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Old 05-30-2009, 06:42 AM
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Wasn't there an insinuation in Alien that 'The Company' knew something was on the planet and had the ship placed there on purpose?
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:35 AM
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Wasn't there an insinuation in Alien that 'The Company' knew something was on the planet and had the ship placed there on purpose?
There was more than an insinuation that the Company did know something was there, and apparently knew its exact nature. However, I think what happened was, the Company picked up the alien distress signal (the one put out by the giants' starship), and all they had to do was wait for the next hapless ship to pass through that region of space. The corporate law and regulations (regarding mandatory investigation of a systemetized transmission of intelligent origin) would handle the rest, since whatever crew discovered the signal would be bound by Company policy. I would speculate that, in order to push things along, Ash (acting on directives from The Company) may have altered the flight plan of the Nostromo, or presented orders of a new flight plan (without mention of any distress signal, obviously) to Captain Dallas upon picking up Ash at Thedus, so that eventually (whichever course of action Ash took), the Nostromo (the closest ship in the quadrant..LOL) would traverse near Zeta II Reticuli (the closest identifiable region near where the transmission was found), and the rest, as they say, is history.
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So 2011 will be the year of MIIIB, Alien Zero, Predator Whatever, AND Trek 12?!
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:17 AM
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If so, then 2011 is shaping up to be a great year for cinema! I'm completely in favor of an Alien origin story and would love to see Rodriguez's take on Predator.
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I agree woith the comment of WHY? Let's get some new ideas on the screen, not keep reamaking things!
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I read that the new Alien will be a prequel, so it is something new. The origins of the Nostromo, how she was built in Iowa...
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I heard that Ridley always wanted to tell the story of the derelict alien ship from the first one. Could that be what they're going for in the new one?
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I read that the new Alien will be a prequel, so it is something new. The origins of the Nostromo, how she was built in Iowa...
Indeed....and Captain Dallas being born in Riverside, just before good ol' Jimmy T.
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Indeed....and Captain Dallas being born in Riverside, just before good ol' Jimmy T.
There's a youtube parody trailer in this somewhere........
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There's a youtube parody trailer in this somewhere........
LOL! Surprised, I would not be.
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