a) After Ring/Ringu
I was inspired by Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japanese movie Ring in 2002 and also the original movie from 1998 by Hideo Nakata. I even enjoyed the sequels and prequels and also very much the Ring novel series by Koji Suzuki that lacked the ghostly elements of the movies
b) Mutability of Ringu
I keep thinking about what would happen if someone made a movie that was supposed to be an "Alien meets Ringu" and for the purpose of this flow of thinking, we might call it Aliengu. Ringu was the Japanese horror movie directed by Hideo Nakata, based on Koji Suzuki's novel Ring, and and American version of the movie was called Ring. It seems that Ringu also took some influence from the movie Videodrome by David Cronenberg which featured a television station that transmitted a cancer into the viewer
c) Adapting the basic Ring story to Alien
In this vague thought, Aliengu would be about the discovery of an alien space ship that transmits a signal that infects all the people who hear it and the ridiculous idea would be that it has cargo hold full of biomechanoid videotapes with very weird content that once it gets through a videorecorder onto the TV, infects whoever watches the videotapes contents. The story featured a cursed video tape that killed the person who watched it after a number of days, and on the videotape would be a strange vision put there by means of the gift of Nensha by a woman named Sadako, who also appeared in the novel to be a sufferer of Testicular Feminization Syndrome unable to physically have a child and in a way the continuation of the reproduction of the cursed videos would be her child. Simply the effect of the video with it strange contents of the video tape itself would be a strange killer
d) Mysterious presence
In the movie, there was the spirit of Sadako following the people around and perhaps influencing their investigates. I wondered if this was the space jockey observing the people in the distant future using its telescope. Perhaps it could open up a wormhole from wherever it was in the past to wherever the people were in the future, and it would be sorting out the situation over a vast number of years trying to get everything right to make its own civilisation survive, and it would realise that it only had a certain number of years and eventually it would hand the humans its own corpse..
e) The island as a planetoid
The main characters make their way to an island by ferry and it becomes a trip from a space station by space ferry to a nearby planetoid. Perhaps thinking back to Alien 3, this space jockey had begun the process by sending an alien egg through time and space to where the alien queen had been before it was killed at the end of aliens, and by unknown means infected Ripley but she decided to go to end her life. Perhaps because of the scene in the American Ring movie with the horse running around the ferry, it would be replaced by an alien that had erupted from a horse, after the space jockey had planted a facehugger in an egg aboard the ferry going from a space station to a planet. This is a thought process being followed here.
f) Derelict environment
They would find the corpse of the space jockey and try to find a way to deal with the strange destructive transmission, perhaps the space jockey has been found at the bottom of a well like shaft , there for its own purposes. They find the derelict spaceship that is somehow fused with the grown, they discover a shaft going down that seems to be like the well where Sadako's remains were found. They might find the cave as well where Sadako was given birth to as part of the complex and what Sadako has to do with the story will be forgotten but may well be half thought about as if these were simply film homages. The transmission would show various parts of this complex.
g) Spiral influence
And where that goes is in Spiral by Koji Suzuki, the sequel of the original book Ring, the mysterious transmission created by Sadako using the gift of Nensha, while she was fused with the last remnants of the smallpox virus in the whole of the world that she had been infected with, makes a leap of evolution to create a transmission that carries both their DNA which replicates itself on the receiving side of the transmission in the victim and a woman would likely to give birth. So in Aliengu, the Space Jockey infected by the Alien sends off the mysterious transmission and this transmission would somehow infect the person who listened to it. Then an alien life form must start growing as its DNA mysteriously begins to form in the host. This would be the next terrible idea of the moment.
h) Faceless Sadako is the alien
In the Ring movie, we have the ghost of Sadako who erupts from the television screen with her face covered by her long hair. Perhaps this slightly might mirror the idea of the alien with the eyeless face.
i) Ghosts in VCR machine
Of course already videotapes in the year 2015 are a thing from the ancient past, but Ringu made them interesting again in their latter years. In 2015 Sigourney Weaver for the purpose of publicising the to be made Alien 5 had been talking about Neill Blomkamp wearing out his Alien video tapes when he was a youngster, in one instance she even briefly trying to talk about VHS videocassettes before she was corrected by the interviewer who said VCR. It isn't important other than just to think about the strangeness of what it means in this day and age to think about those videocassettes and what they meant in our lives. In 2012 a successful movie called V/H/S was released about a collection of old VHS cassettes filled with horrific contents and it's sequel V/H/S Viral was released in 2014. (See: Alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk - February 2015 - Neill Blomkamp and Alien 5
j) Loop possibility
If we went further and thought about Koji Suzuki's third novel in the series Loop, it would be a problem, it was never turned into a movie and perhaps the third movie in the Ring series doesn't really inspire ideas in this urge for an Alien meets Ringu story, or simply the biomechanic material has started growing everywhere transforming the environment and eating up the people to create spores.