AI + Robotics: Philip K Dick The android portrait of Philip K. Dick–an intelligent, evolving robotic recreation of the sci-fi writer who authored VALIS, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, UBIK, and many other masterworks. By resurrecting PKD as an android, we seek to realize genius-level AI with compassion and creativity. While we have a long way to go, …

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Creatives: Billy Mansell, Engineer Extra for Alien: Covenant by Ozymandias

On Alien Day, we were very busy and had multiple posts to publish, so we didn't want to flood you with all this Alien goodness. Now that our schedule has freed up, we can share this interview that Luis/Ozymandias did with Billy Mansell. He was an Engineer extra in Alien: Covenant/The Crossing.   *Úrnājā (oornaajaa) is PIE(Proto …

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Brett assigned: Corazon Oscuro.

Corazon Oscuro” translated from Spanish to English means “Dark Heart”

What does this have to do with Alien you may be wondering? Well, Author Joseph Conrad wrote a novel called Heart of Darkness published in 1899.

From The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, he describes Heart of Darkness as “a wild story” of a journalist who becomes manager of a station in the African interior and makes himself worshipped by a tribe of savages.[1] The book raises the question of Imperialism and Racism. [2]

Ridley Scott is believed to be a great fan of Joseph Conrad’s work, having created works based on his book The Duel which Ridley made into his feature directorial debut The Duellists. And of course the more commonly known name to us Alien fans, Nostromo of which Conrad produced a novel of in 1904.


  1. Karl, Frederick R.; Davies, Laurence, eds. (1986). The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad – Volume 2: 1898 – 1902. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-25748-4.
  2. The Norton Anthology, 7th edition, (2000), p. 1957.

The Nostromo Files


Brett assigned: Corazon Oscuro. July 14, 2108: Brett is assigned to Weyland-Yutani waste disposal vessel as Assistant Engineer, under Captain Speight (Flight Status C). USCSS Corazon Oscuro. Refer to the TDAN calendar page.


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Dark Horse Comics Announces New Alien 3 Comic!

Comic update from Dave at Xenomorphing!


After a tease on Alien Day, Dark Horse Comics finally pulls the curtain on the big announcement. They will be a release a new series based on Willam Gibson’s early draft. This is quite a nice surprise. The story of the many scripts of Alien 3 are of legend at this stage it is going to be great to see one of the more stories scripts get a visual treatment.

But why now? Why would Fox want this out there? Do I have a theory? Of course I do! Neil Bloomkamp’s Alien movie is no longer a reality. Much to the dismay of many fans, the chance to see Ripley, Hicks, and Newt together one more time on the big screen are now dead. Not happening. However, with the release of this Alien 3 comic book series we will once again see some of our favorites back in action again.

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Early seeds of Prometheus/Covenant and classicism by Phil

During the after-shoot of Alien, Ridley Scott had originally set his eye on the space opera Dune, something that was left after the death of his older brother. He later started production of the film Blade Runner. He explained in an interview that he wanted to do a fantasy film of the opera Tristan und …

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