Watch It Here: Digital Series 'Alien: Isolation' Based on Game is Better Than Sequels

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 12:05PM
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 12:05PM
Watch It Here: Digital Series 'Alien: Isolation' Based on Game is Better Than Sequels
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Screenshot: YouTube/Alien Anthology
Let's face it, with the possible exception of the first sequel, there hasn't been a worthy successor to Ridley Scott's 1979 science fiction horror classic Alien. Aliens aside, none of the sequels – or prequels including Prometheus, which Ridley Scott himself has said was a mistake and its even worse follow-up Covenant – had the same nightmarish atmosphere as the one evoked aboard the Nostromo by Jerry Goldsmith's menacing score and Derek Vanlint's claustrophobic cinematography. 

It's fitting, then, that the best sequel to Alien isn't a film at all, but rather a digital series created from cutscenes from the 2014 Sega and Creative Assembly game Alien: IsolationThe timeline takes place between the first and second films with Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda at the space station Sevastopal investigating her mother's disappearance. A Xenomorph shows up and that's when the flamethrowers come out. 

The series was released two weeks ago on the Alien Anthology's official YouTube channel as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the seminal film, which includes six Alien-centered short films by independent filmmakers and, unofficially, a high school staging of Alien: The Play. Any of these are better than the abomination that was Covenant. 

We've compiled the videos for you below. Take a look and tell us what you think. 

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