"Alien" Explorations Index


The Tomita Planets

Carl Sagan and the Alien

i. Summoner of the Demon, ii. Pazuzu, 
iii. Inspired by Erich Von Daniken?
iv.Inspired by Cronenberg's Shivers?
v. J G Ballard on Alien, vi. Galactic Geography:  
vii. H.R Giger's Egyptian Mysteries
viii. Jean Delville's influence on Giger
ix. The Development of Necronom IV  
x. Necronom V: Biomechanised Pakal Votan Tomb Lid?
xi. Space Jockey's origins in "Swiss Family Robinson"
xii. The alien spore, a homage to Lovecraft's The Old Ones ?
xiii. Human To Spore Stage Like Saprophytic Fungi?
ix. The Moray's Eels Pharyngial Jaw

Alien Echoes 
i. Ron Cobb's Nostromo concept inspires Terrahawk's Battlehawk
ii. Chris Foss's derelict concept inspires Firefly's Serenity
Interview and Commentary transcriptions
i Edited Ridley Scott commentary for the Alien 20th Anniversary DVD  
ii. Raw Ridley Scott Commentary for the Alien 20th Anniversary DVD 
iii. Edited Alien Laserdisc Don Shay interview with Ridley Scott
iv. Raw Alien Laserdisc Don Shay interview with Ridley Scott 
v. FollowTheNerd.com interviewed Brian Muir at Heroes...
vi. Online version of the early Alien script by Dan O'Bannon
vii. Alien commentary from Alien Quadrilogy DVD and Alien Anthology Blu-Ray
viii. 2009 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival: Dan O'Bannon's "Howie" Acceptance Speech
ix. WTF with Marc Maron; Alien segment from Harry Dean Stanton interview

My original essay from about 1998 that led me to do this site
Dissecting the derelict


Fom Zig Zag Devil via Delville & Giger to Cameron's Alien Queen 
1. Finding the pieces2. The Zigzag Devil, 3. Jean Delville's Treasures of Satan, 4. Alien Monster IV, 5. The Alien Queen


James Cameron removes the human to spore stage

Alien 3

Alien Resurrection

Aliens Vs Predator

Patrick Tatopoulos's concept work for alien lifeforms
1. Patrick Tatopoulos concepts for  the Alien Queen
2. Patrick Tatopoulos concept for the "Hybrid" Chestburster

Constantine Sekeris sketches for alien lifeforms
1. Constantine Sekeris' sketches for Alien facehugger, 
2. Constantine Sekeris' sketches for Alien warriors,
3. Constantine Sekeris sketches for an Alien Queen

Aliens In A Puzzle Box Pyramid

Von Däniken concepts in Alien vs Predator 

Borrowed from the Alien saga
1. Title Sequence, 2. Silhouette of the Alien Queen, 3. Nodding duck  
4. Reflections in the helmets, 5. Bishop returns again, 6. The Pyramid

Alien vs Predator Requiem

The Evolution of the PredAlien
1) J. J. Booker's "Hy'brid" from the Facehugger fanzine 1993,  
2) Dave Dorman's Predalien mid 1990s,  
3) Predalien in "Alien vs Predator duel"comicbook, 1995, 
4) White hybrids in "Alien vs Predator: Deadliest 
of the Species" comicbook, 
5) Alien vs Predator film's Hybrid Chestburster,
6) Marvel's Iron Spider 
7) Michael Broom's Predalien,   
8) Farzad Varahramyan's Predaliens , 
9) Justin Murray's Predaliens,  
10) The Predalien,  
11. Joe Nizzi's `Transformers 3" Decepticon Designs

Children of the Predalien
1)The AVP:R Alien warrior