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Scene Is Believing: Alien

The Chestburster scene, Shepperton studios 2001: A Space Odyssey on one level considers the birth, ascent and re-birth of mankind into a “star child”, gazing serenely upon the Earth and us, the viewer, with untold possibilities. Alien represents the Freudian nightmare tucked away in the recesses of the mind, a disturbing perversion of birth: life […]

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James Cameron And The Xenogenesis Of Aliens’ Powerloader

It’s an iconic moment in action film history – Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), previously hidden behind a huge locked door and thinking fast, stomps out in a previously viewed innocuous – looking “future fork-lift” to smackdown the Alien Queen chasing a scuttling Newt (Carrie Henn) around the Sulaco hold. Just how did writer / director James Cameron […]

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Ripley, An Alien 3 / Alien: Resurrection Fan Edit

Here’s another great fan re-edit by @jobwillins (AKA Daniel), the creator of Derelict, the Alien / Prometheus mash-up. Daniel states: After the positive reception to Derelict (my Prometheus/Alien mashup), I decided to take a look at the least-loved of the proper Alien series. Ripley is an editing project that blends Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I […]

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Prometheus Review

The word prequel to me at the moment is as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit. Fitting then that the next prequel to trundle along for our viewing displeasure is a prequel to the best spacesuit movie out there: Alien. *Mild spoilers below* I have tried my very best to avoid all the promotion […]

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