I know virtually the entire community despises these folks. But it has to be said: Without them we have: 1. No Ash 2. Ripley as a man (I realize that studio heads also were part of this, but stop giving credit to Scott; he had nothing, nothing, no thing, to do with this decision) 3. Big improvement in dialogue. Now, these two first changes to O'Bannon's already great original are absolutely iconic and loved by most. So who is willing to show them some love? Even if you hate every other choice they made after the original.
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I love them like a bullet to the brain. But seriously some type of credit is due, they did make some good decisions, some.
Xenpphobia, That is all I'm asking for. Like I said, what they did with the franchise afterward is another question entirely. Though I will say (from my O'Bannon part 1 thread), even some of the changes to the original create some logical flaws.
But O'Bannon and Shusett put that gender exception in the original script to begin within.....stating that any of the parts in the script were gender interchangeable........Ripley may have been a final decision of those three, but we have to remember that O'Bannon and Shusett had the foresight to see a need for that possibility in their script....
O'Bannon def left the possibility for roles being interchanged. But Tom Skerrit was originally offered the role of Ripley way before production started. It was the three of them in discussion with studio execs that made the decision. Otherwise, we may be asking if Noomi Rapace plays Tom Skerrit's mother, lol.
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