Science is Weird

Science is Weird

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What better way of celebrating your sweet sixteenth than with a shiny new home computer system. Up until now I have had to make do with my Amstrad 464 and, considering the cassettes only loads intermittently, I have been all but ready to throw in the towel. There’s only so much Roland on the Ropes you can play before catharsis sets in and I get just as much amusement from listening to the loading audio so I have been losing faith with technology and my bag of jacks were beginning to appear far more appealing. Mercifully, I recently inherited a brand new desktop and it came with a pre-installed program to find the perfect mate so in for a dollar, in for a pound.

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I had never really been what one would call a techy and always strayed behind the…

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Alien (1979)

Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #250

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Release Date: May 25, 1979
Sub-Genre: Sci-Fi Horror
Country of Origin: United States/United Kingdom
Budget: $11,000,000
Box Office: $203,630,630
Running time: 117 minutes
Director: Ridley Scott
Producers: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
Screenplay: Dan O’Bannon, David Giler (uncredited), Walter Hill (uncredited)
Story: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Special Effects: Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, Allan Bryce, Carlo Rambaldi
Visual Effects: Bill Pearson, Martin Bower
Alien Design: HR Giger
Cinematography: Derek Vanlint
Score: Jerry Goldsmith
Editing: Terry Rawlings
Studio: Brandywine Productions
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton (Voice)

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For my big 250th appraisal I have decided to tackle a motion picture which I believe moved the goalposts when released in 1979. It had to be a whopper and they…

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