Ok guys, let's get this thing back on track!
I haven't heard from Meedermow since the summer, I don't really know what's happening with his involvement just now. I hope he's still reading the forum at least, and that he might get back on board when he has a chance to.
Since Meeder was pushing forward with a fairly constant release plan, I've been quite happy to take a back seat and follow his lead until now. I think the last release planned was vol.3, i.e. the CBS Aliens. Did anyone ever get a copy of this? I know he already put a lot of work into it, but as to whether it was finished... It certainly didn't make it as far as a torrent.
Anyway, I agree that the best approach in his absence now would be a return to supplement-based discs, using the materials in hand. I summarised the current collection in a previous post (this is all the stuff I actually have on my hard drive, ready to use), here it is again. There may be many omissions, e.g. I haven't added the material from Triffid to this list yet, I need to download TB1971's Alien War find, and I'm sure there's even more out there (which may or may not have been mentioned before).
(Items and source - all PAL unless otherwise noted)
Giger's Alien (Ebay DVD - NTSC)
Shock & Awe - The Return of Alien (TB1971 – a huge improvement on the archives version)
Excerpt from Ridley Scott documentary - Eye of the Storm (Jonno)
Alien DC featurette (ASH595 - NTSC)
Alien DC trailer x2 (ASH595 - NTSC - and TB1971)
Alien DC TV spots x6 (TB1971)
Alien DC Yaphet Kotto interview (TB1971)
Aliens: James Cameron - A Director and His Work (Alien Archives)
Aliens TV spots x2 (from TB1971) and x6 (en route from fezza2000)
Saturday Night Live: Alienses (TB1971)
Making of Alien 3 UK (Alien Archives)
Entertainment Tonight - Alien 3 visual effects (TB1971)
Entertainment Tonight - Alien 3 Charles S Dutton interview (TB1971)
MTV Alien 3 preview (TB1971)
MTV Alien 3 visual effects (TB1971)
Alien Resurrection - Behind the Scenes (Ron Perlman) (TB1971)
Making of Alien Resurrection (Brad Dourif) (TB1971)
Alien Resurrection TV spots x3 (TB1971)
Entertainment Tonight - Alien Resurrection LA Premiere (TB1971)
Entertainment Tonight - Alien Resurrection Weaver/Ryder interview (TB1971)
Alien War (TB1971)
Aliens - Ride at the Speed of Fright (TB1971)
Quadrilogy Trailer (Jonno)
If you know of anything concrete to add to the list, PLEASE, now is the time to speak!
If there's good material in the pipeline (preferably a short pipeline!) we will of course wait, at least until impatience gets the better of us.
Similarly, any ideas at all regarding menus, covers, running order or anything else, please say! Looking forward to hearing from you all...