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Old November 14 2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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ID4 Aliens

Does any fanfic or canon material exist on the aliens from Independence Day? Where they're from, what they really wanted...?
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Old November 15 2008, 12:24 AM   #2
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pretty sure their goal wassaid outright.

purge the planet of its resources and move to the next planet.

they are 'from' their ship. they are nomadic
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Old November 15 2008, 12:25 AM   #3
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Re: ID4 Aliens

Did anyone else think the aliens seen in the Spielberg/Cruise War of the Worlds looked a lot like the ones from ID4?
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Old November 15 2008, 01:51 AM   #4
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ThunderAeroI wrote: View Post
pretty sure their goal wassaid outright.

purge the planet of its resources and move to the next planet.

they are 'from' their ship. they are nomadic
Yep, all of this was said in the movie.

As for where they came from BEFORE that, who knows? My guess is that it was hundreds or thousands of years ago.
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Old November 15 2008, 02:56 AM   #5
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OT: I always found it interesting that this started life as a Stargate sequel.
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Old November 15 2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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OT: I always found it interesting that this started life as a Stargate sequel.
I don't think that's 100% true, mostly because I remember reading an article years back with D&E stating that they made ID4 for a quick popcorn summer flick to "earn" enough money for what they would think was needed for Stargate 2 & 3.

Then again, those guys keep changing their story about their Stargate sequels, so who knows.
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Old November 15 2008, 06:10 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure there's some ID4 books...I think they are all set prior to the film though, one I know of for sure is about Brent Spiner's character Dr. Oaken (I am not looking up the proper spelling) and Area 51. I don't know how deeply they could delve into the aliens in a prequel.
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Old November 15 2008, 06:22 PM   #8
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There was one novel set during and after (mostly after), but set in the Middle East. "War in the Desert" if I recall correctly.

I haven't read it in years so I can't remember how much detail it went into with regards the Aliens
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Old November 15 2008, 06:53 PM   #9
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nx1701g wrote: View Post
OT: I always found it interesting that this started life as a Stargate sequel.
And I always find it mazing that people still think that is true!
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Old November 15 2008, 08:42 PM   #10
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Re: ID4 Aliens

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I'm pretty sure there's some ID4 books...I think they are all set prior to the film though, one I know of for sure is about Brent Spiner's character Dr. Oaken (I am not looking up the proper spelling) and Area 51. I don't know how deeply they could delve into the aliens in a prequel.
There was also an issue 0 by Marvel comics showing events from Roswell forward. Not much about the aliens themselves that I recall, aside from seeing Dennis Quaid's character's abduction and Dr. Okun not learning much over his tenure at Area 51.
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Old November 16 2008, 12:06 AM   #11
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they are 'from' their ship. they are nomadic
They had to have come from somewhere at some point though, they didnt evolve in the ship. It would be interesting to know where they originated from.
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Old November 16 2008, 12:09 AM   #12
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I like to think most of their technology on their hulking, moon sized mothership was wrecked and they were running away from a bigger, galaxy threatening enemy, hence their poor tactics and silly gaps in their technology.
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