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Other films,  TV programs, books and comic books discussed or to be discussed in relation to the Alien series, Prometheus, Giger's art and their mythos:
Apocalypse Now (1979, film)
Asterix and the Black gold (comic book, 1981) 
Asterix and the Magic Carpet (comic book, 1988 ) 
Asterix and the Mansions of the Gods (comic book, 1971)
Avatar (2009, film) 


Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968-1979, TV series)
Barbarella (1968, film)
Battle: Los Angeles (2011, film)
The Beast Within (1982, film)
Beetlejuice (1988, film)
Blade Runner (1982, film)
Brainstorm (1983, film)
Brazil (1985, film)
The Brood (1979, film)
Bug (1975, film)
Bunker of the Last Gunshots (1981, film)

C
Cabin In The Woods (2012, film)
Chariot of the Gods (unmade film)
City of the Lost Children (1995, film)
Communion (1989, film)
Crash (1986, film by David Cronenberg)
Creeping Flesh (1973, film)
The Curse of Peladon (Dr Who TV series m 1972)

D
Dante 01 (2008, film)
Dark Star (1974, film)
The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961, film)
Dead Star (1990, unfilmed script) 
Deep Star Six (1991, film)
Delicatessen (1991, film)
Dr Strangelove (1964, film)
Doctor Who (1963 onwards TV and film)
Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon  (29th January to 19th February 1972, TV)
Doctor Who: The Invasion (2 November to 21 December 1968)
Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors (11th November to 16 December 1967. TV)
Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet (8th October to 29th October , 1966, TV)
Doctor Who: The Tomb Of The Cybermen (2 September to 23 September 1967)
Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice (19th September 2015)
Doctor Who: The Witch's Familiar (26th September 2015)
Dracula (1897, novel)
The Duellists (1977, film)
Dune (1976, unmade film)

E
Element of Crime (1984, film)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980, film)
Eraserhead (1977, film)
Event Horizon (1997, film)
Exorcist (1973, film)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004, film)

F
Fantastic Voyage (1966, film)
Fear The Walking Dead (2015, TV series)
The Fifth Element (1997, film)
Fire and Stone (1994, comic book)
Fire in the Sky (1993, film)
Firefly (2002, film)
The Fly (1958, fil)
Forbidden Planet (1956, film)
Futureworld (1976, film)

G
Galaxy Of Terror (1981, film)
Ghostbusters (1984, film)
Godzilla (2014, film) 

H
Illuminatus Trilogy (1977, book)
Independence Day (1996, film)
Inseminoid (1981, film)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956, film)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958, film)

J
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973, film)
Jurassic World (2015, film)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, film) 

K

L
The Last Voyage of Demeter (2012, screenplay) 
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, film)
Leviathan (1989, film)
Life of Brian (1979, film)
Lost In Space (1998, film) 

M
Mahler (1974, film)
Man of Steel (2013, film)
The Mask (1961, film)
Mimic (1997, film)
Metropolis (1927, film)
Moon (2009)

N
Naked Lunch (1991, film) 
The Navigator (1988, film)
Neuromancer (1984, book)


Omnivore (1975, unmade film script AKA They Bite) 
Our Man in Havana  (1959, film


Pandorum (2009)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982, film)
Pitch Black (2000)
Planet Terror (2007, film)
Poltergeist 2 (1986)
Possession (1981)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Predators (2010)

Q
Quatermass Experiment (TV 1953, Film 1955)
Quatermass II (TV 1955, Film 1957))
Quatermass And The Pit (TV 1958-1959, Film 1967)

R
Return of the Fly (1959, film) 
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978, film)
Ring (1991, novel)
Rocket X-M (1950, film) 

S
Serenity (2005, film)
Shivers (1975, film)
Skyline (2010, film)
Species (1995, film)
Species 2 (1998, film)
Species 3 (2004, film)
Species : The Awakening (2007, film)
Splice  (2009, film)
Split Second (1992, film)
Star Trek The Animated Series Episode 14: "The Slaver Weapon" (1973, TV program)
Star Trek The Animated Series Episode 12: "The Time Trap" (1973, TV program)
Star Wars (1977, film)
The Stepford Wives (1975, film)
Sunshine (2007, film)
Superman Lives (preproduced film but never made, 1996)
Swiss Made 2069 (1968, film)
Syngenor (1990, film)

T
The Terminator (1984, film)
Terrahawks (1983 TV series)
The Thing (1982, film)
The Thing (2011, film)
The Thing From Another World (1951, film)
Thor: Ragnorak (2017,  film) 
Time Bandits (1981, film)
The Titan Find (1985,  film)
The Trigan Empire (1965, comic book series)
They Bite (unmade filmscript, written 1975)
The Tomita Planets (music album, 1976)
Total Recall (Movie, 1990)
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011 , film)
Tron (1982, film) 
20,000 leagues under the sea (1907, film)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, film)

U
The UFO Incident (1975, TV film)  

V
Vidocq (2001, film)
Videodrome (1983, film)
Virus (1998, film)
Virus (2016, film)

W
War of the Worlds (2005, film)
Westworld (1973, film)
The Wall (1982, film)
Windowlickers (1999, music video) 

X
X-Files Fight For The Future (1998, film)
Xtro (1983, film)
Xtro 2 : Second Encounter (1991, film)

Y

Z

4 comments:

  1. This blog is absolutely one of the best things on the net, and my favourite source of info, first port of call for all things ALIEN. It consistently fascinates me and is full of fascinating insights. Thank you for all your efforts. Listing every film influenced by Alien would be a chore and a bit excessive, but Outland surely deserves a mention, as perhaps the first successor to seemingly inhabit something approximating the Alien universe. Also - there is a lot of overlap with Jabberwocky. I think this is mentioned on either the Jabberwocky commentary or a bonus documentary therein. Jabberwocky was made at approximately the same time as alien or just before (sorry I'm not good on encyclopedic facts), and one influenced the other in terms of design. Palin and Gilliam visited the Space jockey set and were suitably impressed - I think there is an obvious influence on the set design in the 'dentist' scene at the climax of Brazil. Thanks once again, keep up the good work!

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    1. I know that Gilliam talked about how he beat Alien to the use of the stretchy vaginal mouth for the Jabberwocky. I'll certainly take a look at the commentaries just in case there's a word or two about Alien, thanks, I've got the DVD somewhere. I do recall that Life of Brian was being made during the later part of the Alien production. I ought to have a good listen to all the film commentaries of the earlier films which Gilliam had an important hand in. Sandy Lieberson produced Jabberwocky and as the 20th Century Fox man for England, managed to kick Alien into production. I suppose if there're definite statements made by people involved in the various film productions about Alien influencing their film in some way, that's something for me to document, even if the person might have been talking about of their back side.

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  2. Oh, and the parasitic Ceti Eels, and the discovery of a derelict craft stranded on a barren planetoid of Star Trek 2 are surely Alien inspired elements. 2010 is probably closer aesthetically to Alien/Outland than 2001 ...

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  3. Sorry, I've got one more ... is it true Spielberg considered the Alien assignment for a while? If so, I wouldn't be surprised if the Ron Cobb concept painting of an astronaut exploring the alien tomb found it's way into influencing the Well of Souls sequence in Raiders of the Lost Ark ... could just be coincidence ... interestingly, both films obliquely reference the Von Daniken books that were popular at the time, Raiders touching on the mooted idea of the Ark being an electrical condenser. The 'egyptian' conception of the Alien civilisation might have fed into the ancient astronaut notion popularised by Pouwells and Bergier, and subsequently Quatermass and the Pit and 2001 a space odyssey. Of course, an Egyptian allusion stayed in the completed film via the Nostromo crew insignia. I sometimes think of this as a subtle acknowledgement that Alien very much follows the template of The Mummy and it's progeny, as well as almost subliminally calling up that archetype in the mind. Well, we can't say the films of our youth weren't rich in occult lore beneath the surface. Did I mention that I think the space jockey alludes to Mother in Psycho, herself (I think) a parody of Whistler's 'Mother' (Mu-th-ur as well), also riffed on by Tobe Hooper in Texas Chainsaw ... ?

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