Interviews/Misc

Non-specific Alien movie articles and interviews can be found here.

Strange Shapes Interviews…

Interview with Dion Lay and Will Porter
Thanks to the good folks at The Creative Assembly, we talked to Alien: Isolation writers Dion Lay and Will Porter about the challenges in making the game, the legacy of Alien and how it influenced Isolation, and more!

Interview with Tom Woodruff
Tom Woodruff is a former member of Stan Winston Studios who collaborated in the making of Aliens and The Terminator. In 1989 he co-founded his own special effects company with Alec Gillis – Amalgamated Dynamics. His special effects work includes Tremors, Starship Troopers, Evolution, as well as Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, and the two Alien vs. Predator films. Tom has also portrayed a multitude of movie monsters, most famously the Alien creatures from the third, fourth and AvP movies.

Interview with Ian Whyte
Ian Whyte is a former basketball player who first appeared on film screens as the lead Predator in Alien vs. Predator. He resumed his role, albeit as a different Predator, in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, and later took on the mantle of the Engineer in Prometheus.

Interview with Mark Verheiden
Mark Verheiden is a TV writer and producer who also penned the first series of Aliens comic books for Dark Horse. His other writing credits include Falling Skies, the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Heroes, Smallville, and the upcoming Hemlock Grove. Film credits include work on The Mask, Timecop, and My Name Is Bruce.

Articles

Did You Know…
An assemblage of quick go-to Alien series facts and trivia for those who want a taster of what Strange Shapes offers.

Aliens: Colonial Marines
A look at Gearbox’s canonical sequel to Aliens.

Stasis Interrupted
A brief article on Aliens: Colonial Marines‘ DLC, which explains Hicks’ survival.

Thoughts on Alien: Isolation
First-play impressions/review of Creative Assembly’s 2014 game.

The Insect Influence
An article exploring the influence of real-world insects on Dan O’Bannon’s Alien creature.

Alien/Blade Runner
An article exploring the ‘connective tissue’ between Ridley’s Scott’s Blade Runner and the Alien series.

Alien Alumni on Aliens
How did Ridley Scott, Dan O’Bannon, HR Giger and others feel about James Cameron’s sequel?

Space, 2122 – 2179
A look at some of the unseen and unspoken lore behind Alien, including Earth’s political climate and the role of the Company throughout the first three films.

Debate: Aliens, Fear of Fire?
Ripley claims that the Aliens only fear fire – but does her claim stand up to scrutiny?

Debate: Android Agony?
One point of contention between Alien fans is whether or not the androids in the series can feel pain, or if they merely mimic it.

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