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At the risk of duplicating the thread talking about the 40th anniversary I wanted to start a new thread for the sake of keeping the OP updated with all the films as they are released for easy viewing by Dakkaites.

So here we go!

6 short films released over 6 weeks.

First film

Alien: Containment
Spoiler:





Second film.

Alien: Specimen
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Third film

Alien: Night Shift
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Fourth Film

Alien: Ore
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Fifth film

Alien: Alone
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Sixth film.
Alien: Harvest
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with the next film this Friday.

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Pretty awesome little short.


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Pretty awesome little short.

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awwwwww so cool, nerding out a bit haha

   
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nice

So is this gonna be like a 6 part series or 6 different stories?

   
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6 different stories. All official canon


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Have they declared certain movies/books/comics/etc non-canon?

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 Alpharius wrote:
Have they declared certain movies/books/comics/etc non-canon?


Didn't Ridley Scott declare the AvP Comics of the 80s and 90s non-canon, and the movies non-canon? Honestly the loss of the films is fine, and I have fond memories of the comics, but those should probably remain memories.

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 Alpharius wrote:
Have they declared certain movies/books/comics/etc non-canon?


The movies have never been beholden to anything in the comics or books.

See Promethius and alien covenant. They flat out contradict the vast majority of it. But also the books and comics themselves have never been consistent. Each author changes gak or keeps gak from anything that came before as they see fit.


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I thought the short was really good. I can't wait to see the rest.
   
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Thanks for posting that Lance, was really good! Looking forward to seeing the rest.

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Nice, I like how it used our knowledge of the alien but didnt show us. Must be a budget thing but they used it well.

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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
Nice, I like how it used our knowledge of the alien but didnt show us. Must be a budget thing but they used it well.


Not necessarily a budget thing. One of the most effective ways to convey fear is to not actually show the threat. This was used to great effect in the original film. Granted, we all know what a Xeno looks like, but I’m glad to see that premise being adhered to.

Loved the short, especially the end. Would watch over Alien: Resurrection anytime

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Second film up


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Not bad. I liked the first one better. Captured the feel of the original Alien better.

Still a fun little short. They are doing a good job with these.

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Ok the second one is weird. Why did that egg even hatch while sealed up in there and how was the hugger strong enough to bust out? And the death was super inconsistent with the floor and bones not melting. First one was definitely better.

 
   
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Well i can assume the synthetic fluid may have neutralized it faster. As for the hugger. We have seen face huggers survive a long time outside an egg. Think of the one that got the dog in 3. Or the 2 they release to get ripley and newt in aliens.

And it doesnt need to be strength. Face huggers melt through barriers. Kanes helmet in 1.

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Spoiler:
Is this the first non-humanoid synthetic we’ve known about in Alien canon? I’ve never seen anything other than humanoid synthetics

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 Nostromodamus wrote:
Spoiler:
Is this the first non-humanoid synthetic we’ve known about in Alien canon? I’ve never seen anything other than humanoid synthetics


Spoiler:
Not that the comics are canon but there is a comic with a synthetic alien named Jeri. He smokes cigars and uses the little mouth to swap it from one side of his mouth to the other.

https://avp.fandom.com/wiki/Jeri


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Third film added.


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Not sure how I feel about this one. I really like the opening shot/set up in the ally, but the rest is pretty predictable and none of the characters actually hook me enough to care about them. I know that’s a tall order in a short film, but the first two pulled it off.

Still, loving these.

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This one has to be the weakest. Laughed at the chestburster scooting across the ground towards her. Also it might just be me but I found the audio for the dialogue at the beginning to be quite difficult to pick up. Ending was a bit daft.
   
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Wow thanks for this - never knew anything about it

Specimem was great

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For those of you as impatient as me:
Spoiler:





Really enjoyed this one, thought it captured the essence of the movies well.

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You know, I like how they’re gradually showing more and more of the alien with each film.

 
   
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 Nevelon wrote:
For those of you as impatient as me:
Spoiler:





Really enjoyed this one, thought it captured the essence of the movies well.


Thanks! OP updated.


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Well, Ore is my favorite one so far.

I am having trouble figuring out the continuity of these.

LV-426 was traditionally the only place with the aliens. It's why they were so crazy about getting to Ripley on the Fury prison colony. They had NO other way to get a hold of a xenomorph.

But clearly Weyland-Yutani finds these feths all over the place. So whats the deal?

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I had the same thought. It could be that containment is the issue. W-Y might have had multiple encounters on worlds, but was never able to successfully control the incident. A lot of hush-hush, contact lost, mining accident stories later... How many times did incidents like this happen before they actually got one locked up for the lab to work on?

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All are vastly better than Promethius so far.

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 Nevelon wrote:
I had the same thought. It could be that containment is the issue. W-Y might have had multiple encounters on worlds, but was never able to successfully control the incident. A lot of hush-hush, contact lost, mining accident stories later... How many times did incidents like this happen before they actually got one locked up for the lab to work on?


And thats fair/true.

But look at Hadley's Hope.

They found a ship discovered by Ripleys crew on the Nostromo. Cool. The colony managed to get several face huggers in jars alive and preserved. They also managed to have an entire hive. And it was only because of circumstance that the cooling for the nuclear reactor was damaged and the whole site was wiped off the map.

So look at Containment. Thats clearly soil samples that are contaminated either with black goo or full on eggs. Even if that whole colony gets wiped out by the xenomorphs thats still another Hadleys Hope situation where there are now tons of xenomorphs for W-Y to grab. Are we to expect that the colony went nuclear again?

What about Ore? Either those 6 miners kill a queen and it's hive (there were multiple eggs) or the people upstairs are going to keep it sealed up and the recovery teams we saw in Alien 3 are going to arrive, head down there, capture some samples, and succeed.

At which point, what was the big deal with Ripley on Fury?


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Sure are a lot of Xenomorph eggs floating around the galaxy in places that humans happen to be. It's also hilarious that a random lower exec in charge of some crap ore mine would be le moustache twirling villain suddenly.
   
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Lower execs become higher execs by following orders and chasing dollars. Shes got upper managment written all over her.


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