Omrod's Aliens

QUESTION:  Which of the following men has not yet directed one of the films in the Alien franchise?
A). Ridley Scott
B). David Fincher
C). Tony Scott
D). James Cameron
ANSWER BELOW

In 2015, Bob Omrod's collection of miniatures became a part of the American Treasure Tour. If you have not yet seen it, it is truly amazing that it was created by one man, but that it was on display in his home until it moved to Oaks. Filled with imaginative interpretations of scenic scenes and dioramas, there is something for everyone. One element of the miniatures the blog enjoys exploring is his love of movies.  We've talked about his dioramas dedicated to Wizard of Oz, Dune, and his 40 Horror films ensemble. Today's blog is dedicated to the science fiction horror film Aliens.

1979's Alien introduced the character of Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver. A strong-willed woman who never gave up, Ripley had to contend with an alien in her spaceship as it systematically killed her compatriots. The film proved extremely popular, making a sequel inevitable. But politics got in the way and it took seven years until Aliens came out. It is one of the rare instances where critics and fans consider the sequel superior to the original. It garnered seven Academy Award nominations, winning two (for Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects). Alien 3 came out in 1992, and Alien: Resurrection was released in 1997. Since then, there have been two Alien v. Predator films and the 2012 prequel Prometheus, with others continuing the legacy. Bob Omrod has captured the feel of Aliens in a diorama depicting the monsters, their victims, and a whole slew of eggs getting ready to hatch. While Mr. Omrod has created a family-friendly image of Aliens, we do not suggest that the film itself is suitable for younger viewers.

ANSWER:  C). Tony Scott, the brother of Ridley, was better known for light-hearted action comedies.