What If We Could Control The Aliens?

What If We Could Control The Aliens?

Artist Marek Okon recently had an idea: what if instead of trying to shoot the Aliens, we could control them instead? It's a premise that's actually been explored in the universe's fiction before, but that certainly didn't look as cool as this concept does.

You could also file this under: Genuinely Useful/Massively Dangerous Applications For Oculus Rift.

We've featured Okon's work here on Fine Art before, but what the hell, it's been a while, let's feature some more today.

You can see more of Marek's art on his personal site and ArtStation page.


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What If We Could Control The Aliens?
What If We Could Control The Aliens?
What If We Could Control The Aliens?
What If We Could Control The Aliens?
What If We Could Control The Aliens?
What If We Could Control The Aliens?
What If We Could Control The Aliens?

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    Pretty sure there was a bad movie about why that is a even worse idea.

    Cool art though

      Yeah I could be wrong...but I was pretty sure the plot of all the movies was "Lets Control The Aliens!" and then it not going well.

        Not really. The first three demonstrated Weyland-Yutani's disregard for human life in the pursuit of specimens, and the struggle to prevent them from achieving this end. Only Resurrection dealt with the creatures in the hands of unscrupulous corporate types - by then the United Systems Military - and they'd barely managed to breed the things before they broke loose and it all went to hell, so no real attempt to control them was ever shown.

        The EU material, on the other hand, is rife with such attempts, generally of a fairly poor calibre.

        Last edited 10/03/15 7:26 pm

          Poor calibre in attempt, or poor calibre in writing?

            One because of the other, I guess. Nightmare Asylum showed a particular foolhardy attempt to domesticate them. The rationale never seemed particularly well thought-out.

            Last edited 10/03/15 7:55 pm

              Well, it was written by a Steve Perry but not *sung* by Steve Perry. #DontStopBelieving

          I agree, it wasn't until the fourth film that they went fully into the military perspective. But it was heavily implied for the other films that Wayland-Yutani wanted them for weapons research, aka, controlling them.

            It could be interpreted that way, although I always thought it was more plausible that WY would attempt to harness aspects of their biological chemistry or DNA interaction with hosts to create a new wave of chemical and biological agents. Much easier to deploy in a reliable fashion when there isn't a sinister intelligence embedded within the weapon itself.

              True, but they spend of lot of the films talking about the instincts of the Xenomorphs as well as their biological prowess. They often say how they are perfect soldiers, Etc.

                "Often"??

                It was usually a throw-away line here or there. eg Ash commenting they are a perfect organism. On the other hand, you have Hudson merely questioning how they could smart to cut off the power if they are just animals.

              That was actually the end game in a few of the Eu offerings. The problem is you need to study the creatures first and therein lied the problem.

            I think the first three films implied WY just wanted to have them. It was up to the viewer to worry about what sort of menace WY would create with them. (I have only watched A:R twice at most and can't remember much about that crud.)

            You need to quote specific lines from your films to back up your arguments in these posts.

    Has mass effect taught you nothing? Also, wtf is with these new mobile ads??

    Sounds like Avatar

      That's genius.
      Imagine if, instead of trying to dominate the natives and exploit the planet's resources, Avatar was about soldiers remotely controlling Human/Xenomorph hybrids and using them to exterminate colonies of hostile Aliens. The Aliens' instincts are too powerful though, even in the supposedly mindless hybrids, so they're dangerous, and cause a lot of problems for anyone using them.
      The entire movie would be about whether or not it's worth using such a dangerous weapon to fight a serious threat. The suspenseful atmosphere of the Alien movies would be made even more terrifying, because the main character would be in the Avatar program and they'd have to not only fight Aliens, but also their own friends who'd turned against them, all while struggling to keep their sanity. Then of course the company would try to shut the whole thing down and kill everyone who knew about it, so things would get even more complicated.

      That is a way better story than Resurrection.

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