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Old 03-01-2012, 02:06 AM   #10281
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Do they "sting" with their tails? What is the result of being "stung" by a xenomorph?

It was from the ALIENS movie novel.

But from what I remember, Gorman got stung by one, which was part of the reason that he was out of it for a while along with his concussion.
It's purpose is so that the aliens can get the host back to the hive in one piece and impregnated without their objections.

Now, is that from Cameron's movie draft and considered canon, or did Alan Dean Foster just make that up?


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It was from the ALIENS movie novel, but from what I remember, Gorman got stung by one which was part of the reason that he was out of it for a while along with his concussion.

Now, is that from Cameron's movie draft and considered cannon, or did Alan Dean Foster make that up?


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I am betting Foster made it up. Read the novelization of Star Wars Episode I and you'll see what I mean.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:47 AM   #10283
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Do they "sting" with their tails? What is the result of being "stung" by a xenomorph?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:14 AM   #10284
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Still can't believe I don't own this set yet. Might have to keep an eye out on a sale.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #10285
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Ask Bishop.
Well, of course, that goes without saying.

I just was curious to know if they had a little "venom" sack tucked away somewhere in there.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:10 PM   #10286
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Still can't believe I don't own this set yet. Might have to keep an eye out on a sale.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #10287
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Well, of course, that goes without saying.

I just was curious to know if they had a little "venom" sack tucked away somewhere in there.
Xenomorph - Tail

"Originally, the Alien's tail was roughly the length of the creature with a small, almost surgical stinger-like barb on the end. From Alien³ onwards, however, the tail has grown in length and now features a knife-like blade at the tip. In Alien: Resurrection and Aliens vs. Predator, the tails have also sported a fin right before the blade. This was introduced in Alien Resurrection to help the creatures swim convincingly, and was left on in Alien vs. Predator as ADI, the company that redesigned the creatures, did not have enough time to alter the designs.

The original shooting script for Aliens features a scene in which Lieutenant Gorman is "stung" by an Alien's stinger. He was not killed, merely stunned, and the barb remained lodged in his shoulder, having torn loose from the Alien's tail, much like a bee stinger. The novelisation also includes this scene, though the movie itself does not. However, this was integrated into Aliens vs. Predator 2. According to the game, the tip of the alien's tail sports a neurotoxin that allows it to stun enemies that it manages to hit."

From a Cameron Fan website. Some side by side comparisons of the Alien's Alien and the Aliens' Alien.

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I chalk up the different tails to be "evolution" since the original ALIEN/egg could have been stasis for centuries before being discovered. ALIENS takes place 57 years later and the Facehuggers that make the aliens in the 2nd film may have been from a different Queen.

The AR paddle and smoother bodies make sense since they probably lost some features and gained some by genetic alteration after multiple cloning attempts.

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I chalk up the different tails to be "evolution" since the original ALIEN/egg could have been stasis for centuries before being discovered. ALIENS takes place 57 years later and the Facehuggers that make the aliens in the 2nd film may have been from a different Queen.

The AR paddle and smoother bodies make sense since they probably lost some features and gained some by genetic alteration after multiple cloning attempts.
That all sounds like a bi of a stretch to me. I'll go with the assumption that the various Directors and artistic talent on each film just decided on subtle alterations to suit their needs.
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Anybody interested? http://www.alienseries.blogspot.com/...echanoids.html


“It created such a benchmark for visual design in science fiction, as well as photography, acting, sound, and editing – all the things that one did not necessarily associate with science fiction.” James Cameron on ALIEN.
“There's also no question that Cameron made an excellent film with Aliens. It really is an achievement.” Ridley Scott on ALIENS
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That all sounds like a bi of a stretch to me. I'll go with the assumption that the various Directors and artistic talent on each film just decided on subtle alterations to suit their needs.
Agreed - this has been happening in film for years so it should be no surprise.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:38 AM   #10293
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Just noticed the set is 49.99 at walmart dont know if this is the lowest its been but good deal
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Just noticed the set is 49.99 at walmart dont know if this is the lowest its been but good deal
Yes, good deal. That's the lowest on Amazon too (except during a Gold Box deal which went to $39.99 I think).
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It's been $40.99 before on Amazon. It was a daily deal I believe.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:32 AM   #10296
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Amazon UK has it for about 25 dollars shipped and its region free. Is there any difference between the US and UK release?
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Amazon UK has it for about 25 dollars shipped and its region free. Is there any difference between the US and UK release?
Other than the atrocious packaging and blatant rating logos, no.
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I hate those UK rating logos. Talk about an eye sore!

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Just noticed the set is 49.99 at walmart dont know if this is the lowest its been but good deal
I went ahead and picked it up. Too good to turn down. Ironically, I only got it for Aliens and the bonus discs.
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Other than the atrocious packaging and blatant rating logos, no.
The packaging is a LOT better than the scratch-inviting sleeves of the U.S. release...all four discs snugly protected in an oversized BD case.
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I hate those UK rating logos. Talk about an eye sore!
I only notice them on my UK releases when the discs aren't in my player. And the discs mean pretty much nothing to me unless they're spinning, so....
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