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Review: Alien: Covenant (2017) — A Chest-Bursting Return to Form for the Xenomorphs

Luke Miksa finds out if Alien: Covenant has what it takes to return a long mediocre franchise to past glory.

Alien-Covenant

Following 2012’s disappointing Prometheus, director Ridley Scott returns to the well once again, continuing the origin story of the Alien franchise with Alien: Covenant; a series which began all the way back in 1979 with horror classic Alien, launching Scott’s career in the progress.

Alien Covenant crew 2

Not a spoiler: Most of these people die.

The year is 2104 — fifteen years since the events of Prometheus — and the colony ship Covenant is carrying two-thousand colonists and human embryos to the remote planet Origae-6. After a devastating neutrino storm hits the ship, the crew is woken from their stasis by the synthetic Walter (Michael Fassbender), who was overseeing the trip on its extended journey. The crew, including new captain Oram (Billy Crudup), scientist Daniels (Katherine Waterston), pilot Tennessee (Danny McBride), and security Lope (Demian Bichir), intercept a human transmission from a nearby planet, and decide to investigate the source. Once on the surface, the crew must begin a desperate escape when they find out that there are more dangers on the planet than first expected, but not before dealing with the source of the transmission: the wreck of an Engineer ship, which was piloted by Elizabeth Shaw and synthetic David from the Prometheus mission.

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San Diego Comic Con 2014: The Collectables to Collect

Luke Miksa's: The Negative Space Bar

While San Diego Comic Con has now become a mixed-medium Mecca of marketing (I will patent that phrase), at the core it is still a place to salivate over all things super-nerdy; in this case I am going to talk about some choice upcoming action-figures and collectables from some of the world’s best toy companies.

Thanks to Toy News International and MWC Toys for this year’s great coverage and photos.

HOT TOYS/SIDESHOW COLLECTABLES

Starting at the most amazing, eye-catching piece on display this year, the Hot Toys booth showed off this amazingly accurate and life-like Marty McFly 1/6th scale figure and scale DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future.

*Drool* **Droooooooollll**

*Drool* **Droooooooollll**

As with many Hot Toys releases, the likeness of Michael J. Fox is uncanny, and the attention to detail is unbelievable. He will come with a fabric outfit (including life-preserver!) as well as a host of accessories including his skateboard, walkman, and ‘Save the Clocktower’ flyer. The DeLorean may very well be the nicest release of the iconic vehicle yet, and includes working headlights and a Flux Capacitor that fluxes!

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