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About mfriebe

Creator & Writer of the ongoing Alien Encyclopedia project.

Alien Encyclopedia version 8 released!

Yep, here it is! Enjoy the newest version of the Alien Encyclopedia, featuring all-new content about the Nightmare Asylum comic, an updated cover and page numbers! A million thanks go out, as always, to Frans Hattingh for his impeccable proofreading. … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Advocate: A Case for Alien³ (part 3 – final part)

4. What was first? The egg or the… ah, nevermind. Before I rest my case, I want to adress the complaint about the plot holes of the movie.The only problematic plot element I see is how a Xenomorph egg could … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Advocate: A Case for Alien³ (part 2)

2. A short detour. If you take more than an superficial glance at the movie, you will see that Alien³ is not only an original story, but a logical continuation of the first two movie. Alien was all about suspense. … Continue reading

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The Alien Encyclopedia version 7 released!

I pondered for a second whether to finish posting the Alien³ essay first, but version 7 is ready for release, so why artificially delay it? Thanks to real life interfering with my time, it’s late enough as it is. This … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Advocate: A Case for Alien³ (part 1)

Your honor, I want to open my defense of today’s client, the movie Alien³, with a recap on its public perception: Alien³, according to many fans, is the movie where the series jumped the shark. Long story short: A RottenTomatoes … Continue reading

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The two missions of the USS Sephora: Conjecture in the Alien Encyclopedia

We know that the fate of the Sulaco was something that was not addressed in the Alien movies. This changed when the Nintendo DS game Aliens: Infestation was released in 2011. In the game, the Sulaco is located by the … Continue reading

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5 Things you have to consider when writing an Encyclopedia

I’m not gonna lie: Working on version 7 of the Encyclopedia was particularly challenging, for many reasons. These reasons, however, were just extremes of issues that are representative for working on such a project. After 4 years, I thought it … Continue reading

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New look!

Visitors of the Encyclopedia’s Facebook may notice that I updated the look there a while ago and promised to redesign the blog’s look in a similar fashion. Now, finally, it followed suit. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

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The Alien Encyclopedia version 6 released!

Better late than never! I’ll keep things short: I am immensely pleased to able to tell you that version 6 of the Encyclopedia is released and available on the “”Releases” page of this blog! This version adds complete coverage on … Continue reading

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Prometheus review (Facebook repost)

The short version is: I REALLY liked the movie, maybe even loved it! Just for the record: I concur with the general buzz about the movie’s strengths. It’s hard not to, because the visuals and atmosphere are really great. However, … Continue reading

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