Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report
author: S.D. Perry
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.46
book published: 2016
rating: 4
read at: 2017/02/08
date added: 2017/02/08
'Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report' by S. D. Perry with illustrations by Markus Pansegrau and John R. Mullaney is a fictional corporate report which also pays tribute to the Alien films.

Starting with the various forms of the alien species known as XX121, from egg to chestburster to full grown acid breathing terror, the book sets out to show how the Weyland-Yutani corporation found the species and their attempts at capturing one to be used for immense profit. There is a company timeline with notes about the inventions created by the company: Weapons, artificially intelligent beings like David and Bishop, and space craft. The sense you get about the corporation is that they are very determined, and yet, not the most competent at acquiring their dream, even after such a long time.

The movies are covered in chronological order. Stills from the film and closeups of vehicles and weapons are shown.

For fans of the films, there isn't a lot of new information here, but it's still fun to look through. There isn't really a full synopsis of each film, but there was enough personal narrative and such to remind me of the plot of some of the films I hadn't seen for a long time.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Insight Editions and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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