Blade Runner vs Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

In the beginning… SPOILERS ALERT !

BLADE RUNNER 1982 – Review

Director/Producer/Filmmaker, Ridley Scott directed the original BLADE RUNNER in 1982, based on Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

The book and movie raised questions, in regards to our SOUL :

Is it possible to create a soul ?

Will humans become GOD-LIKE, trying to replicate, what our creator has already done ?

Is there a creator ?

What is the reason for having a SOUL ?

Can HUMANS create better creations, then our GOD ?

Will HUMANS mistreat REPLICANTS as slaves to do their dirty work ?

What are the consequences of becoming GOD-LIKE ?

This is far as the movie follows into the actual book, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

As much as I enjoy Ridley Scott’s creation, “Blade Runner” it was shocking to hear, the book and movie are two completely different entities. Other then this factor, Ridley Scott was sure not to disappoint, when I first watch this amazing creation at our local theatre, (while living in Kelowna, BC).

To further understand why this movie meant so much to me, you’ll have to know the circumstances.

1982 : Two years after the death of my child, Jenni, it was a time for soul searching, questioning the existence of any GOD. Emptiness throughout the years. However, we were grateful to welcome in our newborn arrival, ( it’s a girl!) Tianndra, on February 20, 1982.

When the movie, “Blade Runner” came to the Box Office in June 25, 1982, the storyline captivated me. Again, the question riddle my mind, “Do we have a Soul ?

To have a soul or not, is extremely relevant to me, because of Jenni’s legacy. Without a soul, our purpose in life would mean absolutely nothing. Our existence is nothing more then the next savage animal waiting it’s turn on the of evolutionary turntable, as humans experience the seventh massive extinction on earth ( this is why it’s so important to explore other planets and colonize, before it’s too late ). Since the dawn of life, we already had six deadly extinctions. Are we nothing more then an evolutionary existence until the next extinction wipes us out ?

You see, I have to believe we humans have a soul.

The original “Blade Runner” came and left us in awe. The last monologue of character, Roy Batty ( played by gifted actor, Rutger Hauer) TEARS IN THE RAIN :

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” ( Read more for an in-depth outline )

– Roy Batty

Back then, his dialogue brought tears to my eyes, remembering Jenni, close to my heart and soul. Needless to say, the original Blade Runner was a leading success.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Review

Blade Runner 2049

Fast forward 35 years later, finally… BLADE RUNNER 2049 was released to the public. To me, it too never disappointed. From the beginning quote on Blade Runner 2049 movie, it sure captivated the science-fiction storyline:

“REPLICANTS : Are Bioengineered Humans, designed by Tyrell Corporation for use OFF-WORLD. Their enhanced strength made them idea slave labour.

After a series of violent rebellions, their manufacture became prohibited and TYRELL CORP went bankrupt.

The collapse of ecosystems [ Blade Runner Black Out 2022* ] in the mid 2020’s led to the rise of industrialist NAIANDER WALLACE. whose mastery of synthetic farming avert famine.

Wallace acquired the remains of the Tyrell Corp and created a new line of REPLICANTS who obey.

Many OLDER MODEL REPLICANTS – NEXUS 8 with OPEN-ENDED LIFESPAN – survived.

Those that HUNT them still go by the name…

BLADE RUNNER “

* Everyone knew where they were during the BLACKOUT

Blade Runner 2049 continued in strong relationship to the original, not missing a beat, including epic storyline of how the EYE can expose any REPLICANT. In the original, taking a close-up, inside look of the cornea (clear lens) and the tall-tell signs of the iris (functions like the diaphragm of a camera), it was quick to red-flag a replicant. With replicants assuming human form in every way except strengthen, biological warfare and extreme military tactical, it’s hard to pinpoint any replicant within a crowd.

In Bladerunner 2049, Naiander Wallace ( aka, actor Jared Leto ), leading CEO of the now corporate giant produces controllable, docile replicants. To add even higher security, each replicant is easier to pick out now, because their eyes are embedded with a unique serial number.

Curious, however, Naiander Wallace is blind.

It’s not speculated why or how he became blind, just the fact he is blind. However, he has these cool mini-droids that see in any capacity he wants. We’re clear, Naiander is indeed the protagonist with a heavy chip on his shoulder. Perfection is everything to him. Anything of lessor quality is quickly disposed of.

Again, the writer (Hampton Fancher) cleverly leads us on with the EYE concept. Needless to say, I’m sure Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (also, both screenwriters) had a blast telling this intriguing mysterious story.

Remember Deckard (played by iconic actor Harrison Ford) ?

In the original Blade Runner, it was loosely assumed, Deckard could possibly be a replicant himself, but unaware of it. Unfortunately, in Blade Runner 2049, we still aren’t sure. However, leading on the audience, is without a doubt, a sweet morsel for the next Blade Runner 2060 ?

To update, Deckard falls in love with a female replicant, named Rachael, who doesn’t realize she’s a replicant at all (thanks to creator, Dr Eldon Tyrell). Deckard and Rachael run away and along their journey, they’re able to have a child (another gift by Dr Tyrell). This is another reason we think Deckard could also be a replicant and not know it. Maybe, before the doctor made Rachael, it’s quite possible, he may of made a male replicant, named Deckard.

Writer Hampton Fancher has left it open for viewers to make their own assumptions ; which is genius!

Now comes along Blade Runner 2049, with a modern updated replicant, Blade Runner K (played by Canadian actor Ryan Gosling) ; also named Joe by his sweet holographic girlfriend Joi, who believed K could be a real boy, due to his real memory implant ( most replicants were given fake memory implants).

However, we know this couldn’t be true ; but Joe did hope.

In the beginning of Blade Runner 2049, K finds skeleton remains of Rachael, who they realize died of a C -Section during birth. Immediately, it’s clear, there must be a replicant child (or possibly a human-crossed replicant ?). K’s mission (ordered by human Lt. Joshi) is to seek out and destroy the replicant child before a war breaks out between the replicants and humans. As well, CEO Naiander is determined to find the child before the humans, because he wants to produce an infinite army of replicants, to rule the worlds of the universe. Until now, his replicants aren’t prefect. His thirst to be a GOD, build an army of perfectly designed replicants, that could give birth, is his ultimate dream.

Talk about a control freak – dictatorship at its highest calling.

As we know, K has a conscious. He can’t kill the child, or can he destroy Deckard either. In itself, even though K isn’t human, it’s the most human thing that can be done. As said, “Dying for the right cause, is the most human thing we can do.”

If LUV ( a Nexus-9 replicant designed by Niander ) has anything to do with it, she wants to impress her boss, no matter the cost. After all, Niander entrusted her as his right-hand No 1 (if you will ), to give her very own name LUV, instead of a serial number, like K ( KD6-3.7 ).

The outcome could go either way.

LUV is indeed, the most calculated killer of all them all. Her determination is relentless !

Blade Runner 2049 is a mastery of screenwriting, leading viewers to more questions then answers. As a science-fiction writer, I adore open-ended questions throughout the storyline, with cleverly placed plot coupons**, adding to the mystery. Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 are both great movies and, (if you haven’t seen either one) a must to your next science-fiction thriller list.

Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller

**Plot Coupons : also known as a ‘MacGuffin’ – a plot device in the form of a goal, desired object, or another motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation. The MacGuffin’s importance to the plot is not the object itself, but rather its effect on the characters and their motivations. READ more…

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Star Wars – The Midi-Chlorians

Star Wars

Watching Star Wars again. Most specifically, Episode II “ Attack of the Clones” . It a wonder that I had previously miss valuable information, since I’ve watched this movie 3X now. Somehow, my mind skipped the part about the “Midi-Chlorians” – Go Figure !

Passing through, I scanned and rescanned the part of the Midi-Chlorians. Apparently, LIFE and the FORCE wouldn’t exist, without the Midi-Chlorians , again – Go Figure !

As said by Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker

“Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll hear them speaking to you.”

THE MIDI-CHLORIANS

Immediately I was intrigued by the science and most particularly, the biology of how they exist within us ( as in Living Hosts). Interesting, Midi-chlorians are these microscopic intelligent life forms that originate from the origin of Life and centre of the Spiritual Cosmic Force.

Throughout billions of years of countless universes and planets forming, to living organisms residing on M- Class Planets, the Midi-Chlorians reside within the cells of all living organisms, as a host.

It’s here where select gifted intelligent beings are allowed to tap into the COSMIC FORCE, using the Midi-Chlorians organisms as a means of communication (aka The Force speaks through the Midi-Chlorians). These gifted beings, of course, are the JEDI. Each Jedi learns how to use the FORCE, creating unimaginable POWERS. Unfortunately, each Jedi can take the path for good or evil (aka the Dark Force).

As well, most trained Jedis can feel the FORCE from other potential beings. Each soul can trace (gauging) their force by a simple BLOOD TEST. Microscopically, a trained JEDI microbiologist can estimate the number of Midi-Chlorians within a host. The higher the count of Midi-Chlorians, the stronger the FORCE within each subject.

It’s been said Anakin Skywalker had a count of over 20,000 Midi-Chlorians, surpassing YODA himself. Unfortunately, Anakin Skywalker took the path of the Darkside, becoming the troubled DARTH VADER.

INTERESTING CONCLUSION:

What I absorbed from all of the above (even though it’s just a storyline) , is the possibility, the FORCE we sometimes hear, could easily be confused as a GOD speaking to us. To add fuel to the fire, just maybe our soul is the essence of the Midi-Chlorians organisms leaving our host bodies, transforming itself back into the SPIRITUAL COSMIC FORCE.

Yoda speaks,” Fear of loss is the path to the darkside. Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the force. Mourn them do not, miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.”

As stated, “The energy of the FORCE is the centre, intertwining the SPIRITUAL COSMIC FORCE with the LIVING FORCE.” With this said, you can then argue, over 124,000 Prophets in our history were possibly gifted JEDIS, (including Jesus) tapping into the COSMIC FORCE, we know as GOD. It’s no wonder we can’t ever communicate with the dead. Their transformation is pure energy, within the Cosmic Force of Life and Death.

I know, I know…it all sounds crazy!

BUT – maybe we should quiet our mind and listen closer to what THE FORCE is saying to us.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU !

Bari Demers – screenwriter

The Dark Universe

The Dark Universe

THE JOURNEY

Living amongst you is indeed challenging, due to your limited intellect. WE have used so many applications to communicate. However, most of YOU are oblivious to our existence. Even so, a select few have noticed us throughout your busy lives, since the dawn of mankind.

WE have many names, but the five that have stuck throughout your history, are referred to as, the Almighty GOD, the GODS of the HEAVENS, Ancient Alien Ancestors, The Realm of Spirits and BLACK ANGELS. Our species have lived beside you on your daily journey of life, nurturing our creation into becoming a better HUMAN BEING.

Locked in time, the genetic pool of geniuses have emerged from century to century, revealing great minds, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. All were part of an exciting journey of inventions, along with opening the mysterious cosmic universes, intertwining time and space, itself.

But with all your short term advancements, human beings aren’t ready to meet us directly, simply because you haven’t earned your journey. Before mankind had a foothold on earth, our species found you as you were, savage primates beginning your evolutionary journey. It was then we decided to cross our genetics with yours, speeding up the evolutionary timeline. In hindsight, our ancestors should have left you alone.

This is where it’s written, “ So God created man in his own image; he created him in the image of God; he created them male and female.”

We apologize for our ancestors for not correcting this. We may have produced a hybrid, (known as HOMO-SAPIENS) believing your species would become wiser. Unfortunately our geneticist couldn’t remove the savage instincts you inherited, in order for your survival on this planet. The savagery of your species is overwhelming fuelled by hate and fear. Sometimes we sent a prophet, in hopes to better your civilization through peace and love ; but each one, you desperately feared. Throughout your existence our ancestors have sent 2500 prophets, thinking one of the prophets would calm your savage instincts.

Unfortunately, all have failed…miserably.

If only human beings could be more passionate, loving towards each other, instead of using hatred and greed. Material things and selfishness isn’t the path to righteousness or forgiveness. Earth and this dimensional universe is nothing more then a testing ground, preparing your soul for its journey into the void of collectiveness, where each soul will join together in complete Nirvana. After millions of ions, our species were taught the existence of true freedom…by just letting go. WE understand the concept is new for your kind, but it’s our hope you’ll see the light before it’s destroyed forever. All living things get one chance of life. It’s up to us see and understand it, before evil grabs you into the realm of darkness, plaguing your soul with complete blackness and despair.

WE say to you…don’t fear what you can’t understand. Don’t take advantage of the sick and weak. Bring your species closer to Nirvana by accepting the good in everyone. But don’t be fooled by the wolf waiting at your door, disguised as sheep. If they ask you for money or material things, they’re indeed the wolf pack waiting to pounce on YOU. To them, your weakness is love and forgiveness. The cruel are too far gone to understand the value of the treasures lying within your soul.

It’s true. Your species still rely on currency in order to receive the basics of survival. To operate in large congregations, it requires an operating cost, in order to feed, cloth and house you. If you can be a nonprofit organization without feeding directors or CEO’s with large sums of cash, then it’s possible to live together comfortably. WE aren’t talking about manmade religions or spiritual schemes, ready to pounce on your graciousness. NO. WE are talking about becoming a self sufficient entity fuelled by love for each other. It’s a cruel unforgiving society your species have created over time, so be vigilant. Follow the laws of the lands in respect for each country, but show unconditional love within your community. Just realize, there’s no GOD whose a person in your fictional heavens. The only GOD is the unity of every living soul since the dawn of infinity, intertwined with time and space, itself. We are all together in this journey of life and death. It’s our only hope you realize the importance of your soul, as well as giving respect to ALL living things, be it on earth or across the universes. In life we all must survive to enrich our biological shells, but our purpose is getting our soul ready for the next journey. We taught the ancient Egyptians well, but still they believed in us as GODS.

Please take heed to our warning…

If you go through life relying on the riches from the backs of the poor and weak, your soul will indeed turn to the blackness of evil, where there’s no return. There’s only one Nirvana, with no room for evil. YOU only have one chance to enrich your soul with goodness fuelled by love, otherwise your soul will evaporate into nothingness, known as the true death of blackness.

Our next warning is just as important…

You can’t rely on having all your eggs in one basket. It’s deemed for catastrophic failure. Throughout billions of years on earth, the ‘Permian Extinction’ is a good example of destroying 90% of life, along with the set back for the prehistoric Homo erectus one million years ago. As a matter of fact there’s been several extinction events throughout the history of life on earth, with one as close as 71,500 years ago. Fortune for your species we started evolutionary cross genetics 101,000 years, keeping 2956 collective specimens safe from harm. As scientists Stephen Hawking has speculated, human beings have…maybe 100 years to populate nearby planets, in order to avoid complete extinction of the human race. After that, earth will begin into its next phase of recreating it’s new evolutionary species. You’re the only species we know, that have a fighting chance to fool the natural order of things.

It’s up to you to make good use of your intelligence, before it’s too late.

Black Angels by Bari Demers

THE DARK UNIVERSE

WE would like to mention…

As said,”Our species live close to you, without you realizing our existence. “ You haven’t evolved, so WE aren’t ready to reveal the secrets of the cosmic universes…just yet.

All we can tell you, WE live within the Dark Universe of endless time.

Your scientists have theorized the possible existence of DARK MATTER along with DARK ENERGY. You won’t believe how close they are to the truth. Some have even speculated a DARK MATTER HALO within your own Milky Way Galaxy. WE are pleased with your theories. You’re so close to opening the pandora box, but will you be ready to grasp its secrets ?

As it stands, WE think not.

WE have observed your existence since our ancestors came to earth, drastically changing your evolutionary timeline. It’s now, our scientists have realized their dreadful mistake. Our meddling in your biological makeup, may have been a catastrophic error. In hindsight, speeding up your genetic timetable and crossing our genetics wasn’t really in your best interest. Our ancestors thought, instead of complete extinction, while earths rotational clock decided to reboot the existence of life from scratch again, we took over changing mankind forever.

NIRVANA FOR TODAY’S TIMELINE

As I write the chronological events of your timeline, WE are still here lurking in the background, edging for the betterment of mankind, teaching and preparing you, so your souls journey may experience NIRVANA.

Soon, we’ll be sending another prophet suited for your timeline. Be ready to accept this ONE as its spiritual aurora will capture your soul, giving YOU a glowing light of unconditional LOVE. Just remember, the wolf is waiting for you too. Look through the eyes of the wolf and see the darkness he or she prevails.

Be ready.

Be ready. Because our next prophet will have powers of unbelievable wisdom, nurturing YOU with love and forgiveness. Money will only be a means of supporting the community, without any profit, whatsoever. Material things will mean absolutely nothing, in the glowing eyes of the prophet. The only goals for the prophet is to enrich your souls for the next journey and give YOU internal PEACE. Your biological bodies will continue to live outs its life as before, but this time, the weight of your soul will be lifted from your old self into a new enlightenment.

REMEMBER

There’s NO god or religion waiting to steal you from everything you worked so hard for. Religion is only manmade, as well, GOD isn’t a person living aimlessly in a heaven with golden gates, surrounded by angels envious of human beings. This is nothing more then a fairytale evolved by manmade religions and our ancestors.

WE apologize for our ancestors mistakes and bid YOU on your journey of PEACE and WELL-BEING.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

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Life of a Writer

Robotics on Mars by Bari Demers

Lately, I’ve spent most of my time cleaning up some of manuscripts and short stories. Writing and rewriting is truly the goal towards the finish-line of a masterpiece, no matter if you’re writing screenplays, manuscripts for your next book, or short stories.

It’s also just as important to send yourself a draft of your work, to ensure no one decides on plagiarism. Sometimes my drafts are between 7 – 15 rewrites, to where I feel satisfied.

As I may be satisfied with my finished product, the publishers I send it to, are not necessarily convinced with my finished product. Another fresh pair of eyes could possibly bring a brand new perspective, I’ve never considered.

So never feel offended just because you have so much passion in your art. Not everyone will have your back.

On top of that, the idea of presenting your work to your immediate family, believe it or not, isn’t the best choice. With social media today, we’re fed with thousands of articles and news feeds, our lives are literally bombarded with too many reading options.

IF that doesn’t get you, (in my case) it’s essential your reading viewers are lovers of science-fiction, science and horror. So you see, the viewing class gets shorter and shorter.

BUT – if you can grab true hardcore science-fiction fans, it’s all worth it in the end. It truly is the LIFE OF A WRITER.

This past week, my passion is rewriting Robotics on Mars, as it’s close to my heart. Here’s the beginning to wet your whistle…

Robotics on Mars by Bari Demers

ROBOTICS ON MARS – CHAPTER ONE

It’s all true. All of it. You know what I mean.

In the back of your mind you’ve always wondered if those conspiracy theories could possibly be true. You know the ones I’m talking about ?

Yes…those.

The ones where conspirators rant about ALIENS living on Earth 🌏 or Mars. I’m sure you’ve heard about our Ancient Alien Ancestors visiting, way before mankind had a foothold. Or how about those crazies who unwillingly became abductees, complaining about being probed. Maybe you’ve seen UFO sightings yourself…

Which ever the case may be – Its all true.

Most importantly, government officials, including public organizations, such as NASA, SPACEX, and SETI have quietly kept a lid on it for years. Seriously…have you ever wonder how students in a high school science class can make a replica satellite for only $6000, while the real ones from NASA range from $10 – $40 million dollars each? Anyone with a brain can see the red flags for themselves. All they have to do is look past the smoke and mirrors.

“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”


I hope you enjoy it. Come on over to the darkside of SciFi – Please read more of ROBOTICS ON MARS here.

by Bari Demersscreenwriter and science-fiction buff

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I HAVE A VISION

I have a vision…

WHERE DID OUR ALIEN ANCESTORS GO?

What happened to them?

I believe I have the answer… my science fiction story BLACK ANGELS expresses the question mankind has asked since the beginning of time.

WHERE DID WE COME FROM – THE SYNOPSIS

In this answer my story follows a drug addicted war hero seeking revenge for his brothers death, willing to risk his crew in a mining expedition on planet AIPHA XL 420 ( known to us as EARTH). It’s essential they find a priceless RED CRYSTAL in order to save their species from a deadly virus.

KING OSIRIS ORDERS

MISSION : By order of King Osiris, his elite team, the ROYAL EMPEROR GUARDS are sent to a newly discovered planet, ALPHA XL 420 (known to us as EARTH) to mine a life saving drug known as the illusive RED CRYSTAL. It’s vital they find it, mine it and ship it back before a deadly virus wipes out their species.

THE EXPEDITION

Led by war hero Commander Cardin, along with eight military specialist and two A.I. androids, their mission is clear. Don’t come home until you find the most valuable crystal in the universe – RED CRYSTAL.

Adding to the dangerous mission, it’s been reported, their long time rivals, the JOTUNNS were recently spotted in the same solar system.

Commander Cardin will stop at nothing to honour his brothers death during the longest war in SIRIANS history – RED STORM.

REVENGE IS AS SWEET AS MILK AND HONEY

Destroying a colony of JOTUNNS would allow his brothers soul to be released on his journey into the afterlife, following the all mighty GOD ATUM.

Unknown to the crew, a creature, only spoke in folklore as BLACK ANGELS, possess planet ALPHA XL 420, spreading its evil darkness upon the earth.

PRIDE HAD CAST HIM DOWN…

O TO SACRED EARTH

A BLACK EVIL HAS SPREAD ACROSS THE LANDS…

O TO THE HORRORS OF EARTH

The fate of the SIRIANS – it’s inevitable.

Priestesses ISIS,THE GODS of SIRIUS, must protect her people at all costs.

Will the crew be able to save their species ?

I have a vision and this vision has already been written into earths history, long before mankind had a foothold on earth.

Let me tell you the story of BLACK ANGELS – our Alien Ancestors.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

Alien Covenant Review

Warning : SPOILERS ALERT

Finally had the opportunity to watch ALIEN COVENANT this past month and I must say it was a little disappointing. Following Alien franchise since the beginning, the storyline is important to me. My first outburst of the movie was on Twitter :

“Saw @AlienAnthology #VFX astounding but #storyline upsetting. Astronauts have strict protocols. What happened, shouldn’t #AlienCovenant”

Let me explain :

NUMBER ONE

Any one hand-picked for a mission responsible for 2000 colonist, heading for distant planet Origae-6, would (in my mind) be highly trained Astronauts with strict protocols. Their responsibility is the welfare of colonist and not some rogue beacon on an unknown planet. Life-form or not, the DAVID android would make note-of-it, sending a electronic message back to earth through MUTHUR (MUTHUR is the Starship’s on-board main A.I. pronounced M-O-T-H-E-R).

If we were on Star Trek, Mr. Spock would definitely say,” It’s NOT logical. To make critical errors in judgment, threatening 2000 colonist is indeed unlikely.”

BUT – it’s a movie, meant to add precarious irrational decisions, causing complete havoc with no return. That’s what makes a movie exciting.

Screenwriters are trained to follow a specific Screenplay Outline, as are Directors. But Directors have the freedom to change whatever they want, as long as it makes a substantial profit at the box office. Here’s a quick layout :

1. ACT ONE – Establishment | Setup | Inciting Incident | Contemplation | Turning Point

2. ACT TWO – Acceleration | Enter Obstacles | Dead Centre | Crossing the Rubicon | Raising the Stakes | Crisis

3. ACT THREE – Prepare for Confrontation | Climatic Conflict | Aftermath and Resolution | Dissolution and Farewell

See HERE for in-depth detail.

The point is, there must be some kind of conflict and a series of mistakes to add tension to the movie, or else it would be pretty boring. For example, the real events and mishaps of Apollo 13 turned into a good movie, because the astronauts and NASA had to solve real problems in a dangerous environment. The iconic words, spoke the urgency…

“Houston, we’ve had a problem…”

It was indeed a life or death defining situation, where the whole world followed in their survival and safety back to earth from the moon.

That said, it’s vital the storyline makes sense or it becomes a jumbling mismatch puzzle with incoherent timelines, making us viewers grasp for reality. Knowing all to well Ridley Scott is a master Director, it seems ludicrous he wouldn’t tell a good storyline. After a little research, it wasn’t long before I realized the editing process of cutting scenes from Alien Covenant, proved to be the culprit. Ridley Scott’s creativity was hacked by removing crucial scenes by the editors involved. As a director I would be biting my upper lip, as scenes were eliminated.

Curiously, Ridley Scott still has full control of his movie.

So why did he approve of the Covenant crew making so many mistakes? Is it just a Hollywood ploy, to make fans see AWAKENING in order to get all the answers?

To me, this is how I would change the scene to make it work :

It would make more sense if android DAVID caused the INCIDENT, where he sent a deadly beam of energy disrupting the starships point-of-origin. It would be better then a random wave of CME ( Corona Mass Eruption) from a nearby star, as it happens in the movie. The scenes from that point would still hold true ; waking up the crew and killing their captain, due to a malfunction of his pod. In my mind, the burst of energy could have crippled the Starship to no return, causing it to crash on the planet where David is patiently waiting to carry out his deranged assault on the crew still alive. Crash landing on this planet would have made for a gripping terrifying scene.

NUMBER TWO

I love the fact Alien Covenant continues 10 years after my beloved movie Prometheus, so well executed by Ridley Scott. Personally watch Prometheus a dozen times to pick up eastereggs* I may have missed.

ON THAT NOTE :

To me I really don’t understand the backlash of Prometheus from fans. I realize the original ALIEN was basically a B-movie horror-slasher, but with its strong storyline and well executed ( pun intended ) actors, Alien did well at the box office. It was like this secret little gem waiting to be opened. That said, it’s my belief the fans of Alien, Aliens and so on, expect a horror slasher unconcerned about the science-fiction, the actual science and the clever plots Ridley Scott placed into Prometheus. It’s clear Ridley Scott caved to the wishes of its ALIEN fans, giving them the blood thirsty slasher ALIEN COVENANT.

[SPOILER ALERT FOR PROMETHEUS]

NUMBER THREE

If you followed Prometheus, you would be familiar with our lovely character Elizabeth Shaw, the last human surviver, along with David. We know Elizabeth doesn’t trust David, but she needs him to fly the Engineers Starship in order to answering the burning question she asked the Juggernaut,” Why did YOU (The Engineers) change your mind? What did we do wrong? Why do you want us dead?”

If I were Elizabeth, my trust in David would be nil. After fixing David and his ability to set course for Engineer’s HOMEWORLD using one of many alien Derelict spacecraft 🚀, I would immediately place David in stasis before doing the same myself. Any kind of tampering of my hyperbaric sleep chamber, would immediately set off an emergency alarm with instant release from stasis. So, in effect, Elizabeth would still be alive when Alien Covenant crew arrives, meaning a whole chain of events could take place.

I love the FINAL LOG of Dr. Shaw :

Elizabeth’s Final LOG, last survivor of Prometheus :

“The ship and her entire crew are gone. If you’re receiving this transmission, make no attempt to come to its point of origin. There is only death here now, and I’m leaving it behind. It is New Year’s Day, the year of our Lord, 2094. My name is Elizabeth Shaw, the last survivor of the Prometheus. And I am still searching.”

JAMES MONTANA’S FINAL LOG :

In conclusion, overall Alien Covenant seems to have gain support by the majority of fans, and in the end, that’s what really counts. 21st Century Fox covered the production budget cost of $97 million (reasonable, considering other scifi movies) making $238 million in sales.

Not bad, not bad at all.

I’m sure Ridley Scott was relieved he hit the mark for fans and certainly Fox must be pleased too. As a long time fan of the Alien Trilogy, can’t wait to see the release of Alien: Covenant sequel AWAKENING, apparently starts production in 14 months. If I had a choice of Directors for my Scifi BLACK ANGELS, Ridley Scott would be on the list. However, there’s a growing list of great Directors suited for my proposed film/pitch.

Bari Demersscreenwriter Read more of my stories and articlesEASTEREGGS*- Here are some neat (yup I used the word neat…sorry) little eastereggs you’ll find throughout the ALIEN TRILOGY.

Nefertiti and Black Angels

The ART piece of Nefertiti and its relationship to Black Angels by Bari Demers.

About Nefertiti:

As you see above, my art piece is the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, Royalty of the Pharaoh Akhenaten dynasty. However, you can see a remarkable change, including her alien eyes, I cleverly crafted.

Queen Nefertiti is indeed a historical wonder, as there isn’t any trace of a tomb where she may lie today. One recent theory was believed her secret grave might have been hidden beneath the Tutankhamun’s tomb. Unfortunately, a radar scan preformed by a National Geographic team, turned up no visible trace.

The other theory is ( according to Wiki ) “…Nefertiti ruled as Neferneferuaten after her husbands death.”

Whatever may be the case, their dynasty, indeed, was in turmoil.

Nefertiti and Akhenaten ruled together from 1353 to 1336 B.C. Their New Kingdom of the 18th Dynasty turned controversial, due to the upheaval of a new religious structure, where only ONE GOD, ATUM was introduced, rejecting the earlier Egyptian beliefs of many GODS. After their deaths, the Egyptian Priests defaced all transcripts and monuments, changing back to the original worshipping of, “The Gods of the Heavens.”

Unfortunately today, archeologists are having a rough time trying to solve the mystery of “Where does the Tomb of Nefertiti lie ?”

It may be as simple as tomb robbers have already taken the riches, fading into history. Optimist I am ( sound like Yoda – lol Read also Obi-Wan) it’s my belief it’s just a matter of time before they solve the puzzle behind our mysterious Queen Nefertiti.

Graphic Art Explained:

The before image ( as you see) is the original artifact, presently on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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My transformation of Nefertiti took over 8 hours, into the image you see now. There are several stages of intricate artwork to transform my art of Nefertiti into the goddess for my genre science-fiction horror screenplay Black Angels.

I’m NOT a professional graphic artist but a freelance screenwriter. Even still, I do have two years of Applied Arts from Okanagan College in Kelowna , BC, Canada 🇨🇦(way back in the 70’s). Since then technology and graphic art techniques have changed drastically with the help of computers. If I were to restart my career today I would apply at the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) in Vancouver. Here they provide excellent courses on Visual Effects Art and Design, Graphic Design, Game Development and Design. Maybe then I would be accepted at MPC Film ( Movie Picture Film Company), also in Vancouver.

As they say,” It is what it is”, meaning I can’t change my history.

However, any ART I do is often an expression of who I am inside. Be it, writing my science-fiction stories or painting, it means so much to me personally. Maybe one day I will be as famous as Picasso, like so many dead artist are. Who knows?

The Relationship of Black Angels :

Lately, my concentration of my art is simply to promote my screenplay Black Angels. I want my audience (scifi fans) to envision my characters within my storyline.

BLACK ANGELS – “Pride had cast him down..O to Sacred Earth…a Black Evil has spread across the Lands…O to the horrors of Earth.” BMD

It’s inevitable.

Black Angels is a science-fiction horror genre based on the arrival of our Ancestors and how it changed mankind forever.

Nefertiti is a descendant of Queen Siri .

Queen Siri is believed to be one of “The Gods of the Heavens” who traveled here from Planet Sirius 5, within the Canis Major Constellation.

Even though ancient Egyptians built remarkable architectural pyramids, they still weren’t the true gods from the heavens. Even though the “Gods of the Heavens” did visit earth, they left due to mysterious reasons. I believe my screenplay has cracked the case on what really happened to our alien ancestors. Queen Siri was a descendant of the true gods, who helped the human Egyptian race to form their ancient culture. After the “Gods of the Heavens” disappeared, they tried to imitate the gods as best as they could, but still were not as effective as the gods were.

The pyramid structures of today are a good example of this.

Nefertiti was indeed a real Egyptian Queen and a legacy to the Egyptian history. Even though she was descendant of Queen Siri , only Queen Siri and her crew were responsible in transforming us human beings into what we are today. It’s my believe, theses gods were a highly advanced civilization who discovered earth over 150,000 years ago, in the time mankind was still trying to get a foothold on earth. With cross genetic manipulation, man’s evolution was fast forward into the creation of a different kind human race. Different in, if mankind continued on without altering our genetics and followed the evolutionary timeline, it would have taken man another two millions years to develop correctly.

It brings into question, “why we are the way we are today?”

Today, it’s obvious how a destructive race of human beings we can be. Our history and religion surely shows our cruel vindictive selfs. Maybe if the “Gods of the Heavens” were here today, guiding us into a better race of people, (we so far miserably failed) we may have become a more peaceful respectable human species, without war, crime and deceit.

Unfortunately, something terrible happened to our true ancestors and it’s my belief my story of Black Angels explains their fate. It may be, they’re secretly here on Earth – you never know!

I hope you enjoy my ART and stories. Please support my efforts by either purchasing my art or gifting within my stories.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller 960 words

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