Posts Tagged ‘aliens’

Duke Nukem Forever

In the game, alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. He arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. Duke can shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle the many hot women that occupy his life.

Duke Nuke Forever will be released in North America on June 14th and international stores on June 10th.

 

V (2009) Character Guide

 

Anna Anna, played by Morena Baccarin

Anna is the stunningly beautiful, charismatic and powerful Leader of the Visitors. She is benevolent, charming and offers friendship to the people of Earth. Privately, she is fierce and manipulative, ruling the Visitors (and if she has her way, humanity) with an iron fist.

 

Erica Erica Evans, played by Elizabeth Mitchell

Erica Evans is a top agent with the FBI’s Counter Terrorist Division. She’s also a single mom doing the best she can raising a troubled teenaged son. After the Visitors arrive, Erica gets caught up in the greatest conspiracy and toughest fight of her life, to save humanity and to keep her son safe.

She discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses in a plot to take over the planet. Erica joins the resistance movement, which includes Ryan, an alien who wants to save humanity.However, the aliens have recruited earth’s youth, including Erica’s son Tyler Evans, to serve unknowingly as spies.

 

Father Jack Father Jack Landry, played by Joel Gretsch

Father Jack Landry is a passionate priest whose faith in God and religion is shaken by what appears to be the Visitors’ salvation of humankind. He is surprised to find himself battling not just for the souls of people, but for their very lives.

 

Chad Chad Decker, played by Scott Wolf

Chad Decker is an ambitious reporter, hungry to make a name for himself. Chad’s already precarious moral limits are stretched as he finds himself in the uncomfortable, yet highly beneficial position of becoming the conduit for Anna’s propaganda.

 

Ryan Ryan Nichols, played by Morris Chestnut

Ryan Nichols’ past is threatening to come between him and his soon-to-be fiancée Valerie, as he faces the inner turmoil of choosing between a future with her and the mysterious past that’s haunting him.

 

Valerie Dr. Valerie Stevens, played by Lourdes Benedicto

Dr. Valerie Stevens is a dedicated psychologist, who is in love with mystery man Ryan Nichols. She finds her once rock-solid relationship with Ryan on shaky ground when his behavior takes an odd turn following the arrival of the Visitors.

 

Lisa Lisa, played by Laura Vandervoort

Lisa is a beautiful Visitor Guide aboard the New York Mothership, who greets and charms Tyler (who is immediately entranced by her) and Brandon upon their arrival. Lisa is the leader of the New York’s Chapter of the Peace Ambassador Program. She is also Anna’s daughter.

 

Tyler Tyler Evans, played by Logan Huffman

Tyler Evans is Erica’s 17-year-old son. His father abandoned him and his mother a year ago and since then he’s been headed down the wrong path. He and friend Brandon are captivated by the V’s when they arrive. The Visitors eventually provide Tyler with a chance to re-direct his wayward behavior, into something seemingly more positive. In reality, it’s anything but…

 

 

V (2009) Trivia

V (2009) Trivia

Famke Janssen turned down the role of Anna.

An important address in the show is 4400 Pier Ave. Joel Gretsch, who plays Father Jack Landry on the show, starred in the TV series “The 4400” (2004).

As with the original series, the Visitor’s alien text is just a substitution cipher for the alphabet, but written top to bottom then left to right, often breaking words into multiple columns. Many letters have a counterpart rotated 180 degrees, while the glyph for the letter H is already 180-degree symmetric.

Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna, is only five years older than Laura Vandervoort, who plays Anna’s daughter Lisa.

Lucy Lawless was considered to play Erica Evans, the lead character. However, she had already signed on to appear in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (2010), which premiered little after V.

Comparisons have been drawn between this series (a reimagining of V (1983) (TV)) and “Battlestar Galactica” (2004), another gritty reimagining of a “classic” sci-fi TV series. In the US, the original Galactica aired on ABC, but the new version aired on Sci-Fi (an NBC-owned channel); the original V aired on NBC, but the new version is on ABC. Parallels between the new series even extends to the cast: Rekha Sharma and Michael Trucco are Galactica stars who have appeared in minor roles in “V”.

At the end of episode “It’s Only the Beginning” when we see the armada of Visitor ships, the ships are all in groups of five, shaped like the letter “V”.

When Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) enters the red, V’s surveillance room, there are quickly changing red glyphs in the center part. Those were taken from a Techland’s video game called Chrome (2003) (VG).

During the scene where Anna is questioning the medical staff, the staff are standing in the shape of a “V”.

 

Cowboys and Aliens


Plot: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

The new movie is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and is scheduled to hit theaters on July 29th.

V (2009)

V – 2009

Series Synopsis: Today, the world woke up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They’re lying. Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We’re eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. When her partner tries to kill her, Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they’ve given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they’ve rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica’s son, have been recruited as ‘Peace Ambassadors’ but they’re actually serving as unwitting spies. Erica’s violent introduction to the truth thrusts her into the resistance movement, where she joins forces with Ryan, a rogue alien driven to save humanity. She’ll have to balance her covert activities with her job, and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler even as he joins forces with the enemy. From executive producer Scott Peters, Emmy-nominated creator of The 4400, comes a bold re-imagining of the sci-fi classic. Let the invasion begin.

 

Starring: V Cast

Elizabeth Mitchell (1) played
Erica Evans
Morris Chestnut played
Ryan Nichols
Joel Gretsch played
Father Jack Lowery
Logan Huffman played
Tyler Evans
Lourdes Benedicto played
Valerie Holt
Laura Vandervoort played
Lisa
Morena Baccarin played
Anna
Scott Wolf played
Chad Decker

 

 


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Battleship

 


* The alien race is known as The Regents, who come from a planet with similar ecology as ours and have a similar biological make-up. They will be a combo of actors and CGI; Berg used Davey Jones from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' as a reference point.

* The aliens are not on Earth to destroy us. They are instead trying to build something, because they are in need of a power source. They do not want to deal with the humans, but will kill if they have to. The aliens mission will not be a secret in the movie.

* The aliens do not have advanced technology. While their boats fly down to Earth, once they hit water, they stay in the water. One of the ships gets damaged, which might be why the aliens cannot fly away.

* The ships look like giant water bugs, with giant legs that race across the surface of the sea.

* Some of the aliens are scientific and intelligent, while others are very violent. But they are all focused on fixing the mechanical problem with one of their ships.

* The hero of the film is the Commanding Officer of a destroyer, which is the main ship in the film. The hero has a team of five guys. They will be cut off from the rest of the world, but have a five ship fleet.

* Aspects of the game will be in the movie. The aliens will render the Navy's technology inoperable. Falling back on old school methods, the heroes will track and destroy the alien fleet through trial and error. Just like in the game.

* Since the movie is all about strategy, the aliens will not be unstoppable, but rather evenly matched with the Navy.

* The words "You sank my battleship" will be in the movie. Berg made sure of that.

* While the movie is set in modern day and features the newest naval technology, Berg will still use WWII elements. The Japanese will be mentioned and so will the USS Missouri, which fought during WWII.

* The reason Berg picked aliens to battle with, was because he didn't want to explain why the US Navy was at war with another country. He wanted something larger than life.

* Berg is thinking about shooting some sequences in 3D. "Battleship" will be in IMAX.



Plot: When California girl Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet 11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a "monster" named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie); The macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link (Will Arnett); The gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B. (Seth Rogen); and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country.

As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) – on a desperate order from The President (Stephen Colbert) – the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction.

"Monsters vs. Aliens" is scheduled to hit conventional and 3-D IMAX theaters on March 27th, 2009.

Click here to check out the trailer

 



Plot: When California girl Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet 11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a "monster" named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie); The macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link (Will Arnett); The gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B. (Seth Rogen); and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country.

As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) – on a desperate order from The President (Stephen Colbert) – the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction.

"Monsters vs. Aliens" is scheduled to hit conventional and 3-D IMAX theaters on March 27th, 2009.

Click here to check out the promo