Alien: Space Ship Sequence from
Monty Python's Life of Brian

leading from
Terry Gilliam




a)  Terry Gilliam on the scrounge wandering around going "ooh" and "aah"
Simon Deering remembered that Terry Gilliam popped in wondering around in his afghan coat and patchouli oil wandering around going "ooh" and "aah". Martin Bower also noticed him and knew that he needed a few bits for a space sequence he was doing next door for a film called Life of Brian




b) Roger Christian on the scrounge for Terry Gilliam
Bill Peason recalled that one day a man came into the workshop and he introduced himself as Roger Christian who worked on the production as art director and was responsible for a lot of the set dressing, including the Nostromo corridors. Roger was on the scrounge.  By that time the models department had thousands of pounds worth of plastic kit dressing left over, and Bill said to Roger, "If you need some of it, help yourself.

At the time Roger was working on Life Of Brian, so he went around and managed to fill quite a few boxes with suitable bits and pieces. This was primarily requited for dressing the spaceship in the scene which Brian is picked up by a spaceship, taken around the earth and then dumped back again. We like to help each other in the industries.



 Quote sources
  1. Simon Deering: Do you remember when Terry Gilliam came to see what we are up to chaps ? in his afghan coat and patchouli oil ?
    Dennis Lowe: Tell me more about Terry Gilliam, I must have been the only one doing the bloody work!!........ Simon Deering: Ahh he just popped in one afternoon and wandered about going 'ooh' and 'aah'(24th June 2009, forum at www.alienexperience.com)
  2. Bill Pearson: One day a guy came into the workshop and he introduced himself as Roger Christian. He worked on the production as art director and was responsible for a lot of the set dressing, including the Nostromo corridors. Roger was on the scrounge. By this time we had thousands of pounds worth of plastic kit dressing left over, I said to Roger, "If you need some of it, help yourself." Roger was working on Life Of Brian, so he went around and managed to fill quite a few boxes with suitable bits and pieces. This was primarily requited for dressing the spaceship in the scene which Brian is picked up by a spaceship, taken around the earth and then dumped back again. We like to help each other in the industries  (Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models #48, p29)
  3. Martin Bower:We kept seeing this strangely familiar face peering around the workshop door, Terry Gilliam was his name, and he needed a few bits for a space sequence he as doing next door for a film called Life Of Brian". (Sci-Fi  & Fantasy Models, Alien, The Definitive Inside Story part 1.  p 30 & 51))



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