Saturday, November 9, 2013

Last Flight of the Freya 7

Christian Matzke deserves a great deal of credit for Propnomicon's existence.  For years his "Propping up the Mythos" site was one of, if not the, go-to sites for Lovecraftian propmaking.  I was genuinely saddened when it went dark a few years ago.

That's one of the reasons I think you might be interested in his latest project- The Last Flight of the Freya 7, an Alien/Aliens fan film.

He's currently in pre-production on the project and is busy putting together practical props, costumes, and effects. Long before I became interested in Lovecraft I was a huge fan of the Alien franchise. That's why two shots in his gallery were of particular interest. They're both relatively obscure items from the films that bode well for his familiarity with the original material. The first is a recreation of the Gateway shuttle that ended up being cut from the final release version of "Aliens":

The second is the rescue helmet from the bridge of the Nostromo. It was featured in the "wake-up" sequence in the first few minutes of "Alien":

Given the quality of his previous work I'm looking forward to seeing this project come together.

Update: "Propping up the Mythos" has been archived!

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