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Re: ALIEN franchise
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2019, 10:50:30 am »

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« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2019, 10:59:54 am »
Final two short films:

"Harvest"

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"Alone"

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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2019, 11:20:32 am »
I thought that "Harvest" had the best production values of any of the short films, b
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ut there wasn't much of a story there for me. I do think they did a good job hiding that the blond was an android.
The short got really good at the end, but up to that, it was just a bunch of action without much to make me care about these characters. "Alone" on the other hand, did a better job when it came to character work.
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Sometimes I felt Hope felt too human or emotional, but that made me think of Prometheus/Covenant's David and I couldn't fault that too much. Bishop and Call might have been similar, but I haven't watched their films in a long time. I thought the story for "Alone" was interesting and it presented a different way to look at the xenomorphs.

How I rank the shorts:
"Ore"
"Alone"
"Harvest" (Better production values but not as strong character work as "Containment" or "Specimen").
"Containment"
"Specimen"
"Night Shift"

The only one I was disappointed in was "Night Shift" but even that one had some positives. Overall I liked the short films and hope that Alien does more of them.

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Re: ALIEN franchise
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2019, 03:43:46 pm »
Nice.  8)    Really, really nice.

'Harvest' was the first of the 40th Anniversary Shorts to actually give me a jump scare.


What an awful time for the pregnant female crew member of the group having labor stresses during a evacuation AND being hunted by the alien.


Knew the dude hogging the motion tracker was gonna be the first to get GOT. I just knew it!  ;D



'Alone' reminds me so much of 'Prometheus', where in the first act, David the android is all alone tending the ship while the crew members are in chrono-sleep stasis with the exception that this scenario is the polar opposite; the crew evacuated.

There's one shot that gave me a little smirk. 

Where the android is holding up a centerfold magazine & staring at it with curiosity.  ;D


How 'bout a round of applause to all of the episodes in the 40th Anniversary Alien series! I really enjoyed them all equally.

I just can't wait to see Alien: Covenant everyone complains so much about.  I know I'm gonna like it!
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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2019, 06:45:24 pm »
I definitely recommend checking out Covenant if you haven't seen it. One of the Alien fans on You Tube I watched review these shorts, Mr. H Reviews, said that Fox allowed either "Harvest" or "Alone" to use the Alien suit from Covenant. I'm guessing it was "Harvest" since we saw more of the adult xenomorph in that one.

Plus, Covenant has Jussie Smollett, along with a pretty decent cast. The Alien films generally have good casts in general though.


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Re: ALIEN franchise
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2019, 06:53:42 am »
Highlights from Alien: The Play with Sigourney Weaver | ALIEN ANTHOLOGY


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