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 Post subject: The A L I E N Vault
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:38 am 
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Our own Graham found this for preorder at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Alien-Vault-Defin ... 0760341125

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:56 am 
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Written by Ian Nathan, he works at Empire magazine, nice bloke and he almost always writes their Alien stuff. I will be in the Empire building next week so I'll see if I can get some jpg samples for your site, Willie, if you're interested.

Our Graham? As in Langridge, the Space Jockey? Or are you doing a Cilla Black impression (UK folk will get that one) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The A L I E N Vault
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:58 am 
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PS, isn't it cool there is a new book on Alien due out after all this time? I hope there's some stuff in there that'll be new to us


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 Post subject: Re: The A L I E N Vault
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:38 am 
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"Here's our Graham with a quick reminder" wasn't that what Cilla used to say? :D

Actually FenGeddel86 over on Propsummit found the link, I was surprised to see it so asked Willie about it so I can't take credit for the discovery unfortunately. Looks really good though, it sounds great! Probably have to get two, one to keep pristine and one for pulling to bits!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Pre-ordered... Can't wait! :D

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 Post subject: Re: The A L I E N Vault
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:14 pm 
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UK site with details:

http://forbiddenplanet.com/74956-alien- ... escription

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Now, Alien Vault opens a portal into the making of this legendary film, tracing its path from embryonic concept to full-fledged box office phenomenon.

Featured herein are director Ridley Scott’s own annotated story boards, Polaroids and script pages; the elegant but disturbing concept artwork of H.R. Giger; sketches and construction blueprints for the Nostromo; costume designs by Moebius; a treasure trove of never-before-seen photographs of the cast and crew; and ten meticulously reproduced artefacts, enclosed in vellum envelopes, for readers to remove and examine more closely.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:59 pm 
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I really don't see how this can have that much un-seen material to warrant a purchase. But that's me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Good point Bob. Should have an update on this in a coupla weeks. Might be able to get a sneek peek.


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 Post subject: Re: The A L I E N Vault
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:32 am 
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You can see a sneak peek inside here:

http://fuckyeahalien.tumblr.com/page/2

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:38 am 
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That's a terrible blog design. Direct link is http://fuckyeahalien.tumblr.com/post/68 ... eaturing-a


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:17 pm 
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I recognise that Nostromo blueprint. :D

Well done to Space Jockey. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Cheers, Steve! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Cheers, Steve! :mrgreen:

I did wonder if they'd asked permission to use them, like I did. :wink: :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:47 pm 
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They did; actually Willie Goldman asked me last December, so I have him to thank for their inclusion. Thanks Willie! 8) :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:47 am 
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Looks set to be a nice collectors piece. Well done Willie and Graham!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:00 am 
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Written by Ian Nathan, he works at Empire magazine, nice bloke and he almost always writes their Alien stuff. I will be in the Empire building next week so I'll see if I can get some jpg samples


If you fancy grabbing me a job too....

Seriously though, it's great that there's still new viewpoints to be had on a film that's almost 40 years old now - I think this book might well be gifted to EVERY member of my family this Christmas... I'll get them interested, somehow...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:37 am 
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They did; actually Willie Goldman asked me last December, so I have him to thank for their inclusion. Thanks Willie! 8) :D


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 Post subject: Re: The A L I E N Vault
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:04 pm 
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On Saturday Harry and I managed to get early copies of this great book.
It really is beautifully done and I recommend it highly. Here are some snaps (I won't post any more though because the book is so lush I would consider it spoiler-ish!)
Ian Nathan and the designer have done a great job. It may well be the best book on Alien that I've seen.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:06 pm 
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here's the rest.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:37 am 
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Wow, how did you manage to get early copies? 8)
Are there any set blueprints in the book at all (you might've known I'd ask that one....)?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:06 am 
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Yes, I'll take a snap tomorrow for you Graham – your work is fantastic and the repro is good quality.
Are you back in the UK now? Be great if you could make it to the Leicester event in September.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:52 am 
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Sadly not, the architecture industry is still struggling and I found it difficult to find work. I'm now in East Tennessee (my missus has family there). Not found permanent employment yet but doing some contract drafting for a few weeks. Would have loved to have gotten to Leicester, but on the plus side I'm within driving distance of Dragoncon, so aiming to get there next year, we'll see. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: The A L I E N Vault
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:46 pm 
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What's the story behind that Nostromo patch? Is it an early design sketch or something?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:40 pm 
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I preordered my book last week. Can't wait, looks great!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:25 pm 
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Yea, it really is a book to get excited about.
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What's the story behind that Nostromo patch? Is it an early design sketch or something?

The caption reads:
Nostromo Patch. Ron Cobb's upbeat rainbow hued design for the Nostromo emblem, as sewn on to the crew's spacesuits (reproduced here in sticker form).
Hmmn. The font is different and as a guess I'd say the designer has redrawn it for the sticker and not matched the font. There are a few geometric inaccuracies with the kern and other spacing.
I know you and I would consider that inexcusable, Mike! 8) But most people would be none the wiser.

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I'm within driving distance of Dragoncon, so aiming to get there next year, we'll see.
Really hope you get there Graham, it's great to meet everybody and DCon is a great crack, you'll love it.

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Are there any set blueprints in the book at all (you might've known I'd ask that one....)?

Yes! It's A3, so pretty damn cool. Great to see your awesome work getting the exposure and recognition it deserves. Your blueprint was an amazing project as many here have commented.
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