|Simon Deering: I reckon it was the Shakti Excess button that caused the trouble.. |
straight after the Pranic Lift.
a) Mr Ridley's request
Ridley Scott said to Simon Deering "make some nice buttons, complicated and interesting because they wont be on screen for more than a second or two "
Simon of course knew his philosphy was generally 'you may not see it, but if it wasnt there it wouldnt look as good'
b.) Simon D. and the Secret Doctrine
When Simon Deering painted in the buttons of the autodestruct panel been influenced by reading the Secret Doctrine by Madame Blatavsky during his in the production of the movie Alien. This resulted strange references that are visible in the actual film were Shakti Excess, Aum, Akasa, Pranic Lift 777, Rohrim, Hum, Padme, Yoni, Lingha, Druze Pile, Trip, Agaric Fly, Leb Drift. and it wasn't until 2009 that members of the public were able to find out what all these strange references were all about
|Photo composite of key panel from shots in movie with most of Ripley's hand removed|
Considering this was done in the 1970s it's almost something that put his creative imagination ahead of the something such as Damien Hurst's Pharmacy's wall paper that attaches biblical references to pictures of medicine pills and capsules.
- Simon Deering: I was reading I remember, Blavatsky, I was working my way through the Secret Doctrine .(Alien Makers 1 documentary)
- Simon Deering: Dear Mr Ridley just said , make some nice buttons, complicated and interesting because they wont be on screen for more than a second or two, and of course we knew his philosphy was generally , you may not see it, but if it wasnt there it wouldnt look as good :) (Alien Experience.com forum, 28th June, 2009)
- Simon Deering:Yeah , as i mentioned in the docu, I was reading Blavatsky at the time :) .. went straight off to India after the show.. (Alien Experience.com forum, 28th June, 2009)
- Wmmvrrvrrmm: I almost imagine that the keyboard display, if it were up in a gallery ought to have put you ahead of Damien Hirst.
Simon Deering: Had to look him up .. woo Theres a compliment I think :) Thanking youu! (Alien Experience.com forum, July 01, 2009,)