Monday, July 21, 2008

Alien Experience: Xenomorph Biology



Have you ever wondered if the xenomorphs in the Alien movies smell or what happens to the species if they take on their host's DNA every generation? If so, you might want to check out the Alien Experience web site, which includes "everything Alien & Predator". Their messages boards include a subforum for discussion of Alien and Predator biology and behavior , and one of their stickied posts includes an excellent list of popular science books on genetics and entomology to aid discussion .

(via AMC SciFi Scanner site of the week)

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2 comments:

James F. McGrath said...

I just posted a review of James Herrick's book about sci-fi, speculative science and religion on my blog, and thought I'd let you know!

dogalien71 said...

well on your blog about xenomorph sensing, in my earlier thoughts of their ways of detecting prey i thought and still think that they use electrical sensing, like sharks, in which they pick up electrical fields in their prey which would explain why in Alien the creature didn't hurt Jones. i have another theory on the reason why some aliens have "smooth" and "grooved" heads. to me, it seems that the environment effects the development of the creature. if you notice in Alien, the creature has a smooth head, it grew in an oxygen rich env. in Aliens, the creatures have grooved heads, they grew in a mostly methane atmosphere, even though there was oxygen, it wasn't rich of oxygen. and last out of the "original" series, the dog alien, it grew in another oxygen rich env. so it had a smooth head. in the rest of the films, they grew in mostly oxygen rich env. too.