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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Joey Spiotto (Artist/Illustrator, Alien Next Door)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Alien Next Door – the only official Alien cartoon book – describing it as “a lovely little book that will surely bring a smile to even the most cold-hearted of Alien fans.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with artist/illustrator Joey Spiotto, a.k.a. Joebot!

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BOOK REVIEW – The Alien Next Door by Joey Spiotto

By Marty Mulrooney

Alien Next Door - Joey Spiotto

Alien Next Door is a full colour illustrated book that shows a new, caring side to the legendary science fiction monster. The only official Alien cartoon book, each new page of artwork shows the Xenomorph trying to fit in on a cold, new, alien world: Earth!

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of Alien: Isolation offers an in-depth look at the artwork behind the critically acclaimed video game Alien: Isolation, released by The Creative Assembly in 2014. Written by author Andy McVittie, who has worked in the video games industry for more than 20 years, the book features never-before-seen concept art, sketches, 3D renders and much more, all accompanied by an extensive behind the scenes commentary from the game’s artists and creators.

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FILM REVIEW – Prometheus

By Marty Mulrooney

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Prometheus is a science fiction film directed by iconic English film director and producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator). The film serves as a loose prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, taking place in the same universe whilst exploring new themes and grander ideas. At the end of the 21st century, a team of scientists travel on the spaceship Prometheus to a distant planet in search of the ‘Engineers’ who created mankind and all life on earth.

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FILM REVIEW – Predators

By Joseph Viney

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Despite “Goooo! Get to da choppah!” becoming a part of the common nerd lexicon, the Predator franchise has always lagged behind its competitors. Series like Star Trek and Star Wars are (excuse the pun) in a completely different universe and so the main rival to the Predator series has been the Alien franchise. Unfortunately for the majority of us the battle between the two rivals was recently explored in the Alien vs. Predator movies, both of which can be fairly described as awful. And now in 2010 we have Predators.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Duncan Jones (Director Of Moon)

By Marty Mulrooney

I had the immense satisfaction earlier this year to see a film that not only instantly became one of my favourite science fiction films of all time, but one of my favourite films ever, period. Moon, the debut film of director Duncan Jones, is a small low-budget sci-fi film with a big heart.

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Director Duncan Jones and actor Sam Rockwell on set.

Boasting a phenomenal central performance from Sam Rockwell as a lonely lunar-miner, as well as voice support from Kevin Spacey as his robotic companion, it now rivals Blade Runner (at least for me personally) as an enduring cinema classic that I will rewatch again and again for many years to come.

They don’t make sci-fi films like they used to, but Moon looks set to change that. Miniature work, a focus on smart plot development, and some very deep questions about the human condition… Moon truly is a blast from the past.

Finally, I was able to speak to director Duncan Jones over the phone for a good 20 minutes on the 21st September 2009. What follows is a recording of our full conversation, as well as a transcript to make all of the little details easier to pour over and enjoy…

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