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O'Bannon, Dan

Overview
Works: 191 works in 719 publications in 8 languages and 11,704 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Film sequels  Science fiction films  Horror films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Creator, Commentator, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Actor, Musician, Other, Originator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dan O'Bannon
Alien by Ridley Scott( Visual )
108 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left
Total recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger( Visual )
57 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2084 a worker leaves Earth for the mind-bending nightmarish reality of a Martian mining colony ruled over by a dictator who can alter reality to suit his whims
Aliens by James Cameron( Visual )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sequel to Alien, Ripley is the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism--until the mysterious disappearnce of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate
AVP Alien vs. Predator by Paul Anderson( Visual )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incredible adventure begins when the discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team of scientists and adventures to the frozen continent. There, they make an even more terrifying discovery: two alien races engaged in the ultimate battle. Whoever wins ... we lose
Alien by Alan Dean Foster( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This was not their galaxy. The seven travelers woke from their long cold sleep to discover that the planet they were closest to was emitting a distress signal. By space law, they must descend, explore and render assistance. But, they would go armed. For who could tell what being called to them -- or why. All they knew was that it was alien
Aliens vs. Predator requiem ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
Blue Thunder by John Badham( Visual )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy is amazed by the capabilities of the high-speed, high-tech chopper. It can see through walls, record a whisper or level a city block. Distrusting the military mentality behind Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner learn the remarkable craft is slated for use as the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control
Alien quadrilogy by Ridley Scott( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete story of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley's recurring battles with members of a parasitical extraterrestrial species
The return of the living dead by Dan O'Bannon( Visual )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger ... for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!"--Container
Dark Star by John Carpenter( Visual )
43 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark Star is a futuristic scoutship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that it's crewmembers did not count on--one of the ship's thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew
AVPR Alien vs. Predator, requiem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
Alien³ by David Fincher( Visual )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"La navette de Ripley échoue sur la planète Fiorina 161 qui abrite les plus dangereux criminels de l'univers. Recueillie dans cet immense pénitencier, Ripley découvre avec horreur qu'elle abrite en elle un Alien. Elle va donc une nouvelle fois devoir affronter son mortel ennemi, mais sans arme ou technologie moderne..." [Source : jaquette]
Alien resurrection by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ellen Ripley returns from the dead after being cloned by scientists--along with the alien queen inside her
Aliens : novelization by Alan Dean Foster( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The memory would stay with Ripley forever, a creature dripping acid blood just inches away from her. It had torn the rest of her ship's crew to shreds, but she had escaped. And now she had been rescued; after 57 years in hypersleep, safe at last. But not for long
Lifeforce ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a space exploration team travels to examine Halley's Comet, they find an alien spacecraft whose occupants carry a deadly secret. Spacelings take over the bodies of the humans and return to earth
AVP ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
Alien by Dan O'Bannon( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo answers a distress signal from a desolate planet, they discover a deadly life form that breeds within a human host. And so the horror begins ..." [box cover note]
Total recall by Piers Anthony( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Polish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Douglas Quaid must travel across the solar system in order to discover what secrets are locked away in memories that he can't trace
Alien³ ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lt. Ripley is the only survivor when her spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, an area inhabited by former inmates of the planet's prison. Ripley fears an Alien was aboard her ship and soon evidence begins to appear. Without modern technology, she must lead the inmates into battle with the horrible creature
Dead & buried ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man returns to his home town to be its sheriff. His job becomes difficult when strangers visit the town and die in violent and mysterious ways. He discovers that his troubles have an occult origin that has to do with the town's elderly mortician
 
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Alternative Names
Bannon D.
Bannon, Daniel.
Bannon, Daniel O' 1946-2009
O'Bannon, Daniel Thomas.
O'Bannon, Daniel Thomas 1946-2009
Languages
English (287)
German (23)
French (17)
Spanish (12)
Italian (6)
Multiple languages (4)
Ndonga (1)
Polish (1)
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