Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
30 Day Challenge // Day 25 // Something From Mythology
Though I’m not really a fan of where the story has gone, I’ve always loved the mythology of Doctor Who. Recently the 50th Anniversary depicted a Gallifreyan painting which was a moment in time captured in a picture, literally. So, I was curious about what a Gallifreyan sculpture might look like. I imagined it as a TARDIS in a time where everything is gone and all that’s left of these relics is the box of time they contained and the shell has withered leaving only scrambled, fluctuating moments in time from when it was alive. Almost like it’s dreaming.
Alien: Isolation Reunites the Original 1979 Film’s Cast in Bonus DLC
After 35 years since its release, the original Alien cast is having a reunion. In a video game. Remember — no one can hear you fangasm in space.
Creative Assembly’s upcoming survival horror ode to dying at the hands of an eyeless allegory for man rape brings together the voice talents of Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Sigourney Weaver (reprising her career launching role as Warrant Officer Ellen Louise Ripley for the first time since 1997).
The cast features in two missions ripped straight from the film. The first, “Crew Expendable,” is included in the Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation and lets players choose between Dallas, Ripley, or Parker moments after Brett is double-jawed to death by the ship’s stowaway. You’ll explore the Nostromo and look for a way to lure the alien to an airlock (as in “Blew it out the goddamn…”).
Slapping down a pre-order at Gamestop gives access to a second DLC chapter called “Last Survivor” recreates the third act of the film wherein [SPOILERS] Ripley is the last crew member to have not been double-jawed to death. You’ll have to dart your way through the shadows of the Nostromo, set the self-destruct, and backtrack all the way to the ship’s lifeboat in order to make a spectacular getaway. It’s unclear if the cat that played Jonesy in the original film will lend its vocal talents to the DLC.
The bonus content dances upon the “totes excite” quadrants of my brain. However, I’m pretty sure this is a part of that sickening future where retailers withhold not just skins and bonus weapons to guide your dollar, but entire chunks of exclusive gameplay, which the latter piece of content definitely is.
Alien: Isolation hits current and next-gen console October 7th.
If Jonesy doesn’t return, I’ll have to riot in the streets.
Abstract-sci-fi speedpainting done in Corel Painter a few days ago. Painter is definitely a beast worth of wrangling. It’s saying it wants a good tablet and more RAM but I told it to be patient. :)
Reblog if you like it! Thanks in advance, all one of you. :)
Why am I just finding out there was a cancelled Saturday morning cartoon based on Aliens? I’m a bad fan. A terrible fan.
Dubbed Operation: Aliens, the series followed Ellen Ripley and an assortment of colonial marines that retired from G.I. Joe’s unit in every way save for their uber-machismo appearances and inspired one-liners.
Ripley and co. defend different colonies from attacking xenomorphs (including new, four-armed hybrids) and, presumably, high five afterward.
Set to coincide with the 1992 release of Alien 3, production came to a crashing halt for no explicable reason. Except maybe for the fact that the bad guy in the show was a penis-shaped monster that incubated in people’s chests before bursting out of their rib cage. Still, that didn’t stop the Quaalude-fueled producers of the world from adapting several other R-rated features like Robocop, Rambo, and Starship Troopers for the kiddies.
Kenner’s supplementing toyline of mantis aliens, snake aliens, and other strange hybrids (which I owned as a wee lad) had to change their name once the show’s plug was pulled, but some merchandise already hit the shelves with the branding intact.
Yes, Operation: Aliens probably would’ve been toxically cheesy and cripplingly dumb. But that was part of the fun of these cartoons. Goddamn, I would kill to hear this show’s theme song. But, alas, no recording of the pilot seems to exist (for all we know, watching it could be like opening up the Ark of the Covenant; leaving no survivors).
The world needs to know about this.
No Man’s Sky Concept Art
Pacific Rim 2 and Pacific Rim: The Animated Series in the Works
Jaeger pilots and kaiju groupies are going to want to strap in for this one. Guillermo del Toro, famed director of Hellboy, Pan’s Labryinth and, of course, Pacific Rim, recently released a statement confirming the start of development on Pacific Rim 2.
Even more exciting, however, is the news that del Toro is currently in the process of developing an animated series based in the universe of the films. You can watch him make this announcement here, which I highly recommend, because Guillermo del Toro is an adorable nerd and his excitement is nothing short of contagious.
Pacific Rim: The Animated Series has so much potential — it can explore parts of the mythos that the film left untouched, or shed light on what the kaiju crisis was like in other parts of the world and how other countries reacted in the face of that threat. While the sequel is likely to explore the characters introduced in the first film and continue their story, I’m more interested to see what the creators will focus on without the limitations of cinematic realism holding them back.
Pacific Rim 2 is set to hit theaters on April 7th, 2017.