I was watching a bit of Alien 2 last night. Remarkable how James Cameron worked out some of the ideas for Avatar there (the robot forklifts, corporate space colonization). I’ve never seen the Alien series, but I think I’ll go through it. You see Ridley Scott is doing an unofficial prequel – Prometheus – which looks like something I want to see.
I’ve embedded the trailer above. It looks preeety cool. The trailer itself takes you through hope, fear, fucking fear and regret. I think the movie should be good.
As far as I can tell, they’re going on the hope that some alien civilization will reach out to us and will be awesome. Then it quickly shifts to awesomely terrible and running around and alien goo. Cool cool cool. The one funny thing is that the tech in the Alien movies (set ahead of this) is all Commodore 64 text based (like Walt pointed out) while the tech in the prequel looks far better. That’s the trouble with filming prequels after I guess. Unless the future is text based. I mean, who saw Twitter coming.