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Dan O'Bannon, the man who gave the world Alien and Total Recall, has died aged 63, the New York Times reports. O'Bannon passed away at his home in Santa Monica, California, last Thursday, as a result of the gastrointestinal disorder Crohn’s disease, which he'd suffered for 30 years. O'Bannon's sci-fi screenwriting career began …

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More tears shed

RIP. go in peace.

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Teach it phenomenology

Sad news indeed. Dan deserves sainthood for Dark Star alone.

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Pint

Dark Star is my favourite film . .

. . of all time.

I will raise a glass to him later.

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Alien

Oh Yes

Dark Star - matchless

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Bill Froog - Liquid Fuel Maintenance Engineer

Farewell.

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Nooooooooo......

...."your are false data!"

<explosion>

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Pinback's Video Diary

Last week I told Doolittle to SOUND DELETED and he said 'Pinback SOUND DELETED GESTURE DELETED and I said GESTURE DELETED GESTURE DELETED

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RIP Pinback

Benson, Arizona, blew warm wind through your hair

My body flies the galaxy, my heart longs to be there

Benson, Arizona, the same stars in the sky

But they seemed so much kinder when we watched them, you and I

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A man with one or two great ideas

I think you'll find that Walter Hill and David Giler were the true brains behind Alien. They totally reworked and rewrote O'Bannon's screenplay, which had an all-male crew, a ship called the Snark and alien eggs in a pyramid.

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Ah the internets

Where speaking ill of your predeceased betters comes as naturally as breathing.

RIP

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Dark Star

Quite a favourite in my DVD collection. Sorry to hear we've lost another true star.

Let there be light.

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Performance stealer ...

... in Dark Star when he feeds and eh ... reprimands the unfortunate adopted alien. And logs a report (to camera) of his personation of himself.

What a waste at only 63.

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RIP, Dan

you and your talent will be missed.

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Rest In Peaece

My condolences to his family and friends. A great man. Dark Star is a wonderful film. Personally I'd give him Sainthood for the scene with the Beach Ball in the lift.

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awww

another one gone then. :(

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Boffin

How to convince the bomb not to explode

Teach the bomb phenomenology!

Thanks goodness for the dead and frozen captain.

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As someone who has Crohns.

This article is a bit depressing.

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RIP

Gret imaginative writer. A sad loss.

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