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Sad news for sci-fi fans...

Post by Sputryk » Tue May 13, 2014 6:42 am

...there will be no more truly scary monsters as HR Giger has passed away. For those who don't know, he created the Xenomorph for the film Alien.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27390345

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Post by RetroBob » Tue May 13, 2014 7:18 am

He was really weird, but I find his creations interesting, scary etc. RIP
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:49 am

Did he do anything significant other than Alien?

I like his work, but I've not seen anything else as significant since, one of the only creatures that truly creeps me out and always has done.
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Post by necronom » Tue May 13, 2014 7:54 am

:cry:

Well, that's not what I wanted to read about today. He's someone I've been a fan of since the '80s, and created the alien for my favourite film series (and my forum name).

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Post by silvergunner » Tue May 13, 2014 7:57 am

He has done a lot more than alien. But he is not what I would call a mainstream artist even though he has a very famous creation. I have loads of books on his art and like most artists he has a tonne of work. Would love to visit his museum

http://www.hrgigermuseum.com/index2.php

Very unusual person.

Tom g warrior of Celtic frost and triptykon fame worked very closely with him and studied his art style. Also they became good friends which helped tom g warrior fight his battle with depression.

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Post by silvergunner » Tue May 13, 2014 7:58 am

Oh yeah safe to say I'm very sad on hearing this news :(

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Post by necronom » Tue May 13, 2014 7:59 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Did he do anything significant other than Alien?

I like his work, but I've not seen anything else as significant since, one of the only creatures that truly creeps me out and always has done.
The Wiki lists other things he's worked on. You may have played Dark Seed, which he did the art for, and he worked on several other films and art for musicians.
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Post by thompson9980 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:03 am

Just read about this on the BBC website. Sad news. He did some pretty remarkable stuff.
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Post by Katzkatz » Tue May 13, 2014 8:31 am

RIP HR. You gave us the "Alien" and the graphics in "Dark Seed" - two amasing concepts.

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Post by Matt_B » Tue May 13, 2014 9:13 am

I built up a fair collection of albums with Giger covers over the years. They're across a pretty wide range of genres but I guess they always stood out in the racks.

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Post by gman72 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:40 am

Giger was a fantastic artist and will be sadly missed by fans of his work. My sympathies go out to his family at this delicate time.
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Post by Shinobi » Tue May 13, 2014 1:52 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Did he do anything significant other than Alien?

I like his work, but I've not seen anything else as significant since, one of the only creatures that truly creeps me out and always has done.
Thought he did Sil for Species Natasha Henstridge character or however you spell her name
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 13, 2014 5:07 pm

Yes, but I always thought she was something of an 'Alien Lite'. And the film isn't great either. Probably not entirely his fault it was a stinker though.
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Re: Sad news for sci-fi fans...

Post by Kilb » Wed May 14, 2014 2:31 am

Very sad to hear this.
And the manner of his passing. I wish it was something more occult than a fall.
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