I also find it a bit odd that we only see Kanrokitoff talking in the saucer and no scene of the Chief Pilot
Maybe Hergé did make a scene with the Chief Pilot in the deleted two pages, if they exist (see Flight 714: Are there two missing pages?
Is there any reference work that actually dwells on Herge's views about aliens?
I don't know of a work about Hergé's views about aliens, but there are some books (the best ones are by Michael Farr) that give very up-close history about all the Tintin books, including Flight 714
Maybe one of these talks about Hergé's views about aliens?Moderator Note:
Hi, GSC! Thanks for your enthusiasm, but a couple of very small points, which may be of assistance.
You need to watch when quoting from other messages that you make what you have taken from elsewhere stands out from what you are commenting. If you don't it can be hard to follow what's going on.
To do this easily, just highlight the relevant part of the post you want to reference, and then click on the "Quote" command at the top of that post. The quoted text then appears in your message box, all formatted to show the original poster's name, and the text you chose.
There's no need to quote more than a small portion of the original message, just enough to show what you are referring to. Try it, it's easy!
Secondly, watch your spelling: as you write the message, if a word is underlined in red dots, it's probably incorrectly spelled. It's not a perfect system, as some words don't appear in the dictionary (annoyingly neither "Tintin" or "Hergé"* are in there), and there is some variation between how English words are spelled around the globe, but it's a good idea just to take a second look if the dots appear.
(* A little tip: if you find typing "Hergé" is hard to do because of the accent on the "e", just copy and paste it from somewhere else - you'll find it next to the copyright symbol at the bottom of the page... ;-))The Happy Tintinologist Team