by David Gogel
I thought I would take a break from another Alien Covenant discussion, and try something else on for size. With the Covenant blu-ray only a couple short weeks away, it’s the perfect time to revisit an older home release: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. A complete mess of a movie, but containing one of the coolest bonus features in any Alien movie home release: the Weyland-Yutani Archives.
The Weyland-Yutani Archives is a fully interactive Alien and Predator educational experience. For this article’s purposes, I am going to focus on the Xenomorph portion of the Archives. But rest assured, the Predator section is just as detailed. There are three sections: Biology, Behavior, and Encounters
When you click on a subject, you get a wonderfully detailed description. If you’ve read the Aliens Technical Manual and/or the Weyland-Yutani Report you get a good idea of what to expect. It’s all written as if you are a Company employee reading classified information. I’m a sucker for this type of thing, and it really captures the vibe of what they are trying to do.