Monday, October 30, 2017

ROM & Star Trek Vs. Aliens


I watched Alien: Covenant recently, and while it was well made and acted, it felt kind of unnecessary.  Almost every big scene seemed to be recreating a moment from one either Ridley Scott's original Alien or James Cameron's sequel, Aliens.  The result just seemed bloated and derivative to me.  I liked a lot of the action, I just felt as though I had seen it all before.

Thank you to Tom Zilla, a patron of this blog, for suggesting this 3-way encounter!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah! AC kind of left me cold, too. Although, not for the same reason(s) as it did you. I know that the real-life reason for Dr. Shaw's absence is that Noomi Rapace was probably unavailable to reprise her role from PROMETHEUS. But, I still didn't like her being killed off. And the Jason/Freddy/Michael plot twist, at the end of AC was worthier of one of those aforementioned slasher film characters!

Cary Comic said...

Excellent rendering, Ross!

Although, I can't help wondering; if Marvel still had the licensing rights to Rom, would he eventually have crossed paths with the Brood via the Dire Wraiths? With the latter, perhaps, influencing the physical appearance of the former as a magical side-effect of consorting with the N'garai?*


*Both were obviously influenced by the Giger-esque xenomorphs of the ALIEN film franchise.

John Small said...

Maybe it's just my eyes... looks like two Spocks.

Simreeve said...

John Small said...
"Maybe it's just my eyes... looks like two Spocks."

Dire Wraiths are shape-changers.

FreeLiveFree said...

John Small I believe that is McCoy.

I wonder what a meeting between ROM and Rom, Quark from DS9's nephew would be like?

Mike Shirley said...

About a year ago IDW and Dark Horse announced a Star Trek TNG crossover with Aliens. Sadly only two munths later it was cancelled.

Also, I'd love to see the Doctor meet Rom and reveal he's part Cyberman

Bob Greenwade said...

John and FLF: That's Kirk lying on his back there. He wore that green shirt from time to time.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long Etrigan would last against the xenomorphs during an episode of STAR TREK: TOS? I mean, he does wear a red shirt!

Simreeve said...

Bob Greenwade said...
"John and FLF: That's Kirk lying on his back there. He wore that green shirt from time to time."
But aren't the two characters pointing their phasers at each other both 'Spock'?

Ross said...

The one in the back is McCoy

Cary Comic said...

Anonymous said: "I wonder how long Etrigan would last against the xenomorphs during an episode of STAR TREK: TOS? I mean, he does wear a red shirt!"

More likely, the xenomorphs wouldn't last even a New York minute against him! Given that he could burn them to a crisp with his pyrokinetic mitts.

Mateus Honrado said...

Dammit, Jim. I'm a doctor, not a superhero!

Anonymous said...

@MH: super-LOL!

Cary Comic said...

@Mateus: "Whereas, if I wanted to be addressed as 'Doctor,' Doctor, I would have chosen the field of pediatrics."

Anonymous said...

@Cary: Ohhhhhhhhh! As in, Dr. Benjamin Spock; got it.

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