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Inspiring movies/shows

Discussion in 'ALEPH' started by Norrin Radd, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd Member

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    Aside from the obvious Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed franchises, are there any films or shows that make you think of Aleph, or just of Infinity in general?
     
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    Kir Well-Known Member

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    Old dakini sculpt is literally EVA units from evangelion.
     
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    cogites Well-Known Member

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    The more high-tech GUNNM stuff is pretty applicable. Gally during her time as a Tuned almost has the backstory of a posthuman candidate. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if we got a character based on her at some point, considering how much CB loves putting their animu waifus in the game. There's gotta be someone on the team patrician enough to have read GUNNM.

    Eclipse Phase has a lot of relevant stuff.

    Iria Zeiram for some reason always makes me think of Infinity. Or rather, certain things in Infinity make me think of it. Which is weird because it's really just an okay, kinda dated feature.
     
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    regelridderen Dismember

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    Netflix’ Altered Carbon has tons of good stuff in it - only lacking power armour and werewolves.
     
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  5. McNamara

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    Savonarola got inspired by Alien for his Aleph, which are some of the best infinity minis out there. So I guess there is no limit to movies that may inspire you.

    I guess Odyssey 2001 has some Aleph in HAL (haven't seen it in a deacde though, so my memory isn't to precise on it).

    Ex Machina is pretty alright too.

    And Her might be the best Aleph movie out there. :D
     
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    Abrilete Well-Known Member

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    Also, the concept of ALEPH aspects, Lhosts, Recreations and such (artificial bodies that closely resemble humans with an artificial personality inside) comes from Hyperion (awesome novel from Dan Simons).
     
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    If we're going into books, Culture series from Iain M Banks was an obvious inspiration. I always see Aleph as one of the Minds.

    Polity series is also be in the similar vein, not quite as good but very actioney and fun.
     
  8. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd Member

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    The Culture is precisely why I decided to collect Aleph in the first place! My very favourite sci fi series of books.
     
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    The Machine is also a neat one. Moments in Kill Command, too. The main character could easily be thought of as a Deva functionary, in some ways.
     
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    Also a lot of the Neovatican comes from the sequel, Endymion

    Gutier definitely read those when he created the setting!
     
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    G Stargrave Active Member

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    It is good material to be inspired by!
     
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    G Stargrave Active Member

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    Not about AI or robots or anything, but the music is SO Aleph. It invokes feelings of a Something that is beyond the ability of humans to experience. From the film Annilation.
     
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    Sooo, Infinity as we wish it was ?



    /jk




    /not jk
     
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  14. Yog.0

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    I find the computer game Overwatch to be a fantastic inspiration for scenery.
     
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    Elessar 80stalgic console cowboy

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    Do not bet on it lad. I think that Gutier got a really deep interest in IR and history, though. It explain better as a whole the turn of the fluff
     
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    Teslarod Trebuchet Enthusiast

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    Apparently Pokemon is now up there with the rest.
    I wonder if James will make an appearance after Jessie (maybe even Meowth as a Tinbot or G:Sync troop...?)
     
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    Stuff not yet mentioned -
    Visuals - Elysium and the remake of Total Recall for the Dakini-style military robots

    Conceptual - Almost Human and Humans for the human-like androids
    - Elysium again for the space station of "elevated" humans who control everything and possess all the stuff
     
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