The old adage remains true. In space, no one can hear you scream. Except for the people around you. They hear it, and it constantly inspires them to do the wrong thing which normally involves running needlessly into danger. As is the case with Alien Covenant which picks up ten years after the events of Prometheus and twenty years previous to Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo receiving that fateful distress signal.
Alien: Covenant didn’t exactly capture the tense spine tingling feelings from Scott’s original outing, nor did it feel as awkwardly scary (or confusing) as Prometheus. To be clear, I enjoyed Prometheus even though it felt like a weird way to address the Xenomorph’s origin story without actually doing so. I’d heard Noomi Rapace would be in the movie, and I did see her in one of the teaser trailers, but Dr Shaw doesn’t make an appearance in the actual movie which means we’ll likely get treated to a director’s cut.
Look for his first upper middle grade novel HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES available now from Month9Books with the sequel scheduled for release in August 2017.
Andrew also co-hosts a geek movie podcast, is working on several new novels, and has a stunning amount of other ideas. He now lives happily in the Okanagan Valley, BC with one beautiful wife, three kids, one cat, one needy dog, and a multitude of characters that live comfortably inside of his mind.
Andrew is represented by Mark Gottlieb at the Trident Media Group.
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