Aliens Unleashed: My Animated Aliens Fan Film

I didn’t plan this, but in the spirit of the new Alien movie, I have finished my animated fan film Aliens Unleashed. I have worked on it all by myself for over a year with only the help of my cast for the characters using XNALara models and animating them in Blender and getting public domain songs and sound effects from YouTube and other places. It is finally done and I’m glad. And there are more fan films to come. My Friday the 13th reboot will be my next project, and then I will return to Aliens with my sequel to Unleashed, Aliens Apocalypse

After the events of Aliens (retconning Alien3 and Alien Resurrection) Newt and Hicks returned to Earth to find Ripley has disappeared and the company denied everything. 30 years later, Newt and Hicks have moved to a new colony to move on with their lives. Only to discover that Weyland-Yutani has dug up the Derelict ship and harvested the eggs breeding lots of Aliens in a secret lab near the colony. The Aliens have been unleashed and it’s up to Newt to lead the colonists to safety or they will suffer the fate of LV-426.

Hope you enjoy.

Aliens Colonial Marines Videogame Reboot

I was thinking about what could’ve been done to improve the Aliens Colonial Marines game. Everything that shouldn’t go wrong went wrong with that game: campaign, graphics, gameplay, AI, everything.

First of all, the story was kinda lame considering that Hadley’s Hope should’ve been crater since the explosion at the atmosphere processor was compared to the size of Nebraska. Yet in Colonial Marine it barely had a scratch on it. Also, as much as I hate Alien3 and love Hicks, bringing him back was a copout. If they wanted to bring back Michael Biehn they might’ve been better off just retconning 3 and 4, or made Michael Biehn a brother of Hicks. It was easy to bring back Lance Henriksen as Bishop, cause there are probably a lot of Bishop androids.

The Aliens weren’t much of a challenge and weren’t scary. It should’ve been a FPS survival horror. You know, like Doom 3. They should’ve made it like Doom 3. So yeah, AI sucked and should be more challenging than annoying, and it should be be a surprise on where the Aliens will pop out.

This is how I would do it:

You play a group of about 12 Marines in route back to Earth. You would be able to customize your Marine to be a male or a female and customize your armor. You’d be referred to as the Corporal. Kinda like how in Mass Effect how you choose between a male or fem Shepard. Your ship has picked up an SOS, which is strange since there are no colonies in this area.

You guys go to investigate and find a massive Weyland-Yutani facility completely deserted. You find a few survivors, most of them claim they don’t know what’s going on. You discover that facility was built around an Engineer (Space Jockey) temple filled with Alien eggs after they discovered a star map in a cave like in Prometheus. The base is a breeding facility that has been using humans to breed the Aliens. You learn this from one of the survivors who claims to be an environmentalist who infiltrated the facility to find evidence against Wey-Yu.

Then the shit hits the fan and your Lieutenant and Sargent has been killed. So you take command and must lead the Marines out of this hell hole. You literally have to lead, you command your Marines to do things. Each Marine has a skill that can help you get through this mess. You’re have to seal off areas, make a stand and escape. Again, like Doom 3 but with a unit.

But the Aliens are smart and very sneaky, you never know when they’ll attack, even when you think your safe they could be lurking around somewhere. I wonder if they’re should be safe zones you can seal off to hold up, but you gotta check the area to account for any kind of entrance for the Aliens. And the game is very dark, the Aliens are lurking in the shadows.

You have to protect your unit, you have 12 Marines and you have to make sure they get through alive. You can survive without them, but the more you lose the harder it gets. Each has their own little skill that can help you survive. Strength in numbers. One thing Colonial Marines got right was the idea of having to hold up your motion tracker to know where the Aliens are. You also have to be on the look out for ammo cause you could run out and then you’re screwed.

Super Aliens. I don’t know if I wanna do that. Like maybe there’d be some Alien bosses. But unlike Colonial Marines, these have a better explanation on where they came from. The best explanation for different kind of Aliens are Aliens that were cocooned with animals, such as an Alien that birthed from bird so it has wings, or an Alien birthed from a rhino so it has horns. That could be cool.

And of course you deal with Wey-Yu. Also, one of your Marines could be a traitor. In Aliens they always have someone from Wey-Yu to survey, but in this case, we don’t know who it is. So you also have to careful of who you trust. What do you think, too much? Also, if one of your unit gets attacked by a Facehugger, you have to decide whether to dispose of that person or let them long enough to see if they can still help or whether’s hope you can find a way to rescue them. Like maybe in these safe zones there’s a medical bay you can remove the Chestburster. That could be cool.

Also, you could also use the Power Loaders, a lot better than the game. You could use one to find lots of Aliens or use one to fight a Queen, depending on the situation. You know what would else be cool? Getting to drive an APC, that would be fun. One would drive and one would use the guns.

I like to think of this game like a maze, you have to get from place to place in the facility with different objectives you have to get through in order to survive. That’s how I would do it. It should be strategy, scary, and challenging. That’s how I would do it.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator: What Could’ve Made It Better?

See, I liked the first Alien vs. Predator, despite its overwhelming flaws. Do I think it could’ve been a better film. Yes. I think Anderson should’ve gotten another writer to help him make it a better film.

This is what I would’ve probably done different.

First of all, don’t set it on Earth, apparently some people don’t like that, and especially don’t set it in modern times.

I would’ve set it after Aliens when Lance Henriksen would play an executive of Weyland-Yutani, maybe even the man who designed the Bishop android. Weyland-Yutani would’ve discovered a beacon leading to a pyramid on another planet with features reminiscent of the Aztec, Cambodian, and Egyptian, believing it to be from an alien race that taught these cultures 1000s of years ago. He would assemble a team to investigate, along with Colonial Marines for security hoping to find it before someone else does. They go in and find an old colony that was happened after everyone disappeared over night and find the pyramid. “Let’s make history.” They would go in, unaware that the Predators set them as a trap to lure humans to the pyramid. The humans would find the sacrificial chamber with primitive people, believing the “ancient aliens” brought them there as sacrifices. The Predators would arrive, the humans would find the guns in the sarcophagus, upon removing them, the pyramid would imprison them in the room and they’d lose contact with the ones in the sacrificial chamber, who got facehugged. The characters would think that Henriksen is hiding something from them, like he knows something he’s not telling them. They would be imprisoned for 24 hours, time lapsed of course, until the pyramid finally changes and they leave the room only to encounter the Aliens and the Predators. They find out that Weyland set them up, he knew about the Aliens and the Predators they whole time and was hoping to capture the Aliens and take the Predator technology back to Wey-Yu. You could probably keep everything else just changed in this manner. I know a lot of people didn’t like the human/Predator team up, but I liked it cause it was just like in the original comic book.

That’s how I would rewrite it, I think that would’ve made it a better movie. Feel free to disagree.

Aliens Continuity Change

A friend told me about this place on Facebook. He actually thought I started it. I was surprised that someone cared about this as much as I did.

https://www.facebook.com/Aliens.Continuity.Change

This is something I feel is very near and dear to my heart. The idea of a slight Aliens reboot, direct sequel to Aliens only and ignoring Alien3 and Alien Resurrection. It’s something I feel very strongly about and if you know about my fan fictions then you know what I’m talking about. I wanted to spread the word of this page.

My Aliens Fan Fiction Reboot Trilogy Complete

Aliens Unleashed 1Aliens Apocalypse 1Aliens Vengeance 2

I have finally posted my Aliens fan fiction reboot trilogy. They’re all my deivantart page if you want to read them. They are direct sequels to Aliens and retcons 3 and 4 with Newt all grown up as the lead character.

http://weylandyutanicorp.deviantart.com/gallery/47779092

I hope you enjoy them, read them in order, Unleashed, Apocalypse, and Vengeance.

While you’re at it, take a look at my fan art, along with my DC Cinematic Universe ideas I came up with.

Alien3 Reboot

This is something I’ve been wanting to post and questioning whether or not to post it.

I’m a huge fan of Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens, mostly Aliens. I can’t stand Alien3, it ticks me off that after everything Ripley went through in Aliens was all a waste in the first five minutes 3. Resurrection wasn’t any better, at least it didn’t kill off great characters in the first five minutes making everything the heroes went through in the previous film all for nothing. Ever since 3, the series has been going down hill, the only film that was an improvement was Prometheus, but not by very much because of all it’s huge plot holes.

I feel the only way to reinvent the Aliens series is do what many movies have done before with one simple word, “retcon.” Simply make a straight sequel to Alien and Aliens and retcon 3 and 4 like they never happened. They could even bring back the original cast like Weaver, Biehn, maybe Henricksen, and they could bring a new actress to play Newt all grown up (since Carrie Henn is retired). I always thought it would’ve been great to do a whole Aliens story maybe franchise centered around Newt as a grown up.

Which has been done before, prior to the release of Alien3 Dark Horse wrote an Aliens comic book trilogy centered around Newt all grown up written by TV writer/producer Mark Verhieden. It was a good series, I enjoyed it. Unfortunately after the release of 3, Fox reprinted the books with different names, Newt became Billie, Hicks became Wilks, and in the Steve Perry adaptations Ripley became a droid. COP-OUT!!! I have the original comics before the reprint, they are prized possessions of mine.

Movies have done this before, both Prometheus and Predators ignored the Aliens vs. Predator movies like they never even happened. Superman Returns was a direct sequel to the original Superman 1 and 2 and retconed 3 and 4. Halloween: H20 was a direct sequel Halloween 1 and 2 and retconed 4-6, course 3 was a different kettle of fish. Just recently, Texas Chainsaw (3D) was a direct sequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and ignored 2 and 3. If these movies can do it, why not Aliens?

They could really bring a new actress to carry on the Aliens legacy with Newt and Michael Biehn and Sigourney Weaver could return as supporting characters.

Well, that’s my idea. I’m very passionate about this idea, I even wrote my own stories as a hobby, even made photoshop fan art of my stories. I really miss the Xenomorphs on screen and I feel they bring back these characters as if 3 and 4 never happen to usher in a new Aliens franchise for a new generation.