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by Vader
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 00:44
Forum: General
Topic: Reprints... Corrected?
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Reprints... Corrected?

Since it's called a reprint and not a revised edition, it seems likely it'll be just that: a reprint of the current book -- no corrections.
by Vader
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 23:47
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Alien was surprising 40 years ago. I was lucky to see it shortly after release even though I was really too young to see it.  Today, people know what to expect from Alien. The characters will be surprised when someone's chest explodes and a slimy monster comes out in a spray of blood. The players w...
by Vader
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 09:20
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

I'm surprised this discussion is still going on. If we're looking at canon, the alien does take on some traits from its host and does actually bring some genetics over from its host. So in a very literaly sense the alien in the first movie could be called Kane's Son though I'm not sure the Alien ev...
by Vader
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 08:55
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Again, besides the point.  The fact is it was something the people who made the first film had taken into consideration when they were making the first film.  It wasn't created for the third film. Whether you think the concept is present in the first film or not doesn't mean they didn't create it a...
by Vader
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 22:51
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

I believe the full paragraph you were quoting goes as follows -- the second sentence giving the crucial context: . FACT: There was much more to the Alien than met the eye. Since Ridley Scott used a painting by Giger as the basis for the adult Alien, he had to work backward to create the first two p...
by Vader
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 17:41
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

I was just watching Alien I (Theatrical version) last night, and I think this was heavily implied by Ash. When Parker said "It walks like a human!" Ash was instantly musing "Kanes son". This after studying the facehugger frenetically, understanding a lot of its biology. In my own Alien lore, it wil...
by Vader
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 17:06
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

It's shown because the Alien is bipedal like a human. There are quotes from Ridley (and it's the ALIEN SECRETS section). "The nasty one, the thing that sprung out of the egg - the 'perambulatory penis' as we used to call it - is the father.  All it does is plant the seed.  And the next generation t...
by Vader
Mon 06 Jan 2020, 00:20
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

It made it to the screen in Alien. Ridley Scott talks about the host influencing the creatures characteristics in the Alien Official Movie Magazine from 1979 (page 53). . But how?  How is this explicitly shown, or told, or even implied on-screen? You're referring to the "COULD THE ALIEN REALLY EXIS...
by Vader
Sat 04 Jan 2020, 01:36
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3916

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

As for the host DNA determining the type of creature - that's not an Alien 3 thing.  It was established back when they were making Alien.
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Could you point me to a reference for this? And in particular -- did this concept make it to the screen?
by Vader
Wed 01 Jan 2020, 21:51
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3441

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

I need to rewatch the movie I think because I don't remember Ripley going down the ladder on the way to see Kane . It's in the extended version; right before she gets slapped by Lambert. This is probably why I didn't remember the ladder. I've seen the extended version and like the little bits it ad...