Effects of the videogame industry on blockbuster franchises in Aliens RPG: Speculation & Discussion Posted August 3, 2008 If Obsidian did deside to go more indepth with the Space Jocky story I want to know how they will handle it... I've read that in some of the books it is designed with an Elephants trunk but in the original design the 'trunk' was supposed to be a air hose and there is a helmet around the Space Jockys head too. In the comics, the Jockey is shown to have an elephantine trunk. This is inconsistent with the original concept. An inspection of the concept art done by H.R. Giger, shows that the "trunk" is supposed to be an air hose and there is a helmet surrounding the Jockey's head. This is also supported by the fact that soft tissue such as elephant trunks do not fossilize. This does not leave out the possibility of a different kind of trunk, but the one depicted in the comics is very much like an elephant's. None of the works depicting the Jockey with a "trunk" are considered canon - the only canon appearance of the Space Jockey is in Alien and its novelization and directly related works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Jockey_(Alien) Also I wonder how they will act towards people I read that in some of the books the Space Jocky want to wipe out humanity or inslave them but only choose not to due to there hate for the Xenomorphs, but the actors and crew of the original movie felt that the Space Jocky was more of a noble and peaceful race. In Mark Verheiden's graphic novel series Aliens, a Space Jockey-like creature is encountered, and is able to communicate telepathically with humans. It is shown with pink skin, a tail and an elephantine trunk, and yellow, cross-shaped eyes. In the novels the Space Jockey's race are shown to be malevolent, only refraining from attacking humans due to their immense hatred of the Xenomorphs; a common enemy. They intend to wipe out and/or enslave humanity once their war with the Xenomorphs is over. Later books never expand on the idea. The Book of Alien notes that the actors and crew felt instinctively that the Space Jockey was a benign creature, though they could not say why. In the novelization of Alien by Alan Dean Foster Ash describes the Space Jockey's race as a noble people and hopes that mankind will encounter them under more pleasant circumstances. It also states that they were larger, stronger and possibly more intelligent than humans. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Jockey_(Alien) I would prefer if the Aliens RPG if touching on anything to do with the Space Jockey/Pilot would try to keep it as close to the original idea behind the Space Jockey as possible... No Trunk and not an agressive race.