H.R. Giger’s – Alien Hieroglyphics (1978)
Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger (5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for their design work on the film Alien. He was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.
Giger’s style and thematic execution were influential. His design for the Alien was inspired by his painting Necronom IV and earned him an Oscar in 1980. His books of paintings, particularly Necronomicon and Necronomicon II (1985) and the frequent appearance of his art in Omni magazine continued his rise to international prominence. Giger is also well known for artwork on several music recording albums.
On 12 May 2014, Giger died in a hospital in Zürich after having suffered injuries in a fall, he was 74.
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NECRONOM IV (1976)
Giger’s surrealist print Necronom IV, formed the basis for the Alien’s design in Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien.
XENOMORPHS (THE ALIEN)
The “Alien” (sometimes referred to as a “Xenomorph“) is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the primary antagonist of the Alien film series.
The Xenomorph from Alien (1979)
Unlike many other recurring enemy extraterrestrial races in science fiction, the Aliens do not have a technological civilization, but are predatory creatures with no higher goals than the propagation of their species and the destruction of life that could pose a threat (the film Prometheus implies they were engineered as a biological weapon by an advanced race). Like wasps or termites, Aliens are eusocial, with a single fertile queen breeding a caste of warriors. The Aliens’ biological life cycle involves traumatic implantation of parasitic larvae inside living hosts, which mature before erupting from the host’s chest.
It was called an alien, and an organism, in the first film. It has also been referred to as a creature, a serpent, a beast, a dragon, a monster, a nasty, or simply, a thing. The term xenomorph (lit. “alien form”—from Greek xeno- or “strange” and -morph, shape) was used by the characters Lieutenant Gorman and Ellen Ripley in Aliens and by Ripley in a deleted scene from Alien 3.
The names ‘Serpent’ and ‘Dragon’ typically refer
to a reptilian creature.
IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP HUMANITY:
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To conclude, two important screenshots from the much maligned 2004 Aliens crossover film, AVP: Alien Vs Predator. (In retrospect, just imagine what James Cameron could have done with this film…)
For those with the eyes to see:
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Truth in fiction… ? You decide.