Updates 2013-18

N.B. Please note around 2014, someone copied the whole contents of this blog for a blog named alienexplorationses.blogspot.com and also in 2015 , another person created https://alienexplorationss.blogspot.co.uk doing the same. Please take notice of the difference in the name.  I have no control of the other blogs and can not make any changes to their pages or ask their creators to delete them.

2018

April 2018

April 23rd 2018
i) Began a chronology page  basically the events of 1979, basically marking the events of the release of Alien along with the dates of magazine articles etc. when possible.

April 19th 2018
i) Added index page for Steve Begg and corrected a page about how work on Terrahawks as it seemed as if the contents had fallen to bits.
ii) Added Jurassic world: Fallen kingdom poster references Necronom III?

April 17th 2018
i) Added: Alien 3: Arthur's four piece complete costume, screen used
ii) Added: Alien 3: Aaron's (Ralph Brown) costume after explosion

April 16th 2018
i) Added: Alien 3:  Dillon's (Charles Dutton) costume
ii) Added: Alien 3: William's (Clive Mantle) costume

April 5th 2018
i) Added Jurassic World poster (2015) references HR Giger's Necronom I ?

April  1st 2018
i) Added Henri Matisse's Dance (1) (1909) exploring its link with Treasures of Satan


March 2018

March 30th 2018
i) Re-edited HR Giger: On the trail of the Pink Panther, dividing the various sections up in separate pages linked up to the page

March 28th 2018
i) Added: HR Giger: Alien Monster IV references wall relief in Douvier's office in "Revenge of the Pink Panther"?

March 25th 2018
i) Updated and re-edited The Henu Barque trail through the 20th century.
Experiencing a slight drag in realisations indeed

March 17th 2018
i) Updated Noomi Rapace plays "Elizabeth Shaw" with a detail from a Noomi interview in Wylde#12


March 13th 2018
i) Added: Alien: Ron Cobb's Snark concept art references the minisub shark and jelly fish from "The Adventures of Tintin And Red Rackhams Treasure"
ii) Added: The Adventures of Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure cover featuring the shark mini-sub and jelly fish reference Dali's The Painter's Eye (1942) and the Henu Barque?  

March 12th 2018
i) Added AM Cassandre's Diversification (1937)
ii) Added Salvador Dali: Persistence of Memory (1931)
iii) I spent a while trying to develop the 20th century works inspired by the Henu Barque?  page, which also means trying to offer a commentary connecting the various Henu Barques being listed. This seems to be a subject that someone out there might know more about but is keeping it under their hat, but I'm just picking everything up near enough intuitively. So it seems as if I'm making out that there was some sort of a Henu Barque club , or is it a Ministry of Hennu Barks? I have no idea. At this time I suppose that people aspired to the idea of the Egyptian mythology in some way, there might be some sort of a hyperdimensional association to make with it and then again some were not that bothered but liked the idea of integrating symbolism into art for whatever reason, and recognising the continuity might be helpful for creativity, seeing how various people were creatively interpreting the thing and reinterpreting other people's creative intepretations.
iv) Added Ben Wheatley and Aliens which is just a snippet about what the director thought about Aliens as an action movie

March 11th 2018
i) Added Untitled work by Roland Topor looking at its possible connection with the Henu Barque trail via Dali's Portrait of Emilio Terry and the Treasures of Satan trail via Paul Klee's Carnival In The Mountains.
ii) Added: Paul Klee's "Carnival In The Mountains" (1924) exploring its connection with Otto Dix's Skat Players  -  Card Playing War Invalids" (1920) which puts it in the Treasures of Satan Trail
iii) Added: The Death of Socrates (1787) by Jacques-Louis David which oddly references the Henu Barque configuration and so becomes part of that trail and then turns up referenced in later drawings in a seemingly curious way

March 10th 2018
i) Updated the article about The Future Kill poster to encompass some information about the design of the actual suit itself and renamed the page "Future Kill"and Giger's poster artwork

March 9th 2018
i) Added an article about the creation of the Future Kill poster, and this is another one of those based on fragmented statements. I'd obviously love to collate more information to build up a bigger picture of the whole thing even if it makes less sense.

March 8th 2018
i) Had a go at rewriting and adding bits to the article about Danny Boyle and Alien Resurrection. Can I expand it and make any sense out of the additions? Yes, it would be nice to see him say something more about the whole thing or even talk about any of the Alien films. It might be nice to know more about his inner landscape in relation to the Alien movies, if there is anything to say. Obviously it's a writeup made from an accumulation of brief snippets and one wonders if there is a correct way to lay them out and if there is the slightest clue about what he might have done with the movie.

March 4th 2018
i) Added: HR Giger's Biomechanical Landscape II (work 417) (1979)
which appears to reveal itself as being made up from Pollock's "The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle" merged with Pollock's "Bald Woman with Skeleton" and woman holding a long printout wrapped around Inspector Clouseau's head from a comic book and this might be quite interesting in terms of what this may have resulted in as part of Jim Cameron's Alien Queen design.

February2018

February 28th 2018
i) Added a separate for the Worlds Apart poster in Giger's studio. I obviously want one too as a memento from past decades and I want know the identity of the various pictures shown on the poster. I can identify a couple of Dali paintings and one or two Giger compositions as well

February 25th 2018
i) Added: The star map from the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I trail
ii) Added: Panels from Pink Panther #07 comic November 1975
iii) Divided the pages about Chagall's Icarus and Frazetta's Man-Ape into. A while ago I found the official year for Man-Ape rather than just relying on the date of the British release of the Conan The Barbarian book featuring that cover.  See: Chagall's Icarus (1975) and Frank Frazetta's Man-Ape (1967) 

February 22nd 2018
i) Added: Pink Panther #33 published by Gold Key is referenced in Necronom V?
ii) Added: Depictions of the Embalming Ritual
iii) Added: HR Giger: On The Trail Of The Pink Panther
iv) Added:  Does the cover of The Pink Panther comic No.18 reference the Henu Barque?

February 14th 2018
i) Added: Luke Fisher's sculpture of the engineer suit
ii) Added: Matte painting of planetary landscape and dome by Valentin Petrov

February 12th 2018
i) Added: Alien: Prototype jacket for Dallas 
ii) Added: Alien: Portable air lock box
iii) Added: Alien: Dallas' space suit boots
iv) Added: Alien: Chestbursting scene references Tintin and the Picaros

February 11th 2018
i) Re-edited Guillermo Del Toro & Lovecraft's influence on Alien

February 6th 2018
i) Added: Alien V/ "Red Harvest" : Carlos Huante's concept art for alien drones. (I keep calling it Alien Harvest because of the Alien novel by that name, and perhaps I wont be able to stop.) Very thankful to Carlos Huante for sharing his images/
ii) Added another photo of the Shaw corpse and information based on an Odd Studios posting on the page for the Alien Covenant : Elizabeth Shaw corpse. Very thankful to Odd Studios for sharing the image.

January 2018

January 30th 2018
i) Added: HR Giger's Necronom I references "Portrait of Picasso" by Salvador Dali (1947)?
ii) Tidied up Updates-2015 to 2018 putting the record of the months of 2017 into separate sections 
iii) Added: HR Giger's Alien beast Stage III head references Portrait of Picasso by Salvador Dali. I thought that this was interesting thing to realise.
iv) Made a page for 'Portrait of Picasso' by Salvador Dali

January 28th 2018
i) Added: The "Via The Temptation of St Anthony" trail
ii) Added: Alien Covenant : Elizabeth Shaw corpse

January 27th 2018
i) Added: HR Giger's Chiquita (work 190) (1972) which mysteriously enough seems to have something do with the Chiquita bananas, but hopefully a few more things as well.

January 25th 2018
i) Added index page for John Hatt who was a member of the special effects team for Alien and Aliens. News came through from Dennis Lowe that he recently died, which is sad.


January 22nds 2018
i) Added Erotomechanics VIII, work 423 (1979) by HR Giger references Illustration puzzle from Christmas 1974 Radio Times for "I've cracked it" featuring trains and this is quite interesting.

January 21st 2018
i) Added: Alien 3: Ox "bambi burster" head
ii) Added: Aliens: Full sized Alien Queens arms props 
iii) Added: Alien 3: ¼ scale three-piece production casting of the Alien
iv) Added: Alien 3: Prisoner costume
v) Added: Alien 3: Alien creature reference model
vi) Added: Alien 3: Pair of mummies
vii) Added: Aliens: Early Gateway station artwork
viii) Added: Aliens: Xenomorph Egg
ix) Added: Aliens: off-world colony and atmospheric processor exterior by Steve Begg
x) Added: Aliens: Gateway Station matte painting
xi) Added: Alien: Resurrection - Auriga Crew Costume
xii) Added: Aliens: Alien queen leg prop
xiii) Added: Alien 3: Baby alien queen prop
xix) Added: Alien Resurrection: Alien: Resurrection: Alien Newborn skull and skin face casting hard copy (original production material)
xx) Added: Alien 3: Xenomorph Dogburster Head cast original production material
xxi) Added: Alien 3, ADI Alien 3 Rod Puppet Maquette original production material
xxii) Added: Alien 3: Dog Burster Paint Reference Prototype Head original production material
xxiii) Added: Alien 3 Blueprints
xxiv) Added: Alien 3: Bambi Dogburster hero animatronic puppet original movie prop
xxv) Added: Clive Barker and Alien although there isn't much to say there.
xxvi) Added: Alien Resurrection: Sylvain Despretz sticks to his guns

January 18th 2018
i) Continued to work on: Giger's work on Alien 3. It's a mad tangle of things and I'm probably unsure about what I'm writing there anyway since the article is based on different sides of a matter that might as well have as much solidity as wet paper maché with Giger in the past straining to wonder what was going on and Gillis and Woodruff attempting to explain their side of it with perhaps their tongues tide on various things in the past and too much happening for them to comprehend going on in the studios, but I'm thankful that Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis are happy to talk and paint a picture of their side of this situation that took place, and that the interview with Jaime Praeter in Perfect Organism #75 provided us with a few insights more to this past battle ground. Of course, there still seems to be nothing from David Fincher about what went on.

January 14th 2018
i) Added: Alien Covenant: Mouth burster sack
ii) Added: Concept art for Jodorowsky's Dune showing Duke Leto attempting to poison Baron Harkonnen along with the question about whether it referenced the Henu Barque.
iii) Added: Giger's national park references Concept art for Jodorowsky's Dune
iv) Added: "Jodorowsky vu par Moebius" by Moebius (1999) and this explores it's relationship with the Henu Barque 


January 1st 2018
i)Updated the Alien Production Timeline August 1978 with information from schedule sheets posted on Charles Lippincott's Facebook page

2017

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2016

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