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Review of chapter "Epilogue" from DarthTenebrus
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Finished reading it again, so I'll say this one more time. ..


Give. Us. More! ALIENS!!!!
Review By [DarthTenebrus] • Date [18 Oct 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Fourth Stage" from DarthTenebrus
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Reading this again, and seeing the newly-formed Queen emerge from her chrysalis gives me the creeping horrors. Very apt description of the emergence and of the horror (yes, I know it seems a bit overdone, but it is accurate) on everyone's faces.
Review By [DarthTenebrus] • Date [16 Oct 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from DarthTenebrus
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This is unbelievable! When Team Scooby rolled in I expected the military music from "Aliens" to start playing. And you should have let Buffy finish with her Ripleyism! Only missing a power loader and an airlock, lol! The stake at the end was a nice touch however.

And just what is Wolfram and Hart going to do with a live Alien specimen? Turn it loose on LA?! I didn't even think to suspect the guy answering to THEM, I thought it was Weyland-Yutani he was apprising on the whole sitch...

Give. Us. More. ALIENS!!!!!!

Oh, I imagine that last geek reference was from "War of the Worlds," what with the "things in the stars, intelligent and indifferent" phrasing. Am I right or wrong?
Comments from author:
You are very right! Thank you very much for the review, I'm glad you were as pumped up by reading the finale as I was while writing it.

Unfortunately, I wrote this story a long time ago while I was in high school, so the chances of me actually writing that sequel are pretty darn low by now. So I wouldn't hold my breath for more Buffy or Angel vs. Aliens- from me, at least! I'm sorry, and thank you again!
Review By [DarthTenebrus] • Date [13 Apr 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Dapsy
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Bloody brilliant!!!

And somehow feels like it does not distrupt regular Buffy season at all... it is like a missing episode or two!
Review By [Dapsy] • Date [19 Jul 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from MarcusSLazarus
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Hoo boy...

Now THAT was one EXCELLENT bit of work.

Your theory about the creation of the Queen here is a BIT of a question-mark, given what we saw in the third movie about an Alien Queen being grown in a host like everything else, but I suppose it’s not IMPOSSIBLE to assume that the Aliens could ‘become’ Queens under the right circumstances in the absence of a ‘prime’ Queen (After all, the Aliens probably wouldn’t want ‘competition’ by having two Queens at once, but they’d need SOME way to be prepared for the ‘worst-case scenario’).

I wasn’t wild about the Riley elements, but that’s just based around my own distaste for the guy; you actually managed to make him fairly tolerable here.

The fight scenes against the Aliens proved particularly effective, the group’s rapid discovery of their weaknesses serving to provide them with crucial combat information while still leaving the Aliens as deadly as they ever were, and the addition of Ravnon to fill the place usually occupied by Weyland-Yutani in the original films proved highly effective.

Plus, unlike many crossovers, it actually rather neatly fits into the timeline at this time, looking at Buffy’s growing ‘reliance’ on the Initiative and Walsh’s own ever-increasingly dissatisfaction with Buffy’s independence (Might have been more effective if someone in the core gang had actually DIED to express the scale of the threat, of course, but hey; Spike’s used as a host and horrifically mutilated- albeit temporarily thanks to his healing ability- and Riley’s ‘impregnated’, so I suppose it’s not like they came through unscratched).

Even the OCs managed to prove interesting, with Traeten’s attempts to use the alien and Raevon’s history with the eggs adding a certain chilling extra twist that gave the plot that extra depth that makes the “Alien” franchise so popular; it’s not just about fighting the monsters that use humans to grow, but it’s about fighting the monsters that HUMANS can be without any outside influence.

Of course, your thoughts on the ‘DemAliens’ you created worked out well as well; your descriptions made it easy to see how those Aliens differed from the usual ones, creating some very chilling new additions to the Alien ‘gene pool’.

Oh, and nice touch with Anya referencing that demon race that they initially assumed the facehugger was a member of in the beginning; might have been only a brief reference, but you actually created a rather interesting-sounding demon there.

Hope you write the sequel some time; I have a feeling that Angel versus the Aliens would be a VERY interesting read (Who knows; maybe W&H would try and infest HIM with the ‘Queen’ without knowing that vampires can survive ‘impregnation’?)
Review By [MarcusSLazarus] • Date [3 Oct 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Dragonelf
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It wouldn't be Alex Krycek (X-Files) mr Manners was speaking with on the phone? The name Mandrake reminds me about Mandrake the Magican and the name Walter reminds me about Walter Langowski from Alpha Flight.

I hope you get inspired to write a sequel to this excellent story.

::Gives the plot bunny a carrot omelette::

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To invent, you need a good
imagination and a pile of junk.
- Thomas Alva Edison
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Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [8 Sep 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Investigation" from Dragonelf
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This story is looking pretty good so far.

::Continues reading the story::

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Grown men may learn from very little children,
for the hearts of little children are pure, and,
therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them
many things which older people miss.
- Nicholas Black Elk [Hehaka Sapa]
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Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [8 Sep 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Immortal
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I've never read an 'Aliens' crossover fic - and I'm glad this was the one I started with. Amazingly written...the gore and action was really coherent - no mean feat!

I'm definitely hoping that there is a sequel in the works!!!

Thank you for the brilliant read!
Review By [Immortal] • Date [11 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Fourth Stage" from Locathah
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Actually the movies implied that an alien is either born a queen or it isn't. (In the third movie Ripley can tell that the alien inside her is a queen from a silhouette on the medical equipment (sonogram?).) I figure a queen might lay a thousand eggs and one or two of those might also be queen eggs.
Review By [Locathah] • Date [10 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Bleiddyn
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Just finished. VERY nice. Definitely looking forward to the next.

And not sure if you like the idea, but it would be well within the SOP for Predators to seed a planet in just that manner. (Ok, so in the books, they seeded planets by capturing a queen and then dropping her on a planet, but sounds pretty well within their ability.)

A nice melee of Aliens, Predators, AI, and W&H would be... Interesting.
Review By [Bleiddyn] • Date [15 May 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Fourth Stage" from Bleiddyn
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I may be a little late on this, but according to what I have seen and read, queens are queens from the egg on. The facehugger implantation and chestburster run along similar cycles (though it seems that the chestburster comes out at a dramatically appropriate moment rather than after any set time). When the chestburster exits, it is somewhat different in appearance than standard, having the beginnings of a crown.

That info comes from the movies, 3 novels, and the games. if there's differences in the comics, I haven't read those yet.

I can definitely see where you'd need a queen though. As is, the first xenomorph would have ended up, had it gone through some unnamed metamorphosis, as a praetorian, which is similar some manners of appearance to the queen. (Crown, mainly.)

Yeah, Alien geek, here.
Comments from author:
It is true that in the movies, Alien Queens are shown to develop from a specialized 'Queen egg' which hatches a unique 'Queen facehugger', and so on. However, I believe it is not a great leap of imagination to assume ordinary drones are capable of assuming the mantle of Queen in a Queen-less environment. Otherwise, if a Hive's Queen and her special eggs were destroyed, the entire nest would have no choice but to lay down and die- something Xenomorphs are rather bad at. Factor in the great amount of species dimorphism we've seen- aliens in different movies have different colours, different heads, even different numbers of fingers- and it can be seen why I believe the 'pupa' scenario in this chapter does not take overly great liberties with Alien canon. But thank you for your attentiveness!
Review By [Bleiddyn] • Date [14 May 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
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Good story :D

For some reason the mysterious man on the bluff reminds me of Resident Evil Zero, but that could just be me ;)
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [12 May 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Arekanderu
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Great story.I can't wait for the sequel.It will be good to see how Angel's tam handles Aliens.Considering that they usually seem to be more resourceful and more high tech i imagine they would have it somewhat easier.Unless the nest was in the Hyperion ;)

Altough i did it find it strange that none of the scoobies died.I thought that agaisnt such a strong enemy at least one of the main heroes should go down.
Review By [Arekanderu] • Date [12 May 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Finale" from AnthonyR
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Good story. While I havent been paying too much attention to the names, I would say that the guy in the Mongolian desert named gummer is after burt gummer from tremors. Also, there’s a problem with the way you have them entering the alien’s lair. While it is possible that the CO or XO would have been the first one in, from a military standpoint to send both the leader and the 2IC in first would be sheer stupidity. At least one of them would be at the back of the group to decrease the chance that both commanders could be taken out at the same time. update soon
Comments from author:
Damn, you're right on both counts! Gummer is a 'Tremors' reference, and sending both Forrest and Riley in first was stupid even for the Initiative. I'll fix that next time I edit this thing. Thanks a lot!
Review By [AnthonyR] • Date [26 Apr 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Finale" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
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You used the stake! You're awesome!
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [15 Apr 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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