A L I E N . D A Y: UPDATE

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20TH CENTURY FOX FINALLY UPDATED THEIR ALIENUNIVERSE.COM PAGE!

 

 

SPECIAL ALIEN DAY YUTANI PODCAST TO BE RELEASED

 

Special thanks to:

AVP Galaxy for donating the Alien: Covenant Novelisation.

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Perfect Organism Podcast for donating a poster.

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Mitch Mitchell for donating 2 digital copies of Alien: Covenant and to Luis Lopez for donating a digital copy of Alien: Covenant and a hand-modelled clay Engineer head.

 


I have also included another digital copy of Alien: Covenant and my limited edition Alien: Isolation Steel Book Game with Artbook for XBOX 360.

 


Billy Mansel, one of the Engineer Extras from Alien: Covenant will also be answering some questions 21:00 GMT on our Yutani Alien Day page so be sure to RSVP and tune in!

 


ALIEN: THE COLD FORGE IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED 24TH APRIL 2018

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ALIEN: THE COLD FORGE by Alex White PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN: 9781785651939Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm Trade Paperback: 416pp Publication date: 24 April 2018All authors: Alex White

According to White’s literary agent Connor Goldsmith, THE COLD FORGE is about Blue Marsalis, a scientist with ALS who hopes experiments on xenomorphs will lead to a cure. It goes… not well. With test subjects gone rogue and a Weyland-Yutani mercenary sent to kill her, her only defence is a robot she controls remotely with her mind. It’s a tense psychological thriller with two compelling, morally complex leads (Blue and the hitman).

SYNOPSISWith the failure of the Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating defeat—the loss of the Aliens. Yet there’s a reason the company rose to the top, and they have a redundancy already in place. Remote station RB-323 abruptly becomes their greatest hope for weaponizing the Xenomorph, but there’s a spy aboard—someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. If discovered, this person may have no choice but to destroy RB-323… and everyone on board. That is if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first.

AVP Galaxy’s Article on The Cold Forge | Buy it here

 


 

ALIENS: DUST TO DUST IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED 25TH APRIL 2018

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Courtesy of Gabriel Hardman/Dark Horse Comics

SYNOPSIS

The Trono colony on LV-871 is under attack. Emergency evacuations are ordered. Evac shuttles are taking off. All twelve-year-old Maxon and his mom have to do is make it to the spaceport. Except between them and it are . . . Aliens!

When talking to CBR.com Gabriel explained, “I was actually inspired to tell the story from the point of view of a 12-year-old boy in large part because that’s the age I was when first exposed to Aliens, I didn’t want to write about Marines or anyone who seems like they could stand up to the xenomorphs. Kids lack power — they lack agency. I wanted to throw this boy into extraordinarily scary and difficult circumstances and force him to navigate it. And not tell it from the parent’s perspective, but the kid’s.”

You can pre-order this comic at your local comic book store…

 


 

SEA OF SORROWS  AUDIBLE DRAMA SCHEDULE TO BE RELEASE 26TH APRIL 2018

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Alien: Sea of Sorrows An Audible Original Drama By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, Laurel Lefkow Series: Alien, Book 5 Length: Original Recording Release date: 26-04-2018 Language: English Publisher: Audible Studios

And finally the Sea of Sorrows book is getting a full audio drama release as well:

You can preorder or buy it here on the day.

 


 

SOMETHING IS COMING THIS ALIEN DAY 26.04.2018

 

Concept Artists Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton have dropped teasers for the much anticipated Alien Day.

In Australia, the date is written Day.Month.Year which is why the date varies from 4/26.

7 months ago Dane asked if anyone would be interested in an art book full of organisms, with a resounding yes and some months past, I suspect there will be some sort of concept art book to be released.

Even during Easter weekend, Matt Hatton got in on the teasers as well, to my delight.

For now, we can only hope and wait, and if you tune into my live stream and podcast release on Alien Day you may be able to hear as well 😉


 

ALIEN GAME NEWS

 

Fox Next Games is expected to release news on their Online Alien Shooter, but Cold Iron Studios had only been given the task of creating the game earlier this year according to Venture Beat.

In my experience, it will take much longer for a well structured and detailed game to be created, depending on the scope of Fox Next Games and Cold Iron Studios vision.

With veterans from the gaming industry with experience from games such as Metroid Prime 3 and Bio Shock Infinite, there is much anticipation this Alien Day for some news.
FoxNext Games president Aaron Loeb had said in a statement. “I am a personal fan of Cold Iron’s previous work and all of us at FoxNext Games are thrilled to be working with them as they create an action-packed persistent world, steeped in the mysteries of this beloved Alien universe.”

More information here

Alien: Descent VR immersive survival game available on location Orange County, California

Alien: OFF WORLD Colony Simulator available on Amazon Alexa

 


Fellow blogger Xenomorphing and Perfect Organism Podcast member, has made a prediction for Alien Day, he thinks the Alien movies will be remastered in 4K for release. What do you think?

 

 

4K remaster and re-release of all movies suspected as 20th Century Fox keep releasing HD trailers…

Alien and Aliens TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

*This page will be updated regularly for Official Alien Day news. Go to https://www.alienuniverse.com/post/alien-day-2018-announcement for all up to date Official Alien Day Announcements

Creatives: Scott Middlebrook

The man who keeps the Alien Universe together answers some questions on canon and comics.

via The Alien Universe Timeline

Image – Alien: The Weyland Yutani Report Hardcover – 1 Jul 2016 by S.D. Perry (Author)

Recently I (Clara) have had the pleasure of being introduced to Scott Middlebrook, who has consulted for 20th Century Fox and has helped with the Weyland Yutani Report.

Both Jason and I are constantly brimming with questions about Alien Canon, so Bradley Suedbeck kindly put us through to Scott to help quell any doubts we may have about the present state of it.

 @jasonromeo Jason Leger: Hi Scott, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions, its appreciated.  I just have a basic inquiry in regards to the films “canon,” and or established timeline.  I just wanted to know how things are established as canon, and how or why things are included or excluded from the timeline?

 Scott Middlebrook: I made up my own version of what was and wasn’t canon when I created the timeline, whenever it was – 1999 I think?  This included the films as the primary resource, with other stuff connected to the films like novelisations, or production info or shooting scripts, as a secondary resource where they didn’t conflict with the films.

 @muthur9000 Clara Fei-Fei: In regards to the Weyland Yutani Report, I heard that 20th Century Fox didn’t acknowledge it officially as canon for 2 years. I don’t know how it is possible if you were involved with fact checking. What hoops does one need to go through to publish an alien reference like that?

 SM:  The Weyland-Yutani Report was written as a canon piece and intended to be as canonically accurate as possible at that point.  Any discrepancies are due to the fact it was written in 2013, and neither S.D. Perry nor any of us who did any proof reading – as far as I’m aware – had any insight into what was going to happen with Covenant.  Perry was approached by either 20th Century Fox or Insight.

 JL: Does 20th Century Fox have specific guidelines for it to be considered canon or are some things never meant to be in the first place? For instance does is Dark Horse or Titan Books work with 20th Century Fox when producing new material?

 SM : Fox works with its licensees about what they can and can’t do. I think it’s fairly well known, for example, that the timeframe for the Fire & Stone comics had to be changed to avoid conflicts with a Prometheus sequel.  After working on Weyland Yutani Report and 20th Century Fox officially publicly including non-film references like Fire & Stone, River of Pain and the Alien: Isolation game; I updated my timeline to also include those events.

CF:  Two discrepancies I have noticed now in the WYR, Elizabeth Shaw’s birth year which is different from the Alien: Covenant Novelisation and the information. If there is a resource of what her birthday is, why is there a mistake?

SM:  Elizabeth’s birth date is different due to the fact Perry used my timeline, where I based it on Noomi Rapace’s actual age.  Not sure where Alan Dean Foster sourced his date from(Alan Dean Foster later confirmed the date came down from 20th Century Fox).  I read a draft of Origins back in May or something, but never saw a draft of the novelisation, so I’m not sure how the mistake happened.  I’ve been considering the option of David being an unreliable narrator for the date discrepancy.  It works as a decent fix as far as I’m concerned. It’s irritating but these kinds of errors are always going to happen.  I completely missed a mistake in WYR that said Vriess died in Resurrection (which I think was later corrected).

 CF:  About David in regards to the Prometheus mission since it was revealed in A:C that he is indeed the first prototype and not a David 8 built within years of Weyland passing away. Did the company not know? Is that how they are going to play that information now?

SM:  Same deal with the changes with David from Prometheus to Covenant.  WYR used the film, virals, and Weyland Corporate timeline as a resource.  Some of those things in the virals and corporate timeline may now be apocryphal.

CF :  Could you tell me the official date of Weyland’s death? Or should I say faked death? Since it wasn’t on the original Weyland Industries Timeline.

SM :  By the time of Covenant it seemed to be common knowledge – at least within the Company – that he’d travelled with the Prometheus and was lost when it disappeared.  There’s no official version of events of what people knew on Earth after the Prometheus left.  I’m not sure how much publicity was given to a mission travelling to a classified location.

 JL:  Any chance Aliens Defiance might be added as its or seems linked to isolation (although through cameo only)? 

 SM:  Defiance was recently included in the main timeline. Ditto Dead Orbit and Life & Death.  The Rage Wars and Bug Hunt will also be included when I get around to it – more than likely in the non-canon stuff (Bug Hunt was deliberately written that some stories fit and some don’t – I’m not sure which so am putting them in the ‘don’t’ category for the time being). So there will be more updates in the coming months.

 

 Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, to follow Scott’s progress go to Alien Universe Timeline https://alientimeline.wordpress.com/

*As you know since Disney had acquired Fox the contents of this interview is subject to change, thank you.