Talk:ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter

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What a pity. This is probably my fondest memory of my family's visit to Walt Disney World in 1996. -Darric 20:56, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

@Darric. That's because the children were afraid of the special effects in the attraction. --Stuffy123 (talk) 23:56, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Special effect[edit]

I remember this ride, and wanted to elaborate on some of the controversial & violent aspects of this ride. If I remember right-- a maintenance worker was killed and mangled (complete with bone crunching noises), and they simulated blood dripping from the ceiling using drips of water. My memory is foggy, but I see a couple other mentions of this also: IMDB Review & "Alien Encounter Script" Am I remembering this right? Can anyone else confirm?Gigglesworth 00:32, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Yes, you are right. The entire ride is on youtube.
  • It might be worth those links being put into the main page (although there are mistakes on both; ie the imdb refering to Phil Hartman as in the cast, when he was cut from the final draft -though I believe his version was shown to test audiences- and a lot of spelling mistakes and missed lines on the angelfire script --TimothyJacobson (talk) 04:56, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Re the maintanance worker. I'd realised he was played by a real CM, but never "got" that he was supposed to have been killed.--TimothyJacobson (talk) 04:56, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Skippy[edit]

  • I'd always assumed that "suspended indefinitely" meant he was killed off, so how comes he is in the Stitch replacement? And, I can't believe Disney are selling toys of him.
  • I don't believe it was a euphemism; suspending a transport would be a useful feature - the demonstration of which would conveniently end the endless complaining of Skippy. Vortech (talk) 17:28, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Suggestions re improving the wiki page[edit]

  • Is it worth mentioning that actually two people per show were selected to demonstrate the transporter, although, depending on where you are sitting, it often looks like just one?--TimothyJacobson (talk) 05:09, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  • There are several voices-off adding to the sense of confusion, often thought to be members of the audience heckling ("it's my mother-in-law") so sometimes audience members would join in without realising these were pre-recorded. These were done using speakers in the headrests, but if you sat in the back row, some lines ("don't eat me, eat him") would still sound like they were coming from a member of the public behind you--TimothyJacobson (talk) 05:09, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  • I think I have read, and will look into it further when I have the time, that George Lucas had nothing to do with the creation of this piece, and was there in name only. Likewise, I think there were promotional posters put out, since destroyed/denied, that actually featured the Ridley Scott Alien--TimothyJacobson (talk) 05:09, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
when I was talking to an off-duty CM during the soft open for the ride, he claimed Lucas acted more like an editor - when they had a show ready he came out to the MK to see it. He also claimed most of his suggestions were "make it scarier". Obviously, it's just hearsay and not fit for inclusion, but it would explain how the show got progressively scarier before general open, and then progressively less scarier once Lucas moved on and Disney was in charge of the attraction. Vortech (talk) 17:32, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Number of Audio-animatronics[edit]

In the grid, it says that the number of audio-animatronics is 1 (plus 2 in preshow). I would like to dispute this, because in the preshow, obviously SIR is an AA. I am not sure whether Skippy counts as an AA, but assuming he does, surely there are two Skippys (one per tube, even though they are supposed to be the same one) meaning there are three in preshow. Likewise, there are two identical rooms housing the mainshow, in the same way that there are two identical stretching rooms in Haunted Mansion. Speeds up Guest Flow. Both of the Mainshow rooms feature an alien, so surely that affects the total no of AAs--TimothyJacobson (talk) 05:09, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

  • I changed it to 3 (pre-show) and 2 (1 for each main show). --blm07 16:00, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks--TimothyJacobson (talk) 00:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Changes[edit]

This page seems to have changed quite a lot since I last visited it (which, according to my above comments, was in Dec 2008). I think it needs a hell of a lot of citations, and quite a bit of it (such as who is in the cast) repeats itself. When I have time, I will start a re-jig--TimothyJacobson (talk) 19:38, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Seat[edit]

There is a comment on the page about "broken seat cover". What does this refer to?--TimothyJacobson (talk) 19:38, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Past or present?[edit]

The "Experience" section wanders distractingly between past and present tense. I understand the urge to relive one's memories by describing the attraction as if it still existed, but in this reference format, it's awkward. I suggest uniform past tense. (Sorry, I don't have the time right now to do all that editing myself.)