I appreciated Alexandre O Philippe's documentary very much but I wish that he had done the research and made his case stronger
I don't expect everything to really be
completely accurate with every detail in interviews and off the top of
the head discussions. A few comments here about various things being
said, mainly by Alexandre O Philippe and these are my views
a) Elliot Scott's very early Alien storyboards are not Ridley's
Dan O'Bannon's derelict ship originally was going to be toadstool shaped and then a lobster like form.
c) If we didn't have Star Wars, there would be no Alien
In the clip of the documentary trailer a voice says "Alien is a radical break with science fiction, and that sanitized view of space." but you could say that the look of Alien with its Nostromo and interior was a development from the Millenium Falcon in Star Wars.
d) Who found the chestburster scene the most horrifying?
e) Yes, John Carpenter read They Bite
- Works with Dan O'Bannon on the Storyline of They Bite (later to be retitled Drone) . a scifi movie about ferocious insects that can imitate anything. According to Carpenter, "It was patently ripped off from John W. Campbell's story Who Goes There." (John Carpenter: The Prince of Darkness, p28)