Update 2021 (July 28)

Quick update to the Banned Histories regarding the recent Aliens: Aftermath comic. Scroll down to 2214 for the details and my reasons for excluding it from the other main part of the timeline.

A few months back, I also added the History of Ataegina in case you missed it. Big spoilers for Aliens Phalanx, so you might want to read the book first.

Stuff coming up shortly includes a timeline for the Infiltrator novel which is nearly done and the current Marvel comic series whenever this arc winds up. Plus some videos, though they’re taking some time to produce.

Update 2019 (June 23) – More videos

Done a bunch of vids in the last little while.

These two episodes of The Heroine’s Journey conclude series one.  Series two will feature the journeys of Shaw and Daniels in Prometheus and Alien Covenant.  They’ll probably be out later this year.

And here’s some more episodes of the Complete Record of Alien Encounters.

Update 2019 (May 14)

 

I’ve been a bit lax with updates for a while, and an update to include dates for the great new novel, Echo, by Seanan McGuire may or may not be on the cards shortly.  Got to check it with someone first.

In the meantime I’ve been releasing some videos since Alien Day last month.  Two series, one comparing the Alien films to The Hero’s Journey as espoused by Joseph Campbell; the other a study of each Alien encounter form the films based on some essays I wrote nearly 20 years ago.  The first series is planned to run for four episodes, then I may do two follow up series looking at the AvPs and the prequels.  The second series will have a series for each of the films from Alien to Resurrection and again, may have further series to cover the other films.

Current release schedule is one ep of one series per week.  Complete Encounters #1-3 will be out later this week.

Anyway, have a peak.

 

Update 2018 (July 25) – Spot The Prisoner video

New video up.

This was born out of working on the last video about the prisoners on Fiorina.  It needs to be noted that while I’m confident that Vincent and Martin are Nick Gillard and Mark Newman respectively, my assignments of Lawrence (Simon Crane), Christopher (Sean McCabe), Yanni (Rann Miner), and Ed (no idea), are guesses.  The names are taken from a script draft.

I can’t find any information on Rann Miner, nor can I link the character I’ve called Ed to any of the stunt players.

The still of Paul Jennings is taken from this doco about him trying to break into stunt work in the late 1980s.  He’s since gone on to work on a stack of movies like the Nolan Batman flicks and Game of Thrones.

Update 2018 (April 26)

Happy Alien Day all.

I had a couple of things I was working on and suddenly realised that 4/26 was the best day to launch a new Youtube Channel.

First video is here.

Initially it’ll probably be an information database, but other different Alien related stuff is also being planned.