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@  Shadow : (24 March 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I'm still waiting to see if my attempts to sign up for EI have gone through or not. Phone lines are impossible to get through.

@  furrykef : (23 March 2020 - 05:58 PM)

There's talk that they may have found a cure for the virus. Here's hoping.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 07:27 PM)

Yeah, our D&D sessions and just going out for drinks at local breweries is basically gone right now. We're thinking of doing remote sessions but it's still not the same.

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 03:28 PM)

It just sucks cause my friends and I can't do our usual weekend stuff cause most of the restaurants we go to are closed or takeout only

@  furrykef : (22 March 2020 - 11:20 AM)

I know exactly how you feel.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Yeah, there's a part of me that, as an introvert, should be totally OK with the concept of staying home. But there's also a huge part of me that is incredibly unnerved by the concept of having the choice taken away. Before, it felt like something I wanted to do, but now it just feels lonely and sad.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Ah, no worries. Thanks for clarifying. <3

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 05:31 AM)

I absolutely recognize that this is going to have a change in how we do things, for better or for worse. There's going to be some positive changes out of this and some negative changes as well. I get this is something we haven't seen in 100 years.

 

If I came off as insensitive, I should apologize and explained what I meant a bit more.

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 05:23 AM)

You misunderstand. My daily life consists of me going to work and going home. When I order food out I usually get take out anyways. See I work 2nd shift so my options of what I can/can't do is limited by time anyways and hasn't effected me as much, the only real thing being I can't sit down at the diner when I get out at 11pm-12am on a Friday night. So when I say I'm not changing much of my daily life it's because my routine is at a point where my interactions with people, in person, are limited to begin with

@  A Fox in a D... : (20 March 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Regardless of how you feel Covid affects you personally, there's an absolute change this puts on everyone globally, especially small businesses and at-risk people. It will influence how we look at the media landscape, how we deliver entertainment and services, and workplace practices going forward, some long term, some short, some good and some bad. These sort of pandemics don't come around with zero wake, and we've already seen that and are seeing it right now. If you don't think anything is different, then you aren't looking hard enough.

@  A Fox in a D... : (20 March 2020 - 10:09 AM)

No, Covid is it's already costing businesses and lives, and it's made life difficult for just about everyone I know, particularly in my industry where we've having to scramble to ship games from home. What you're doing is unwise and irresponsible, and you're not the only person in existence, so you can keep your "not really".

@  Wulfsbane : (19 March 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Not really. I'm still going about it as if nothing's different

@  GetCrazyWith... : (18 March 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Covid is going to screw up all our lives

@  RedAuthar : (17 March 2020 - 09:43 PM)

I know your pain Ben, I know your pain...

@  Shadow : (16 March 2020 - 08:13 PM)

Lucky you.

@  Wulfsbane : (16 March 2020 - 05:16 AM)

I still gotta work

@  A Fox in a D... : (16 March 2020 - 12:03 AM)

It's only boring if you make it so. I'm stuffing my quarantine with as much art as I can muster.

@  furrykef : (13 March 2020 - 07:16 AM)

Stupid COVID-19 got chess club canceled. I guess I should prepare myself for a particularly boring next few months.

@  furrykef : (24 February 2020 - 08:05 PM)

Don't post videos in the Shoutbox.

@  bwrosas : (23 February 2020 - 10:06 PM)


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#1 Shadow

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:58 AM

It's finally gonna happen! 

 

20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm.
The untitled sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.

Blomkamp, who directed “District 9″ and the upcoming Sony feature “Chappie,” had been teasing the project in recent months but said the extra-terrestrial reboot was likely abandoned. It was supposed to star “Alien” veteran Sigourney Weaver.

But on Wednesday Blomkamp confirmed the tentpole was back on track at Fox.

“So I think this is officially my next film,” he confirmed on Instagram.

It’s unclear whether Weaver is still attached to the movie.
According to insiders, the new “Alien” takes place years after the “Prometheus” sequel. Scott is producing both films through his production company Scott Free.

“Prometheus,” also distributed by Fox, was “loosely based” on the “Alien” franchise and earned over $400 million worldwide. But the 3D movie opened to mixed reviews, and Fox hopes Blomkamp, who last directed “Elysium,” can take the franchise to the next level.
Born in South Africa, the 35 year-old Blomkamp is repped by WME.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

My mom and grandma will be happy.

They hate horror movies like Exorcist and Elm Street, and yet despite that, they're huge Alien fans.


I still need to watch these movies, I own them, but I'm terrified to watch.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:51 AM

I'm looking at the second picture here and thinking to myself...

If they make it that the Aliens are a future human mutation (somehow) I'm going to be really ticked.  Can't they just leave it alone and say "Look, Killer Xenomorphs" and not try to give them rhyme or reason?   The Aliens are scarier when you DON'T understand them. 



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

Red, I think Alien Resurrection already ruined that concept.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 04:59 PM

Well the Xenos are born from people. One of the reproduction concepts before the Queen was introduced was having people transformed into eggs.



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 07:50 AM

Red, I think Alien Resurrection already ruined that concept.

I'm well aware of this, hence the "Can't they just leave it alone" part.  

 

Well the Xenos are born from people. One of the reproduction concepts before the Queen was introduced was having people transformed into eggs.

That we've seen.  Technically they had to have been producing before humans bumped into them so in theory they can use other creatures.  I know in AvP it produces a mutant one but...that's AvP.  



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 09:01 AM

I wonder if Lance Henriksen will be called back. Would love to see a new Bishop.



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 11:02 PM

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“I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens, so it’s Alien, Aliens and then this film.”

And that's all I need to hear. They have my ticket.
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:26 AM

They will not count Alien 3 & Resurrection as canon


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:30 AM

They will not count Alien 3 & Resurrection as canon

I have no problems with that. 



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:25 AM

Well the Xenos are born from people. One of the reproduction concepts before the Queen was introduced was having people transformed into eggs.

People still could be transformed into eggs, as seen in the extended version. The book provided the explanation.

Xenomorphs are behaving like social insects. A "worker" xenomorph could produce eggs from hosts, but it takes more time and resources and happens in a crisis - when a queen is not present. If the eggs are exposed to certain conditions, they produce a queen facehugger - similar to the development of bee queens. The queen xenomorph can then produce a larger amount of eggs and set up its colony.

 

I quite liked Alien3. Obviously, it was worse that Aliens, but it was still very good, in my opinion and considering the issues they dealt with during the production - such as several different unfinished scripts. It had the potential to be much better. The visual of the xenomorph seemed unfinished. The film had a lot of plot holes, underdeveloped concepts and left many things unexplained, the eggs on Sulaco, for example. (I like to think that it was Bishop who brought them.) Some of them were explained in the book, such as the reason why everyone had to cut their hair.

Elliot Goldenthal's soundtrack was amazing, probably the best one of the tetralogy. And I also think the ending was very fitting. The WY did not obtain a xenomorph in the end, and nobody who encountered the xenomorphs survived. (Well, except for Morse, but he was not one of the more central characters.)

But I choose not to consider Alien: Resurrection as canonical.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:02 AM

http://www.ew.com/ar...lien-chappie-qa
“I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens, so it’s Alien, Aliens and then this film.”
And that's all I need to hear. They have my ticket.

They will not count Alien 3 & Resurrection as canon


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:49 AM

Be nice if they just said it was all a bad cryo dream.



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:11 PM

There's no confirmation that this movie is going to ignore the events of Alien3 and Resurrection. I think a lot of people are just assuming it will. There's two ways this could go, either it will set in a seperate continuity where 3 and Resurrection don't happen, or it will be set between Aliens and Alien3.

 

And I'd rather it be the latter, because going to reboot route so they can ignore the other two movies is just a lazy thing to do. Terminator Genisys did that and even that that movie sucked a whole lot of balls.


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Posted 06 September 2015 - 12:49 AM

Haven't seen Genisys yet so I'm trying to hold off judgement. Been hearing a lot of rumblings of the ball sucking of which you speak though. I have mixed feelings on reboots and re-imaginings; while they can be cool and entertaining most of them do feel pretty damn lazy.

 

Don't know what to think about this one. Resisting urge to research it.



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 03:07 PM

Is it bad that I liked Alien Resurrection?



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 03:14 PM

Haven't seen Genisys yet so I'm trying to hold off judgement. Been hearing a lot of rumblings of the ball sucking of which you speak though. I have mixed feelings on reboots and re-imaginings; while they can be cool and entertaining most of them do feel pretty damn lazy.

 

Don't know what to think about this one. Resisting urge to research it.

 

Well you might wanna look it up. The director has posted up some concept art he was making for it and a couple of them include a familiar face who isn't Ripley.

 

Is it bad that I liked Alien Resurrection?

 

As much as I don't like Resurrection, I will admit that there are some interesting concepts and ideas behind it. It certainly ani't as bad as those godawful AVP movies.


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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:08 PM

Alien Resurrection felt too corny, and turned Ripley into a superhero. There was a lot of humor that didn't mesh well with the tone of the films. A minor nitpick of mine was I wasn't fond of the over saturation of brown everywhere. I liked the cold blues from Aliens.




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