Alien Covenant Poster, multiple influences just like Dan O’Bannon’s first draft script for Alien. “I didn’t steal from anybody,” he explained, “I stole from everybody!” The works most commonly cited and acknowledged by O’Bannon as key influences on Alien include 1956’s Forbidden Planet and the aforementioned It! The Terror From Beyond Space, released in 1958. Literary influences include a wealth of Weird Science and […]

After the success of the engravings of ‘The Book of Job’, Linnell commissioned Blake to make prints of the Dante series as well. It’s interesting to note that David as Satan in Prometheus had tested Elizabeth Shaw as Job, now is the next phase Alien: Covenant. However, by the time of Blake’s death in 1827 […]

The loss of Al Matthews is being mourned all across the Alien fandom. I heard the news just as I sat down to watch James Cameron’s Aliens (1986) again to take notes, his character Apone is best described as a no-nonsense Sargent who’s real-life six years in the Vietnam Marine Corps, 13 combat awards and […]