Alien, Predator, AvP (news)

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  1. thribs

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    New Alien game announced.
     
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  2. The Wormhole

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    That's the one, yeah.
     
  3. Jedi Marso

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    This. AvP should have been set off Earth, sometime after Aliens, and involved a three-way between the Colonial Marines, Predators, and Xenomorphs. Kind of like the first couple of games back in the day.
     
  4. publiusr

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    I want to see a Predator looking through the debris of Outpost 31…
     
  5. Roundabout

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    Besides the muscle flexing, the cast of that first Predator movie had the distinction of including two future U.S. state governors IRL. So far, it is still the best of the Predator movies.

    Has any Predator movie featured a female Predator. It might be an interesting change up if a future Predator or AvP movie featured a female Predator.

    I wonder if Arnold would be interested in doing another Predator, or better yet, an AvP movie. Arnoldnator against Predator and Xenomorph. That would be exciting.
     
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  6. thribs

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    You’re right. Maybe it is a lady Yautja here.
    I don’t recall any female Predators in the movies but I think there was one in the Rage War novel trilogy.
     
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  7. JD

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    I've seen 1, 2, and Predators in any female Predators in any of them. I've been meaning to ask, where does the name Yautja for the Predator species come from? I've seen it used all over the place, but I don't remember it being used in any of the movies.
     
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    Must be from the comics. It’s the canon name for them since the new Marvel comic also uses the name.
     
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  9. Tosk

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    For all we know, every Predator we've seen so far is female. ;)

    I believe it first came from Steve Perry in one of the novels.
     
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    I remember seeing a number of garage resin figurines of lady Preds. Of course, they’re clearly based off of a female human physique. Unless Preds have somehow also evolved identically as mammals, I suspect they probably shouldn’t have human looking breasts and hips like Marilyn Monroe with dreads and a helmet. Tosk could be right - they may all be female by human biological standards. I doubt we’ll ever know, and honestly I hope we never do.
     
  11. Tosk

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    Personally, I like to think they don't correspond to normal Earth standards. Maybe they're all a single gender. Maybe they switch. Maybe there's more than two.
     
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    If you believe the books and comics, the species is basically mammalian including gender and reproductive traits. Also, the females, at least of some clans, are way bigger than the males.

    But the movies have never mentioned them. They could easily change everything about them if they like.
     
  13. Tosk

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    Depends on which books. There are some that present a wholly different lore.
     
  14. Reverend

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    How can you be sure they haven't ALL been females thus far? It's not unusual in communal predatory species for the females to be the hunters. For all we know the males of that species are all short, skinny, wispy things that mostly just hang around the nests feeding the brood . . . or being fed to the brood . . .
    Or they could do it like some angler fish do and anatomically fuse.

    I think what you're really asking here is "what if they tried giving them wasp waists and boobs?", to wit I think most people would say "why!?"
     
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  15. JD

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    Oh yeah, with what little information we've gotten about them onscreen, there's really no way to know what kind of sexual dimorphism the Predator species has.
     
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    That's one of the reasons I like Predator 2 just as much as the first. Lt. Mike Harrigan doesn't have Dutch's special forces training, but he still manages to stand toe to toe with and kick the Predator's ass! :)
     
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    And it's a far less predictable film. The first PREDATOR has great visuals and decent music, but it's an obvious waiting game for Arnold's six dead men walking to croak, and it doesn't really improve things with Schwarzenegger on his own.
     
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    Yeah, I mean just how many bullets does Bill Duke fire into the jungle with that minigun? I mean the Predator is injured, but it's just a scratch.

    I actually really like Predators.

    My rankings would go something like...

    Predator
    Predators
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    AVP1
    The Predator
    AVP 2
     
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  19. JD

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    I watched 2 a while back, and I enjoyed it. One of the biggest things I have to compliment the creators on, is that they actually did something different, rather than just doing more of what the first one did.
     
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  20. Tosk

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    My ranking, seeing as no one asked. ;)

    Predator
    Predator 2




    Predators
    AvP
    The Predator






    AvP2
     
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