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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 14:19:49 -0500 (EST)
From: Roger Waters <>
Subject: Insurrection Comments

The first thing I noticed about Alien:Ressurection, besides the horrible design of the final Alien, was that H. R. Giger was not mentioned in the credits. After the film was over and I was leaving the theatre, Ioverheard a group of people talking. They were saying that they knew the Aliens were designed by one man but they couldn't think of his name. I told them that he was named H. R. Giger and that I was surprised that he was not mentioned in the credits. People may not know his name, but they certainly know of him and of his designs. By not putting his name in the credits, Fox is giving the public the impression that they designed the Alien. I am glad that Mr. Giger is standing his ground on this.

Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 11:00:07 -0500
Subject: No Giger in new Alien

I just wanted to write and voice my concern and disappointment over Giger not receiving any mention in the Alien film. I think that the film, which is very good, is seriously flawed by this oversight. I wondered, after seeing the movie, how anyone could forget to credit Giger!!! It's probably too late for something to be added to the credits, but Fox owes Mr. Giger and apology. Thanks. I just wanted to write and let you know that I know where the idea for the alien came from! Sincerely,
Jeff McLeod
Montgomery, AL

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 97 18:15:43 -0500
To: <>
Subject: Credits for Marvelous Work

I am fortunate enough to own a limited edition print with an H.R.Geiger autograph. Ever since I first encountered the Brain Salad Surgery Album, I have had a close bond to his art.I run a large Sci-Fi Convention that has been located in the Atlanta area for over twenty years. We have had actors from previous Alien films at our shows and they too, have all expressed their fondness of Giger's art form. Without Giger's concept there would be no true boogie man or monsters under you bed! I was an f x crew member for the 2nd film an was stuck in Pinewood for weeks working with Cameron, only to be disappointed that I would not get to meetGiger. I have worked with the large Studio's and they are like Ripley's comparison of the xenomorphs and Carter Berk from the 2nd film, "You don't see them ******* each other over for a piece of the percentage!" We know who the father is and let me remind you that the son always comes home! Good Luck, Giger!!! We await restitution from the Studio and your Oscar!!!

Ryk Waddell
Catacombs EFX Group
Atlanta, Ga.

To: Webagent@HRGiger.Com
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 01:47:21 -0800
Subject: It's about respect. Homage to a master.
From: (Alexander M. Osbourne)

My first experience with HR Giger's imagery was when I was about 10 years old. My older brother and sister had snuck me in to the movie Alien. My very first reaction to the film was terror, fright, and intrigue. After the film, they were going on and on, about some poor fucker that had died, I was talking with them about the landscapes, the ships, the Alien, and those eggs. Those eggs - strange and seductive. Looking back now, when they first were opening in the film, it was so mysterious and wonderful and complex. There was a strange beauty to the Alien, the way it moved, the complexity of its design. I didn't see any of Giger's images again until my sister bought the Dead Kennedy record Frankenchrist. We got the Giger poster in ours! The excitement was amazing. I knew at the point, I wanted to see more. It was just so beautiful. I started to write down specific names of bands, movies, and artists I liked. Giger's name was one of them. My sister and I were told about the books containing his images, now every penny that was earned was saved to by a Giger book. When the proper funds were saved, it was spent immediately on a Giger book and more punk rock. I could sit for hours and look at the images below me. My sister wouldn't "kill" each other, while looking at Giger's artwork together. We would sit and talk for hours. I don't believe my mother will ever credit Giger's art to helping the family "peace" and "sanity", but I know it brought my sister and I closer. Now much older, It really angers me to know that companies like 20th Century Fox have to be such assholes regarding Giger's vision. Without H.R. Giger, the aliens would have never been so brilliant or memorable. They would be no giant appeal to the films like there is now. Not only with the Alien images, but with everything that Giger does, he does with brilliance. His artwork takes us into areas of forbidden, areas where we dream and we are illuminated of our pain. He takes us into areas where the imagination is set free without restrictions. His artwork over the years has been like a friend, a lover, and a guide. Without visionary's like H.R. Giger the world we occupy would be very dull and non stimulating. H.R. Giger deserves all of the respect that we our taught as children, my deepest thanks and respect go to H.R. Giger for making my life more complete and enjoyable. Homage to the master of the fantastic.

My support is with you. Best Wishes and much thanks,

Alexander M. Osbourne/Education in Infestation

From: "Phillip Bumby"
Subject: credit where credit is due
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 02:23:39 -0500

I think that fox is full of it! Like you said where would the Alien series be without your designs. Of course every fan of the Alien movies doesn't have to see your name to know that you designed the aliens. When people think of aliens they think of H.R. Giger.


Date: 3 Dec 1997 05:13:52 -0000
From: (Alex Meeres)
Subject: Credit for H.R. Giger

I was a bit nervous when I didn't see Mr. Giger's name in either the opening or closing credits to Alien: Ressurection. I assumed that it was I who had made a mistake . . . I must've missed it . . . (perhaps I blinked, that's all it would take to miss his name in Alien 3). But upon reading his letter to Fox Inc., and realizing that Mr. Giger received no credit for his creation, that I was truly shocked. After reading the numerous letters on this site, I have decided that perhaps we could all help somehow... if as many people contributed letters to 20th Century Fox, as did to this opinion poll, stating-- demanding an apology and recompense to Mr. Giger, some good might be done. Have you (WebAgent) or anyone else contacted Fox as to their plans and response to the letter? Is there a way to relay these fan letters, or new ones, to Fox? Am I just grasping at straws, in hopes that justice will be served?

Alex Meeres
Arts student-University of Regina, Canada

From: "Joel Ray" <>
To: <>
Subject: Insurrection
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 13:24:01 +0900

An artist is entitled to credit for his work. It's as simple as that.

From: "Jeffrey D. Jonsson" <>
To: <>
Subject: Final creature a joke.
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 20:53:34 -0700

How much better would Alien 4 have been if Giger had been the designer of the "baby" alien? Far, far better would be my answer. I can just imagine the "Alien-Human" cross-breed as sort of a creature like "Sil" from "Species" instead of some ugly pink blob with saggy boobs, and no character. I hate Fox for not involving him, and I am angry that they did not give him credit for his eminently original designs. They don't have a concept of how to treat a true artist.

Jeffrey D. Jonsson

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 21:57:38 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Alien: Ressurection Ripoff.

I have been a big fan of all the movies, and Mr. Giger was unfairly cheated out of his rightful place as creative designer of the creature. I have made my opinions known by sending multiple letters and e-mails to Fox Entertainment on this matter. Mr. Giger has an awesome style and poise that sets him above the crowd, and it's time to pay the man some goddamn respect for his work. Thank you and good night.

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 21:15:01 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Support


I'm not exactly sure what purpose I could possibly serve, but I was informed of Mr. Giger's snub in the credits to Alien: Ressurection, and I'd like to add my support to any future dealings with 20th Century Fox. I agree completely that the sequels would not, in all likelihood, even exist if it wasn't for the look of the aliens in the first film.

Good luck,
Christopher J. Valin

From: Otto Cate <>
Subject: Credit
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 17:53:38 -0800

I DEFINITELY think that credit should be given where it is truly deserved. This man is not only one of the most influential artists of our time, but quite simply, if it weren't for his brilliant imagination, 20th Century Fox would not even have a film to begin with.

From: "Martin Howe" <>To:
Subject: No credit for Alien Resurrection
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 22:48:28 -0000

As someone who has followed Alien since it started, I have to agree with the sentiments expressed in this web site. Without the work that has been done, the Alien as we know him would not exist, and to not credit the "father of Alien" with this work seems downright churlish.

I don't know why Fox have done this, but perhaps a lawsuit against them would be in order.

Best wishes, Martin Howe


Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 22:01:25 -0800
From: "Janine C. van Rooijen" <>
Organization: Planet Internet
Subject: alien insurrection

Unbelievable! Without HRGiger there would be no alien movie at all! How can a professional(?) movie company like Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation get away with not mentioning the father of all aliens on the latest alien movie??? I don't get it. This is a total lack of respect!

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 13:39:13 -0800
From: "Aaron A. Flores" <>
Subject: Alien 4

How much work did Giger put into Alien 4? Was he on the set? Was he readily available to give suggestions on set design, or on the aliens? How many hours did he put into Alien 4? I think Giger is a genius for creating the Alien design and should be credited for what he has done (even in Alien 4), but should he get the oscar nominations if he didn't put any hours into the work of Alien 4? The Alien that killed the queen was so NOT Giger. That was obviously (in my opinion) something made up by one of the designers on the set. This conferms in my mind that Giger was not on the set for Alien 4 or had anything to do with it other than his original designs.

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 10:23:52 -0800
From: Heather Capelli <>
Subject: my opinion

No artist should ever be belittled for the their contributions to a vision. When the artist has done so much to create the vision in the first place, it is nothing less than shameful. Giger is a house-hold name because his vision and creation begot not only the look of the Alien movies, but all things that have been inspired by them and his work, since. I hope that Fox responds with a public apology. Why don't artists get the respect and credit they have rightly earned?!

-Heather Capelli

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 12:45:37 -0500
From: "Tony C." <>
Subject: Alien4

Your right, kick their ass!!

Tony Corsaro

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 20:40:42 -0800
From: Pavel Golubov <>
Subject: l.r.

Sorry for my dirty English. My opinion is: The monster in final scene (son of Riply) is just a profanation of original Giger's design. It is an horrible, tasteless creature. It's just funny. Also, Ripley's clones is very bad too. It looks like Cenobites from HellRiser. If Giger was in film it could be mutch better! Final scene must be re-shooted with Giger's original creature :(

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 17:46:37 +0100
Subject: alien4
From: (Claudia)

Just saw Mr Giger's open letter in Film Threat Weekly and wanted to state my opinion. It's very simple and straightforward: Give credit where credit's due. Mr Giger's remarkable and stunning monster design is one of the main reasons the Alien series has prevailed for all those years. It was the first alien creature I ever saw that truly frightened me - and this has not changed in the latest installment. The principle design has not changed, therefore the creature created from this design is the product of Mr Giger's imagination and should be recognized as such. Even Paramount have honored this principle in another franchise called Star Trek, where the original creator's name Gene Roddenberry is still listed in the credits. I sincerely hope that Fox will see the error of their ways.

Claudia Kern
Chief editor Space View Magazine, Germany's largest science fiction magazine

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 15:45:21 +0100
From: Malin Jonsson <>
Organization: Ericsson AXE Research & Development
Subject: Alien 4

I just want to join the indignant choir and express my utmost contempt for 20 Century Fox, with respect to their treatment of Hr Giger; but this was bound to happen, after all, it's Hollywood, isn't it? For some reason Hollywood companies in general dare not produce imaginative, creative, beautiful and inspiring movies - could it be that they're afraid they might add value to people's lives instead of increasing the stock value?

It is a bliss though that one may still watch the original Alien movie, which is - by all standards - one of the most amazing pieces of art ever created: an animated set of Giger paintings.

Finally, two words for H.R. Giger: SUE THEM!

Best regards /malin jonsson

From: "Rui de Lemos"
Subject: HR Giger's Alien work
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 21:24:05 +100

HR Giger is the heart and soul of ALIEN. I just wanted to state my support for his anger against FOX. The least he could be given is a credit and some recognition on ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

from Emma Westwood


From: (Chris 757)
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 04:04:17 -0500
Subject: Alien 4 Rip off

It is absolutly, blindingly clear who was the mastermind behind the alien design. Only HR Giger can be bestowed with that honor. They exist as they do because he thought of them. If it was'nt for him, there would be no Aliens, Alien 3 and the latest Alien Resurrection. Period!!! By the way, Giger is my prized artist above all others. The absolutly diabolical and beautiful artwork reaches something deep inside me and does'nt allow me to stop looking...staring. Can't explain it. HOWEVER one thing I do 1 way I'm glad Gigers' name is'nt mentioned in the credits...I would'nt want anyone to think he came up with that completely STUPID newborn....thing. What a laughing joke!!! Talk about b-moives and cheese!! Whew...

"The Painkiller"

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 22:45:57 -0600
From: quint davis <>
Subject: Screwed by alien

I have been a huge Alien fan since seeing Mr. Giger's creation in the first Alien film. I find it totally obscene that Fox feels fit to display such a callus disreguard for artistic creation. For God's sake, doesn't every Frankenstein movie pay homage to Mary Shelly, regardless how far they have strayed from the original creation. And can anyone think about Dracula without mentioning Bram Stoker. Or perhaps it's only the educated who are aware of such attrocities. It's true the person ignorant of either author could experience the same thrill from witnissing a film based on either creation. True, the collaborative effort of film making is not on the same name basis as literary creation. And that's what makes it so much difficult for the "artist" to keep from getting screwed. Unfortunately, the typical person who pays money to see a movie doesn't give a damn who's responsible for the guts of a film. They only care if they like what they see. I'd say in the case of Mr. Giger, and four films based on his creation, they like what they see. Now, how do you make these movie Rambo's appreaciate the poetry of an artist of the caliber of Mr. Giger? I wish I knew. Does the average public care who the creater is? No, I'm afraid to say, they don't. Does fox know this. Damned right they do. Would they like to screw Mr. Giger. Well, that question has already been answered. I take it, by the tone of Mr. Giger's letter, that he has no contractural rights to his alien creation. If that's true, it is truley unfortunate, for Mr. Giger is relying totally on the kindness of the Hollywood studio money making machine to pay him homage. If this is the case, I have only the following words of encouragement for Mr. Giger. Anyone who has the slightest interest in filmmaking must know about the importance of the names behind the director, the studio, and the writer. Does anyone know the name of the director of a Ray Harryhausen film? I don't think so, but everyone knows the genious behind the special effects, whether they know Ray's name or not. There has been no movie creature worthy to inherit the Harryhausen legend since the original alien creation. For God's sake, monsters have never been the same since. Now, who should get the credit for this? Surely, Mr. Scot gets an A plus for recognizing Mr. Giger's genius in the first place. But what about Mr. Giger. Wasn't he the original inspiration? What is higher than an A plus. Well, in this case, the only thing higher than an A plus, is Mr. Giger. He is the beginning and the end of the Alien mark of excellence. Fox may refuse to acknoledge this, but film history will not.

Subject: support for Giger
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 97 23:19:43 -0500
From: Serv Erik <>
To: "H.R. Giger" <>

I am in total support of Mr. H.R. Giger and his design of the ALIEN creature throughout it's various stages and films. I sat there reading eagerly during the opening credits of the film "Alien Ressurection" hoping to see Giger's name, but it did not appear. Don't worry I told myself, surely it would appear quite prominently at the ending credits. To my extreme disappointment and horror, I didn't see any mention of Mr. H.R. Giger. I felt as if I alone was the only person in the audience who was aware of the true creator of this truly horrible creature. I find it shameful that 20th Century Fox has the nerve to dismiss the person responsible for creating the now very popular vehicle they are making millions from.

Yours truely,
Serv Erik

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 05:00:44 +0100
From: nexus <>
Organization: prometoys
Subject: Schade ... ich hatte es anders empfunden

Ich denk ich schreib einfach auf deutsch, um so wenigstens meine Gedanken nicht beständig umformulieren zu müssen und den Kern der Sache womöglich nicht zu treffen.

Eine innere Stimme sagt mir, daß diese Mail wohl doch etwas länger werden wird. Wie dem auch sei, war ich äußerst widerwillig in Alien IV nachdem Alien III von Fincher zu Grabe getragen wurde, gegangen.

Ohne eine Spannung vorweg zu nehmen war der Film für mich eine herbe Enttäuschung und artete in stundenlangen Diskussionen mit meinen Freunden aus .. aber dazu später.

Vielleicht kann man die Folgenden Statements besser beurteilen, wenn man meine Beziehung zu Alien kennt.

Als Alien das erste Mal seine Präsenz per Plakat in unsere Straße brachte, war ich gefesselt. Jeden Morgen (und ich war noch ein ziemlicher junger Pimpf) starrte ich eine Ewigkeit in das unheilvolle
grüne Glühen.

Für mich stand fest, daß ich um jeden Preis herausfinden mußte was
dahinter steckte. Ein fast auswegloses Unterfangen, denn der zwei Meter und Erz-Konservative Kino - Vorsteher teilte nicht gerade meine Meinung.

irgendwie gelang es mir dann doch unerkannt an ihm vorbeizukommen und mich in eine dunkle Ecke zu verkriechen, vor Aufregung zitternd was mich erwarten würde.

ich verstand bei weitem nicht alles und war allen anderem voran zuerst von der Nostromo und den nicht so üblichen Science Fiction Design angetan. Und dann war dort die Höhle, Brutkammer, Lager, Basis ... wie immer man es auch nennen mochte, auf jeden Fall eine gigantische Anzahl der auf den Plakten vorkommenden Eier. Im Kino brodelte es, die Leute waren geschockt und von Minute zu Minute erstarrten Ihre Gesichter im Flackern der guten alten Laterna Magica zu grellen, grotesken Fratzen.

Ungewohnter Weise hatte ich keine Angst war fasziniert und ließ mich verzaubern. Erst Jahre später verstand ich was mich damals so sehr bewegte.

Jede Cinefantastic, Fangoria, Cinema war ein wahre Freude- wenn irgend etwas über Giger oder Alien, oder Poltergeist etc.. drin war und als zur Uraufführung von Alien (ich glaube es war in der ARD) die Reportage über HR Giger folgte, dazu die Musik von Gabriels Birdy zog es mich völlig in den Bann.

Wir waren damals gerade in unserer Sturm und Drang- und vor allem Probierphase. Birdy und Angelheart Soundrack waren Pflicht, Horner dröhnte mit seinem Wolfen Zitat in Aliens, während die erste Raubkopie von Aliens über den Schirm sauste.

Wir waren im Bann. Das Necronomicon wurde wieder und wieder studiert, wir lasen Lovecraft und versuchten uns in die Zeichnungen Gigers hinein zu versetzen. Mit Caligraph und einer jeweils wechselnden Kombination von Halluzinogenen zeichneten wir was das Zeug hielt.

Viele meiner Freunde sind noch heute in diesem Fieber. Mich
interessierte jedoch mehr.

Jahre vergingen .. ich wurde digital designer, journalist, autor von kurzgeschichten, editor und letztendlich auch Produzent.

Irgendwann einmal schickten wir im Übermut ein Fax an Fox mit dem Titel "Alience" ... ein Treatment.

Wie zu erwarten kein Feedback .........

Kein Interesse an einem Inhalt ? ...

Alien war einmlig, sein Schock unerreichbar ....

aber das Disaster Alien III (nicht design sondern Umsetzung) war Grund genug.

Die Hoffnung auf den vierten Teil war um so gewaltiger.

Doch leider .. eine herbe Enttäuschung ..

hatte Cameron den Alien Cult noch, wenn auch verzerrt übernommen, begrub Fincher mit seiner Werbe-Ästhetik auch den letzten Hoffnung Schimmer auf ein intensives Alien Abenteuer ...

Doch Alien IV tanzt hämisch grinsend auf diesem Grabe herum

Immerhin genoß ich das Gefühl von Gigers NewYork City im innern des Militär Frachters, ich genoß die Zitate an "The Tourist" im 1 - 7 Labor, ich genoß den Lovecraft typischen Mad Scientist, hatte ein dejavu in der Betty und doch wurde alles im tristen Trash Kitch begraben ... und damit wohl eine der faszinierendsten und am wenigst behandelten nicht prometheu íschen Kreaturen der Filmgeschichte vollends vernichtet.

Einen Dank für den Einfluß auf meine Kreative Arbeit an Giger.

Einen Dank für die vielen Stunden Faszination.

Gruß Nexus

PS. Das Alien Model bei Thomas Mulack gesehen zu haben fängt einen einfach in den Bann.

PPS. Es wäre schade wenn Alien nur noch als Nebendarsteller neben
Predator enden würde.

PPPPS. Mein absoluter Favourit war immer Futurekill doch wenn Sis das nächste Mal wieder per Animatronik und Animation belebt wird, wenn Trumball und Rambaldi oder wenigstens Kreative wie diese - Hand an anlegen würden und der Computer nur Werkzeug und nicht Effekt-Maschin ist ...
Würde selbst Alien langsam aber sicher zu den Maren in meinen Träumen zurückkehren und endlich Ruhe finden.

Einen Toast auf Byron, Shelley, Dante, Stoker, Stevenson und Dick.....

From: "{A-Before-E} Baer William Bradford the 1st" <>
To: <>
Subject: Ekk!?!
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 22:09:04 -0500


I for one looked for your name in the opening credits. I didn't see them, but I assumed you would be mentioned in the closing credits, a place I didn't feel your name should be placed, but being Hollywood I figured somewhere is better than no where. Well I didn't stay for the credits so I didn't find out if you got your credit or not. But while surfing the website Ain't It Cool News!!! I discovered you were indeed not mentioned at all. Blasphemy!!! I can't believe it. It is like writing a X-Men comic book without given a mentioning of Stan Lee. I for one give you my upmost appreciation and hope you don't hold this against Hollywood to the point that we no longer get to see such wonderful creations as Alien and Species. Keep up the great work.


Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 14:27:19 +0000
From: Gary Sinclair <>
Organization: Sinclair Software Engineering
Subject: What a travesty

This sort of cynical activity only reaffirms what is already known about the movie business, that sequels are a product of big business and not an attempt to extend an idea beyond the limits of the brief 2 hour introduction to that idea.

Fox Inc. should have known better.

From: "Neil Burton"<Neil_Burton/>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 23:00:46 +0100
Subject: Abomination, imitation, ridicule and copywrite.

I paid, I sat and I watched Alien4 in it's entirety. I giggled, I laughed and was appalled!! I regretted every moment, not only did the creatures creator never get even a mention in the credits he was systematically
ridiculed by the films creators, trying to imitate his art work. Not content at subtly creating scenery close to that used in the "Alien craft" of the original film, they tried damn hard to copy a unique style. The
designs for the Ripley clones 1-7 look startlingly alike the art of Mr Giger, but severely lack any imagination. To finish I will only mention the Ripley/Alien offspring as it's cumbersome stupidity only added to the films downfall. This film should never have been made!

An appalled fan.

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 14:58:17 -0800
From: Michael Winder
Subject: It's an outrage!

I'm angered at Fox for not giving Giger credit -- especially when much of the imagery in Resurrection appears even more dependent on his paintings than the previous two films.

Why wouldn't they give him a credit? It's rude, irresponsible, and cheap not to. Were they worried about paying royalties? God forbid!

Perhaps Fox feels Giger is expendable, much like the Company felt Ripley was expendable. Maybe Giger will have to have a little resurrection himself -- did somebody say "lawsuit"?

I applaud Giger's incredible vision and his stance against Fox.



Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 16:03:27 -0700
From: Roy Corey <>
Organization: University of New Mexico
Subject: lack of credit

It is perfectly obvious that the aliens depicted in the "Alien" series are modeled after H. R. Gigers artwork. What is not obvious is why Giger is not given credit for his work. Are the film makers trying to commit intellectual property theft?

Roy Corey
University of New Mexico

To: <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 16:33:51 -0500

Dear Mr. Giger,
I think that it is appalling that they have chosen not to give credit to you for your OBVIOUS contributions to the continuing Alien saga. Your work, Necronom IV, depicts the alien almost exactly as it was in the movie. How they could not give you credit is beyond my imagination, there must be some sort of copyright law that would cover this problem. Anyway, your aliens were about the only redeeming characters in the last two movies and you can rest assured that ALL of the Alien movies would be significantly diminished without your concepts. I hope that they can see fit to beg for your forgiveness and have you remove the Chestbursters before it is too late ;-)

Thank you,
Chris Sjokvist

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 14:34:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: support Giger!

I am writing in response to a letter read in the latest issue of Film Threat Weekly Internet Magazine. In it they show the letter from Giger to Fox studios. I have to support the Father of Aliens all the way!!! If it wasn't for his imagery in the Alien films, they never would have taken off like they have. Also, if he wasn't credited with the design, many of us would not have become fans of his and hound after his other works. My full support to the Father of Aliens and to his future works!!!

In support always

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 13:06:02 -0500
From: John Walsh <>
Subject: Dismayed

As a long time Giger fan I was surprised to hear of the omision of HR Giger from Alien: Resurrection. I must say I did not wait to watch the credits due to the fact that I thought the movie pathetically bad with no redeeming qualities. Wisecracking mercenary's, butchy women,and handicapped weapons experts, enough politcal correctness already, lets' get back to science fiction.

John Walsh

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 12:52:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: Alien Ressurection Credit

Please forward this to Mr. Giger:

It distresses me to learn that you are not credited with the design of the alien in the new movie. It is clear to me as I'm sure to every filmgoer that you are the impetus for the true spirit of the alien in ALL the movies. Although the direction, acting, writing etc. for the movies has been very good, the character of the alien is what MADE them the amazing movie experience that it has been. Without the existence of your unique style of art, the success of the original would have been very limited and no sequels would have EVER been made. Although the corporate pinheads at 20th Century Fox have no morals, I hope it gives you some small measure of satisfaction that some of us give thought and appreciation to you on every viewing of ANY Alien movie.

Maury Duchamp

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 12:28:38 -0400
From: Vincent Maccioli <>
Subject: My Sympathies

Herr Giger,

I have long been a fan of your work, and the injustice of the
situation is a travesty to all artists, yet not a suprise with Hollywood involved. Yours is a seminal vision which has influenced countless projects since 79's Alien, yet has never been matched. The subsequent design for 2 of the other films are merely variations using a language that would not exist if not for you. We can notice a grassroots approach to film burgeoning, as well as greater emphasis being place upon the validity and quality of independent filmaking. I can only hope that someday this will undermine the stranglehold that major studios have on the industry, perpetuated by the lawyers, producers, executives; the unskilled. Your situation is a perfect example of the lack of respect these types of people have for craft, talent and artistry. They mindlessly churn out product while assuming the public is basically unsophisticated, and it's starting to wear thin. I only hope to see the day when the power is in the hands of the creative, and the artist is given the rich credit so deserved.

Highest Regards,

Vincent Maccioli
New York, NY

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 11:49:53 +0000
From: Sean Duncan <>
Subject: Alien Snub

Just thought I'd throw my support behind Mr. Giger and express my outrage at his having been excluded from the credits of Alien:
Resurrection. However, I'd also hope that Mr. Giger would be secretly pleased that his name is no longer strongly associated with the series. Over the course of four films, the series has become increasingly creatively-bankrupt and more "Hollywood" with each installment. Ridley Scott's original vision has been watered-down into a cliche and, while an injustice has certainly been perpetrated against Mr. Giger, he should feel a small degree of victory that, as his direct involvement with the films has decreased, so has their quality.

Sean C. Duncan

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 10:10:10 -0600
From: Brian Leach <>
Organization: Neoglyphics Media Corp.
Subject: SUE!

sue fox!

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 08:07:10 -0800
From: brett heppes <>
Subject: Insurrection: from Film Threat Weekly News

I agree whole heartedly with Mr. Giger's position that Fox has "stolen" screen credit from Mr. Giger for the most recent chapter in the Alien legacy.

Regards, Brett Heppes
Mtn. View, California, USA

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 10:29:48 -0500
From: hour <>
Subject: sans credit

Noticed the lack of credit at a screening. HmmmŠmaybe he's just washed his hands of the whole thing? Didn't approve of another sequel? I wondered. After reading the letter to 20th Century-Fox, I do heartily wish to show my support to Mr. Giger and HIS uncredited aliens. Who apologizes for the majors?

Brenna Sanchez

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 10:08:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: knuckleheads

It has been brought to my attention that H.R. Giger, the creator of the Alien creature in the Alien motion picture series, has been cheated out of his rightful credit by 20th Century-Fox for designing and inspiring that signature monster's appearence and likeness. As the situation has been described to me, Fox's action is nothing short of the theft of Mr. Giger's intellectual property. To deny Mr. Giger of his rightful credit in this matter is a kind of corporate fraud and larceny of the worst sort. It not only denies him credit for his creativity, but also the basic lack of acknowledgement on Fox's part that, but for Giger and his exceptional mind, the phenominally successful Alien series would simply not exist. Creative minds, as rare as they are, should be nurtured, fostered and when appropriate rewarded. As the producer of five independent features over the past 3 years (including "The Pompatus Of Love" and this year's Sundance winner "Sunday") I deplore Fox's behavior in the strongest possible terms.

Respectfully yours,
D.J. Paul

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 14:20:25 +0100

It is just and correct that H.R.Giger should be credited with the designs of the various stages of the Alien creatures in ALIEN: INSURRECTION - and also for the biomorphic environments that "they" create. But then, when has Holywood ever paid it's dues to the creativity it plunders and exploits for it's $$$$ return? May these small matters not corrupt the art of H.R.Giger.

Dave Johnston

Date: 1 Dec 1997 13:21:49 -0000
Subject: H.R.Giger should be in the credits!

To whom it may correspond:

I'm sending this e-mail to the agent of Mr. H.R.Giger in response to an article in Film Threat Magazine, e-mail version, where there is a letter from Mr.Giger himself, where he states his right to be called the father of the Alien creatures and to appear in the Alien series movie credits with the title he deserves and has worked for. I fully support Mr. Giger's motion and wish, hoping that, in an ever globalizing world, where individual talent is diluted in a mainstream current of mediocrity, we will still be able to recognize the originality of an incredible talent and imagineering of the artist Mr. H.R.Giger.

Gerardo A. Viviers

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 08:14:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: That is what I think!!!!

A lawsuit is in order but it wouldn't do the public good much if the beautiful 'Alien' was extracted from the movie scene, if in fact the failed to acknowledge that you, as the Alien father, made the film, then did they as well fail to invite you in on he royalty from to sales and other merchandiing that accompanied the movies? If such things were done, it is truely an abominable thing and no such monetary compensation would suffice! Every one I know knows that you (Hans) created the Alien, I should hope that the rewards you deserve are given, for truley the Alien is a remarkable beast never before seen in any nightmarish hell, I thank you for the images, they are forever the inspiring.

Thank You, Aaron

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 06:06:59 -0600
From: (Floyd Webb)
Subject: Dancing with the Devil by the light of the full moon...

I can't believe this was done without a proper contract for credit from the beginning....these studio smucks never do the right thing, only what they are forced to do. You have my support but what will it mean in a court of law???? Got a name...maybe an old style chicago visit might loosen some common
sense at the executive level...

Floyd Webb

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 10:00:01 +0000
Subject: SUPPORT

I'd just like to add my outrage at the shameful way Giger's been treated over Alien:Resurrection.

Best wishes, David Harold.

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 04:09:52 -0500
From: "C. Tiryaki" <>
Subject: About Alien Movies

To HR Giger:

I just wanted to express my opinion on this issue about the alien movies. Being an architecture student, I have been deeply interested in Giger's work for a long time. I was watching one of those "behind the scene" type programs about newly released movies, a few days ago. There was a segment about Alien 4, so I sat down to watch the show, hoping to hear Giger's name and see some of his work on American TV (Culture/Art/Etc.-related programs are extremely rare in America). I was waiting and waiting but there was no mention of his name. They showed these two young men posing like artists and their sketches of the alien. The sketches, of course, looked as if "color-copied" from a Giger book. And these people pretended that they were the designers of the creature; they looked very proud of their work. Thousands of people watching these types of shows and cinemas will never know that the alien creature has one specific creator. And this creator is no ordinary poser on tv, he is a well-known original artist. It is sad that these things happen. I don't understand how someone can get all the credit for a design that doesn't belong to him; I personally wouldn't be able to sleep at nights.

C. Tiryaki

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 00:37:55 -0800
From: Jon <>
Organization: Organizers Anonymous
Subject: My support

I wholeheartedly agree that Fox should give due credit to Mr. Giger. Without his creations and vision, there would be no Alien 4. Just show some respect. I suspect that by not crediting Giger for the art, then they studio can manufacture commercial products to their heart's content, and not pay any royalties for the designs. I have not yet seen the new film, and aven though I want to, hearing about this blatant greed on the studio's part, makes me think twice about giving them my money.


Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 09:34:57 +0100
From: dariobirindelli <>
Subject: Credit where credit is due

Hi there from Italy. Having read Mr. Giger's missive to 20th Century Fox concerning the lack of a mention of his name anywhere on the new Alien Movie's credits, I must say that he has all my support-for what it's worth.
Keep up the good work. Resonate.
Dario Birindelli
Via Inghilterra 81
57128 Livorno

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 02:00:50 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Alien design

Absolutely agree! I thought it kind of strange that Mr Giger's name was not mentioned... me being an Alien fan and all. The Alien is of global interest... it has a huge fan base because of it's strange alien looks and nasty primal nature, all of which originated with the Alien that Mr. Giger did for the first Alien movie. Just because that design has been modified, it does not mean that he should not get credit for it. I am an Alien fan myself, having been hooked by the first two movies. The latter two movies however, have been sadly insulting to the fans of the first two, by not staying true to the storyline. (The only way I can stomach Alien 3 is to believe it is a nightmare of Ripley's). I do not know who is at fault for that, but I sure damn wish they would correct the problem.... (perhaps Ripley has gotten too big for her spacesuit, eh?) And as for 4... well, it sadly was based on the ashes of 3, which has holes you could warp a fleet of ships through. Personally, I could have written something better than what they used for Alien 3.

But I digress.

Mr. Giger should have been credited with the creation of the Alien. He IS the creator. Anyone who is an Alien fan KNOWS that. Even Michael Biehn (Hicks from Aliens) fans know that, and they are not all fans of the Alien horror/sci-fi genre. They just like the actor. So how come this glaring error was overlooked by 20th Century Fox? It seems incredible to me. Since 20th Century Fox is clamping down so hard on fan-fiction of such movies as Alien and Aliens, etc, they should at least police themselves to get the facts right, wouldn't you think?

Yours in support,
L.S. Light

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 01:13:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: alien

i agree with hr giger.

he should have received proper credit for his involvement in the creation of the alien. give credit where it is due

serena bartha

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 00:10:38 -0600
From: flippy <>
Subject: ALIEN:RESURRECTION (response to article)

to H.R. Giger c/o his agent.

I read in a recent article that I received through a friend, about the lack of credit given to Giger with regards to the most recent Alien movie. Attached with this article was a letter written by Giger to 20th Century Fox which depicted his grievances.

Last Wednesday, when the film was released, my friends and I went to see the picture as we have all been fans of the Alien movies. The reason we are fans, however, has little to do with their plots. While i was watching both the opening and closing credits, I looked over the names in search of Giger's. I have been a huge fan of his art since I first viewed it and as an artist myself, to see his name on the "big screen" brings about a certain satisfaction. However, I did not see it when i watched Alien:Resurrection. I figured that this was merely an oversight on my part, but after reading the article, I discovered that this was not the case and that it had, in fact, been left out. This i do not understand, because truly, without Giger's alien, there would not be an alien franchise. I will always consider the first Alien movie to be my favorite simply because Giger's artwork is such a large part of it. Nothing in set design can compare to the work that he did with reference to the alien ship. To learn that he has not been given credit on this film is both alarming,and upsetting. Recently, my portfolio was approved by the School of the,Art Institute of Chicago. Giger's work has been a huge influence on the,pieces that i produce and I would not be the artist that I am today without,studying his pieces. I certainly would not be sitting here with an,opportunity to attend art school in Chicago. For this I thank him more,than I can say and only hope that he is given the credit he deserves.

Thank you for your time.
matt leyen.

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 00:46:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Support for H.R. Giger

To Mr. Giger's Agent,

I just wanted to write to show my support and voice that I am in complete agreement with Mr. Giger about the dispute concerning giving credit where it is definitely due. In this case, sadly, Mr. Giger originality and creativity were not recognized. Mr. Giger is a very talented man and deserves recognition as the mastermind behind the design of the aliens.

Vera Zago - Boulder, Colorado

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 00:43:42 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Alien Resurrection

sounds like Giger was cheated. i support the artist, and (if the information i've received is correct) encourage you to sue those responsible.

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 17:45:17 +0500
From: (Babar Mughal)
Subject: Alien dead again

I was really happy about this movie but i didn't knew that they would do this with the man/myth/legend who gave birth to ALIEN and i think alien is dead again before it's resurrection... Here is somthing from alien resurrection site

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 11:51:51 +1300
From: Simon Clough <>
Subject: credit should be given

just a quick note to say that I'm in full support
of your campaign, large company's should not be
able to assume creative rights to an idea that
is so clearly that of an artist. Credit should
be given where it is due.
Keep up the excellent work

Simon Clough

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 04:24:53 -0600
From: Kevin Coleman <>
Subject: FOX-TAILS

Alien Father,

Without the direct influence of your incredible alien creature designs, Fox would still be chasing its tail trying to make the first "Alien." Without a doubt, your creative imagery made "Alien," very alien. And I would think everyone would agree that you deserve all due credit as the creative mastermind behind the overall "look" of all 4 Alien films.

Kevin Coleman
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