Aliens

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?"  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Ripley changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Ripley, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Ripley prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Ripley uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Ripley ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

The Alien Threat

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Understanding
Overall Story Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Overall Story Problem: Desire
Overall Story Solution: Ability
Overall Story Symptom: Thought
Overall Story Response: Knowledge
Overall Story Catalyst: Senses
Overall Story Inhibitor: Circumstances
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Ripley

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Past
Main Character Issue: Interdiction vs. Prediction
Main Character Problem: Desire
Main Character Solution: Ability
Main Character Symptom: Inequity
Main Character Response: Equity
Main Character Unique Ability: Prediction
Main Character Critical Flaw: Suspicion
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Newt

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Memory
Influence Character Issue: Suspicion vs. Evidence
Influence Character Problem: Perception
Influence Character Solution: Actuality
Influence Character Symptom: Thought
Influence Character Response: Knowledge
Influence Character Unique Ability: Evidence
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Interdiction
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Nightmares & Dreams

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Relationship Story Problem: Change
Relationship Story Solution: Inertia
Relationship Story Symptom: Thought
Relationship Story Response: Knowledge
Relationship Story Catalyst: Situation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Interpretation
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Being

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Understanding
Overall Story Consequence: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Cost: Memory
Overall Story Dividend: Past
Overall Story Requirements: Learning
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceiving
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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