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Omphalos said in September 2nd, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Hi Rusty,

This story was also the subject of a lawsuit between Van Vogt and the producers of Alien; It was a copyright infringement suit in which van Vogt alleged the makers of thaf movie stold Coeurl to make the alien. There was a settlment in that case.

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Omphalos said in September 2nd, 2010 at 12:15 pm

D’oh! Stole, not “stold!”

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Rusty said in September 2nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Omphalos,

Wow – I didn’t know that. I can see where the idea of an alien stalking a ship is the same, but it seems that Coeurl was totally different than Alien in terms of anatomy and physiology. Pretty interesting though.

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Omphalos said in September 7th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I wish I knew what the amount of the settlement was. That would clue us in to how seriously the studio took the claims. I remember there was a lot of talk about it at conventions after the lawsuit was filed.