Fan Creatives: Megan Allison, Fashion Designer | Studio Yutani

I came across Megzie's work in artists alley at Supanova Comicon Sydney and I bought a few cute items, and from my background, in Japanese street fashion, I'd say her style is Kawaii Pastel Kei. She's going to be streaming her interview live tomorrow morning 25th of August 2018 twitch.tv/megzie if you'd like to tune in. … Continue reading Fan Creatives: Megan Allison, Fashion Designer | Studio Yutani

Fan Creatives: Job Willins

So as part of my Alien Day preparations, I started contacting all my creative friends. I first came across Job Willins when he created Paradise. A fan edit of Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Since then I have spent many times chatting with him, I am a fan of his work and it is clear he … Continue reading Fan Creatives: Job Willins

Fan Creatives: Alien Theory, YouTuber – Episode 6 – Yutani Podcast

Here's another instalment of the Fan Creatives series where Alien Theory, also known as Derek answers a few questions about his contribution to the Alien fandom and what he likes about the films. He's opted to do both Podcast and written interview. If you enjoy our content please 👍🏼 like, 💯 rate, 🙌 share and … Continue reading Fan Creatives: Alien Theory, YouTuber – Episode 6 – Yutani Podcast

Parallels: Ozymandias in Alien: Covenant and Alien: Resurrection

“Distephano moved forward boldly, shoving Ripley, who was standing once more, to the middle of the room. “On the floor! On your face! Now!” he ordered, still shouting, still in cold command. She stood her ground, every bit as tall as he, and met his gaze defiantly, eye to eye.” - Alien: Resurrection https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/offer-listing/B00TWRMIUW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=247&creative=1211&creativeASIN=B00TWRMIUW&linkCode=am2&tag=yutani-22&linkId=8c841d1afa16c040275143d0d3081b16 “‘My … Continue reading Parallels: Ozymandias in Alien: Covenant and Alien: Resurrection

Alien Parallels: Two Scientists Suffer From Hubris

Ripley 8 & Dr. Wren I found these two sections to be quite similar, it is also interesting to note that both Daniels and Ripley are capable women, having their valid concerns dismissed by men in power using terminology they can associate with. Ripley later pilots the Betty because both Johner and Viress cannot, and … Continue reading Alien Parallels: Two Scientists Suffer From Hubris

Alien Bible: Kokopelli, Azathoth and The Drinking Bird

Throughout the Alien franchise, the image of the drinking bird has been a recurring motif. Is it a simple throwaway visual gag? or can we draw a deeper meaning to its inclusion in the films? I connect it with the flute, water, wheat, the sun, and insects, plus mythological creatures found in Native American cultures, … Continue reading Alien Bible: Kokopelli, Azathoth and The Drinking Bird

Alien Bible: The Cosmic Horror of Eternal Return

Did you know the repetitive beats of the Alien movies and books are all intentional? These repeating motifs are part of the cosmic horror of 'Eternal Return' also known as 'Eternal Recurrence,' and this premise is part of the 'Alien Bible' which dictates the structure of the franchise. Such beliefs were held in Indian Philosophy … Continue reading Alien Bible: The Cosmic Horror of Eternal Return

The location of Origae-6

The Auriga in Alien: Resurrection The name of the ship Auriga was after the constellation, one of which backstories is of the legend regarding Hippolytus. According to some sources, Hippolytus had scorned Aphrodite in order to become a devotee of Artemis, devoting himself to a chaste life in pursuit of hunting. So Aphrodite in retaliation … Continue reading The location of Origae-6

Alien: Resurrection, Alien: Covenant & The Nativity

On completing my audiobook of Alien: Resurrection, it became even more apparent that perhaps instead of Alien: Covenant paying homage to Alien: Resurrection by repeating its themes. They were both based on the same inspirational texts, particularly in this scene where the breath is symbolic of new life.  “The Ripley twitched helplessly in her sleep, … Continue reading Alien: Resurrection, Alien: Covenant & The Nativity