Thursday, October 23, 2008

TRANSLUCENT ALIEN ? ?

I just stumbled upon this.... apparently, in the early designing days of the ALIEN production, Giger tried for a translucent suit. This is the first time I've heard anything about this. True? Dunno. Can anyone else shine some light on this?

5 comments:

Sabres21768 said...

Yep Jim, it's true.

Giger had hoped to create a translucent suit (which he would later try again on the "SPECIES" creature), but did not like how it came out.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I remember reading an interview years back with I think Martin Bower, he mentioned a shot were the camera tracked over the Alien's head and in the translucent dome they had it full of maggots or something so the entire top part looked alive, maybe that was the same version as this ?!

Jim said...

Yeah, I had read something similar regarding the maggot-filled head.

Must.... know... the truth....

Andrew Glazebrook said...

You should contact Martin Bower through his website maybe, see if he can shed any light on this picture !!

Anonymous said...

Details of the Translucent concept are featured in the book Gigers Alien...