Update 13: Live Q&A with Mark Rolston
Join us on Sunday 12th March for an hour-long moderated Q&A with Mark Rolston (Private Drake)!
This event is exclusive to Aliens Expanded backers and won't be seen by anyone else. You can submit your questions either live on the day or before the event (see link below) and although we can't guarantee we'll answer every question, we'll get through as many as we can in the hour.
If you have not yet received an email from us, please get in touch via social media @aliensexpanded or through our support email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will respond as soon as possible.
Update 12: A New Cast Member
Writer/Director Ian Nathan sat down to interview author V Castro, talking about her recent novel, Aliens: Vasquez, and all things Aliens and expanded universe!
Update 11: New Interviews
This week our illustrious writer/director Ian Nathan sat down with Colette Hiller, AKA Corporal Ferro & James Dyer, Writer at Empire Magazine to discuss all things Aliens!
Update 10: Production Diary
Writer/Director Ian Nathan gives an update to the production of Aliens Expanded. From interview updates to the scripting progress - Stay Frosty
Update 9: Vidcast 002
Writer/Director Ian Nathan was joined by special guest Christian Matzke from the Perfect Organism Podcast to discuss Chestbursting: Under the Microscope! You can watch it down below if you were not able to join them live or if you simply wish to re-watch the Vidcast. Make sure to keep an eye on our socials for the next Vidcast so you can join them live and participate in the discussion.
Update 8: Interviewing William Hope
We sat down with the amazing William Hope to discuss all things Gorman, Cameron & Aliens! Ever the consummate pro, full of opinion, story, charm, and energy, look forward to hearing more in Aliens Expanded.
Update 7: See Our Response to Your Feedback & Cast Update
We've loved receiving your feedback on our plans for Aliens Expanded! Click the image below to view our video featuring Writer/Director Ian Nathan and Executive Producer Robin Block discuss your responses and how they help shape our plans for Aliens Expanded:
p.s. If you haven't given feedback yet but would like to, it's not too late! Check out the links below - we read every comment.
We are delighted to announce that Aliens Expanded has welcomed William Hope and Daniel Kash to our cast!
Update 6: The Updated Synopsis
We've updated our Aliens Expanded Synopsis and need your feedback to help us ensure this is the best documentary possible!
To get started, first read Ian's introduction, then watch his intro video, add specific comments to the document, and then provide general feedback on our form (links below).
Thank you for your help!
Introduction from Ian
Greetings my Aliens hive mind.
This week I am lifting the veil on the latest version of my synopsis. This is basically a road map for the documentary, the all-important plan – my guiding light as the interviews are done, clips chosen, choices made, as we move forward through the labyrinth of tunnels ahead.
Hopefully, it will give you an idea of how I am approaching the film in an entirely new way – not simply as a making of, but entering into the completed Aliens and exploring it from within, scene-by-scene. You will see the many different angles I’m taking and the chances to spin off into fascinating sidebars, opening whole new areas of discussion. Put simply, the synopsis shows I am going to swim about within a classic. All the layers within layers.
Some things to bear in mind. This is a fluid document. As interviews are done, the synopsis will be reshaped with new ideas. Time will also be a factor – figuring out how much of the running time will be devoted to each element. It is also presented in my shorthand, sketches of ideas that should be clear, but only outline what will be far more in-depth in the finished film.
I am also looking for your input.
As a trusted backer of Aliens Expanded, you are a vital voice in the creative journey. Using the Backer Consultation Form please complete the survey on what you think, good or bad; what might be missing; alternative angles, and personal obsessions. I want to hear it all. Especially any fan theories you might have.
I admit that this is a nerve-wracking process – showing my notes ahead of time. But I am convinced it is a dynamic and valuable way to bring originality and energy to the finished documentary – to tap into your collective knowledge and love of Aliens. So I look forward to hearing from you.
Watch Ian's Introductory Video
Read and Comment on the Synopsis
Update 5: Jenette Goldstein Interview
We sat down with Private Vasquez herself, Jenette Goldstein. With insights to the character she played and the events of filming the iconic Aliens, along with the legacy of both - a phenomenal addition to Aliens Expanded.
Update 4: Aliens Expanded Vidcast 1 - The Legacy of Alien
The very first of our Aliens Expanded Vidcasts will ponder the legacy of what James Cameron likes to think of as the “prequel” to Aliens - Ridley Scott’s magnificent original Alien. I will discuss the greatness of Scott’s film not only in its own right but in terms of what it offers to a sequel, as well as the stylistic differences between the Scott and Cameron approach. Think of it as a Christmas special in which we wax lyrical about the delights of chestbursting and android meltdowns.
What’s more, I am delighted to announce that Aaron Percival from AVP Galaxy will be the special guest.
If you missed the event, you can still watch the recording by using the link below.
Update 3: Bishop Joins the Cast!
We are very proud to announce that Aliens Expanded has welcomed Lance Henriksen to the cast!
Update 2: Aliens Expanded Backer Event Replay
We had a great time at the backer event and met with many backers. If you weren't able to attend you can watch a replay of the event here.
Update 1: Live Aliens Expanded Backer Event October 30th
Please join Writer/Director Ian Nathan, Executive Producer Robin Block, and Executive Producer David Weiner for our first live Aliens Expanded Backer Event on Sunday, October 30th at 12:00pm US (PST) / 7:00pm UK (BST).
In this event, we will share behind-the-scenes updates and provide an insider view of our Aliens Expanded production process, including updates on casting, timeline, future events, and more.
Submit Your Questions!
After the success of our initial fan consultation, we are eager to hear more from backers. You will have the opportunity to chat with the creators and ask your questions live, however we encourage you to submit your questions ahead of time using this Google Form.
Aliens Expanded Backer Event YouTube Livestream
Here is the link to the Aliens Expanded Backer Event Livestream. Registration is not required. If you cannot attend the event, a recording will be made available. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
We will promptly start at 12:00pm US (PST) / 7:00pm UK (BST). Be sure to join us on YouTube at least 5 minutes before the event starts.
We look forward to seeing you there!