANT and try to Hijack etc.... be is Space Piracy or a Rival Firm trying to STEAL the Haul!

I think if you did a Space Exploration TV Show, Building Better Worlds or whatever.... then seeing the Nostromo as a Easter Egg would be maybe a way to SHOW IT.

I mean you could ADD IT to say the Colonial Marines TV Show idea... where One Episode is dealing with a Space Piracy/Hijack or Rogue A.I on some Large Ship and that during the Marines Mission they had to Damage the Engine Systems... and we then at the END see that the Nostromo is sent out to HAUL the Marooned Ship back to our Solar System etc.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10416 XPDec-22-2020 1:05 PM

Test EDIT 05 Feb 2021

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