Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’ve got a nice treat for you today, a look inside the effects shop as they prepare the Alien Queen for James Cameron’s Aliens. I don’t see Stan Winston in the shot, but it’s still spectacular to see the bitch in all her glory.
This creature blows me away every time I watch Aliens… there’s just a majesty to her movement. As big and slow as she is, there’s an elegance to her that is unmistakable. For a creature without eyes Winston’s team gave this giant monster an amazing amount of personality.
Even in this shot of her lying around the warehouse, without arms or legs, you can see the elegance of her design. Especially with the tail. I love the little insert in the finished film of the tail in strike position, coiled like a snake and shivering with anticipation of revenge on this puny little meatsack that murdered her children.
Brilliant film, brilliant design, awesome photo. Hope you guys enjoy! Click to embiggen!
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Come back tomorrow for the next Behind the Scenes Pic. It is another day, afterall!