Updates 2013-21




July 31st 2021

i) I decided to break the "Alien Covenant: The xenomorph  - a stripped-down killing machine" down into a number of different pages and with that added information based on quotes from Cinefex #153 and the Conor O'Sullivan interview for the Reel Feedback podcast. Unfortunately, the story of the process of whatever went on there seems very fragmented still.


July 27th 2021

i) Added Alien beast by Fraco since people were still confused about the illustration and thought it was by Moebius

July 24th 2021

i) Had a go at adding more details to Alien production timeline May 1978 and Alien Production Timeline June 1978 such as Giger having an acid trip in June when she arrived. I keep finding things that ought to be there are not and I thought that I had written a chapter on Giger's use of LSD but somehow it has been erased, and one wonders what to make of these inconsistancies. Although I have written all of thise out in the timelines which should really be brief, they might as well become more complicated, in order for me to really work out what I think that I am doing rather than guessing about what these brief references mean


July 15th 2021
ii) Updated  Alien: Ivor Powell wrote a treatment for an Alien prequel/sequel "Universal Matter"
and added "Universal Matter" to the title 
July 14th 2021

i) Added Alien: HR Giger's Space Jockey and the "Pacal Votan" tomb lid as an exploration of the relationship between the two

July 11th 2021

July 10th 2021

i) Added: Alien: Early Alien script by Dan O'Bannon references The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin and the Broken Ear (Published 1936) by Hergé?


July 4th 2021

i) Added: Alien Covenant: Alien Newborn by Colin Shulver
July 3rd 2021

i) Updated Alien: The TV series


June 30th 2021

i) Added: the make of the radio control box seen in the photo at Alien: David Watling's Alien Head

June 23rd 2021 

i) Added:  Echoes of Occator crater on the Ceres planetoid in relief of Roman relief of a port scene from the Severan age (Yes, I'm sure that I'm causing confusion with this but there we go)
June 19th 2021

June 5th 2021


May 15th 2021

i) Google have deleted over a dozen pages because of supposed Malware violations, and there shouldn't be anything of that nature at all. but there we go.
ii) 'January to December 2020' has just been restored.
iv) 'Aliens: Writing the script' has just been restored.
v) 'Alien: Nostromo' has just been restored. 
vi) 'Alien: Nostromo: The Garage 'has now been restored. 
viii) 'Alien: Hypersleep chamber' has now been restored.
ix) 'Alien: Nostromo: Hypersleep chamber' has now been restored.
xiv) 'Alien: Nostromo: The Refinery' has been restored.
April 26th 2021

April 23rd 2021

April 17th 2021
i) Updated Alien 3 Cocoons with news that the story about David Fincher's "Thinking Shell" as told to Cinefex was a fib

April 1st 2021
i) Added: Further rewrote: Alien: The end of the line and back to the distant past. Whenever I look at the essay, i keep finding that the words are mixed up or meaningless as if a digital whirlwind is forever mixing everything up. This problem has gone on for years and may well continue. 

I don't know if we can find out enough because Ridley only gives vague fragments of the development of his ideas for the evolution of the Space Jockey scenario which is infuriating for an Alien fan.

What we have are bare bones and very little to flesh it out with. Posting quotes from Ridley as something conveying meaning isn't good enough, because they don't always mean that much for anyone really wanting to know something.

Is there another direction to go with this? I'd like to go there.

March 29th 2021

i) Added: Alien Life Cycle Hieroglyphs according to Christopher Robinson as published in L'art et la science dans Alien

March 24th 2021
i) Updated Alien: Ridley's creative turnaround With the release of the longer version of the interview featured in the Ivor Powell documentary recently (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ivor-powell-associate-producer-of-alien-and-blade-runner/id1522552119?i=1000514095372) this means I can update the article Ridley's Creative Turnaroud with the name of the actual station where Ivor carried out the near legendary act of picking up the copy of the Metal Hurlant.
I'm obviously excited to think that Ridley saw the magazine that Ivor bought as they sat on the train, and then perhaps said "Let's have a look at that" before he picked it up. That's part of the story of the making of Alien . 
March 18th 2021
i) Added : HR Giger's Unused Alien Life Cycle Tableau according to SciFi Explained
March 17th 2021
i) Added: Federico Fellini as an index page for articles dealing with this director
March 14th 2021

March 3rd 2021

i) Added: A separate page for "HR Giger: The theme of Nut the Sky Goddess involved in Giger choice of grave stone" was made on 3rd March 2021 although the information had been published here as soon as photos showed up of the tomb stone which was shortly after the completion of the grave memorial in 2016

March 2nd 2021
ii) Added: Alien: Nostromo: Hypersleep chamber as an index page for articles dealing with this chamber 
iii) Added: Alien: Nostromo: The Garage as an index page for articles dealing with this chamber

February 25th 2021  

i) Added: Predator: The Val Verde Universe of movies

February 20th 2021
i) Re-edited "Prometheus: Encounter with the Engineers references Dromedan from Jack Kirby's The Eternals?" (Formerly "Prometheus references Jack Kirby's The Eternals?")
February 10th 2021
February 1st 2021  

January13th 2021

i) Updated Carl Sagan vs von Däniken with quotes from "Planetary systems beyond the sun" lecture (1977)for The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children
January 10th 2021
i) Updated "Chris Nolan on Alien and Blade Runner" changing it to "Chris Nolan on Alien, Alien 3 and Blade Runner Thankfully Chris Nolan has expanded on his discussion about the Alien franchise in interviews beyond his few words of appreciation for Alien. As we can see from the article from The Independent which has already reached most of you by other sources, he has talked a little about Alien 3 and I've now added that to my page on his experience of the films. 
January 5th 2021
vii) Added index page for articles dealing with HR Giger's Passage Temple - Way of the Magician (work 264) (1975))
ix) Added: Illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland etc by John Tenniel


January 2014

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