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Old May 16 2012, 02:11 AM   #901
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A matte painting? I thought the space jockey was built in full size? (Or, at least, scale to the children being used in the shot.)
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Old May 16 2012, 02:27 AM   #902
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The Space Jockey was a physical set piece, yes. The Jockey room was, in fact, the same set as the Egg Chamber, just with a big alien stuck in the middle it. But they did build the whole thing -- there's photos of it under construction in Giger's documentary coffee table book "H.R. Giger's Alien."
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Old May 16 2012, 02:51 AM   #903
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That's what I thought; although I recall they could only afford to build have of the room, which meant that they had to turn the Jockey and re-position the actors in order to get reverse angles.
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Old May 16 2012, 03:12 AM   #904
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From what I've seen so far I'd want to see this film even if it wasn't tied to Alien. It just looks enough like the kind of (well one of anyway) SF film I've been waiting for years for.

I haven't yet seen anything disappointing to turn me off.
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Old May 16 2012, 04:04 AM   #905
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That's what I thought; although I recall they could only afford to build have of the room, which meant that they had to turn the Jockey and re-position the actors in order to get reverse angles.
Maybe so; I didn't mean "whole thing" that literally, though. I meant "they built the room and the Jockey and the chair he's in as a real set." No mate paintings, in other words.
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Old May 16 2012, 06:28 AM   #906
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My apologies then, it appears I was mistaken. I checked the wikipedia page for Alien, and it only mentions a single instance of a matte painting being used in the film, for the interior of the derelict. But the Jockey himself is indeed a set piece.

I'll have to pop in my Blu-Rays and re-watch these before Prometheus!
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Old May 16 2012, 05:46 PM   #907
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First, despite the fact that this takes place before Alien, the Nostromo was essentially a space tractor-trailer, and I think the clunky suits and the dark industrial interior of that ship is a reminder of that fact. These guys were the working class, and wouldn't have top of the line...well anything. The Prometheus meanwhile is a state of the art research ship, so it would make sense that it would have sophisticated new technology and accessories.
What would be really cool is if our heroes in Prometheus encounter a brand-new Nostromo, fresh out of spacedock. It'd highlight exactly what you say, that the Nostromo is an ancient hand-me-down ship that's been in service for years
There's 28 years between Prometheus and Alien, so that might be a possibility as an easter egg.
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Old May 16 2012, 08:03 PM   #908
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Seeing the Nostromo one of those things that'd be cool, but would also be winking at the audience a little too hard. It's best as an easter egg - see a big space station with a lot of spaceships berthed at it? The Nostromo is third from the left, that kind of thing.
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Something like the Millenium Falcon in Ep 3 would be cool.
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Old May 16 2012, 08:29 PM   #910
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Something like the Millenium Falcon in Ep 3 would be cool.
Or the Millennium Falcon in ST:FC.
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Old May 16 2012, 09:27 PM   #911
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There's a new viral video out, this time featuring Dr. Shaw (and it's not showing anything from the film):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeZinBCMfAc
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Old May 17 2012, 06:54 AM   #912
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As I said a day or two ago, it isn't the same Jockey (or Engineer, as the script refers to them). I'm glad about that, really, since the Engineer, and its chair, seen in the Prometheus trailers is horribly out of scale to what was depicted in Alien.
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Old May 17 2012, 07:07 AM   #913
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As I said a day or two ago, it isn't the same Jockey (or Engineer, as the script refers to them). I'm glad about that, really, since the Engineer, and its chair, seen in the Prometheus trailers is horribly out of scale to what was depicted in Alien.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where are you getting this info? I mean, awesome, and I hope it's true, but what's the source?
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Old May 17 2012, 07:14 AM   #914
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Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where are you getting this info? I mean, awesome, and I hope it's true, but what's the source?
prometheusforum.net

Some guy over there posted it and it seems legit. Can't find the exact thread/post but saw it yesterday whilst working and read the entire movie spoiler.
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Old May 17 2012, 04:45 PM   #915
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Wow. Most of the time, I just go ahead and read spoilers because they usually aren't that bad. They usually don't really "spoil" anything for me. But that's a ton of info! Anyone who truly hates spoilers, I recommend avoiding that one.

Also, way cool if true.
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