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Let’s ask ourselves why exactly theinvasions we see on the silver screen always seem to end in disaster for the invaders, despite their ridiculously advanced technology.
With that in mind, we have some words of advice for any alien civilizations thinking of vaporizing us and stealing our brains.
“You have intergalactic starships, but you don’t have goddamned pants? How does a civilization’s evolution just skip over that part?”
It never occurred to me to browse through the credits of Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien, to find out who was underneath the monstrous black mask.
The man was Bolanji Badejo, a 7ft tall Nigerian design student picked up from a bar in West London to fill the title role. He worked on the film for 4 months. Spending every day wrapped in a suffocating custom fitted rubber suit, working to exude a presence of pure evil.
Despite his incredible contribution to the film’s success Badejo never received any publicity for his involvement. Ultimately, it would be his only film role.
Here is some test footage of Badejo in an alien suit. Even as simple test footage it is still creepy.
|—||Head Archivist Bish, Alien Chronicle’s: The Golden One|
I recently watched Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and while I did enjoy some of the movie, overall I felt underwhelmed as there was so much wasted potential. Somewhere in Prometheus is a really great science fiction film, but sadly what we get instead is a mostly lackluster homage to the Alien franchise. The technical elements of the movie and the performances were very good, so I’ll mainly be commenting on the plot, as the failings of Prometheus, in my opinion, rest in the screenwriting.
Lots of spoilers, so read on only if you’ve already seen the movie or don’t mind!