Posted Jan-12-2014 1:43 AM
Do you remember, at the end of the Aliens movie, when Ripley came face-to-face with the Alien Queen? Of course you remember. Well, do you remember when you first saw the queen and how she was positioned in that scene, with very large "protrusions" or "spikes" or "vines" sticking out of her back? Well, I always wondered what these were and I always thought they were resin vines used by her and her brood to keep her body in place, just like the resin vines that keep her egg sac in place.
BUT I recently purchased a rare A.F.E. model kit called the Alien Queen Egg Chamber Diorama, based on some of the original concepts from Aliens, and they call these large protrusions on her back WING REMNANTS or basically vestigial wings, meaning that she once had wings! I was a bit blown away.
Maybe that's why Kenner created the Flying Alien Queen at some point?
Thought I'd share this with you fans since I never would have thought or imagined this. I've been a major-geek-fan of these movies since forever and the idea of wings never came to mind. I'm glad to see that I can still be surprised with all these little tin bits of info I learn throughout the years. I might view that scene in a different way now.
I'll try to include some pictures if I can. I haven't been on this site in a while and I'm having a bit of trouble inserting pics.