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A large egg-shaped object that is cracked and emits a yellowish light hovers in mid-air against a black background and above a waffle-like floor. <a name=.The title "ALIEN" appears in block letters above the egg, and just below it in smaller type appears the tagline "in space no one can hear you scream"."^ In space, no one can hear you scream .

^ The film was previewed in various U.S. cities in the spring of 1979 [53] and was promoted by the tagline "In space no one can hear you scream."

^ In space no one can hear you scream.
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Movie poster by Bill Gold
Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Gordon Carroll
David Giler
Walter Hill
Written by Screenplay:
Dan O'Bannon
Story:
Dan O'Bannon
Ronald Shusett
Uncredited:
David Giler
Walter Hill
Starring Tom Skerritt
Sigourney Weaver
Veronica Cartwright
Harry Dean Stanton
John Hurt
Ian Holm
Yaphet Kotto
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Derek Vanlint
Editing by Terry Rawlings
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 25, 1979
Running time 119 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $11 million[2][3]
Gross revenue $104,931,801
Followed by Aliens
.Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto.^ Ridley Scott and especially Sigourney Weaver made Alien what it is today.
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^ That was the tagline for Ridley Scott's 1979 science-fiction horror masterpiece, Alien!

^ In 1979, Ridley Scott's classic film Alien hatched.
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.The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature which stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship.^ The film's title refers to its primary antagonist : a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature which stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship .

^ In the script and film the computer is referred to by the crew members as "Mother".

^ The alien , also called the xenomorph , [1] [2] is a fictional parasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the main antagonist of the Alien film series.
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.Alien garnered both critical acclaim and box office success, receiving an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects,[4] Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright,[5] and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, along with numerous other award nominations.^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

^ User rating 8.0/10, IMDB. Won the Saturn, and the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

^ American science fiction films .

[6] .It has remained highly praised in subsequent decades, being inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2002 for historical preservation as a film which is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"[6][7][8] and being ranked by the American Film Institute in 2008 as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre.^ Science fiction horror films .

^ In 2008 the American Film Institute ranked Alien as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre as part of AFI's 10 TOP 10 , a CBS television special ranking the ten greatest movies in ten classic American film genres.

^ American science fiction films .

[9]
.The success of Alien spawned a media franchise of novels, comic books, video games, and toys, as well as three sequel and two prequel films.^ Alien inspired three movie sequels and dozens of comics, graphic novels, and toys!
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^ The success of Alien launched a media franchise of novels , comic books , video games , and toys , as well as three sequel and two prequel films.

^ The success of the film series resulted in the creation of a media franchise with numerous novels , comic books , video games , toys , and other media and merchandise appearing over the years.

.It also launched Weaver's acting career by providing her with her first lead role, and the story of her character Ripley's encounters with the titular Alien creatures became the thematic thread that ran through the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997).^ L.V. 426, the world on which Ripley first encountered The Alien, has now been colonized.
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^ Sigourney Weaver remained the only recurring actor through all four films, and the story of her character Ripley 's encounters with the Aliens became the thematic thread running through the series.

^ It also launched Weaver's acting career by providing her with her first lead role, and the story of her character Ripley 's encounters with the titular Alien creatures became the thematic thread that ran through the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997).

[10] The subsequent prequels Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) abandoned this theme in favor of a crossover with the Predator franchise.

Contents

Plot

.The commercial towing spaceship Nostromo is on a return trip from Thedus to Earth, hauling a refinery and twenty million tons of mineral ore and carrying its seven-member crew in stasis.^ The commercial towing spaceship Nostromo is on a return trip from Thedus to Earth , hauling a refinery and twenty million tons of mineral ore and carrying its seven-member crew in stasis .

^ Many recent action pictures have improbably young actors cast as key roles or sidekicks, but by skewing older, Alien achieves a certain texture without even making a point of it: These are not adventurers but workers, hired by a company to return 20 million tons of ore to Earth.

^ Most Recent Customer Reviews 5.0 out of 5 stars Alien: 20th Anniversary Edition [Award Series] When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SoS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate.
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.Upon receiving a transmission of unknown origin from a nearby planetoid, the ship's computer awakens the crew.^ COMPUTER I have intercepted a transmission of unknown origin.
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^ Upon receiving a transmission of unknown origin from a nearby planetoid , the ship's computer awakens the crew.

^ The 1997 sequel Alien Resurrection , the fourth film in the series, echoed this element by having the crew of the Auriga refer to the ship's onboard computer as "Father."

[11] .Acting on orders from their corporate employers, the crew detaches the Nostromo from the refinery and lands on the planetoid, resulting in some damage to the ship.^ Acting on orders from their corporate employers, the crew lands the Nostromo on the planetoid, resulting in some damage to the ship.

^ In it, the crew the Nostromo lands on a hostile planet in response to a faint SOS call, only to discover an abandoned ship with a ravenous alien on board.
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^ For scenes showing the exterior of the Nostromo a 58-foot landing leg was constructed to give a sense of the ship's size.

.Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Executive Officer Kane (John Hurt), and Navigator Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) set out to investigate the signal's source while Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm), and Engineers Brett (Harry Dean Stanton) and Parker (Yaphet Kotto) stay behind to monitor their progress and make repairs.^ Parker [Yaphet Kotto]: Chief engineer.
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^ Directed by Ridley Scott , starring John Hurt , Sigourney Weaver , Tom Skerritt ( add more ) .
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^ Sigourney Weaver as Ripley , the Warrant Officer onboard the Nostromo and chief protagonist of the film.

.Dallas, Kane, and Lambert discover that the signal is coming from a derelict alien spacecraft.^ Was the alien found by Dallas, Kane, and Lambert its pilot?"
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^ DALLAS Lambert, am I coming in any clearer.

^ Dallas, Kane, and Lambert discover that the signal is coming from a derelict alien spacecraft.

.Inside it they find the remains of a large alien creature whose ribs appear to have been bent outward from the inside.^ Inside it they find the remains of a large alien creature whose ribs appear to have been bent outward from the inside.

^ In the commentary for Aliens, it was speculated that this was part of the maturation of the creatures, as they had been alive far longer than the original alien.
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^ "I say we should go back to where the alien creatures were first found and explain how they were created.
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.Meanwhile, the Nostromo's computer partially deciphers the signal transmission, which Ripley determines to be some type of warning.^ Ripley, meanwhile, determines that the signal transmission is some type of warning.

^ At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship’s computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help.

^ One scene that was cut from the film occurred during Ripley's final escape from the Nostromo : she encounters Dallas and Brett who have been partially cocooned by the Alien.

.Kane discovers a vast chamber containing numerous eggs, one of which releases a creature that attaches itself to his face.^ Attaches itself to Kane's face.

^ Kane discovers a chamber containing numerous eggs , one of which releases a creature that attaches itself to his face.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

.Dallas and Lambert carry the unconscious Kane back to the Nostromo, where Ash allows them inside against Ripley's orders to follow the ship's quarantine protocol.^ Kane, Ripley, and Lambert enter.
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^ DALLAS Ash and myself will go with Lambert.
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^ Watches Dallas, Kane and Lambert enter.
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.They unsuccessfully attempt to remove the creature from Kane's face, discovering that its blood is an extremely corrosive acid.^ They unsuccessfully attempt to remove the creature from Kane's face, discovering that its blood is a potent acid .

^ Attempts to remove facehuggers generally prove fatal, [1] as the parasite will respond by tightening its grip, and the facehugger's acidic blood prevents it from being safely cut away.
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^ At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship’s computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help.

.Eventually the creature detaches on its own and is found dead.^ Eventually the creature detaches on its own and is found dead.

.With the ship repaired, the crew resume their trip back to Earth.^ With the ship repaired, the crew resume their trip back to Earth.

^ As the alien stalks through the ship, the crew chooses to go against their company's orders and fight back.
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^ When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SoS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate.

.Kane awakens seemingly unharmed, but during a meal before re-entering stasis he begins to choke and convulse until an alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him and escaping into the ship.^ Ash (Alien)] Chest-burster - the alien begins its life by bursting from the chest of its host.
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^ Kane awakens seemingly unharmed, but during a meal before re-entering stasis he begins to choke and convulse until an alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him and escaping into the ship.

^ Contamination (1980) was initially going to be titled Alien 2 until 20th Century Fox's lawyers contacted writer/director Luigi Cozzi and made him change it, and it built on press coverage of Alien 's chestburster scene by having many similar creatures, which originated from large, slimy eggs, bursting from characters' chests.

Lacking conventional weapons, the crew attempt to locate and capture the creature by fashioning motion trackers, electric prods, and flamethrowers. .Brett follows Jones, the crew's cat, into a large room where the now-fully-grown Alien attacks him and disappears with his body into the ship's air shafts.^ Brett follows Jones, the crew's cat, into a large room where the now-fully-grown Alien attacks him and disappears with his body into the ship's air shafts.

^ Kane awakens seemingly unharmed, but during a meal before re-entering stasis he begins to choke and convulse until an alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him and escaping into the ship.

^ In the opening scene of Alien , the clothes are distinctly reminiscent of diapers, as the lethargic crew are "born" from closed spaces into the white room controlled by the AI "Mother".
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.Dallas enters the shafts intending to force the Alien into an airlock where it can be expelled into space, but it ambushes him.^ Dallas was ambushed by the Alien among the darkened air ducts, preventing Dallas from maneuvering the Alien through the airlock and into space.

^ Dallas enters the shafts intending to force the Alien into the airlock , but it ambushes him.

^ Kane awakens seemingly unharmed, but during a meal before re-entering stasis he begins to choke and convulse until an alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him and escaping into the ship.

.Lambert implores the remaining crew members to escape in the ship's shuttle, but Ripley, now in command, explains that the shuttle will not support four people.^ Lambert implores the remaining crew members to escape in the ship's shuttle, but Ripley, now in command, explains that the shuttle will not support four people.

^ One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens."
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^ The final name of the ship was derived from the title of Joseph Conrad 's 1904 novel Nostromo , while the escape shuttle Narcissus was named after Conrad's 1897 novella The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' .

.Accessing the ship's computer, Ripley discovers that Ash has been ordered to return the Alien to the Nostromo's corporate employers even at the expense of the crew.^ Accessing the ship's computer, Ripley discovers that Ash has been ordered to return the Alien to the Nostromo 's corporate employers even at the expense of the crew.

^ Acting on orders from their corporate employers, the crew lands the Nostromo on the planetoid, resulting in some damage to the ship.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

.Ash attacks her, but Parker intervenes and decapitates him with a blow from a fire extinguisher, revealing Ash to be an android.^ Ash attacks her, but Parker intervenes and decapitates him with a fire extinguisher , revealing Ash to be an android .

^ For the scene in which Ash is revealed to be an android and has his head knocked off, a puppet was created of the character's torso and upper body which was operated from underneath by a small puppeteer.

^ Before Parker incinerates him, Ash predicts that the other crew members will not survive.

.Before Parker incinerates him, Ash predicts that the other crew members will not survive.^ Before Parker incinerates him, Ash predicts that the other crew members will not survive.

^ Ash attacks her, but Parker intervenes and decapitates him with a fire extinguisher , revealing Ash to be an android .

^ Then two days before we left Thedus, replaced him with Ash.

.The remaining three crew members plan to arm the Nostromo's self-destruct mechanism and escape in the shuttle, but Parker and Lambert are killed by the Alien while gathering the necessary supplies.^ Self Destruct Mechanism : the engines of the Nostromo in Alien .
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^ The remaining three crew members plan to arm the Nostromo' s self-destruct mechanism and escape in the shuttle, but Parker and Lambert are killed by the Alien while gathering the necessary supplies.

^ Alien originally was to conclude with the destruction of the Nostromo while Ripley escapes in the shuttle Narcissus .

.Ripley initiates the self-destruct sequence and heads for the shuttle with Jones, but finds the Alien blocking her way.^ Ripley arms the self-destruct sequence and heads for the shuttle with Jones, but finds the Alien blocking her way.

^ Self Destruct Mechanism : the engines of the Nostromo in Alien .
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^ She unsuccessfully attempts to abort the self-destruct, then returns to find the Alien gone and escapes in the shuttle as the Nostromo explodes.

.She unsuccessfully attempts to abort the self-destruct, then returns to find the Alien gone and narrowly escapes in the shuttle as the Nostromo explodes.^ Self Destruct Mechanism : the engines of the Nostromo in Alien .
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^ She unsuccessfully attempts to abort the self-destruct, then returns to find the Alien gone and escapes in the shuttle as the Nostromo explodes.

^ Alien originally was to conclude with the destruction of the Nostromo while Ripley escapes in the shuttle Narcissus .

.As she prepares to enter stasis, Ripley discovers that the Alien is aboard the shuttle.^ As she prepares to enter stasis Ripley discovers that the Alien is aboard the shuttle.

^ Ripley enters the landing gear area of the Nostromo (where Brett got killed) and discovers a cocooned Dallas and Brett mutating into an egg.
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^ Accessing the ship's computer, Ripley discovers that Ash has been ordered to return the Alien to the Nostromo 's corporate employers even at the expense of the crew.

.She puts on a space suit and opens the hatch, causing explosive decompression which forces the Alien to the open doorway.^ She puts on a space suit and opens the hatch, causing explosive decompression which forces the Alien to the open doorway.

^ EXTERIOR - SHIP - OUTER SPACE A hatch slides open on the side of the ship, and Broussard's wrapped body tumbles silently out.
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^ In the opening scene of Alien , the clothes are distinctly reminiscent of diapers, as the lethargic crew are "born" from closed spaces into the white room controlled by the AI "Mother".
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.She shoots it with a grappling gun which propels it out, but the gun is caught in the closing door, tethering the Alien to the shuttle.^ She shoots it with a grappling gun which pushes it out, but the gun is caught in the closing door and the Alien is tethered to the shuttle.

^ A group of people in a closed environment trying to figure out who has been infected with an Alien virus.
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^ In this scene we also find out that aliens do have the intelligence to sacrifice one of them to open up doors that would otherwise be kept shut.
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.It attempts to crawl into one of the engines, but Ripley activates them and blasts the Alien into space.^ When the unarmed Ripley blasts the first Alien out the airlock and into space.
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^ One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens."
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^ Took A Level In Badass - Ripley for one as she starts out as a simple commercial freighter officer and ends up kicking ass in Aliens.
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.The film ends with Ripley and Jones in stasis for the return trip to Earth.^ The film ends with Ripley and Jones entering stasis for the return trip to Earth.

^ In this film, Ellen Ripley returns to the beast's planet with a squad of marines, which includes such personalities as the humane Cpl.
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^ After all, the last Alien flick - Alien Resurrection - ended with Ripley headed toward Earth.
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Origins

I knew I wanted to do a scary movie on a spaceship with a small number of astronauts...Dark Star as a horror movie instead of a comedy.
.Dan O'Bannon describing his impetus for writing Alien.^ Dan O'Bannon describing his impetus for writing Alien .

^ Dan O'Bannon drafted an opening, in which the crew of a mining ship are sent to investigate a mysterious message on an alien planetoid.
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^ The script for the 1979 film Alien was initially drafted by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett .
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[12]
.While studying cinema at the University of Southern California, Dan O'Bannon had made a comedic science fiction film with director John Carpenter and conceptual artist Ron Cobb entitled Dark Star.^ American science fiction films .

^ While studying cinema at the University of Southern California , Dan O'Bannon had made a science fiction / comedy film with director John Carpenter and conceptual artist Ron Cobb entitled Dark Star (1974).

^ Science fiction horror films .

[12] The film included an alien which had been created using a spray-painted beach ball, and the experience left O'Bannon "really wanting to do an alien that looked real."[12][13] A few years later he began working on a similar story that would focus more on horror. .Ronald Shusett, meanwhile, was working on an early version of what would eventually become Total Recall.^ Ronald Shusett , meanwhile, was working on an early version of what would eventually become Total Recall .

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[12][13] .Impressed by Dark Star, he contacted O'Bannon and the two agreed to collaborate on their projects, choosing to work on O'Bannon's film first as they believed it would be less costly to produce.^ Impressed by Dark Star , he contacted O'Bannon and the two agreed to collaborate on their projects, choosing to work on O'Bannon's film first as they believed it would be less costly to produce.

^ Writer Dan O'Bannon based the film on a sequence from his previous film Dark Star , in which a beachball-shaped alien runs amok on a spaceship and tries to push an astronaut down an elevator shaft.
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^ This sounds like an animated Pixar project – they’re already two years in and have a year and a half to go of actual work as they prepare for its release in December of 2009.

[12][13] .O'Bannon had written twenty-nine pages of a script entitled Memory comprising what would become the film's opening scenes: a crew of astronauts awaken to find that their voyage has been interrupted because they are receiving a signal from a mysterious planetoid.^ O'Bannon had written twenty-nine pages of a script entitled Memory comprising what would become the film's opening scenes: a crew of astronauts awaken to find that their voyage has been interrupted because they are receiving a signal from a mysterious planetoid .

^ For the filming of the chestburster scene the cast members knew that the creature would be bursting out of John Hurt , and had seen the chestburster puppet, but they had not been told that fake blood would also be bursting out in every direction from high-pressure pumps and squibs .

^ Ridley Scott had originally wanted the film to be scored by Isao Tomita , but 20th Century Fox wanted a more familiar composer and Goldsmith was recommended by then-President of Fox Alan Ladd, Jr. Goldsmith wanted to create a sense of romanticism and lyrical mystery in the film's opening scenes, which would build throughout the film to suspense and fear.

.They investigate and their ship breaks down on the surface.^ They investigate and their ship breaks down on the surface.

^ EXTERIOR - SURFACE OF PLANET - NIGHT The ship touches down, heavily; it rocks on huge shock absorbers.
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^ INT. CARGO LOCK - DROP-SHIP 192 Bishop continues as they move down the ramp.
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[13][14] .He did not yet, however, have a clear idea as to what the alien antagonist of the story would be.^ He did not yet, however, have a clear idea as to what the alien antagonist of the story would be.

^ O'Bannon, however, denies that this was a source of his inspiration for Alien 's story.

^ Weaver supported this idea, stating that "I think it would be great to go back, because I'm asked that question so many times: 'Where did the Alien come from?'

[12]
.O'Bannon soon accepted an offer to work on a film adaptation of Dune, a project which took him to Paris for six months.^ O'Bannon soon accepted an offer to work on a film adaptation of Dune , a project which took him to Paris , France for six months.

^ The Nostromo was originally yellow, and the team filmed shots of the models for six weeks before Johnson left to work on The Empire Strikes Back .

^ It's his Alien, let him work his magic and the film will be awesome..
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[12][15] .Though the project ultimately fell through, it introduced him to several artists whose works gave him ideas for his science fiction story including Chris Foss, H. R. Giger, and Jean "Moebius" Giraud.^ But it’s not a story about science fiction.

^ Tapping, who co-starred on that series last season, will return for several episodes.” Categories: Sci Fi · fantasy · movies · science fiction Tagged: fantasy , movies , Sci Fi , science fiction .

^ Comment from: Lazlo May 1st, 2009 at 11:27 pm So Luke creams his jeans on science fiction.
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[14] .O'Bannon was impressed by Foss' covers for science fiction books, while he found Giger's work "disturbing":[12] "His paintings had a profound effect on me.^ Categories: Books · Sci Fi · Singularity · science fiction Tagged: Books , Sci Fi , science fiction , Singularity , Vinge .

^ In the Virga books, I’ve pushed even further, to create an innovative science fictional world.

^ It was Ridley who took a book of Giger's paintings and told Giger what he wanted to mix in order to create the creature.
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.I had never seen anything that was quite as horrible and at the same time as beautiful as his work.^ "I have never seen anything, that was quite as horrible and at the same time as beautiful as his work," he remembered later.
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^ I had never seen anything that was quite as horrible and at the same time as beautiful as his work.

^ The girl had never seen anything like it.
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.And so I ended up writing a script about a Giger monster."^ And so I ended up writing a script about a Giger monster."

^ The script for 2012 is apparently so good, that the studios started a bidding war for distribution, with Sony ending up the winner.

^ But being higher up the evolutionary plane, and being “human” and able to create and that’s the operative word, a higher order of things, we should be able to have some understanding of them and be able to write at least something about them.

[14] .After the Dune project collapsed O'Bannon returned to Los Angeles to live with Shusett and the two revived his Memory script.^ After the Dune project collapsed O'Bannon returned to Los Angeles to live with Shusett and the two revived his Memory script.

^ In addition, they began to acquire a diverse and ever-growing audience from their live performances throughout Los Angeles...an eclectic audience seeking refuge from the sameness of the music around them.
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^ O'Bannon soon accepted an offer to work on a film adaptation of Dune , a project which took him to Paris , France for six months.

.Shusett suggested that O'Bannon use one of his other film ideas, about gremlins infiltrating a B-17 bomber during World War II, and set it on the spaceship as the second half of the story.^ Shusett suggested that O'Bannon use one of his other film ideas, about gremlins infiltrating a B-17 bomber during World War II , and set it on the spaceship as the second half of the story.

^ And one is about the dangers of the other world.

^ During the process of recording our first CD, Satnam brought in a few of his poems that reflected a one world, one people sentiment.
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[14][15] .The working title of the project was now Star Beast, but O'Bannon disliked this and changed it to Alien after noting the number of times that the word appeared in the script.^ The “-k” keeps alien from changing the version number.
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^ The working title of the project was now Star Beast , but O'Bannon disliked this and changed it to Alien after noting the number of times that the word appeared in the script.

^ Alien script by Dan O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett ALIEN (project formerly titled STARBEAST ) Story by Dan O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett Screenplay by Dan O'Bannon 1976 SYNOPSIS En route back to Earth from a far part of the galaxy, the crew of the starship SNARK intercepts a transmission in an alien language , originating from a nearby storm-shrouded planet.
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.He and Shusett liked the new title's simplicity and its double meaning as both a noun and adjective.^ He and Shusett liked the new title's simplicity and its double meaning as a noun and adjective .

[12][14][16] .Shusett came up with the idea that one of the crew members could be implanted with an alien embryo that would later burst out of him, feeling that this was an interesting plot device by which the alien creature could get onboard the ship.^ Shusett came up with the idea that one of the crew members could be implanted with an alien embryo that would later burst out of him, feeling that this was an interesting plot device by which the alien creature could get onboard the ship.

^ For the filming of the chestburster scene the cast members knew that the creature would be bursting out of John Hurt , and had seen the chestburster puppet, but they had not been told that fake blood would also be bursting out in every direction from high-pressure pumps and squibs .

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

[12][15]
.In writing the script O'Bannon drew inspiration from many previous works of science fiction and horror.^ Science fiction horror films .

^ In writing the script O'Bannon drew inspiration from many previous works of science fiction and horror.

^ However, he was keen on emphasizing horror in Alien rather than fantasy, describing the film as " The Texas Chain Saw Massacre of science fiction".

.He later stated that "I didn't steal Alien from anybody.^ He has stated that "I didn't steal Alien from anybody.

^ Later, the technology exchange between the United States and these aliens began to have its greater influence and the funding action began.
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^ In “Earthbound,” aliens traveling to Earth state it will take them 75 years to reach their destination, making one wonder why it didn’t take the moon that long to encounter the aliens.

I stole it from everybody!"[17] .The Thing from Another World inspired the idea of professional men being pursued by a deadly alien creature through a claustrophobic environment.^ The Thing from Another World (1951) inspired the idea of professional men being pursued by a deadly alien creature through a claustrophobic environment.

^ Legal Notice: Entire contents trademarked (® or TM) and copyrighted (©) 1986-2010 by Things From Another World, Inc.
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^ I went through this movie almost feeling sorry for the aliens disguised as human beings, and that they started mutating and killing in self defense.
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[17] .Forbidden Planet gave O'Bannon the idea of a ship being warned not to land, and then the crew being killed one by one by a mysterious creature when they defy the warning.^ Forbidden Planet (1956) gave O'Bannon the idea of a ship being warned not to land, and then the crew being killed one by one by a mysterious creature when they defy the warning.

^ Cobb came up with the idea that the creature could have a powerful acid for blood, a characteristic that would carry over to the adult Alien and would make it impossible for the crew to kill it by conventional means such as guns or explosives, since the acid would burn through the ship's hull.

^ Set in the distant future, a spaceship carrying some 40 people, mostly ones wanting to settle on other planets from their own, hits a meteor shower and crash lands on a distant planet killing all but about a dozen of them.

[17] .Planet of the Vampires contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ The same technique was used for the scene in which the crew members encounter the dead alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ A VHS box set containing Alien and the sequels Aliens and Alien 3 was released in facehugger-shaped boxes, including some of the deleted scenes from the Laserdisc editions.

[17] .O'Bannon has also noted the influence of "Junkyard", a short story by Clifford D. Simak in which a crew lands on an asteroid and discovers a chamber full of eggs.^ O'Bannon has also noted the influence of "Junkyard", a short story by Clifford D. Simak in which a crew lands on an asteroid and discovers a chamber full of eggs.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ In it, the crew the Nostromo lands on a hostile planet in response to a faint SOS call, only to discover an abandoned ship with a ravenous alien on board.
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[13] .He has also cited as influences Strange Relations by Philip José Farmer (1960), which covers alien reproduction, and various EC Comics horror titles carrying stories in which monsters eat their way out of people.^ He has also cited as influences Strange Relations by Philip José Farmer (1960), which covers alien reproduction, and EC Comics horror titles such as Weird Tales which carried stories in which monsters eat their way out of people.

^ As its tongue-in-cheek title suggest, "Monsters vs. Aliens" is partly homage to old-fashioned B-movies made in the 1950-60s.
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^ And I do agree the AVP series is getting way out of hand with its stories which are geared more for the comic book person than the real authenticity of a movie.
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[13]
With roughly eighty-five percent of the plot completed, Shusett and O'Bannon presented their initial script to several studios,[12] pitching it as "Jaws in space."[18] They were on the verge of signing a deal with Roger Corman's studio when a friend offered to find them a better deal and passed the script on to Walter Hill, David Giler, and Gordon Carroll, who had formed a production company called Brandywine with ties to 20th Century Fox.[12][19] .O'Bannon and Shusett signed a deal with Brandywine, but Hill and Giler were not satisfied with the script and made numerous rewrites and revisions to it.^ O'Bannon and Shusett signed a deal with Brandywine, but Hill and Giler were not satisfied with the script and made numerous rewrites and revisions to it.

^ They were on the verge of signing a deal with Roger Corman 's studio when a friend offered to find them a better deal and passed the script on to Walter Hill , David Giler , and Gordon Carroll, who had formed a production company called Brandywine with ties to 20th Century Fox .

^ With roughly eighty-five percent of the plot completed, Shusett and O'Bannon presented their initial script to several studios, [12] pitching it as " Jaws in space."

[12][20] .This caused tension with O'Bannon and Shusett, since Hill and Giler had very little experience with science fiction and according to Shusett: "They weren't good at making it better, or in fact at not making it even worse."^ This caused tension with O'Bannon and Shusett, since Hill and Giler had very little experience with science fiction and according to Shusett: "They weren't good at making it better, or in fact at not making it even worse."

^ In the Virga books, I’ve pushed even further, to create an innovative science fictional world.

^ He notes, however, that it is a horror film first and a science fiction film second, since science fiction normally explores issues of how humanity will develop under other circumstances.

[12] .O'Bannon believed that they were attempting to justify taking his name off of the script and claiming it as their own.^ O'Bannon believed that they were attempting to justify taking his name off of the script and claiming it as their own.

^ Panicked by the attack, one of the explorers steps off the path in an attempt to ensure his own safety.

^ Like all reptilians, these claim to have originated on Terra thousands of years ago, a fact that they use to 'justify' their attempt to re-take the earth for their own.

[12] Hill and Giler did add some substantial elements to the story, however, including the android character Ash which O'Bannon felt was an unnecessary subplot,[21] but which Shusett later described as "one of the best things in the movie...That whole idea and scenario was theirs."[12] In total Hill and Giler went through eight different drafts of the script, mostly concentrating on the Ash subplot but also making the dialogue more naturalistic and trimming some sequences set on the alien planetoid.[22]
.Despite the multiple rewrites, 20th Century Fox did not express confidence in financing a science fiction film.^ Aliens DVD. 20th Century Fox .
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^ Science fiction horror films .

^ American science fiction films .

.However, after the success of Star Wars in 1977 the studio's interest in the genre rose substantially.^ However, after the success of Star Wars in 1977 the studio's interest in the genre rose substantially.

^ According to Carroll: "When Star Wars came out and was the extraordinary hit that it was, suddenly science fiction became the hot genre."

^ Similar to the Star Wars "downfall prequels", they will more than likely ignore all fan-dom and write the story however they see fit.
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.According to Carroll: "When Star Wars came out and was the extraordinary hit that it was, suddenly science fiction became the hot genre."^ According to Carroll: "When Star Wars came out and was the extraordinary hit that it was, suddenly science fiction became the hot genre."

^ The decision to make the lead character a woman was made by Giler and Hill, who felt that this would help Alien stand out in the otherwise male-dominated genre of science fiction.

^ The evolutionary paleobiologist's beliefs mean that science fiction films such as Star Wars and Star Trek could be more accurate than they ever imagined in depicting alien life.

.O'Bannon recalled that "They wanted to follow through on Star Wars, and they wanted to follow through fast, and the only spaceship script they had sitting on their desk was Alien".[12] Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.^ Aliens DVD. 20th Century Fox .
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^ Alien 3 DVD. 20th Century Fox .
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^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

[12][22]

Direction and design

A painting, in black and blue-grey tones, depicts an alien creature with a long phallic-shaped head, long tubes protruding from its back, and a distinct ribcage. <a name=.Lacking legs, its arms reach toward a long tail with a bulbous end, curving up toward the head."^ She got up to check and she saw two Hispanic males men wearing masks and armed with handguns walking towards her.

^ The egg opens and the face-hugger launches out at the organism and attaches itself by wrapping a long "tail" around its victim's neck and using long spider-like legs (like a spider, the face-hugger has 8 legs) to firmly grip the organism's head.
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^ Vasquez swings the smart-gun to ready position on its support arm, locking it with an authoritative CLICK. She and Hicks head toward the source of the signal, the others following.
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H.R. Giger's 1976 painting Necronom IV inspired the design of the Alien.
.O'Bannon had originally assumed that he would direct Alien, but 20th Century Fox instead asked Hill to direct.^ Dollhouse,” from 20th Century Fox TV, is Whedon’s first TV project since his 2002 Fox drama “Firefly.” .

^ The original Alien is as close to near perfect moviemaking as there was back then and no remake would ever top it .
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^ Amy Adams is in negotiations to star opposite Ben Stiller in 20th Century Fox’s “ Night at the Museum 2 .” .

[22][23] .Hill declined due to other film commitments as well as not being comfortable with the level of visual effects that would be required.^ Hill declined due to other film commitments as well as not being comfortable with the level of visual effects that would be required.

^ The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), [17] [59] as well as a kinship with other 1970s horror films such as Jaws (1975) and Halloween (1978).

^ I resent films that are so shallow they rely entirely on their visual effects, and of course science fiction films are notorious for this.

[24] .Peter Yates, Jack Clayton, and Robert Aldrich were considered for the task, but O'Bannon, Shusett, and the Brandywine team felt that these directors would not take the film seriously and would instead treat it as a B monster movie.^ Peter Yates , Jack Clayton , and Robert Aldrich were considered for the task, but O'Bannon, Shusett, and the Brandywine team felt that these directors would not take the film seriously and would instead treat it as a B monster movie .

^ O'Bannon and Shusett signed a deal with Brandywine, but Hill and Giler were not satisfied with the script and made numerous rewrites and revisions to it.

^ But his employer, property company Grainger, didn’t take these beliefs seriously – in particular his belief in climate change – and sacked him.
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[23][25] .Giler, Hill, and Carroll had been impressed by Ridley Scott's debut feature film The Duellists (1977) and made an offer to him to direct Alien, which Scott quickly accepted.^ Ridley Scott and especially Sigourney Weaver made Alien what it is today.
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^ Films directed by Ridley Scott .

^ Giler, Hill, and Carroll had been impressed by Ridley Scott 's debut feature film The Duellists (1977) and made an offer to him to direct Alien , which Scott quickly accepted.

[14][25] .Scott created detailed storyboards for the film in London, which impressed 20th Century Fox enough to double the film's budget from $4.2 million to $8.4 million.^ Scott created detailed storyboards for the film in London , which impressed 20th Century Fox enough to double the film's budget from $4.2 million to $8.4 million.

^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

^ Ridley Scott had originally wanted the film to be scored by Isao Tomita , but 20th Century Fox wanted a more familiar composer and Goldsmith was recommended by then-President of Fox Alan Ladd, Jr. Goldsmith wanted to create a sense of romanticism and lyrical mystery in the film's opening scenes, which would build throughout the film to suspense and fear.

[23][26] .His storyboards included designs for the spaceship and space suits, drawing influences from films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars.^ His storyboards included designs for the spaceship and space suits , drawing influences from films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars .

^ O'Bannon brought in artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss (who he had worked with on Dark Star and Dune , respectively) to work on designs for the human aspects of the film such as the spaceship and space suits.

^ The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), [17] [59] as well as a kinship with other 1970s horror films such as Jaws (1975) and Halloween (1978).

[26] However, he was keen on emphasizing horror in Alien rather than fantasy, describing the film as "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre of science fiction".[23][25]
.I resent films that are so shallow they rely entirely on their visual effects, and of course science fiction films are notorious for this.^ I resent films that are so shallow they rely entirely on their visual effects, and of course science fiction films are notorious for this.

^ American science fiction films .

^ Science fiction horror films .

.I've always felt that there's another way to do it: a lot of effort should be expended toward rendering the environment of the spaceship, or space travel, whatever the fantastic setting of your story should be–as convincingly as possible, but always in the background.^ I've always felt that there's another way to do it: a lot of effort should be expended toward rendering the environment of the spaceship, or space travel, whatever the fantastic setting of your story should be–as convincingly as possible, but always in the background.

^ But immediately afterward your authorities implemented a lot of rules to try to prevent another attack.

^ Sure, it was Raimi who ended up making the movie, but after hearing the things he had to say, there is no way he could’ve made this bad of a movie if he would’ve done the exact story he wanted.

That way the story and the characters emerge and
they become more real.
.Ron Cobb on his designs for Alien.^ File:Ron Cobb Alien concept art.jpg Some of Ron Cobb 's conceptual art for the ship and escape shuttle.

^ The designs of the Nostromo and its attachments were based on combinations of Ridley Scott's storyboards and Ron Cobb 's conceptual drawings.

^ Dan O'Bannon drew his own version based on Giger's design, with help from Ron Cobb, which became the final version.

[14]
A series of paintings depict several designs of fictional spacecraft. At top, a large spaceship sits on the ground in a desert landscape, painted in yellow and orange tones. At the lower left, a different design of a grey ship in space with a large satellite dish atop it. <a name=.At the lower right, a series of three paintings depicting an escape shuttle jettisoning from the side of a spacecraft."^ There Is No Kill Like Overkill - A staple of the series: In Alien , Ripley sets the ship on self-destruct and escapes in a shuttle.
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^ These included models of the Nostromo , its attached mineral refinery, the escape shuttle Narcissus , the alien planetoid , and the exterior and interior of the derelict spacecraft.

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.
Some of Ron Cobb's concept art for the ship and escape shuttle.
^ File:Ron Cobb Alien concept art.jpg Some of Ron Cobb 's conceptual art for the ship and escape shuttle.

^ The final name of the ship was derived from the title of Joseph Conrad 's 1904 novel Nostromo , while the escape shuttle Narcissus was named after Conrad's 1897 novella The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' .

^ Lambert implores the remaining crew members to escape in the ship's shuttle, but Ripley, now in command, explains that the shuttle will not support four people.

.In these drawings the ship was called Leviathan (top) and Snark (bottom left).^ In these drawings the ship was called Leviathan (top) and Snark (bottom left).

The name Nostromo came later.
.O'Bannon introduced Scott to the artwork of H. R. Giger; both of them felt that his painting Necronom IV was the type of representation they wanted for the film's antagonist and began asking the studio to hire him as a designer.^ O'Bannon introduced Scott to the artwork of H.R. Giger ; both of them felt that his painting Necronom IV was the type of representation they wanted for the film's antagonist and began asking the studio to hire Giger as a designer.

^ A Nigerian design student, Badejo was discovered in a bar by a member of the casting team, who put him in touch with Ridley Scott.

^ The original had its flaws, but somewhere in development under Paramount they got the funds to reshoot and hire a strong sound designer.
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[23][25] .20th Century Fox initially believed Giger's work was too ghastly for audiences, but the Brandywine team were persistent and eventually won out.^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

^ Century Fox initially believed Giger's work was too ghastly for audiences, but the Brandywine team were persistent and eventually won out.

^ The set with the deceased alien creature, which the production team nicknamed the "space jockey", proved problematic as 20th Century Fox did not want to spend the money for such an expensive set that would only be used for one scene.

[25] .According to Gordon Carroll: "The first second that Ridley saw Giger's work, he knew that the biggest single design problem, maybe the biggest problem in the film, had been solved."^ According to Gordon Carroll: "The first second that Ridley saw Giger's work, he knew that the biggest single design problem, maybe the biggest problem in the film, had been solved."

^ He notes, however, that it is a horror film first and a science fiction film second, since science fiction normally explores issues of how humanity will develop under other circumstances.

^ Even the unheard of actors, maybe first film all did a bang up job.Directing was good, aside from a little over use of the choppy action scene I had no problems.
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[23] .Scott flew to Zürich to meet Giger and recruited him to work on all aspects of the Alien and its environment including the surface of the planetoid, the derelict spacecraft, and all four forms of the Alien from the egg to the adult.^ Scott flew to Zürich to meet Giger and recruited him to work on all aspects of the Alien and its environment including the surface of the planetoid, the derelict spacecraft, and all four forms of the Alien from the egg to the adult.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ Art Director Les Dilley created 1/24th scale miniatures of the planetoid's surface and derelict spacecraft based on Giger's designs, then made moulds and casts and scaled them up as diagrams for the wood and fiberglass forms of the sets.

[23][25]
.O'Bannon brought in artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss (with whom he had worked on Dark Star and Dune, respectively) to work on designs for the human aspects of the film such as the spaceship and space suits.^ His storyboards included designs for the spaceship and space suits , drawing influences from films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars .

^ O'Bannon brought in artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss (who he had worked with on Dark Star and Dune , respectively) to work on designs for the human aspects of the film such as the spaceship and space suits.

^ Writer Dan O'Bannon based the film on a sequence from his previous film Dark Star , in which a beachball-shaped alien runs amok on a spaceship and tries to push an astronaut down an elevator shaft.
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[23][27] .Cobb created hundreds of preliminary sketches of the interiors and exteriors of the ship, which went through many design concepts and possible names such as Leviathan and Snark as the script continued to develop.^ Cobb created hundreds of preliminary sketches of the interiors and exteriors of the ship, which went through many design concepts and preliminary names such as Leviathan and Snark as the script continued to develop.

^ Cobb created the name to imply a business alliance between Britain and Japan, deriving "Weylan" from the British Leyland Motor Corporation and "Yutani" from the name of his Japanese neighbor.

^ Matte paintings were used to fill in areas of the ship's interior as well as exterior shots of the planetoid's surface.

.The final name of the ship was derived from the title of Joseph Conrad's 1904 novel Nostromo, while the escape shuttle, called Narcissus in the script, was named after Conrad's 1897 novella The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'.^ The final name of the ship was derived from the title of Joseph Conrad 's 1904 novel Nostromo , while the escape shuttle Narcissus was named after Conrad's 1897 novella The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' .

^ Lambert implores the remaining crew members to escape in the ship's shuttle, but Ripley, now in command, explains that the shuttle will not support four people.

^ She unsuccessfully attempts to abort the self-destruct, then returns to find the Alien gone and escapes in the shuttle as the Nostromo explodes.

[28] .The production team particularly praised Cobb's ability to depict the interior settings of the ship in a realistic and believable manner.^ The production team particularly praised Cobb's ability to depict the interior settings of the ship in a realistic and believable manner.

^ Ridley Scott described the set as the cockpit or driving deck of the mysterious ship, and the production team was able to convince the studio that the scene was important to impress the audience and make them aware that this was not a B movie .

^ ON SHIPS: There were hundreds of workers building the sets for Avatar – MDF was being thrown around like candy to make the sets as realistic as possible – and it was very successful.

.Under Ridley Scott's direction the design of the Nostromo shifted towards an 800-foot (240 m)-long tug towing a refining platform 2 miles (3.2 km) long and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide.^ Under Ridley Scott's direction the design of the Nostromo shifted towards an 800-foot-long tug towing a refining platform two miles long and one and a half miles wide.

^ Films directed by Ridley Scott .

^ Giler, Hill, and Carroll had been impressed by Ridley Scott 's debut feature film The Duellists (1977) and made an offer to him to direct Alien , which Scott quickly accepted.

[14] .Cobb also created some conceptual drawings of the Alien, but these were not used.^ Cobb also created some conceptual drawings of the Alien, but these were not used.

^ But overlay your favorite shape, then add some layer effects (gradient, sheen) and you can create a wide variety of alien eyes very quickly.
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^ Some of the Nostromo' s corridors were created from portions of scrapped bomber aircraft, and a mirror was used to create the illusion of longer corridors in the below-deck area.

[23][27] .Moebius was attached to the project for a few days as well, and his costume renderings served as the basis for the final space suits created by costume designer John Mollo.^ Moebius was attached to the project for a few days as well, and his costume renderings served as the basis for the final space suits created by costume designer John Mollo.

^ The surface as seen from space during the landing sequence was created by painting a globe white, then mixing chemicals and dyes onto transparencies and projecting them onto it.

^ His storyboards included designs for the spaceship and space suits , drawing influences from films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars .

[14][27]

Casting

.Casting calls and auditions for Alien were held in both New York and London.^ Template:Details Casting calls and auditions for Alien were held in both New York and London .

^ Hot Toys will soon be expanding it's series of figure kits from Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem with an all new Predator kit called "Predator Cleaner."

^ A new site from "The Ultimate Predator" dedicated to Aliens and Predator trading cards called Access Space has just popped up online.

[26] .With only seven human characters in the story, Scott sought to hire strong actors so that he could focus most of his energy on the film's visual style.^ With only seven human characters in the story, Scott sought to hire strong actors so that he could focus most of his energy on the film's visual style.

^ Scott chose not to show the Alien in full through most of the film, showing only pieces of it while keeping most of its body in shadow in order to heighten the sense of suspense and terror.

^ Yes, its maintenance of an optimistic future was appealing, but the strong stories and readily identifiable characters ensured the viewers’ continuing loyalty.

[26] .He employed casting director Mary Selway, who had worked with him on The Duellists, to head the casting in the United Kingdom, while Mary Goldberg handled casting in the United States.^ He employed casting director Mary Selway, who had worked with him on The Duellists , to head the casting in the United Kingdom, while Mary Goldberg handled casting in the United States.

^ The creature's head was manufactured separately by Carlo Rambaldi , who had worked on the aliens in Close Encounters of the Third Kind .

^ A twelve-inch tall model kit of the Alien was released by the Model Products Corporation in the United States and by Airfix in the United Kingdom.

[29][30] .In developing the story O'Bannon had focused on writing the Alien first, putting off developing the characters for a later draft.^ In developing the story O'Bannon had focused on writing the Alien first, putting off developing the characters for a later draft.

^ Bull and company started creating story and character arcs in August 2007, examining character backstories, outlining and assigning episodes for each of the authors to write.

^ O'Bannon, however, denies that this was a source of his inspiration for Alien 's story.

[23] .He and Shusett had therefore written all of the roles as generic males with a note in the script explicitly stating that "The crew is unisex and all parts are interchangeable for men or women."^ The crew is unisex and all parts are interchangeable for men or women.
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^ He and Shusett had therefore written all of the roles as generic males with a note in the script explicitly stating that "The crew is unisex and all parts are interchangeable for men or women."

^ He notes how the film plays on men's fear and misunderstanding of pregnancy and childbirth, while also giving women a glimpse into these fears.

[29][31] .This left Scott, Selway, and Goldberg free to interpret the characters as they liked and to cast accordingly.^ This left Scott, Selway, and Goldberg free to interpret the characters as they liked and to cast accordingly.

^ He employed casting director Mary Selway, who had worked with him on The Duellists , to head the casting in the United Kingdom, while Mary Goldberg handled casting in the United States.

.They wanted the Nostromo's crew to resemble working astronauts in a realistic environment, a concept summed up as "truckers in space".[26][29] Scott has stated that this concept was inspired partly by Star Wars, which deviated from the pristine future often depicted in science fiction films of the time.^ American science fiction films .

^ Scott has stated that this concept was inspired partly by Star Wars , which deviated from the pristine future often depicted in science fiction films of the time.

^ Science fiction horror films .

[32]
The seven principal cast members of the film stand in front of a white backdrop, in costume and holding prop weapons from the film.
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The principal cast members of Alien.
^ File:Alien (1979) - main cast.jpg The principal cast members of Alien .

^ The principal cast members of Alien were: Bolaji Badejo as The Alien , the titular antagonist of the film.

Left to right: Holm, Stanton, Weaver, Kotto, Skerritt, Cartwright, and Hurt.
The principal cast members of Alien were:
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  • Bolaji Badejo as The Alien, the titular antagonist of the film.^ The principal cast members of Alien were: Bolaji Badejo as The Alien , the titular antagonist of the film.

    ^ For most of the film's scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo, a Nigerian design student.

    ^ File:Alien (1979) - The Alien.jpg Bolaji Badejo in costume as the Alien.

    .A Nigerian design student, Badejo was discovered in a bar by a member of the casting team, who put him in touch with Ridley Scott.^ A Nigerian design student, Badejo was discovered in a bar by a member of the casting team, who put him in touch with Ridley Scott.

    ^ The principal cast members of Alien were: Bolaji Badejo as The Alien , the titular antagonist of the film.

    ^ He employed casting director Mary Selway, who had worked with him on The Duellists , to head the casting in the United Kingdom, while Mary Goldberg handled casting in the United States.

    [33][34] .Scott believed that Badejo, at 7 feet 2 inches (218 cm) and with a slender frame, could portray the Alien and look as if his arms and legs were too long to be real, creating the illusion that there could not possibly be a human being inside the costume.^ Scott believed that Badejo, at 7'2" and with a slender frame, could portray the Alien and look as if his arms and legs were too long to be real, creating the illusion that there could not possibly be a human being inside the costume.

    ^ While I wish I could better explain what exactly Cameron is doing, there really is no way to even guess at any of what we’ll see come December of ‘09.

    ^ A separate model, approximately forty feet long, was created for the Nostromo' s underside from which the Narcissus would detach and from which Kane's body would be launched during the funeral scene.

    [14][33][34] .Stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell also portrayed the Alien in some scenes.^ Stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell also portrayed the Alien in some scenes.

    ^ For some scenes, such as when the Alien lowers itself from the ceiling to kill Brett, the creature was portrayed by stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell; [14] [35] in that scene a costumed Powell was suspended on wires and then lowered in an unfurling motion.

    ^ For most of the film's scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo, a Nigerian design student.

    [14][35]
  • .
  • Veronica Cartwright as Lambert, the Nostromo's navigator.^ Veronica Cartwright as Lambert , the Nostromo 's navigator.

    ^ Giger pronounced rhyming with "eager") Cast: Ellen Ripley [Sigourney Weaver]: Warrant Officer J. Lambert [Veronica Cartwright]: Navigator.
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    .Cartwright had previous experience in horror and science fiction films, having acted in The Birds (1963) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).^ A multimedia franchise and the first to combine science fiction with body horror .
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    ^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

    ^ At long last, Dark Horse Comics heralds the return of the heavyweight champion of modern science-fiction/horror, Aliens!

    [36] .She originally read for the role of Ripley, and was not informed that she had instead been cast as Lambert until she arrived in London for wardrobe.^ She originally read for the role of Ripley, and was not informed that she had instead been cast as Lambert until she arrived in London for wardrobe.

    ^ Hurt was Scott's first choice for the role but was contracted on a film in South Africa during Alien 's filming dates, and so Jon Finch was cast as Kane instead.

    ^ Giger pronounced rhyming with "eager") Cast: Ellen Ripley [Sigourney Weaver]: Warrant Officer J. Lambert [Veronica Cartwright]: Navigator.
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    [29][37] She disliked that the character seemed to be the weakest emotionally,[34] but nevertheless accepted the role: "They convinced me that I was the audience's fears; I was a reflection of what the audience is feeling."[29] Cartwright won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.[5][6]
  • .
  • Ian Holm as Ash, the ship's Science Officer who is revealed to be an android under orders to bring the Alien back to the Nostromo's corporate employers.^ Accessing the ship's computer, Ripley discovers that Ash has been ordered to return the Alien to the Nostromo 's corporate employers even at the expense of the crew.

    ^ Ian Holm as Ash , the ship's Science Officer who is revealed to be an android and betrays the crew.

    ^ Ash [Ian Holm]: Science officer, an android.
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    .Holm, a character actor who in 1979 had already been in twenty films, was the most experienced actor cast for Alien.^ Holm was the most experienced actor cast in the film.

    ^ [T]he 1979 Alien is a much more cerebral movie than its sequels, with the characters (and the audience) genuinely engaged in curiosity about this weirdest of lifeforms...Unfortunately, the films it influenced studied its thrills but not its thinking.

    ^ He filmed many of their rehearsals in order to capture spontaneity and improvisation, and tensions between some of the cast members, particularly towards the less-experienced Weaver, translated convincingly on film as tension between their respective characters.

    [21]
  • .
  • John Hurt as Kane, the Executive Officer who becomes the host for the Alien.^ John Hurt as Kane , the Executive Officer who becomes the host for the Alien.

    ^ Hurt was Scott's first choice for the role but was contracted on a film in South Africa during Alien 's filming dates, and so Jon Finch was cast as Kane instead.

    ^ MJ 12 and those who have been subordinate feel they have done everything possible and appropriate for the intense situation of hosting aliens with much greater technology on the earth.
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    .Hurt was Scott's first choice for the role but was contracted on a film in South Africa during Alien's filming dates, so Jon Finch was cast as Kane instead.^ In 1979, Ridley Scott's classic film Alien hatched.
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    ^ The alien's acidic blood was conceived as an answer to this trope in the first film.
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    ^ The release of Aliens #1 will coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Ridley Scott-helmed film masterpiece, Alien, and will be preceded by an Aliens/Predator special for Free Comic Book Day!

    [34] .However, Finch became ill during the first day of shooting and was diagnosed with severe diabetes, which had also exacerbated a case of bronchitis.^ However, Finch became ill during the first day of shooting and was diagnosed with severe diabetes , which had also exacerbated a case of bronchitis .

    ^ Hurt was Scott's first choice for the role but was contracted on a film in South Africa during Alien 's filming dates, and so Jon Finch was cast as Kane instead.

    [38] .By this point, Hurt was in London, his South African project having fallen through, and he quickly replaced Finch.^ By this point, Hurt was in London, his South African project having fallen through, and he quickly replaced Finch.

    ^ Hurt was Scott's first choice for the role but was contracted on a film in South Africa during Alien 's filming dates, and so Jon Finch was cast as Kane instead.

    [29][38] .His performance earned him a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.^ His performance earned him a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role .

    ^ Cartwright won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

    ^ It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score , a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album , and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music [6] The score has been released as a soundtrack album in several versions with different tracks and sequences.

    [6]
  • .
  • Yaphet Kotto as Parker, the Chief Engineer.^ Parker [Yaphet Kotto]: Chief engineer.
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    ^ Yaphet Kotto as Parker , the Chief Engineer.

    .Kotto was chosen partly to add diversity to the cast and give the Nostromo crew an international flavor.^ Kotto was chosen partly to add diversity to the cast and give the Nostromo crew an international flavor.

    [29]
  • .
  • Tom Skerritt as Dallas, the Captain of the Nostromo.^ In charge of the Nostromo, Captain Dallas and his crew were the first humans to enjoy the company of the Aliens.

    ^ Captain of the Nostromo, Dallas was heroic and resourceful, although his questionable judgment call did unfortunately enable the Alien entity to infiltrate the ship.

    ^ A. Dallas [Tom Skerritt]: Captain.
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    .Skerritt had been approached early in the film's development but declined as it did not yet have a director and had a very low budget.^ Skerritt had been approached early in the film's development but declined as it did not yet have a director and had a very low budget.

    ^ Production time was short due to the film's low budget and pressure from 20th Century Fox to finish on schedule.

    ^ Later, when Scott was attached as director and the budget had been doubled, Skerritt accepted the role of Dallas.

    .Later, when Scott was attached as director and the budget had been doubled, Skerritt accepted the role of Dallas.^ Later, when Scott was attached as director and the budget had been doubled, Skerritt accepted the role of Dallas.

    ^ Skerritt had been approached early in the film's development but declined as it did not yet have a director and had a very low budget.

    ^ Scott created detailed storyboards for the film in London , which impressed 20th Century Fox enough to double the film's budget from $4.2 million to $8.4 million.

    [26][29]
  • .
  • Harry Dean Stanton as Brett, the Engineering Technician.^ (In the novel, his first name is "Thomas") S. E. Brett [Harry Dean Stanton]: Engineering technician.
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    ^ Harry Dean Stanton as Brett , the Engineering Technician.

    ^ Tom Skerritt Sigourney Weaver Veronica Cartwright Harry Dean Stanton John Hurt Ian Holm Yaphet Kotto .

    .Stanton's first words to Scott during his audition were "I don't like sci fi or monster movies."^ Tapping, who co-starred on that series last season, will return for several episodes.” Categories: Sci Fi · fantasy · movies · science fiction Tagged: fantasy , movies , Sci Fi , science fiction .

    ^ This would also explain the reason why Ripley had a very soar throat during the first parts of the movie.
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    ^ I don't get much mileage out of a movie like The Exorcist, for instance, though I can recognize that it's a quality story told and filmed well.
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    [26] .Scott was amused and convinced Stanton to take the role after reassuring him that Alien would actually be a thriller more akin to Ten Little Indians.^ Scott was amused and convinced Stanton to take the role after reassuring him that Alien would actually be a thriller more akin to Ten Little Indians .

    ^ Hurt was Scott's first choice for the role but was contracted on a film in South Africa during Alien 's filming dates, and so Jon Finch was cast as Kane instead.

    ^ Scott remarked that, if the series were to continue, the most logical course would be to explore the origins of the space jockey and the Aliens.

    [26]
  • .
  • Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the Warrant Officer onboard the Nostromo and chief protagonist of the film.^ WARRANT OFFICER RIPLEY, sole survivor of the Nostromo.
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    ^ Sigourney Weaver as Ripley , the Warrant Officer onboard the Nostromo and chief protagonist of the film.

    ^ The role of Ripley was Weaver's first leading role in a motion picture, and earned her nominations for a Saturn Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role.

    .The decision to make the lead character a woman was made by Giler and Hill, who felt that this would help Alien stand out in the otherwise male-dominated genre of science fiction.^ The decision to make the lead character a woman was made by Giler and Hill, who felt that this would help Alien stand out in the otherwise male-dominated genre of science fiction.

    ^ In total Hill and Giler went through eight different drafts of the script, mostly concentrating on the Ash subplot but also making the dialogue more naturalistic and trimming some sequences set on the alien planetoid.

    ^ However, he was keen on emphasizing horror in Alien rather than fantasy, describing the film as " The Texas Chain Saw Massacre of science fiction".

    [29] .Weaver, who had Broadway experience but was relatively unknown in film, impressed Scott, Giler, and Hill with her audition.^ Weaver, who had Broadway experience but was relatively unknown in film, impressed Scott, Giler, and Hill with her audition.

    ^ Giler, Hill, and Carroll had been impressed by Ridley Scott 's debut feature film The Duellists (1977) and made an offer to him to direct Alien , which Scott quickly accepted.

    ^ Scott created detailed storyboards for the film in London , which impressed 20th Century Fox enough to double the film's budget from $4.2 million to $8.4 million.

    .She was the last actor to be cast for the film, and performed most of her screen tests in-studio as the sets were being built.^ She was the last actor to be cast for the film, and performed most of her screen tests in-studio as the sets were being built.

    ^ Holm was the most experienced actor cast in the film.

    ^ All this on top of being one of the most Dirty Cowards in film history.
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    [29][34] .The role of Ripley was Weaver's first leading role in a motion picture, and earned her nominations for a Saturn Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role.^ The role of Ripley was Weaver's first leading role in a motion picture, and earned her nominations for a Saturn Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role.

    ^ Cartwright won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

    ^ His performance earned him a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role .

    [6]
.To assist the actors in preparing for their roles, Ridley Scott wrote several pages of backstory for each character explaining their histories.^ To assist the actors in preparing for their roles, Ridley Scott wrote several pages of backstory for each character explaining their histories.

^ Despite not appearing in either prequel, Sigourney Weaver has expressed interest in reuniting with Ridley Scott to revive her character for another Alien sequel.

^ Ridley Scott 's sons and the son of one of the cameramen stood in for the regular actors to make the set seem larger on screen.

[22][39] .He filmed many of their rehearsals in order to capture spontaneity and improvisation, and tensions between some of the cast members, particularly towards the less-experienced Weaver, translated convincingly on film as tension between their respective characters.^ He filmed many of their rehearsals in order to capture spontaneity and improvisation, and tensions between some of the cast members, particularly towards the less-experienced Weaver, translated convincingly on film as tension between their respective characters.

^ Some autopsies have revealed a crystalline network which is thought to have a function in telepathic [and other] functions which help to maintain the group-consciousness between members of the same species.
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^ The principal cast members of Alien were: Bolaji Badejo as The Alien , the titular antagonist of the film.

[39]
Film critic Roger Ebert has noted that the actors in Alien were older than was typical in thriller films at the time, and that this helped make the characters more convincing:
[N]one of them were particularly young. .Tom Skerritt, the captain, was 46, Hurt was 39 but looked older, Holm was 48, Harry Dean Stanton was 53, Yaphet Kotto was 42, and only Veronica Cartwright at 29 and Weaver at 30 were in the age range of the usual thriller cast.^ Alien is a 1979 science fiction / horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt , Sigourney Weaver , Veronica Cartwright , Harry Dean Stanton , John Hurt , Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto .

^ Tom Skerritt, the captain, was 46, Hurt was 39 but looked older, Holm was 48, Harry Dean Stanton was 53, Yaphet Kotto was 42, and only Veronica Cartwright at 29 and Weaver at 30 were in the age range of the usual thriller cast.

^ Captain Dallas ( Tom Skerritt ), Executive Officer Kane ( John Hurt ), and Navigator Lambert ( Veronica Cartwright ) set out to investigate the signal's source while Warrant Officer Ripley ( Sigourney Weaver ), Science Officer Ash ( Ian Holm ), and Engineers Brett ( Harry Dean Stanton ) and Parker ( Yaphet Kotto ) stay behind to monitor their progress and make repairs.

.Many recent action pictures have improbably young actors cast as key roles or sidekicks, but by skewing older, Alien achieves a certain texture without even making a point of it: These are not adventurers but workers, hired by a company to return 20 million tons of ore to Earth.^ Many recent action pictures have improbably young actors cast as key roles or sidekicks, but by skewing older, Alien achieves a certain texture without even making a point of it: These are not adventurers but workers, hired by a company to return 20 million tons of ore to Earth.

^ And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.

^ This is a means by which these aliens snatch bodies and control people to make them their own.
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[10]
.David McIntee, author of Beautiful Monsters: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to the Alien and Predator Films, has praised the acting and characterizations in Alien.^ David McIntee , author of Beautiful Monsters: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to the Alien and Predator Films , has praised the acting and characterizations in Alien .

^ A couple Alien items have popped up for sale at Monsters in Motion including this 2 CD set of the original film's score, as well as this all metal Alien figure !

^ However, Ridley Scott conceived of a "fourth act" to the film in which the Alien appears on the shuttle and Ripley is forced to confront it.

.He notes that part of the film's effectiveness in frightening viewers "comes from the fact that the audience can all identify with the characters...Everyone aboard the Nostromo is a normal, everyday, working Joe just like the rest of us.^ He notes that part of the film's effectiveness in frightening viewers "comes from the fact that the audience can all identify with the characters...Everyone aboard the Nostromo is a normal, everyday, working Joe just like the rest of us.

^ Yes, its maintenance of an optimistic future was appealing, but the strong stories and readily identifiable characters ensured the viewers’ continuing loyalty.

^ He notes, however, that it is a horror film first and a science fiction film second, since science fiction normally explores issues of how humanity will develop under other circumstances.

.They just happen to live and work in the future."^ They just happen to live and work in the future."

^ The word is soaked in meaning, but according to the mythos, they are generally considered as scientifically and technologically advanced beings living just outside our solar system.

[40]

Set design and filming

.Alien was filmed over fourteen weeks from July 5 to October 21, 1978. Principal photography took place at Shepperton Studios in London, while model and miniature filming was done at Bray Studios in Water Oakley.^ Alien was filmed over fourteen weeks from July 5 to October 21, 1978.

^ Principal photography took place at Shepperton Studios in London , while model and miniature filming was done at Bray Studios in Water Oakley .

^ Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Johnson, supervising modelmaker Martin Bower, and their team worked at Bray Studios , roughly thirty miles from Shepperton Studios where principal filming was taking place.

[30] .Production time was short due to the film's low budget and pressure from 20th Century Fox to finish on schedule.^ Production time was short due to the film's low budget and pressure from 20th Century Fox to finish on schedule.

^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

^ Journeyman” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television.

[39] .A crew of over 200 workmen and technicians constructed the three principal sets: The surface of the alien planetoid and the interiors of the Nostromo and derelict spacecraft.^ A crew of over 200 workmen and technicians constructed the three principal sets: The surface of the alien planetoid and the interiors of the Nostromo and derelict spacecraft.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ Art Director Les Dilley created 1/24th scale miniatures of the planetoid's surface and derelict spacecraft based on Giger's designs, then made moulds and casts and scaled them up as diagrams for the wood and fiberglass forms of the sets.

[14] .Art Director Les Dilley created 1/24th scale miniatures of the planetoid's surface and derelict spacecraft based on Giger's designs, then made moulds and casts and scaled them up as diagrams for the wood and fiberglass forms of the sets.^ Art Director Les Dilley created 1/24th scale miniatures of the planetoid's surface and derelict spacecraft based on Giger's designs, then made moulds and casts and scaled them up as diagrams for the wood and fiberglass forms of the sets.

^ Scott flew to Zürich to meet Giger and recruited him to work on all aspects of the Alien and its environment including the surface of the planetoid, the derelict spacecraft, and all four forms of the Alien from the egg to the adult.

^ Art Director Roger Christian used scrap metal and parts to create set pieces and props in order to save money, a technique he had used while working on Star Wars .

[26] .Tons of sand, plaster, fiberglass, rock, and gravel were shipped into the studio to sculpt a desert landscape for the planetoid's surface, which the actors would walk across wearing space suit costumes.^ Tons of sand, plaster, fiberglass, rock, and gravel were shipped into the studio to sculpt a desert landscape for the planetoid's surface, which the actors would walk across wearing space suit costumes.

^ EXTERIOR - SURFACE OF PLANET - NIGHT The ship touches down, heavily; it rocks on huge shock absorbers.
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^ The air of the vast ship howls past her into space as she claws her way up a service ladder.
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[14] .The suits themselves were thick, bulky, and lined with nylon, had no cooling systems and, initially, no venting for their exhaled carbon dioxide to escape.^ The suits themselves were thick, bulky, and lined with nylon , had no cooling systems and, initially, no venting for their exhaled carbon dioxide to escape.

[41] .Combined with a heat wave, these conditions nearly caused the actors to pass out and nurses had to be kept on-hand with oxygen tanks to help keep them going.^ Combined with a heat wave , these conditions nearly caused the actors to pass out and nurses had to be kept on-hand with oxygen tanks to help keep them going.

^ Earn your customers’ trust more and more every time you go out of your way to help them to succeed.
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^ The children nearly collapsed due to the heat of the suits, and eventually oxygen systems were added to assist the actors in breathing.

[39][41] .For scenes showing the exterior of the Nostromo a 58-foot (18 m) landing leg was constructed to give a sense of the ship's size.^ For scenes showing the exterior of the Nostromo a 58-foot landing leg was constructed to give a sense of the ship's size.

^ For the scene in which the Nostromo detaches from the refinery, a thirty-foot docking arm was created using pieces from model railway kits.

.Ridley Scott still did not think that it looked large enough, so he had his two sons and the son of one of the cameramen stand in for the regular actors, wearing smaller space suits in order to make the set pieces seem larger.^ Ridley Scott 's sons and the son of one of the cameramen stood in for the regular actors to make the set seem larger on screen.

^ Ridley Scott still did not think that it looked large enough, so he had his two sons and the son of one of the cameramen stand in for the regular actors, wearing smaller space suits in order to make the set pieces seem larger.

^ Tons of sand, plaster, fiberglass, rock, and gravel were shipped into the studio to sculpt a desert landscape for the planetoid's surface, which the actors would walk across wearing space suit costumes.

[41][42] .The same technique was used for the scene in which the crew members encounter the dead alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.^ The same technique was used for the scene in which the crew members encounter the dead alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ The set with the deceased alien creature, which the production team nicknamed the "space jockey", proved problematic as 20th Century Fox did not want to spend the money for such an expensive set that would only be used for one scene.

.The children nearly collapsed due to the heat of the suits, and eventually oxygen systems were added to assist the actors in breathing.^ The children nearly collapsed due to the heat of the suits, and eventually oxygen systems were added to assist the actors in breathing.

^ Combined with a heat wave , these conditions nearly caused the actors to pass out and nurses had to be kept on-hand with oxygen tanks to help keep them going.

[39][41]
.The sets of the Nostromo's three decks were each created almost entirely in one piece, with each deck occupying a separate stage and the various rooms connected via corridors.^ The sets of the Nostromo 's three decks were each created almost entirely in one piece, with each deck occupying a separate stage and the various rooms connected via corridors.

^ Some of the Nostromo' s corridors were created from portions of scrapped bomber aircraft, and a mirror was used to create the illusion of longer corridors in the below-deck area.

^ One of them listed in this three part piece contains, I believe, 5 editions of the same movie!

.To move around the sets the actors had to navigate through the hallways of the ship, adding to the film's sense of claustrophobia and realism.^ With new and extended scenes carefully added back into the film, the 12-disc set also includes hours of bonus features.

^ For now I’ll keep dreaming and hope that Universal realizes their mistake on the first film and comes around on this second one.

^ The film is set in 1957, making it nineteen years since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, thus acknowledging the real-life passing of years between films.

[14][39][43] .The sets used large transistors and low-resolution computer screens to give the ship a "used", industrial look and make it appear as though it was constructed of "retrofitted old technology".[42] Ron Cobb created industrial-style symbols and color-coded signs for various areas and aspects of the ship.^ The sets used large transistors and low-resolution computer screens to give the ship a "used", industrial look and make it appear as though it was constructed of "retrofitted old technology".

^ Ron Cobb created industrial-style symbols and color-coded signs for various areas and aspects of the ship.

^ For scenes showing the exterior of the Nostromo a 58-foot landing leg was constructed to give a sense of the ship's size.

[42] .The company that owns the Nostromo is not named in the film, and is referred to by the characters as "the company". However, the name and logo of "Weylan-Yutani" appears on several set pieces and props such as computer monitors and beer cans.^ However, the name and logo of "Weylan-Yutani" appears on several set pieces and props such as computer monitors and beer cans.

^ The company that owns the Nostromo is not named in the film, and is referred to by the characters as "the company".

^ Cobb created the name to imply a business alliance between Britain and Japan, deriving "Weylan" from the British Leyland Motor Corporation and "Yutani" from the name of his Japanese neighbor.

[28] .Cobb created the name to imply a business alliance between Britain and Japan, deriving "Weylan" from the British Leyland Motor Corporation and "Yutani" from the name of his Japanese neighbor.^ Cobb created the name to imply a business alliance between Britain and Japan, deriving "Weylan" from the British Leyland Motor Corporation and "Yutani" from the name of his Japanese neighbor.

^ However, the name and logo of "Weylan-Yutani" appears on several set pieces and props such as computer monitors and beer cans.

^ In coming up with a strange company name I thought of British Leyland and Toyota , but we couldn't use "Leyland-Toyota" in the film.

[27][44] .The 1986 sequel Aliens named the company as "Weyland-Yutani",[27][45] and it has remained a central aspect of the film franchise.^ The 1986 sequel Aliens named the company as "Weyland-Yutani", [27] [45] and it has remained a central aspect of the film franchise.

^ H.R. Giger's iconic biomechanical creature comes to life in this new 7" Alien Warrior action figure, based on its appearance in James Cameron's blockbuster 1986 film, Aliens!

^ The success of Alien launched a media franchise of novels , comic books , video games , and toys , as well as three sequel and two prequel films.

.Art Director Roger Christian used scrap metal and parts to create set pieces and props in order to save money, a technique he had used while working on Star Wars.^ Art Director Roger Christian used scrap metal and parts to create set pieces and props in order to save money, a technique he had used while working on Star Wars .

^ Art Director Les Dilley created 1/24th scale miniatures of the planetoid's surface and derelict spacecraft based on Giger's designs, then made moulds and casts and scaled them up as diagrams for the wood and fiberglass forms of the sets.

^ To save money only one wall of the set was created, and the "space jockey" sat atop a disc that could be rotated to facilitate shots from different angles in relation to the actors.

[42][46] .Some of the Nostromo's corridors were created from portions of scrapped bomber aircraft, and a mirror was used to create the illusion of longer corridors in the below-deck area.^ Some of the Nostromo' s corridors were created from portions of scrapped bomber aircraft, and a mirror was used to create the illusion of longer corridors in the below-deck area.

^ The sets of the Nostromo 's three decks were each created almost entirely in one piece, with each deck occupying a separate stage and the various rooms connected via corridors.

^ Cobb also created some conceptual drawings of the Alien, but these were not used.

[42] .Special effects supervisors Brian Johnson and Nick Allder made many of the set pieces and props actually function, including moving chairs, computer monitors, motion trackers, and flamethrowers.^ Special effects supervisors Brian Johnson and Nick Allder made many of the set pieces and props actually function, including moving chairs, computer monitors, motion trackers, and flamethrowers .

^ Stan Winston and his team are the special effects geniuses behind The Terminator, Aliens, Predator, Jurassic Park, Edward Scissorhands, and many more!

^ Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Johnson, supervising modelmaker Martin Bower, and their team worked at Bray Studios , roughly thirty miles from Shepperton Studios where principal filming was taking place.

[14][38] .Four matching cats were used to portray Jones, the Nostromo crew's pet.^ Four matching cats were used to portray Jones, the Nostromo crew's pet.

[30] .During filming Sigourney Weaver discovered that she was allergic to the combination of cat hair and the glycerin placed on the actors' skin to make them appear sweaty.^ During filming Sigourney Weaver discovered that she was allergic to the combination of cat hair and the glycerin placed on the actors' skin to make them appear sweaty.

^ Sigourney Weaver as Ripley , the Warrant Officer onboard the Nostromo and chief protagonist of the film.

^ I suspect that Sigourney Weaver’s Grace plays a key role in discovering the crucial communication methods and applying them to humans.

.By removing the glycerin she was able to continue working with the cats.^ By removing the glycerin she was able to continue working with the cats.

[38][39]
In the center of a large, darkened chamber, with strange designs on the floor and walls, is a circular dais on which sits a dead alien creature reclining on a long chair under a large telescope-like device.
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Giger airbrushed the "space jockey" set by hand.
^ Giger airbrushed the entire set and the "space jockey" by hand.

^ File:Alien (1979) - space jockey.jpg H.R. Giger airbrushed the "space jockey" set by hand.

^ Religious zealots set fire to the model of the space jockey, believing it to be the work of the devil .

.Children stood in for the regular actors to make the set seem larger on screen.^ Ridley Scott 's sons and the son of one of the cameramen stood in for the regular actors to make the set seem larger on screen.

^ Ridley Scott still did not think that it looked large enough, so he had his two sons and the son of one of the cameramen stand in for the regular actors, wearing smaller space suits in order to make the set pieces seem larger.

^ She was the last actor to be cast for the film, and performed most of her screen tests in-studio as the sets were being built.

[42][47] It was redressed to double as the egg chamber.[14]
.H.R. Giger designed and worked on all of the alien aspects of the film, which he designed to appear organic and biomechanical in contrast to the industrial look of the Nostromo and its human elements.^ H.R. Giger designed and worked on all of the alien aspects of the film, which he designed to appear organic and biomechanical in contrast to the industrial look of the Nostromo and its human elements.

^ Almost every horror film since Alien has ripped it off in some way, but most of the imitations have focused on details — a slimy killing-machine monster that is both vaginal and penile; the dripping, cavernous interiors of the Nostromo ; those immensely influential H.R. Giger " biomechanical " designs — and missed what you might call the overall Zeitgeist of the film.

^ ADI was given the difficult task of giving the xenomorphic Alien a fresh look, re-imagining the beast as combining alien and canine DNA, while remaining as faithful as possible to the classic Giger alien design.

[14][42] .For the interior of the derelict spacecraft and egg chamber he used dried bones together with plaster to sculpt much of the scenery and elements.^ For the interior of the derelict spacecraft and egg chamber he used dried bones together with plaster to sculpt much of the scenery and elements.

^ The same technique was used for the scene in which the crew members encounter the dead alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ A crew of over 200 workmen and technicians constructed the three principal sets: The surface of the alien planetoid and the interiors of the Nostromo and derelict spacecraft.

[14][42] .Veronica Cartwright described Giger's sets as "so erotic...it's big vaginas and penises...the whole thing is like you're going inside of some sort of womb or whatever...it's sort of visceral".[42] The set with the deceased alien creature, which the production team nicknamed the "space jockey", proved problematic as 20th Century Fox did not want to spend the money for such an expensive set that would only be used for one scene.^ You must have had some idea of what was going on.

^ Actor Veronica Cartwright described Giger's sets as "so erotic...it's big vaginas and penises ...the whole thing is like you're going inside of some sort of womb or whatever...it's sort of visceral".

^ Only endorse products that you would buy, or have already bought.
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.Ridley Scott described the set as the cockpit or driving deck of the mysterious ship, and the production team was able to convince the studio that the scene was important to impress the audience and make them aware that this was not a B movie.^ Ridley Scott described the set as the cockpit or driving deck of the mysterious ship, and the production team was able to convince the studio that the scene was important to impress the audience and make them aware that this was not a B movie .

^ The set with the deceased alien creature, which the production team nicknamed the "space jockey", proved problematic as 20th Century Fox did not want to spend the money for such an expensive set that would only be used for one scene.

^ This set was also released in a VHS version and included a commentary track by Ridley Scott .

[42][47] .To save money only one wall of the set was created, and the "space jockey" sat atop a disc that could be rotated to facilitate shots from different angles in relation to the actors.^ To save money only one wall of the set was created, and the "space jockey" sat atop a disc that could be rotated to facilitate shots from different angles in relation to the actors.

^ Only one of us could survive.
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^ The set with the deceased alien creature, which the production team nicknamed the "space jockey", proved problematic as 20th Century Fox did not want to spend the money for such an expensive set that would only be used for one scene.

[14][47] .Giger airbrushed the entire set and the "space jockey" by hand.^ Giger airbrushed the entire set and the "space jockey" by hand.

^ File:Alien (1979) - space jockey.jpg H.R. Giger airbrushed the "space jockey" set by hand.

^ Religious zealots set fire to the model of the space jockey, believing it to be the work of the devil .

[42][47]
.The origin of the jockey creature was not explored in the film, but Scott later theorized that it might have been the ship's pilot, and that the ship might have been a weapons carrier capable of dropping Alien eggs onto a planet so that the Aliens could use the local lifeforms as hosts.^ The origin of the jockey creature was not explored in the film, but Scott later theorized that it might have been the ship's pilot, and that the ship might have been a weapons carrier capable of dropping Alien eggs onto a planet so that the Aliens could use the local lifeforms as hosts.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ Cobb came up with the idea that the creature could have a powerful acid for blood, a characteristic that would carry over to the adult Alien and would make it impossible for the crew to kill it by conventional means such as guns or explosives, since the acid would burn through the ship's hull.

[21] .In early versions of the script the eggs were to be located in a separate pyramid structure which would be found later by the Nostromo crew and would contain statues and hieroglyphs depicting the Alien reproductive cycle, offering a contrast of the human, Alien, and space jockey cultures.^ In early versions of the script the eggs were to be located in a separate pyramid structure which would be found later by the Nostromo crew and would contain statues and hieroglyphs depicting the Alien reproductive cycle, offering a contrast of the human, Alien, and space jockey cultures.

^ Would space aliens need redemption?

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

[15] .Cobb, Foss, and Giger each created concept artwork for these sequences, but they were eventually discarded due to budgetary concerns and the need to trim the length of the film.^ Cobb, Foss, and Giger each created concept artwork for these sequences, but they were eventually discarded due to budgetary concerns and the need to trim the length of the film.

^ Two behind-the-scenes books were released in 1979 to accompany the film: The Book of Alien contained many production photographs and details on the making of the film, while Giger's Alien contained many of H.R. Gigers concept artwork for the movie.

^ Scott and Rawlings had also become attached to several of the musical cues they had used for the temporary score while editing the film, and re-edited some of Goldsmith's cues and re-scored several sequences to match these cues and even left the temporary score in place in some parts of the finished film.

[14] .Instead the egg chamber was set inside the derelict ship and was filmed on the same set as the space jockey scene; the entire disc piece supporting the jockey and its chair were removed and the set was redressed to create the egg chamber.^ With new and extended scenes carefully added back into the film, the 12-disc set also includes hours of bonus features.

^ At the time, I was going to end up visiting it… in the building where the TITANIC was created (the real ship, not the movie) and I was anxious to just see the entire town that was going to be housed in that giant space.

^ The show’s sets are 90% CGI and shot in the same cutting-edge style as the feature films 300 and Sin City.

[14]
.Alien originally was to conclude with the destruction of the Nostromo while Ripley escapes in the shuttle Narcissus.^ Alien originally was to conclude with the destruction of the Nostromo while Ripley escapes in the shuttle Narcissus .

^ The final name of the ship was derived from the title of Joseph Conrad 's 1904 novel Nostromo , while the escape shuttle Narcissus was named after Conrad's 1897 novella The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' .

^ Lambert implores the remaining crew members to escape in the ship's shuttle, but Ripley, now in command, explains that the shuttle will not support four people.

.However, Ridley Scott conceived of a "fourth act" to the film in which the Alien appears on the shuttle and Ripley is forced to confront it.^ Films directed by Ridley Scott .

^ In 1979, Ridley Scott's classic film Alien hatched.
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^ However, Ridley Scott conceived of a "fourth act" to the film in which the Alien appears on the shuttle and Ripley is forced to confront it.

.He pitched the idea to 20th Century Fox and negotiated an increase in the budget in order to film the scene over several extra days.^ Dollhouse,” from 20th Century Fox TV, is Whedon’s first TV project since his 2002 Fox drama “Firefly.” .

^ Amy Adams is in negotiations to star opposite Ben Stiller in 20th Century Fox’s “ Night at the Museum 2 .” .

^ Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox L&M) today reveals exciting new details of their increasing portfolio of upcoming games based on Twentieth Century Foxs Aliens universe.

[21][48] .Scott had wanted the Alien to bite off Ripley's head and then make the final log entry in her voice, but the producers vetoed this idea as they believed that the Alien had to die at the end of the film.^ RIPLEY They wanted to investigate the Alien.
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^ Scott had wanted the Alien to bite off Ripley's head and then make the final log entry in her voice, but the producers vetoed this idea as they believed that the Alien had to die at the end of the film.

^ In 1979, Ridley Scott's classic film Alien hatched.
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[48]

Special effects and creature design

Spaceships and planets

In a film studio, a director operates a crane-mounted camera aimed at a large grey model spacecraft, raised several feet in the air by a support structure underneath. The model is lit from one side by bright studio lights and has tall spires with many pieces protruding from them.
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Ridley Scott filming model shots of the Nostromo and its attached ore refinery.
^ Films directed by Ridley Scott .

^ File:Alien model filming.jpg Director Ridley Scott filming model shots of the Nostromo and its attached ore refinery.

^ However, Ridley Scott conceived of a "fourth act" to the film in which the Alien appears on the shuttle and Ripley is forced to confront it.

.He made slow passes filming at 2½ frames per second to give the models the appearance of motion.^ He made slow passes filming at 2½ frames per second to give the models the appearance of motion.

^ The team therefore used a camera with wide-angles lenses mounted on a drive mechanism to make slow passes over and around the models filming at two and a half frames per second, [14] giving them the appearance of motion.

^ Filmed in 1964, the pilot was rejected by NBC the following year, but the network made a rare decision to order a second pilot.

[14]
The spaceships and planets for the film were shot using models and miniatures. .These included models of the Nostromo, its attached mineral refinery, the escape shuttle Narcissus, the alien planetoid, and the exterior and interior of the derelict spacecraft.^ These included models of the Nostromo , its attached mineral refinery, the escape shuttle Narcissus , the alien planetoid , and the exterior and interior of the derelict spacecraft.

^ Alien originally was to conclude with the destruction of the Nostromo while Ripley escapes in the shuttle Narcissus .

^ A separate model was created for the exterior of the derelict alien spacecraft.

.Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Johnson, supervising modelmaker Martin Bower, and their team worked at Bray Studios, roughly 30 miles (48 km) from Shepperton Studios where principal filming was taking place.^ Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Johnson, supervising modelmaker Martin Bower, and their team worked at Bray Studios , roughly thirty miles from Shepperton Studios where principal filming was taking place.

^ My editors have been working non-stop, and we are beginning to work on the visual effects, signing a composer, etc.” .

^ I resent films that are so shallow they rely entirely on their visual effects, and of course science fiction films are notorious for this.

[49][50] .The designs of the Nostromo and its attachments were based on combinations of Ridley Scott's storyboards and Ron Cobb's conceptual drawings.^ The designs of the Nostromo and its attachments were based on combinations of Ridley Scott's storyboards and Ron Cobb 's conceptual drawings.

^ Under Ridley Scott's direction the design of the Nostromo shifted towards an 800-foot-long tug towing a refining platform two miles long and one and a half miles wide.

^ File:Ron Cobb Alien concept art.jpg Some of Ron Cobb 's conceptual art for the ship and escape shuttle.

[49] .The basic outlines of the models were made of wood and plastic, and most of the fine details were added from model kits of battleships, tanks, and World War II bombers.^ The basic outlines of the models were made of wood and plastic, and most of the fine details were added from model kits of battleships , tanks , and World War II bombers .

^ With a screen accurate look from the movie, this Power Loader with Ellen Ripley Collectible Model Kit Set really made us proud.

^ Shusett suggested that O'Bannon use one of his other film ideas, about gremlins infiltrating a B-17 bomber during World War II , and set it on the spaceship as the second half of the story.

.Three models of the Nostromo were made: a 12-inch (30 cm) version for medium and long shots, a 4-foot (1.2 m) version for rear shots, and a 12-foot (3.7 m), 7-short-ton (6.4 t) rig for the undocking and planetoid surface sequences.^ Three models of the Nostromo were made: a twelve-inch version for medium and long shots, a four-foot version for rear shots, and a twelve-foot, seven-ton rig for the undocking and planetoid surface sequences.

^ A separate model, approximately forty feet long, was created for the Nostromo' s underside from which the Narcissus would detach and from which Kane's body would be launched during the funeral scene.

^ The first cut of the film was over three hours long; further editing trimmed the final version to just under two hours.

[14][50] .Scott insisted on numerous changes to the models even as filming was taking place, leading to conflicts with the modeling and filming teams.^ Scott insisted on numerous changes to the models even as filming was taking place, leading to conflicts with the modeling and filming teams.

^ The manga takes place in a vastly larger timeframe than the film and involves a far wider array of characters and subplots.

^ Principal photography took place at Shepperton Studios in London , while model and miniature filming was done at Bray Studios in Water Oakley .

.The Nostromo was originally yellow, and the team filmed shots of the models for six weeks before Johnson left to work on The Empire Strikes Back.^ The Nostromo was originally yellow, and the team filmed shots of the models for six weeks before Johnson left to work on The Empire Strikes Back .

^ The spaceships and planets for the film were shot using models and miniatures.

^ LAMBERT It'll take us six weeks to get back on course.

.Scott then ordered it changed to gray, and the team had to begin shooting again from scratch.^ Scott then ordered it changed to gray, and the team had to begin shooting again from scratch.

^ Scott insisted on numerous changes to the models even as filming was taking place, leading to conflicts with the modeling and filming teams.

[49][50] .He ordered more and more pieces added to the model until the final large version with the refinery required a metal framework so that it could be lifted by a forklift.^ He ordered more and more pieces added to the model until the final large version with the refinery required a metal framework so that it could be lifted by a forklift .

^ So, here it is, in order of thought as I went through, arranged in reading order, not in order to make sense, at least until the final summation.

^ It has selected the following 50 movies as contenders for the best, in alphabetical order (in the case of movies that have been made more than once, we’ve designated by date which version the AFI has selected): .

.He also took a hammer and chisel to sections of the refinery, knocking off many of its spires which Bower had spent weeks creating.^ He also took a hammer and chisel to sections of the refinery, knocking off many of its spires which Bower had spent weeks creating.

^ For the scene in which Ash is revealed to be an android and has his head knocked off, a puppet was created of the character's torso and upper body which was operated from underneath by a small puppeteer.

^ This new religious conspiracy genre created by Dan Brown has had many knock-offs.

.Scott also had disagreements with lighting technician Denny Ayling over how to light the models.^ Scott also had disagreements with lighting technician Denny Ayling over how to light the models.

[49]
.A separate model, approximately 40 feet (12 m) long, was created for the Nostromo's underside from which the Narcissus would detach and from which Kane's body would be launched during the funeral scene.^ A separate model, approximately forty feet long, was created for the Nostromo' s underside from which the Narcissus would detach and from which Kane's body would be launched during the funeral scene.

^ The scene of Kane inspecting the egg was shot during post-production.

^ The sets of the Nostromo 's three decks were each created almost entirely in one piece, with each deck occupying a separate stage and the various rooms connected via corridors.

.Bower carved Kane's burial shroud out of wood and it was launched through the hatch using a small catapult and filmed at high speed, then slowed down in editing.^ Bower carved Kane's burial shroud out of wood and it was launched through the hatch using a small catapult and filmed at high speed, then slowed down in editing.

^ Having a few guys in the Alien and Predator costumes duke it out the woods does not a good Alien or Predator film make.

^ The shot was acted out and filmed in reverse, then reversed and slowed down in editing to prolong the effect and show more detail.

[49][51] .Only one shot was filmed using blue screen compositing: that of the shuttle racing past the Nostromo.^ Only one shot was filmed using blue screen compositing: that of the shuttle racing past the Nostromo .

^ For his third big-screen feat, the 32-year-old USC film-school grad is not only thinking inside the box.

^ Jones is a former ad exec turned filmmaker with only one film under his belt, a sci-fi short from 2000 called Whistle .

.The other shots were simply filmed against black backdrops, with stars added via double exposure.^ The other shots were simply filmed against black backdrops, with stars added via double exposure .

^ The film was shot in three parts (called “transmissions”) that were made by different directors without input from the other two during the shoot.

[50] .Though motion control photography technology was available at the time, the film's budget would not allow for it.^ I’m only concerned that they won’t give this duo of films the proper budget that they really need, especially with a first-time feature filmmaker working on them.

^ I saw it when the film was new and I would have been all of 13 or so at the time.
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.The team therefore used a camera with wide-angle lenses mounted on a drive mechanism to make slow passes over and around the models filming at 2½ per second,[14] giving them the appearance of motion.^ The internet giant uses car-mounted cameras to take pictures of the world’s cities, towns and major roads.

^ For now I’ll keep dreaming and hope that Universal realizes their mistake on the first film and comes around on this second one.

^ The film is set in 1957, making it nineteen years since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, thus acknowledging the real-life passing of years between films.

.Scott added smoke and wind effects to enhance the illusion.^ Scott added smoke and wind effects to enhance the illusion.

[49] .For the scene in which the Nostromo detaches from the refinery, a 30-foot (9.1 m) docking arm was created using pieces from model railway kits.^ For the scene in which the Nostromo detaches from the refinery, a thirty-foot docking arm was created using pieces from model railway kits.

^ For scenes showing the exterior of the Nostromo a 58-foot landing leg was constructed to give a sense of the ship's size.

^ He ordered more and more pieces added to the model until the final large version with the refinery required a metal framework so that it could be lifted by a forklift .

.The Nostromo was pushed away from the refinery by the forklift, which was covered in black velvet, causing the arm to extend out from the refinery.^ The Nostromo was pushed away from the refinery by the forklift, which was covered in black velvet, causing the arm to extend out from the refinery.

^ For the scene in which the Nostromo detaches from the refinery, a thirty-foot docking arm was created using pieces from model railway kits.

.This created the illusion that the arm was pushing the ship forward.^ This created the illusion that the arm was pushing the ship forward.

[49][50] .Shots from outside the ship in which the characters are seen through windows moving around inside were filmed using larger models which contained projection screens showing pre-recorded footage.^ Click through for a list of the show’s characters.

^ The spaceships and planets for the film were shot using models and miniatures.

^ The screen shows a section of the ship's schematic.
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[49]
.A separate model was created for the exterior of the derelict alien spacecraft.^ A separate model was created for the exterior of the derelict alien spacecraft.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ A separate model, approximately forty feet long, was created for the Nostromo' s underside from which the Narcissus would detach and from which Kane's body would be launched during the funeral scene.

.Matte paintings were used to fill in areas of the ship's interior as well as exterior shots of the planetoid's surface.^ Matte paintings were used to fill in areas of the ship's interior as well as exterior shots of the planetoid's surface.

^ The scene was shot in one take using an artificial torso filled with blood and viscera, with Hurt's head and arms coming up from underneath the table.

^ A crew of over 200 workmen and technicians constructed the three principal sets: The surface of the alien planetoid and the interiors of the Nostromo and derelict spacecraft.

[49] .The surface as seen from space during the landing sequence was created by painting a globe white, then mixing chemicals and dyes onto transparencies and projecting them onto it.^ The surface as seen from space during the landing sequence was created by painting a globe white, then mixing chemicals and dyes onto transparencies and projecting them onto it.

[14][50] .The planetoid was not named in the film, but some drafts of the script gave it the name Acheron[34] after the river which in Greek mythology is described as the "stream of woe", a branch of the river Styx, and which forms the border of Hell in Dante's Inferno.^ The planetoid was not named in the film, but some drafts of the script gave it the name Acheron [34] after the river in Greece which appears in Greek mythology as the "stream of woe", a branch of the river Styx , and which forms the border of Hell in Dante 's Inferno .

^ In total Hill and Giler went through eight different drafts of the script, mostly concentrating on the Ash subplot but also making the dialogue more naturalistic and trimming some sequences set on the alien planetoid.

^ The date in which the events of Alien are set is not revealed in the film itself, but the first draft of the script gave the year as 2087.

.The 1986 sequel Aliens named the planetoid as "LV-426",[45] and both names have been used for it in subsequent expanded universe media such as comic books and video games.^ The 1986 sequel Aliens named the planetoid as "LV-426", [45] and both names have been used for it in subsequent expanded universe media such as comic books and video games .

^ Having traveled the universe with The Doctor, Sarah Jane is used to alien encounters.

^ The release of Aliens #1 will coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Ridley Scott-helmed film masterpiece, Alien, and will be preceded by an Aliens/Predator special for Free Comic Book Day!

.In Alien the planetoid is said to be located somewhere in the Zeta2 Reticuli system.^ In Alien the planetoid is located somewhere in the Zeta 2 Reticuli system.

^ Zeta Reticuli Greys come from Zeta Reticulan, near Barnard's Star, which is a neighboring star system to Orion.
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^ Also known as Zeta Reticuli from the Zeta Reticulan star system (the Bernard star) neighboring the Orion area.
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[52]

Egg and facehugger

.The scene of Kane inspecting the egg was shot during post-production.^ The scene of Kane inspecting the egg was shot during post-production.

^ A separate model, approximately forty feet long, was created for the Nostromo' s underside from which the Narcissus would detach and from which Kane's body would be launched during the funeral scene.

.A fiberglass egg was used so that actor John Hurt could shine his light on it and see movement inside, which was provided by Ridley Scott fluttering his hands inside the egg while wearing rubber gloves.^ He shines his light inside.
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^ He shines his light on one of them; then he lays his gloved hand on it.
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^ A fiberglass egg was used so that actor John Hurt could shine his light on it and see movement inside, which was provided by Ridley Scott fluttering his hands inside the egg while wearing rubber gloves.

[47] .The top of the egg opened via hydraulics, and the innards were made of a cow's stomach and tripe.^ The top of the egg opened via hydraulics, and the innards were made of a cow's stomach and tripe .

^ The egg nearest her begins to move...opening like an obscene flower at its top to reveal something stirring within.
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[33][47] .Initial test shots of the eggs were filmed using hen's eggs, and this footage was used in early teaser trailers.^ Initial test shots of the eggs were filmed using hen 's eggs, and this footage was used in early teaser trailers.

^ Only one shot was filmed using blue screen compositing: that of the shuttle racing past the Nostromo .

^ The spaceships and planets for the film were shot using models and miniatures.

.For this reason a hen's egg was used as the primary image for the film's advertising poster, and became a lasting image for the series as a whole rather than the Alien egg that actually appears in the film.^ For this reason a hen's egg was used as the primary image for the film's advertising poster, and became a lasting image for the series as a whole rather than the Alien egg that actually appears in the film.

^ The origin of the jockey creature was not explored in the film, but Scott later theorized that it might have been the ship's pilot, and that the ship might have been a weapons carrier capable of dropping Alien eggs onto a planet so that the Aliens could use the local lifeforms as hosts.

^ However, he was keen on emphasizing horror in Alien rather than fantasy, describing the film as " The Texas Chain Saw Massacre of science fiction".

[47]
A man covered with sweat lays on a medical examination table, with a spider-like alien creature covering his face. <a name=.The creature is beige in color and has four long, thin fingers on either side of its body that grasp tightly around the man's head, and its long tail is coiled around his neck."^ It lands on her legs and she snaps her head to one side just as its TAIL STINGER buries into the metal wall beside her cheek.
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^ The thing's tail whips around her throat and begins to tighten, forcing the underside of its body close to her.
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^ The facehugger itself was the first creature that Giger designed for the film, going through several versions in different sizes before deciding on a small creature with humanlike fingers and a long tail.

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The "facehugger" was the first creature Giger designed for the film, giving it human-like fingers and a long tail.
^ File:Alien-The Facehugger.png The "facehugger" was the first creature Giger designed for the film, giving it humanlike fingers and a long tail.

^ The facehugger itself was the first creature that Giger designed for the film, going through several versions in different sizes before deciding on a small creature with humanlike fingers and a long tail.

^ H.R. Giger's iconic biomechanical creature comes to life in this new 7" Alien Warrior action figure, based on its appearance in James Cameron's blockbuster 1986 film, Aliens!

[33][43]
.The "facehugger" and its proboscis, which was made of a sheep's intestine, were shot out of the egg using high-pressure air hoses.^ The "facehugger" and its proboscis , which was made of a sheep's intestine , were shot out of the egg using high-pressure air hoses.

^ The creature rips at high-pressure hoses.
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^ FAUST We could put on our pressure suits and blow all the air out of the ship.
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.The shot was acted out and filmed in reverse, then reversed and slowed down in editing to prolong the effect and show more detail.^ The shot was acted out and filmed in reverse, then reversed and slowed down in editing to prolong the effect and show more detail.

^ Bower carved Kane's burial shroud out of wood and it was launched through the hatch using a small catapult and filmed at high speed, then slowed down in editing.

^ For its day, this show boasted some of the best visual effects on television (cheezy by today’s standards of course) with detailed scale models and stop-motion aliens.

[33][47] .The facehugger itself was the first creature that Giger designed for the film, going through several versions in different sizes before deciding on a small creature with humanlike fingers and a long tail.^ The facehugger itself was the first creature that Giger designed for the film, going through several versions in different sizes before deciding on a small creature with humanlike fingers and a long tail.

^ File:Alien-The Facehugger.png The "facehugger" was the first creature Giger designed for the film, giving it humanlike fingers and a long tail.

^ H.R. Giger's iconic biomechanical creature comes to life in this new 7" Alien Warrior action figure, based on its appearance in James Cameron's blockbuster 1986 film, Aliens!

[33][43] Dan O'Bannon drew his own version based on Giger's design, with help from Ron Cobb, which became the final version.[21][43] .Cobb came up with the idea that the creature could have a powerful acid for blood, a characteristic that would carry over to the adult Alien and would make it impossible for the crew to kill it by conventional means such as guns or explosives, since the acid would burn through the ship's hull.^ Cobb came up with the idea that the creature could have a powerful acid for blood, a characteristic that would carry over to the adult Alien and would make it impossible for the crew to kill it by conventional means such as guns or explosives, since the acid would burn through the ship's hull.

^ For some scenes, such as when the Alien lowers itself from the ceiling to kill Brett, the creature was portrayed by stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell; [14] [35] in that scene a costumed Powell was suspended on wires and then lowered in an unfurling motion.

^ The origin of the jockey creature was not explored in the film, but Scott later theorized that it might have been the ship's pilot, and that the ship might have been a weapons carrier capable of dropping Alien eggs onto a planet so that the Aliens could use the local lifeforms as hosts.

[15][21] .For the scene in which the dead facehugger is examined, Scott used pieces of fish and shellfish to create its viscera.^ For the scene in which the dead facehugger is examined, Scott used pieces of fish and shellfish to create its viscera .

^ The same technique was used for the scene in which the crew members encounter the dead alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ For the scene in which the Nostromo detaches from the refinery, a thirty-foot docking arm was created using pieces from model railway kits.

[33][47]

Chestburster

The head and tail of an alien creature is emerging from the ruptured chest cavity of a dead man. <a name=.The small eyeless creature is beige in color, has sharp metallic-looking teeth and a long segmented tail.^ The facehugger itself was the first creature that Giger designed for the film, going through several versions in different sizes before deciding on a small creature with humanlike fingers and a long tail.

^ File:Alien-The Facehugger.png The "facehugger" was the first creature Giger designed for the film, giving it humanlike fingers and a long tail.

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The "chestburster" was shoved up through the table and false torso by a puppeteer.
^ The chestburster was shoved up through the torso by a puppeteer who held it on a stick.

^ File:Alien-The Chestburster.png The "chestburster" was shoved up through the table and false torso by a puppeteer.

^ The scene was shot in one take using an artificial torso filled with blood and viscera, with Hurt's head and arms coming up from underneath the table.

[33] The scene has been recognized as one of the film's most memorable.
.The design of the "chestburster" was inspired by Francis Bacon's 1944 painting Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion.^ The design of the "chestburster" was inspired by Francis Bacon 's 1944 painting Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion .

^ File:H.R. Giger - Necronom IV.jpg H.R. Giger 's 1976 painting Necronom IV inspired the design of the Alien.

[33] .Giger's original design resembled a plucked chicken, which was redesigned and refined into the final version seen onscreen.^ This engraving represents the Alien originally designed by HR Giger from Alien 3 and numbererd and signed to 99 copies only!

^ This final change was viewed by many as the most egregious, destroying the closing note of the original version.

[33] .For the filming of the chestburster scene the cast members knew that the creature would be bursting out of Hurt, and had seen the chestburster puppet, but they had not been told that fake blood would also be bursting out in every direction from high-pressure pumps and squibs.^ For the filming of the chestburster scene the cast members knew that the creature would be bursting out of John Hurt , and had seen the chestburster puppet, but they had not been told that fake blood would also be bursting out in every direction from high-pressure pumps and squibs .

^ The creature rips at high-pressure hoses.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Much of the blood and tissues that they need could be supplied from slaughterhouses and there would be no more mutilations.
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[38] .The scene was shot in one take using an artificial torso filled with blood and viscera, with Hurt's head and arms coming up from underneath the table.^ The scene was shot in one take using an artificial torso filled with blood and viscera, with Hurt's head and arms coming up from underneath the table.

^ For the bulk of the scene Holm knelt under the table with his head coming up through a hole and milk , caviar , pasta , and glass marbles were used to show the android's inner workings and fluids.

^ This one is slower paced, quieter, perhaps because it is part of the trilogy, and he needed to set-up the “scene” so to speak.

The chestburster was shoved up through the torso by a puppeteer who held it on a stick. .When the creature burst through the chest a stream of blood shot directly at Veronica Cartwright, shocking her enough that she fell over and went into hysterics.^ When the creature burst through the chest a stream of blood shot directly at Veronica Cartwright , shocking her enough that she fell over and went into hysterics.

^ Kane awakens seemingly unharmed, but during a meal before re-entering stasis he begins to choke and convulse until an alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him and escaping into the ship.

^ A spray of BRIGHT YELLOW ACID slashes across Drake's face and chest, eating into him like a hot knife through butter.
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[14][33][38] .According to Tom Skerritt: "What you saw on camera was the real response.^ According to Tom Skerritt : "What you saw on camera was the real response.

.She had no idea what the hell happened.^ She had no idea what the hell happened.

.All of a sudden this thing just came up."^ We had to split up, and as I sat there in the dark, and the first fighters zoomed in from what seemed just over my head, all my childhood readings of Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke came to life, and I KNEW that this was what I loved – space and all it’s glories.

^ BROUSSARD (over, filtered) Well, the sun just came up again, and it seems the wind's died down.
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^ A new board for discussing all things Alien and Predator has opened up here !

[33] .The creature then runs off-camera, an effect accomplished by cutting a slit in the table for the puppeteer's stick to go through and passing an air hose through the puppet's tail to make it whip about.^ The creature then runs off-camera, an effect accomplished by cutting a slit in the table for the puppeteer's stick to go through and passing an air hose through the puppet's tail to make it whip about.

^ I said it before when talking about the rumor , but this is going to make for one awesome live-action movie.

^ Large air shafts run off in different directions.

[33] .The real-life surprise of the actors gave the scene an intense sense of realism and made it one of the film's most memorable moments.^ The real-life surprise of the actors gave the scene an intense sense of realism and made it one of the film's most memorable moments.

^ The scene has been recognized as one of the film's most memorable.

^ Scott chose not to show the Alien in full through most of the film, showing only pieces of it while keeping most of its body in shadow in order to heighten the sense of suspense and terror.

.During preview screenings the crew noticed that some viewers would move towards the back of the theater so as not to be too close to the screen during the scene.^ During preview screenings the crew noticed that some viewers would move towards the back of the theater so as not to be too close to the screen during the scene.

^ A separate model, approximately forty feet long, was created for the Nostromo' s underside from which the Narcissus would detach and from which Kane's body would be launched during the funeral scene.

^ Some of these were closed by secret raids of government teams that were especially established to defuse the influence and presence of these bases, particularly during the 1960s and early 1970s.
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[53] .In 2007, the British film magazine Empire named the chestburster scene as the greatest 18-rated moment in film as part of its "18th birthday" issue, ranking it above the decapitation scene in The Omen (1976) and the transformation sequence in An American Werewolf in London (1981).^ Alien named as top 18-rated scene .

^ In 2007, the British film magazine Empire named the chestburster scene as the greatest 18-rated moment in film as part of its "18th birthday" issue, ranking it above the decapitation scene in The Omen (1976) and the transformation sequence in An American Werewolf in London (1981).

^ In 2008 the American Film Institute ranked Alien as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre as part of AFI's 10 TOP 10 , a CBS television special ranking the ten greatest movies in ten classic American film genres.

[54]

The Alien

.
A tall human-like alien creature stands inside the cargo hold of a spacecraft.</span><span class=^ A number of these began appearing under the Alien vs. Predator crossover imprint, which brought the Alien creatures together with the Predators of the Predator franchise .

^ The Alien Cinemaquette is authentically detailed to match the creature's unique, intricate and horrifying appearance.

.It is all black in color, has a long, horizontally configured phallic-shaped head with its long rigid tongue extended, long arms with six digits on each hand, and long tubes protruding from its back."^ The Nostromo was pushed away from the refinery by the forklift, which was covered in black velvet, causing the arm to extend out from the refinery.

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Bolaji Badejo in costume as the Alien.
^ File:Alien (1979) - The Alien.jpg Bolaji Badejo in costume as the Alien.

^ The principal cast members of Alien were: Bolaji Badejo as The Alien , the titular antagonist of the film.

^ For most of the film's scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo, a Nigerian design student.

The suit was made of latex, with the head as a separate piece housing the moving parts which controlled the second mouth.
.Giger made several conceptual paintings of the adult Alien before crafting the final version.^ Giger made several conceptual paintings of the adult Alien before crafting the final version.

^ Intrada has just released a newly remastered and expanded version of the Alien soundtrack, including never-before-released music, Click here to check it out...!

^ Giger's original design resembled a plucked chicken , which was redesigned and refined into the final version seen onscreen.

.He sculpted the creature's body using plasticine, incorporating pieces such as vertebrae from snakes and cooling tubes from a Rolls-Royce.^ He sculpted the creature's body using plasticene , incorporating pieces such as vertebrae from snakes and cooling tubes from a Rolls-Royce .

[33][34] .The creature's head was manufactured separately by Carlo Rambaldi, who had worked on the aliens in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.^ Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) .

^ The creature's head was manufactured separately by Carlo Rambaldi , who had worked on the aliens in Close Encounters of the Third Kind .

^ There is an effort now to condition the people to be more willing to accept an alien presence as a possibility using movies and television -- Star Wars, ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Aliens, V, Alien Nation and War of the Worlds.
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[51] .Rambaldi followed Giger's designs closely, making some modifications in order to incorporate the moving parts which would animate the jaw and inner mouth.^ Rambaldi followed Giger's designs closely, making some modifications in order to incorporate the moving parts which would animate the jaw and inner mouth.

^ Reconnecting with her unleashes feelings Mick knows he can’t pursue without exposing that part of him that would make him a monster in Beth’s eyes.

^ The first is here from Andrew Pistolkors in the Ukraine who makes some pretty cool Alien/Giger souveniers.

[33] .A system of hinges and cables was used to operate the creature's rigid tongue, which protruded from the main mouth and had a second mouth at the tip of it with its own set of movable teeth.^ A system of hinges and cables was used to operate the creature's tongue with its second mouth, which protruded from the main mouth and had its own set of teeth.

^ Of course, this week saw the release of Nexus One , Google's wireless device using the Android operating system.

[33] .The final head had about nine hundred moving parts and points of articulation.^ The final head had about nine hundred moving parts and points of articulation.

^ Sisko, promoted to Captain in the previous season, finally emerges as a commanding presence, in part to his image makover including a bald head & goatee.

^ The suit was made of latex , with the head as a separate piece housing the moving parts which controlled the second mouth.

[33] .Part of a human skull was used as the "face", and was hidden under the smooth cover of the head.^ It had part of a human skull as the "face", which was hidden under the smooth cover of the head.

^ The head features the fatal inner tongue, as well as the translucent dome covering the eye-less skull underneath.

^ In the following scene Ash's head is placed on a table and re-activated; for portions of this scene an animatronic head was made using a face cast of actor Ian Holm.

[34] .Rambaldi's original Alien jaw is now on display in the Smithsonian Institution,[48] while in April 2007 the original Alien suit was sold at auction.^ Rambaldi's original Alien jaw is now on display in the Smithsonian Institution , [48] while in April 2007 the original Alien suit was sold at auction [55] for $ 126,500.

^ Now your original Alien 400% Kubrick can have a friend over for tea!

^ The aliens have also been tweaked, and will now move more slowly than they did the original PC game (which is fine by me, as they were too fast in that game).

[55] .Copious amounts of K-Y Jelly were used to simulate saliva and to give the Alien an overall slimy appearance.^ Copious amounts of K-Y Jelly were used as saliva and to give the Alien an overall slimy appearance.

^ Alien Experience is giving away four copies of the new Predator Flesh and Blood novel from Dark Horse.

[33][43] .The creature's vocalizations were provided by Percy Edwards, a voice artist famous for providing bird sounds for British television throughout the 1960s and 1970s as well as the whale sounds for Orca: Killer Whale (1977).^ The creature's vocalizations were provided by Percy Edwards , a voice artist famous for providing bird sounds for British television throughout the 1960s and 1970s as well as the whale sounds for Orca: Killer Whale (1977).

[56][57]
.For most of the film's scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo, a Nigerian design student.^ For most of the film's scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo, a Nigerian design student.

^ Scott chose not to show the Alien in full through most of the film, showing only pieces of it while keeping most of its body in shadow in order to heighten the sense of suspense and terror.

^ Stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell also portrayed the Alien in some scenes.

.A latex costume was specifically made to fit Badejo's 7-foot-2-inch (218 cm) slender frame, made by taking a full-body plaster cast of him.^ A latex costume was specifically made to fit Badejo's 7'2" slender frame, made by taking a full-body plaster cast of him.

^ Scott believed that Badejo, at 7'2" and with a slender frame, could portray the Alien and look as if his arms and legs were too long to be real, creating the illusion that there could not possibly be a human being inside the costume.

^ A Nigerian design student, Badejo was discovered in a bar by a member of the casting team, who put him in touch with Ridley Scott.

[14][33] .Scott later commented that "It's a man in a suit, but then it would be, wouldn't it?^ Director Ridley Scott has commented that "It's a man in a suit, but then it would be, wouldn't it?

.It takes on elements of the host – in this case, a man."^ It takes on elements of the host – in this case, a man."

[25] .Badejo attended tai chi and mime classes in order to create convincing movements for the Alien.^ Badejo attended tai chi and mime classes in order to create convincing movements for the Alien.

^ It has also hidden vital information and shielded certain knowledge when necessary from the aliens in order to create weaponry that may be used against them in the event of conflict.
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[33][34] .For some scenes, such as when the Alien lowers itself from the ceiling to kill Brett, the creature was portrayed by stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell;[14][35] in that scene a costumed Powell was suspended on wires and then lowered in an unfurling motion.^ Chris of Aliens: USCM just sent in this eBay link to some eye-popping 1:35 scale Colonial Marine figures.

^ For its day, this show boasted some of the best visual effects on television (cheezy by today’s standards of course) with detailed scale models and stop-motion aliens.

^ Interestingly, they discuss some of the 1997 changes (Mos Eisley creatures, the new Jabba the Hutt scene) but not those made for the DVDs.

[33][47]
.I've never liked horror films before, because in the end it's always been a man in a rubber suit.^ Well, partly anyway -- I don't think that It's Alive holds up all that well as a horror film, and certainly never could have lived up to the terror it caused me as a child.
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^ ASH I've never seen anything like that, except molecular acid...

^ I've seen Let The Right One In, and if I had to put a genre to it I would call it a tragedy rather than a horror film, but it's definitely both.
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.Well, there's one way to deal with that.^ Well, there's one way to deal with that.

^ INTERIOR - BRIDGE - DAY ROBY Well, there ought to be some way we can get through to them -- The INTERCOM BEEPS. Faust's voice is heard.
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.The most important thing in a film of this type is not what you see, but the effect of what you
think you saw.^ The most important thing in a film of this type is not what you see, but the effect of what you think you saw.

^ There's something I think you ought to see.
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^ She sees it and, thinking fast, jams the desk against the wall, pinning the writhing thing.
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It's like a sort of afterburn–what you think you saw.
Ridley Scott[14]
.Scott chose not to show the Alien in full through most of the film, showing only pieces of it while keeping most of its body in shadow in order to heighten the sense of terror and suspense.^ We are not alone.” A landmark SciFi film, not only for it’s special effects, but also for it’s portrayal of aliens as benign, rather than the War of the Worlds type that had sterotyped generations of movies.

^ The release of Aliens #1 will coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Ridley Scott-helmed film masterpiece, Alien, and will be preceded by an Aliens/Predator special for Free Comic Book Day!

^ The 1:3 scale statue, constructed from polystone resin, is an exact replica of one of the most famous and frightening horror icons, the Alien, from Ridley Scott's sci-fi/suspense masterpiece.

The audience could thus project their own fears into imagining what the rest of the creature might look like:[33] "Every movement is going to be very slow, very graceful, and the Alien will alter shape so you never really know exactly what he looks like."[14] The Alien has been referred to as "one of the most iconic movie monsters in film history" in the decades since the film's release, being noted for its biomechanical appearance and sexual overtones.[58] .Roger Ebert has remarked that "Alien uses a tricky device to keep the alien fresh throughout the movie: It evolves the nature and appearance of the creature, so we never know quite what it looks like or what it can do...The first time we get a good look at the alien, as it bursts from the chest of poor Kane (John Hurt).^ Film critic Roger Ebert notes that " Alien uses a tricky device to keep the alien fresh throughout the movie: It evolves the nature and appearance of the creature, so we never know quite what it looks like or what it can do...The first time we get a good look at the alien, as it bursts from the chest of poor Kane (John Hurt).

^ It's not what I would call a good movie, but I've never seen anything else quite like it.
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^ It’s starting to look and sound like a movie.

It is unmistakably phallic in shape, and the critic Tim Dirks mentions its 'open, dripping vaginal mouth.'"[10]

Ash

.For the scene in which Ash is revealed to be an android and has his head knocked off, a puppet was created of the character's torso and upper body which was operated from underneath by a small puppeteer.^ For the scene in which Ash is revealed to be an android and has his head knocked off, a puppet was created of the character's torso and upper body which was operated from underneath by a small puppeteer.

^ Ash attacks her, but Parker intervenes and decapitates him with a fire extinguisher , revealing Ash to be an android .

^ In the following scene Ash's head is placed on a table and re-activated; for portions of this scene an animatronic head was made using a face cast of actor Ian Holm.

[39] .During a preview screening of the film this scene caused a female usher to faint.^ During a preview screening of the film this scene caused a female usher to faint.

^ One scene that was cut from the film occurred during Ripley's final escape from the Nostromo : she encounters Dallas and Brett who have been partially cocooned by the Alien.

^ During preview screenings the crew noticed that some viewers would move towards the back of the theater so as not to be too close to the screen during the scene.

[53][59] .In the following scene Ash's head is placed on a table and re-activated; for portions of this scene an animatronic head was made using a face cast of actor Ian Holm.^ In the following scene Ash's head is placed on a table and re-activated; for portions of this scene an animatronic head was made using a face cast of actor Ian Holm.

^ For the bulk of the scene Holm knelt under the table with his head coming up through a hole and milk , caviar , pasta , and glass marbles were used to show the android's inner workings and fluids.

^ The scene was shot in one take using an artificial torso filled with blood and viscera, with Hurt's head and arms coming up from underneath the table.

[48] However the latex of the head shrank while drying and the result was not entirely convincing.[39] .For the bulk of the scene Holm knelt under the table with his head coming up through a hole and milk, caviar, pasta, and glass marbles were used to show the android's inner workings and fluids.^ For the bulk of the scene Holm knelt under the table with his head coming up through a hole and milk , caviar , pasta , and glass marbles were used to show the android's inner workings and fluids.

^ With a mechanical whine, he is pulled up into the hole, using his feet for leverage where he can.
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^ In the following scene Ash's head is placed on a table and re-activated; for portions of this scene an animatronic head was made using a face cast of actor Ian Holm.

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Music

The musical score for Alien was composed by Jerry Goldsmith, conducted by Lionel Newman, and performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Ridley Scott had originally wanted the film to be scored by Isao Tomita, but 20th Century Fox wanted a more familiar composer and Goldsmith was recommended by then-President of Fox Alan Ladd, Jr.[57] Goldsmith wanted to create a sense of romanticism and lyrical mystery in the film's opening scenes, which would build throughout the film to suspense and fear.[60] .Scott did not like Goldsmith's original main title piece, however, so Goldsmith rewrote it as "the obvious thing: weird and strange, and which everybody loved."^ Those things are going to come in here, just like they did before, man...
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[57][60] .Another source of tension was editor Terry Rawlings' choice to use pieces of Goldsmith's music from previous films, including a piece from Freud: The Secret Passion, and to use a piece by Howard Hanson for the end credits.^ Another source of tension was editor Terry Rawlings ' choice to use pieces of Goldsmith's music from previous films, including a piece from Freud the Secret Passion , and to use a piece by Howard Hanson for the end credits.

^ When Alien Resurrection premiered in theaters, another set of the first three films was released including a Making of Alien Resurrection tape.

^ Terry Rawlings served as Editor, having previously worked with Scott on editing sound for The Duellists .

[57][60] .Scott and Rawlings had also become attached to several of the musical cues they had used for the temporary score while editing the film, and re-edited some of Goldsmith's cues and re-scored several sequences to match these cues and even left the temporary score in place in some parts of the finished film.^ In truth, they’re on a search-and-rescue mission to find their missing son (Trevor Morgan), and their plane crash is just the first of several enjoyably suspenseful sequences.

^ I think that I suggested the more extreme films first because they're the ones that are likely to really scare me.
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^ These are comfortably, though not permanently, positioned in place using dowels (slotting into the original holes) they really add to the piece, but can easily be removed if required.

[60] .Goldsmith later remarked that "you can see that I was sort of like going at opposite ends of the pole with the filmmakers of the picture."^ I'll think about that, but the recommendations are okay, if you can sort of put them in place so I know where to go.
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^ These are undoubtedly the best Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull pictures you’ll see – thanks to world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.

^ If going to a horror movie is like being in a car accident, my horror movie watching style is like rubbernecking as you drive by an accident on the freeway.
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[60] Nevertheless, Scott praised Goldsmith's score as "full of dark beauty"[57] and "seriously threatening, but beautiful."[60] It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album, and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.[6] .The score has been released as a soundtrack album in several versions with different tracks and sequences.^ It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score , a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album , and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music [6] The score has been released as a soundtrack album in several versions with different tracks and sequences.

^ Intrada has just released a newly remastered and expanded version of the Alien soundtrack, including never-before-released music, Click here to check it out...!

^ A soundtrack album was released as an LP featuring selections of Goldsmith's score, and a single of the main theme was released in 1980.

[61]

Editing

.Editing and post-production work on Alien took roughly twenty weeks to complete.^ Editing and post-production work on Alien took roughly twenty weeks to complete.

[60] .Terry Rawlings served as Editor, having previously worked with Scott on editing sound for The Duellists.^ Terry Rawlings served as Editor, having previously worked with Scott on editing sound for The Duellists .

^ Another source of tension was editor Terry Rawlings ' choice to use pieces of Goldsmith's music from previous films, including a piece from Freud the Secret Passion , and to use a piece by Howard Hanson for the end credits.

^ Scott and Rawlings edited much of the film to have a slow pace in order to build suspense for the more tense and frightening moments.

[60] .Scott and Rawlings edited much of the film to have a slow pace in order to build suspense for the more tense and frightening moments.^ Scott and Rawlings edited much of the film to have a slow pace in order to build suspense for the more tense and frightening moments.

^ Ridley Scott had originally wanted the film to be scored by Isao Tomita , but 20th Century Fox wanted a more familiar composer and Goldsmith was recommended by then-President of Fox Alan Ladd, Jr. Goldsmith wanted to create a sense of romanticism and lyrical mystery in the film's opening scenes, which would build throughout the film to suspense and fear.

^ Scott chose not to show the Alien in full through most of the film, showing only pieces of it while keeping most of its body in shadow in order to heighten the sense of suspense and terror.

.According to Rawlings: "I think the way we did get it right was by keeping it slow, funny enough, which is completely different from what they do today.^ According to Rawlings: "I think the way we did get it right was by keeping it slow, funny enough, which is completely different from what they do today.

^ Let me tell you something: you keep staring at hyperspace for long enough, they'll be peeling you off a wall.
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^ You keep staring out there long enough, they'll be peeling you off the wall.

.And I think the slowness of it made the moments that you wanted people to be sort of scared...then we could go as fast as we liked because you've sucked people into a corner and then attacked them, so to speak.^ ROBY I've got an idea, but you're not going to like it.
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^ And I think the slowness of it made the moments that you wanted people to be sort of scared...then we could go as fast as we liked because you've sucked people into a corner and then attacked them, so to speak.

^ It's like a sort of afterburn–what you think you saw.

.And I think that's how it worked."^ And I think that's how it worked."

[60] .The first cut of the film was over three hours long; further editing trimmed the final version to just under two hours.^ The first cut of the film was over three hours long; further editing trimmed the final version to just under two hours.

^ It’s well worth a visit, though, just to appreciate the imagination that went into it, particularly in a finale that has Marty watching his own actions from the first film.

^ He notes, however, that it is a horror film first and a science fiction film second, since science fiction normally explores issues of how humanity will develop under other circumstances.

[53][60]
.One scene that was cut from the film occurred during Ripley's final escape from the Nostromo: she encounters Dallas and Brett who have been partially cocooned by the Alien.^ Dallas looks back at her from the video screen, his eyes burning from the photograph, as we: CUT TO: INT. CORRIDOR 7 Ripley kicks the wall next to Burke who is getting coffee and donuts at a vending machine.
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^ Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky.

^ EARTH 2 follows the band of colonists as they traverse the planet, encountering dangerous aliens and other humans who view them with distrust and suspicion.

.O'Bannon had intended the scene to indicate that Brett was becoming an Alien egg while Dallas was held nearby to be implanted by the resulting facehugger.^ O'Bannon had intended the scene to indicate that Brett was becoming an Alien egg while Dallas was held nearby to be implanted by the resulting facehugger.

^ Production Designer Michael Seymour later suggested that Dallas had "become sort of food for the alien creature", [42] while Ivor Powell suggested that "Dallas is found in the ship as an egg, still alive."

^ One scene that was cut from the film occurred during Ripley's final escape from the Nostromo : she encounters Dallas and Brett who have been partially cocooned by the Alien.

[19] Production Designer Michael Seymour later suggested that Dallas had "become sort of food for the alien creature",[42] while Ivor Powell suggested that "Dallas is found in the ship as an egg, still alive."[60] Scott remarked that "they're morphing, metamorphosing, they are changing into...being consumed, I guess, by whatever the Alien's organism is...into an egg."[21] The scene was cut partly because it did not look realistic enough and partly because it slowed the pace of the escape sequence.[19][48] .Tom Skerritt remarked that "The picture had to have that pace.^ Tom Skerritt remarked that "The picture had to have that pace.

.Her trying to get the hell out of there, we're all rooting for her to get out of there, and for her to slow up and have a conversation with Dallas was not appropriate."^ DALLAS We're going to have to flush it out.

^ All that space out there, and we're trapped in this ship.
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^ DALLAS (voice over) We're coming up.

[60] .The footage was included amongst other deleted scenes as a special feature on the Laserdisc release of Alien, and a shortened version of it was re-inserted into the 2003 "Director's Cut" which was re-released in theaters and on DVD.^ This spectacular 5-Disc Set includes all five version of the legendary Sci-Fi film from Director Ridley Scott – the definitive Final Cut with all new 5.1 audio, three additional versions of the film, and the rare Work Print version – in addition to the in-depth feature length documentary “Dangerous Days”, and one complete disc of bonus content including over 80-minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes.

^ Special effects include commentary (by directors, writers, and/or actors) for every episode, as well as the occasional behind-the-scenes featurette.

^ With new and extended scenes carefully added back into the film, the 12-disc set also includes hours of bonus features.

[19][62]

Release and reception

.It was the most incredible preview I've ever been in.^ It was the most incredible preview I've ever been in.

I mean, people were screaming and running out of the theater.
.Editor Terry Rawlings describing the film's screening in Dallas.^ Another source of tension was editor Terry Rawlings ' choice to use pieces of Goldsmith's music from previous films, including a piece from Freud the Secret Passion , and to use a piece by Howard Hanson for the end credits.

^ Terry Rawlings served as Editor, having previously worked with Scott on editing sound for The Duellists .

^ Terry Rawlings (Editor) [60] .

[59]
An initial screening of Alien for 20th Century Fox representatives in St. Louis suffered from poor sound in the theater. .A subsequent screening in a newer theater in Dallas went significantly better, eliciting genuine fright from the audience.^ A subsequent screening in a newer theater in Dallas went significantly better, eliciting genuine fright from the audience.

[59] .Two theatrical trailers were shown to the public.^ Two theatrical trailers were shown to the public.

.The first consisted of rapidly-changing still images set to some of Jerry Goldsmith's electronic music from Logan's Run.^ For those of you who love this book, my final thoughts are better than the first ones, although I still have some comments/complaints.

.The second used test footage of a hen's egg set to part of Goldsmith's Alien score.^ A couple Alien items have popped up for sale at Monsters in Motion including this 2 CD set of the original film's score, as well as this all metal Alien figure !

^ In addition it became obvious that some, not all, but some of the nation's missing children had been used for secretions and other parts required by the aliens.
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[53] The film was previewed in various American cities in the spring of 1979[53] and was promoted by the tagline "In space no one can hear you scream."[59][63]
.Alien opened in theaters on May 25, 1979.[63] It was rated "R" in the United States, "X" in the United Kingdom, and "M" in Australia.^ Since then, several pyramid UFOs have been seen in the United Kingdom, the United States and in other countries.

^ Later, the technology exchange between the United States and these aliens began to have its greater influence and the funding action began.
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^ President Truman made a considerable effort to engage in combat with these aliens, but the technology of the United States at the time was not advanced enough to even begin to have an effect.
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[30] .The film had no official premier in the United States, yet moviegoers lined up for blocks to see it at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood where a number of models, sets, and props were displayed outside to promote it during its first run.^ Um...no AVP-R products preview yet, lets line up and review our AVP1 products.

^ Best of all, it features 3 sets of photos of rarely seen MOCK UP figures for the ALIENS line plus 6 pages showcasing the product that was released.

^ And no we are not thinking of Jesus Christ, whose birthday has just been celebrated - but rather the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama.

[53][59] Religious zealots set fire to the model of the space jockey, believing it to be the work of the devil.[53] Alien did have a formal premiere in the United Kingdom at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 1979, but it did not open widely in Britain until January 13, 1980.[53]
Critical reaction to the film was initially mixed. .Some critics who were not usually favorable towards science fiction, such as Barry Norman of the BBC's Film series, were positive about the film's merits.^ Science fiction horror films .

^ American science fiction films .

^ Reaction to the film was positive, even by critics who were not usually favorable towards science fiction such as Barry Norman of the BBC 's Film series.

[53] Others, however, were not: Reviews by Variety, Sight and Sound, Vincent Canby and Leonard Maltin were mixed or negative.[64] A review by Time Out said the film was an "empty bag of tricks whose production values and expensive trickery cannot disguise imaginative poverty".[65]
.The film was a commercial success, making $78,900,000 in the United States and £7,886,000 in the United Kingdom during its first run.^ United States National Film Registry films .

^ It was a commercial success as well, making $ 78,900,000 in the United States and £ 7,886,000 in the United Kingdom during its first run.

^ The film had no official premier in the United States, yet moviegoers lined up for blocks to see it at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood where a number of models, sets, and props were displayed outside to promote it during its first run.

[53] It ultimately grossed $80,931,801 in the United States and $24,000,000 internationally, bringing its total worldwide gross to $104,931,801.[3]

Accolades

.Alien won the 1979 Academy Award for Visual Effects and was also nominated for Best Art Direction (for Michael Seymour, Leslie Dilley, Roger Christian, and Ian Whittaker).^ Alien won the 1979 Academy Award for Visual Effects and was also nominated for Best Art Direction ( Michael Seymour , Leslie Dilley , Roger Christian and Ian Whittaker ).

^ Alien garnered both critical acclaim and box office success, receiving an Academy Award for Visual Effects , [4] Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film , Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright, [5] and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation , along with numerous other award nominations.

^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

[4][6] .It won Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Ridley Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Veronica Cartwright,[5] and was also nominated in the categories of Best Actress for Sigourney Weaver, Best Make-up for Pat Hay, Best Special Effects for Brian Johnson and Nick Allder, and Best Writing for Dan O'Bannon.^ Tapping, who co-starred on that series last season, will return for several episodes.” Categories: Sci Fi · fantasy · movies · science fiction Tagged: fantasy , movies , Sci Fi , science fiction .

^ Categories: Books · Sci Fi · Singularity · science fiction Tagged: Books , Sci Fi , science fiction , Singularity , Vinge .

^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

[6] .It was also nominated for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for Best Costume Design for John Mollo, Best Editing for Terry Rawlings, Best Supporting Actor for John Hurt, and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role for Sigourney Weaver.^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

^ I suspect that Sigourney Weaver’s Grace plays a key role in discovering the crucial communication methods and applying them to humans.

^ Also, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA puts out a Saturn Award each year, and I will try and note it if the film wins the award for Best Sceince Fiction Film of that year.

[6] .It also won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and was nominated for a British Society of Cinematographers award for Best Cinematography for Derek Vanlint, as well as a Silver Seashell award for Best Cinematography and Special Effects at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.^ Special effects include commentary (by directors, writers, and/or actors) for every episode, as well as the occasional behind-the-scenes featurette.

^ It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score , a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album , and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music [6] The score has been released as a soundtrack album in several versions with different tracks and sequences.

^ We are not alone.” A landmark SciFi film, not only for it’s special effects, but also for it’s portrayal of aliens as benign, rather than the War of the Worlds type that had sterotyped generations of movies.

[6] .Jerry Goldsmith's score received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album, and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.^ It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score , a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album , and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music [6] The score has been released as a soundtrack album in several versions with different tracks and sequences.

^ A couple Alien items have popped up for sale at Monsters in Motion including this 2 CD set of the original film's score, as well as this all metal Alien figure !

^ It also won a Sierra Award for Best DVD, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best DVD Collection and Golden Satellite Awards for Best DVD Extras and Best Overall DVD. [6] .

[6]

Merchandising

.Around and shortly after Alien's release in theaters, a number of merchandise items and media were released and sold to coincide with the film.^ Template:Details3 Around and shortly after Alien 's release in theaters, a number of merchandise items and media were released and sold to coincide with the film.

^ The release of Aliens #1 will coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Ridley Scott-helmed film masterpiece, Alien, and will be preceded by an Aliens/Predator special for Free Comic Book Day!

^ Marmit of Japan will soon be releasing a 2 foot Alien Warrior vinyl kit as seen in the first Alien film.

.These included a novelization by Alan Dean Foster, in both adult and "junior" versions, which was adapted from the film's shooting script.^ These included a novelization by Alan Dean Foster , in both adult and "junior" versions, which was adapted from the film's shooting script.

^ Each film was also released singly as a DVD with both versions of the film included.

^ There will always be resentment that the original versions of the films are not available as well, but George Lucas maintains that these are the versions he always wanted to make.

[57] .Heavy Metal magazine published a comic strip adaptation of the film entitled Alien: The Illustrated Story, as well as a 1980 Alien calendar.^ Heavy Metal magazine published a comic strip adaptation of the film entitled Alien: The Illustrated Story , as well as a 1980 Alien calendar .

^ A couple Alien items have popped up for sale at Monsters in Motion including this 2 CD set of the original film's score, as well as this all metal Alien figure !

^ The release of Aliens #1 will coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Ridley Scott-helmed film masterpiece, Alien, and will be preceded by an Aliens/Predator special for Free Comic Book Day!

[57] .Two behind-the-scenes books were released in 1979 to accompany the film: The Book of Alien contained many production photographs and details on the making of the film, while Giger's Alien contained much of H.R. Giger's concept artwork for the movie.^ Two behind-the-scenes books were released in 1979 to accompany the film: The Book of Alien contained many production photographs and details on the making of the film, while Giger's Alien contained many of H.R. Gigers concept artwork for the movie.

^ [T]he 1979 Alien is a much more cerebral movie than its sequels, with the characters (and the audience) genuinely engaged in curiosity about this weirdest of lifeforms...Unfortunately, the films it influenced studied its thrills but not its thinking.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

[57] .A soundtrack album was released as an LP featuring selections of Goldsmith's score, and a single of the main theme was released in 1980.[61] A twelve-inch tall model kit of the Alien was released by the Model Products Corporation in the United States and by Airfix in the United Kingdom.^ A twelve-inch tall model kit of the Alien was released by the Model Products Corporation in the United States and by Airfix in the United Kingdom.

^ A soundtrack album was released as an LP featuring selections of Goldsmith's score, and a single of the main theme was released in 1980.

^ Alien did have a formal premier in the United Kingdom at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 1979, but it did not open widely in Britain until January 13, 1980.

[52] .Kenner also produced a larger-scale Alien action figure, as well as a board game in which players raced to be first to reach the shuttle pod while Aliens roamed the Nostromo's corridors and air shafts.^ Three B's NINE AvP:R figures, six of which are also distributed by Sideshow, and then there are three exclusive Mamegyorai "Night Battle" versions as well ( Here's a pic of the Alien exclusive .

^ Chris of Aliens: USCM just sent in this eBay link to some eye-popping 1:35 scale Colonial Marine figures.

^ H.R. Giger's iconic biomechanical creature comes to life in this new 7" Alien Warrior action figure, based on its appearance in James Cameron's blockbuster 1986 film, Aliens!

[52] .Official Halloween costumes of the Alien were released for October 1979.[52] Several computer games based on the film were released, but not until several years after its theatrical run.^ Official Halloween costumes of the Alien were released for October 1979.

^ Several computer games based on the film were released, but not until several years after its theatrical run.

^ Alien did have a formal premier in the United Kingdom at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 1979, but it did not open widely in Britain until January 13, 1980.

[52]

Sequels

.The success of Alien led 20th Century Fox to finance three direct sequels over the next eighteen years, each by different writers and directors.^ Dollhouse,” from 20th Century Fox TV, is Whedon’s first TV project since his 2002 Fox drama “Firefly.” .

^ Amy Adams is in negotiations to star opposite Ben Stiller in 20th Century Fox’s “ Night at the Museum 2 .” .

^ The film was shot in three parts (called “transmissions”) that were made by different directors without input from the other two during the shoot.

.Sigourney Weaver remained the only recurring actor through all four films, and the story of her character Ripley's encounters with the Aliens became the thematic thread running through the series.^ Sigourney Weaver remained the only recurring actor through all four films, and the story of her character Ripley 's encounters with the Aliens became the thematic thread running through the series.

^ RIPLEY He wanted an alien, only he couldn't get it back through quarantine.
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^ It also launched Weaver's acting career by providing her with her first lead role, and the story of her character Ripley 's encounters with the titular Alien creatures became the thematic thread that ran through the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997).

[10] .James Cameron's Aliens (1986) focused more on action and involved Ripley returning to the planetoid accompanied by marines to confront hordes of Aliens.^ James Cameron 's Aliens (1986) focused more on action and involved Ripley returning to the planetoid accompanied by marines to confront hordes of Aliens.

^ H.R. Giger's iconic biomechanical creature comes to life in this new 7" Alien Warrior action figure, based on its appearance in James Cameron's blockbuster 1986 film, Aliens!

^ Jean-Pierre Jeunet 's Alien Resurrection (1997) saw Ripley resurrected through cloning to battle more Aliens even further in the future.

[45] .David Fincher's Alien 3 (1992) had nihilistic tones[40] and found her on a prison planet battling another Alien, ultimately sacrificing herself to prevent her employers from acquiring the creatures.^ David Fincher 's Alien 3 (1992) had nihilistic tones [40] and found her on a prison planet battling another Alien, ultimately sacrificing herself to prevent her employers from acquiring the creatures.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

^ The Thing from Another World (1951) inspired the idea of professional men being pursued by a deadly alien creature through a claustrophobic environment.

[66] .Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Alien Resurrection (1997) saw Ripley resurrected through cloning to battle more Aliens even further in the future.^ Jean-Pierre Jeunet 's Alien Resurrection (1997) saw Ripley resurrected through cloning to battle more Aliens even further in the future.

^ Ripley blinks sweat out of her eyes, moving through the swirling steam of the alien maze.
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^ Alien: Resurrection (1997) always was a mess with a handful of brilliant scenes, and the special edition just makes it eight minutes longer.

[67]
.The success of the film series resulted in the creation of a media franchise with numerous novels, comic books, video games, toys, and other media and merchandise appearing over the years.^ The success of Alien launched a media franchise of novels , comic books , video games , and toys , as well as three sequel and two prequel films.

^ The success of the film series resulted in the creation of a media franchise with numerous novels , comic books , video games , toys , and other media and merchandise appearing over the years.

^ Dan is a major creative contributor behind the success of the Alien franchise and Total Recall, while Mat has over 20 years creating breathtaking illustrations in successful comics (X-Men, WildC.A.T.S., Kingdom, Defcon 4), with The End League release this December.

A number of these began appearing under the Alien vs. Predator crossover imprint, which brought the Alien creatures together with the titular Predators of the Predator franchise. The film series eventually followed suit, with Paul W. S. Anderson's Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Colin and Greg Strause's Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) abandoning the Ripley character in favor of prequel stories set in the present day.[68][69][70]
.Despite not appearing in either prequel, Sigourney Weaver has expressed interest in reuniting with Ridley Scott to revive her character for another Alien film.^ Films directed by Ridley Scott .

^ Despite not appearing in either prequel, Sigourney Weaver has expressed interest in reuniting with Ridley Scott to revive her character for another Alien sequel.

^ The ranks were based on a poll of over 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians, with Alien ranking just above Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and just below Ridley Scott's other science fiction film Blade Runner (1982).

.In the 2003 commentary track for the Alien DVD included in the Alien Quadrilogy set, she and Scott both speculated on the possibility, with Weaver stating: "There is an appetite for a fifth one, which is something I never expected...it's really hard to come up with a fifth story that's new and fresh...but I have wanted to go back into space...I think outer space adventure is a good thing for us right now, 'cause Earth is so grim...so we've been talking about it, but very generally."^ I'm not going to talk about ideas.
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^ Back off, right now.
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^ The chapter list for Alien in the 2003 Alien Quadrilogy DVD set also lists it as "MU/TH/UR".

[21] .Scott remarked that, if the series were to continue, the most logical course would be to explore the origins of the space jockey and the Aliens.^ Scott remarked that, if the series were to continue, the most logical course would be to explore the origins of the space jockey and the Aliens.

^ Would space aliens need redemption?

^ It would have been unthinkable for the original series to have tackled most of these.

[71] .Weaver supported this idea, stating that "I think it would be great to go back, because I'm asked that question so many times: 'Where did the Alien come from?'^ Weaver supported this idea, stating that "I think it would be great to go back, because I'm asked that question so many times: 'Where did the Alien come from?'

^ If that time comes, there will not be a great shock.
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^ He’s not worried at this time about the lawsuit that was revealed earlier this week, but he did say he would love to bring back actors from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy whose characters appear in the new films.

.People really want to know in a very visceral way."^ Want to know what NDE's really are?
  • Known Types of Aliens and Races 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.thewatcherfiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Personally I am still in shock, but wanted to say that Chris is one of the very first people I befriended online.

^ We know what you want, thats why weve granted the license of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (not in an easy way).

[21] David Giler stated that he, Walter Hill, and Gordon Carroll, the producers of the first five films in the series, would not be willing to produce another unless it was about the Aliens' homeworld and Weaver was on board (although Hill did return to produce Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem). .Weaver, in turn, indicated that she would only return to the franchise if either Scott or James Cameron were directing.^ Weaver, in turn, has said that she would only return to the franchise if either Ridley Scott or James Cameron were directing.

^ Directed and written by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn.

^ James Cameron 's Aliens (1986) focused more on action and involved Ripley returning to the planetoid accompanied by marines to confront hordes of Aliens.

[72] Cameron had been working on a story for a fifth Alien film which would explore the origins of the creatures, but ceased work on it when he learned that Fox was pursuing Alien vs. Predator, which he felt would "kill the validity of the franchise".[73][74] Weaver has continued to express interest in another installment, stating in 2008 that "I would definitely do another if I had a director like Ridley Scott and we had a good idea. .Ridley is enthusiastic about it."^ Ridley is enthusiastic about it."

[75] .In July 2009 20th Century Fox announced that Jon Spaihts had been hired to write a prequel to Alien, with Scott attached to direct.^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

^ The set with the deceased alien creature, which the production team nicknamed the "space jockey", proved problematic as 20th Century Fox did not want to spend the money for such an expensive set that would only be used for one scene.

^ Template:Details The success of Alien led 20th Century Fox to finance three direct sequels over the next eighteen years, each by different writers and directors.

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Home video releases

.Alien has been released in many home video formats and packages over the years.^ In case your keeping track at home, this year we've got: Medicom's 400% Kubricks and their Alien and Aliens Warrior VCDs distributed by Sideshow.

^ Then word comes that two Earth outposts light-years away from home have been brutally attacked by an advanced alien civilization.

The first of these was a seventeen-minute Super-8 version for home projectionists.[52] .It was also released on both VHS and Betamax for rental, which grossed it an additional $40,300,000 in the United States alone.^ After years of painstaking research, MAA is please to present authentically detailed United State Colonial Marine BDU's to both compliment and highlight your Colonial Marine costume.

^ The United States officially controlled the base until 1969, when it was learned that the aliens were working with both the Soviets and the Americans.
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^ I am pleased that the United States has recognized the Galactic Government and our works,” said Galactic Government President, Dennis Hope, “We have been working to provide equality for all both governmentally and economically.

[53] .Several VHS releases were subsequently sold both singly and as boxed sets.^ Still, the sets are a vast improvement both in terms of shelf space and bonus features compared to the old two-episode discs , which were released before full-season boxed sets became the model for television DVDs.

^ How lucky, then, that with the release of its boxed set of seasons 1-7, you can have the estimable pleasure of watching a near-decade of Buffy in any order you choose.

^ Both films are still set for release in 2009: Angels & Demons on May 15 and Transformers 2 on June 26.

.Laserdisc and Videodisc versions followed, including deleted scenes and director commentary as bonus features.^ Laserdisc and Videodisc versions followed, including deleted scenes and director commentary as bonus features.

^ The footage was included amongst other deleted scenes as a special feature on the Laserdisc release of Alien , and a shortened version of it was re-inserted into the 2003 "Director's Cut" which was re-released in theaters and on DVD .

^ This spectacular 5-Disc Set includes all five version of the legendary Sci-Fi film from Director Ridley Scott – the definitive Final Cut with all new 5.1 audio, three additional versions of the film, and the rare Work Print version – in addition to the in-depth feature length documentary “Dangerous Days”, and one complete disc of bonus content including over 80-minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes.

[52][77] .A VHS box set containing Alien and the sequels Aliens and Alien 3 was released in facehugger-shaped boxes, including some of the deleted scenes from the Laserdisc editions.^ I ony have the set in a silver boxed edition.

^ A VHS box set containing Alien and the sequels Aliens and Alien 3 was released in facehugger-shaped boxes, including some of the deleted scenes from the Laserdisc editions.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

[77] .When Alien Resurrection premiered in theaters, another set of the first three films was released including a Making of Alien Resurrection tape.^ The first three films of the series have also been packaged as the Alien Triple Pack .

^ When Alien Resurrection premiered in theaters, another set of the first three films was released including a Making of Alien Resurrection tape.

^ Other science fiction films of the time that exploited elements of Alien included Inseminoid (1981) and Xtro (1982).

.A few months later the set was re-released with the full version of Alien Resurrection taking the place of the making-of video.^ A few months later the set was re-released with the full version of Alien Resurrection taking the place of the making-of video.

^ Intrada has just released a newly remastered and expanded version of the Alien soundtrack, including never-before-released music, Click here to check it out...!

^ Now in 2008, I am re-releasing the kits in three versions: 1) The marine.

[77] .Alien was released on DVD in 1999, both singly and packaged with Aliens and Alien 3 as The Alien Legacy.^ Exhaustive” hardly beings to describe the Alien Quadrilogy , a set that establishes the new DVD benchmark for retrospective releases and looks unlikely to be surpassed for some time.” .

^ Although previously available on DVD as the Alien Legacy , here they have been repackaged with vastly more extras and with upgraded sound and picture.

[52][77] .This set was also released in a VHS version and included a commentary track by Ridley Scott.^ This set was also released in a VHS version and included a commentary track by Ridley Scott .

^ The Alien Quadrilogy box set was released on December 2, 2003 with both versions of the film included along with a new commentary track featuring many of the film's actors, writers, and production staff, as well as other special features and a documentary entitled The Beast Within: The Making of Alien .

^ Intrada has just released a newly remastered and expanded version of the Alien soundtrack, including never-before-released music, Click here to check it out...!

[52][77] .The first three films of the series have also been packaged as the Alien Triple Pack.^ The first three films of the series have also been packaged as the Alien Triple Pack .

^ Three of the four other titles in the Disney package will come to USA not as first plays but after another cable net takes a few premiere runs, including the fantasy film Bridge to Terabithia.

^ Pray that he’s out there somewhere.” This is the first of three Mad Max films.

2003 Director's Cut

.The traditional definition of the term "Director's Cut" suggests the restoration of a director's original vision, free of any creative limitations.^ The traditional definition of the term "Director's Cut" suggests the restoration of a director's original vision, free of any creative limitations.

^ It suggests that the filmmaker has finally overcome the interference of heavy-handed studio executives, and that the film has been restored to its original, untampered form.

^ The "Director's Cut" restored roughly four minutes of deleted footage while cutting about five minutes of other material, leaving it actually about a minute shorter than the theatrical cut.

.It suggests that the filmmaker has finally overcome the interference of heavy-handed studio executives, and that the film has been restored to its original, untampered form.^ The film finally goes too far with a woefully misguided ending that pays weak homage to the original, but everything preceding that misfire is astonishingly right.

.Such is not the case with
Alien: The Director's Cut.^ Alien: The Director's Cut .

^ Such is not the case with Alien : The Director's Cut.

^ Alien (Director's Cut) ( Alien Quadrilogy , disc 1) [DVD].

It's a completely different beast.
Ridley Scott[78]
.In 2003 20th Century Fox was preparing the Alien Quadrilogy DVD box set, which would include Alien and its three sequels.^ The chapter list for Alien in the 2003 Alien Quadrilogy DVD set also lists it as "MU/TH/UR".

^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

^ In 2003, 20th Century Fox was preparing the Alien Quadrilogy DVD box set, which would include Alien and its three sequels.

.In addition, the set would also include alternate versions of all four films in the form of "special editions" and "director's cuts". Fox approached Ridley Scott to digitally restore and remaster Alien, and to restore several scenes which had been cut during the editing process for inclusion in an expanded version of the film.^ Director Ridley Scott has commented that "It's a man in a suit, but then it would be, wouldn't it?

^ Fox approached Ridley Scott to digitally restore and remaster the original Alien , and to restore several scenes which had been cut during the editing process for inclusion in an expanded version of the film.

^ In addition, the set would also include alternate versions of all four films in the form of "special editions" and " director's cuts ".

[78] Upon viewing the expanded version, Scott felt that it was too long and chose to recut it into a more streamlined alternate version:
Upon viewing the proposed expanded version of the film, I felt that the cut was simply too long and the pacing completely thrown off. .After all, I cut those scenes out for a reason back in 1979. However, in the interest of giving the fans a new experience with Alien, I figured there had to be an appropriate middle ground.^ After all, I cut those scenes out for a reason back in 1979.

^ If those things get back here, that will be all.
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^ Are aliens out there?

.I chose to go in and recut that proposed long version into a more streamlined and polished alternate version of the film.^ STANDARD Once we kill the thing we won't need the food any more -- we can go straight into hypersleep.
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For marketing purposes, this version is being called "The Director's Cut."[78]
.The "Director's Cut" restored roughly four minutes of deleted footage while cutting about five minutes of other material, leaving it actually about a minute shorter than the theatrical cut.^ I usually do about five cuts as a director.

^ The "Director's Cut" restored roughly four minutes of deleted footage while cutting about five minutes of other material, leaving it actually about a minute shorter than the theatrical cut.

^ The unrated and extended DVD runs 103 minutes, about 16 minutes longer than the Sci-Fi Channel broadcast.

[53] .Many of the changes were minor, such as altered sound effects, while the restored footage included the scene in which Ripley discovers the cocooned Dallas and Brett during her escape of the Nostromo.^ Many of the changes were minor, such as altered sound effects, while the restored footage included the scene in which Ripley discovers the cocooned Dallas and Brett during her escape of the Nostromo .

^ One scene that was cut from the film occurred during Ripley's final escape from the Nostromo : she encounters Dallas and Brett who have been partially cocooned by the Alien.

^ Planet of the Vampires (1965) contains a scene in which the heroes discover a giant alien skeleton ; this influenced the Nostromo crew's discovery of the alien creature in the derelict spacecraft.

.Fox decided to release the Director's Cut in theaters, and it premiered on October 31, 2003.[53] The Alien Quadrilogy box set was released December 2, 2003, with both versions of the film included along with a new commentary track featuring many of the film's actors, writers, and production staff, as well as other special features and a documentary entitled The Beast Within: The Making of Alien.^ The footage was included amongst other deleted scenes as a special feature on the Laserdisc release of Alien , and a shortened version of it was re-inserted into the 2003 "Director's Cut" which was re-released in theaters and on DVD .

^ October 31, 2008 (General News) .

^ When Alien Resurrection premiered in theaters, another set of the first three films was released including a Making of Alien Resurrection tape.

.Each film was also released separately as a DVD with both versions of the film included.^ Intrada has just released a newly remastered and expanded version of the Alien soundtrack, including never-before-released music, Click here to check it out...!

^ The feature film appears to have the same contents as the current DVD release as well.

^ Both films are still set for release in 2009: Angels & Demons on May 15 and Transformers 2 on June 26.

.Scott noted that he was very pleased with the original theatrical cut of Alien, saying that "For all intents and purposes, I felt that the original cut of Alien was perfect.^ Scott noted that he was very pleased with the original theatrical cut of Alien , saying that "For all intents and purposes, I felt that the original cut of Alien was perfect.

^ Well, close to 10 years after their original Alien Big Chap figures, it looks like Medicom is getting back into the game with this all new Big Chap figure .

^ A couple Alien items have popped up for sale at Monsters in Motion including this 2 CD set of the original film's score, as well as this all metal Alien figure !

.I still feel that way", and that the original 1979 theatrical version "remains my version of choice".[78] He has since stated that he considers both versions "director's cuts", as he feels that the 1979 version was the best he could possibly have made it at the time.^ President Truman made a considerable effort to engage in combat with these aliens, but the technology of the United States at the time was not advanced enough to even begin to have an effect.
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^ And considering the concept and story, this could be both hilarious and awesome.

^ It appears senior administration officials feel the announcement could have a detrimental effect on the president's popularity at a critical time.

[78]
.The Alien Quadrilogy set earned Alien a number of new awards and nominations.^ Amazon.com essential video “The Alien Quadrilogy is a nine-disc boxed set devoted to the four Alien films.

^ Exhaustive” hardly beings to describe the Alien Quadrilogy , a set that establishes the new DVD benchmark for retrospective releases and looks unlikely to be surpassed for some time.” .

^ A few new Aliens items have popped up online at Monsters in Motion including website this convertible Pulse Rifle kit and this pewter chess set!

.It won DVDX Exclusive Awards for Best Audio Commentary and Best Overall DVD, Classic Movie, and was also nominated for Best Behind-the-Scenes Program and Best Menu Design.^ Special effects include commentary (by directors, writers, and/or actors) for every episode, as well as the occasional behind-the-scenes featurette.

^ It also won a Sierra Award for Best DVD, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best DVD Collection and Golden Satellite Awards for Best DVD Extras and Best Overall DVD. [6] .

^ It won DVDX Exclusive Awards for Best Audio Commentary and Best Overall DVD, Classic Movie, and was also nominated for Best Behind-the-Scenes Program and Best Menu Design.

[6] It also won a Sierra Award for Best DVD, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best DVD Collection and Golden Satellite Awards for Best DVD Extras and Best Overall DVD.[6]

Impact and analysis

[T]he 1979 Alien is a much more cerebral movie than its sequels, with the characters (and the audience) genuinely engaged in curiosity about this weirdest of lifeforms...Unfortunately, the films it influenced studied its thrills but not its thinking.
— Film critic Roger Ebert on Alien's cinematic impact.[10]

Imitations

.Alien had both an immediate and long-term impact on the science fiction and horror genres.^ At long last, Dark Horse Comics heralds the return of the heavyweight champion of modern science-fiction/horror, Aliens!

^ As industry veterans, both Dan OBannon and Mat Broome have dedicated followings in the science fiction and comic book communities.

^ These badges are beautiful reproductions of the patches worn by the crew of the ill-fated starship Nostromo in the 1979 science-fiction classic Alien.

.Shortly after its debut, Dan O'Bannon was sued by another writer named Jack Hammer for allegedly plagiarising a script entitled Black Space.^ Shortly after its debut Dan O'Bannon was sued by another writer named Jack Hammer for allegedly plagiarising a script entitled Black Space .

^ With roughly eighty-five percent of the plot completed, Shusett and O'Bannon presented their initial script to several studios, [12] pitching it as " Jaws in space."

^ Dan O'Bannon (Writer), Ridley Scott (Director), Sigourney Weaver (Actor).

.However, O'Bannon was able to prove that he had written his Alien script first.^ However, O'Bannon was able to prove that he had written his Alien script first.

^ The date in which the events of Alien are set is not revealed in the film itself, but the first draft of the script gave the year as 2087.

^ The script for the two films is being written by first-time screenwriter Gary Whitta.

[79] .In the wake of Alien's success a number of other filmmakers imitated or adapted some of its elements, sometimes by copying its title.^ In the wake of Alien 's success a number of other filmmakers imitated or adapted some of its elements, sometimes by copying its title.

^ Other science fiction films of the time that exploited elements of Alien included Inseminoid (1981) and Xtro (1982).

^ Some new Aliens embroidered patches have popped up for sale over at Patches & Pins , including "desert", "subdued" and other USCM styles.

.One of the first was The Alien Dead (1979), which was titled at the last minute to cash in on Alien's popularity.^ One of the first was The Alien Dead (1979), which was titled at the last minute to cash in on Alien 's popularity.

^ As most of the online modeling and Aliens community knows, we lost one of our last week, Chris Chulamanis to an unexpexcted heart attack.

^ One Rule: Stay in the light.” This is the first of the Riddick movies, and is pure terror, heart-stopping suspense, with plenty of popping aliens.

[80] .Contamination (1980) was initially going to be titled Alien 2 until 20th Century Fox's lawyers contacted writer/director Luigi Cozzi and made him change it, and it built on press coverage of Alien's chestburster scene by having many similar creatures, which originated from large, slimy eggs, bursting from characters' chests.^ Contamination (1980) was initially going to be titled Alien 2 until 20th Century Fox's lawyers contacted writer/director Luigi Cozzi and made him change it, and it built on press coverage of Alien 's chestburster scene by having many similar creatures, which originated from large, slimy eggs, bursting from characters' chests.

^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

^ For the filming of the chestburster scene the cast members knew that the creature would be bursting out of John Hurt , and had seen the chestburster puppet, but they had not been told that fake blood would also be bursting out in every direction from high-pressure pumps and squibs .

[80] .An unauthorized Italian sequel to Alien, titled Alien 2, was released in 1980 and included alien creatures which incubate inside human hosts.^ Intrada has just released a newly remastered and expanded version of the Alien soundtrack, including never-before-released music, Click here to check it out...!

^ Some really revealing info in the interview, including a bit on why the Aliens Warrior lost its dome in the second sequel.

^ At that time, it was intended by the aliens that the information about them be released by the government so that humans would be prepared to accept the inevitable outcome.
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.Other science fiction films of the time that exploited elements of Alien included Inseminoid (1981) and Xtro (1982).^ Other science fiction films of the time that exploited elements of Alien included Inseminoid (1981) and Xtro (1982).

^ Science fiction horror films .

^ American science fiction films .

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Antecedents

.In the decades since its original release critics have analyzed and acknowledged Alien's roots in earlier works of fiction.^ Critics have also analyzed Alien 's sexual overtones.

^ In the decades since its original release critics have analyzed and acknowledged Alien 's roots in earlier works of fiction.

^ In addition to their original "Vinyl Collectible" figure, Medicom will also be releasing an all black "Aliens" version.

It has been noted as sharing thematic similarities with earlier science fiction films such as The Thing from Another World (1951)[10][81] and It! .The Terror from Beyond Space (1958),[17][58] as well as a kinship with other 1970s horror films such as Jaws (1975) and Halloween (1978).^ The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), [17] [59] as well as a kinship with other 1970s horror films such as Jaws (1975) and Halloween (1978).

^ His storyboards included designs for the spaceship and space suits , drawing influences from films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars .

^ He notes, however, that it is a horror film first and a science fiction film second, since science fiction normally explores issues of how humanity will develop under other circumstances.

[10] .Literary connections have also been suggested, including thematic comparisons to And Then There Were None (1939).^ Literary connections have also been suggested, including thematic comparisons to And Then There Were None (1939).

[81] .Many critics have also suggested that the film derives in part from A. E. van Vogt's The Voyage of the Space Beagle (1950), particularly the stories The Black Destroyer, in which a cat-like alien infiltrates the ship and hunts the crew, and Discord in Scarlet, in which an alien implants parasitic eggs inside crew members which then hatch and eat their way out.^ The crew jostle their way out of the cabin.

^ Many critics have also suggested that the film derives in part from A. E. van Vogt 's The Voyage of the Space Beagle (1950), particularly the stories The Black Destroyer , in which a cat-like alien infiltrates the ship and hunts the crew, and Discord in Scarlet , in which an alien implants parasitic eggs inside crew members which then hatch and eat their way out.

^ The origin of the jockey creature was not explored in the film, but Scott later theorized that it might have been the ship's pilot, and that the ship might have been a weapons carrier capable of dropping Alien eggs onto a planet so that the Aliens could use the local lifeforms as hosts.

[82] O'Bannon, however, denies that this was a source of his inspiration for Alien's story.[13] .Van Vogt actually initiated a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox over the similarities, but Fox settled out of court.^ Alien was greenlit by 20th Century Fox at an initial budget of $4.2 million.

^ Van Vogt actually initiated a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox over the similarities, but Fox settled out of court.

^ Scott created detailed storyboards for the film in London , which impressed 20th Century Fox enough to double the film's budget from $4.2 million to $8.4 million.

[83] .Writer David McIntee has also noted similarities to the Doctor Who episode "The Ark in Space" (1975), in which an insectoid queen alien lays larvae inside humans which later eat their way out, a life cycle inspired by that of the ichneumons wasp.^ Note: Cows and Humans are genetically similar.
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^ Tom Woodruff stepped into the Dog Alien costume, ensuring that ADI's concept and design was fully executed on screen, breathing life into the character inside and out.

^ As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these pioneers will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations.

[13] .He has also noted similarities between the first half of the film, particularly in early versions of the script, to H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, "not in storyline, but in dread-building mystery",[13] and calls the finished film "the best Lovecraftian movie ever made, without being a Lovecraft adaptation", due to its similarities in tone and atmosphere to Lovecraft's works.^ He has also noted similarities between the first half of the film, particularly in early versions of the script, to H.P. Lovecraft 's At the Mountains of Madness , "not in storyline, but in dread-building mystery", [13] and calls the finished film "the best Lovecraftian movie ever made, without being a Lovecraft adaptation", due to its similarities in tone and atmosphere to Lovecraft's works.

^ Between them, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have made 13 of the 100 top-grossing movies of all time.

^ It’s well worth a visit, though, just to appreciate the imagination that went into it, particularly in a finale that has Marty watching his own actions from the first film.

[40]

Lasting critical praise

.Alien has continued to receive critical praise over the years, particularly for its realism and unique environment.^ Alien has continued to receive critical praise over the years, particularly for its realism and unique environment.

^ In his "Great Movies" column that year, critic Roger Ebert ranked it among "the most influential of modern action pictures", praising its pacing, atmosphere, and settings: .

[58] .It has a 97% approval rating at the online review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 71 reviews,[84] while Metacritic gives the Director's Cut an 83% approval rating based on 22 reviews.^ Other sites, like Rotten Tomatoes give it a higher rating.

^ It has a 97% approval rating at the online review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 71 reviews, [82] while Metacritic gives the Director's Cut an 83% approval rating based on 22 reviews.

^ Wikiquote has a collection of quotations from or about: Alien Alien at All Movie Guide Alien at Box Office Mojo Template:Filmsite Alien at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) Alien: The Director's Cut at Metacritic Alien at Rotten Tomatoes .

[85] Critical interest in the film was re-ignited in part by the theatrical release of the "Director's Cut" in 2003. In his "Great Movies" column that year, critic Roger Ebert ranked it among "the most influential of modern action pictures", praising its pacing, atmosphere, and settings:
.One of the great strengths of Alien is its pacing.^ One of the great strengths of Alien is its pacing.

It takes its time. It waits. .It allows silences (the majestic opening shots are underscored by Jerry Goldsmith with scarcely audible, far-off metallic chatterings).^ It allows silences (the majestic opening shots are underscored by Jerry Goldsmith with scarcely audible, far-off metallic chatterings).

^ He throws a switch, and a large metal panel rises and seals off the opening.
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^ A metal pane rises and seals off the opening.

.It suggests the enormity of the crew's discovery by building up to it with small steps: The interception of a signal (is it a warning or an SOS?^ It suggests the enormity of the crew's discovery by building up to it with small steps: The interception of a signal (is it a warning or an SOS ?

^ When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SoS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate.

). .The descent to the extraterrestrial surface.^ The descent to the extraterrestrial surface.

.The bitching by Brett and Parker, who are concerned only about collecting their shares.^ The bitching by Brett and Parker, who are concerned only about collecting their shares.

^ As long as interest was shown in the Cooper material by only a small group of people who happened to be curious about UFOs, there was to be no action taken.
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^ PARKER Brett and I think we deserve a full share.

.The masterstroke of the surface murk through which the crew members move, their helmet lights hardly penetrating the soup.^ The masterstroke of the surface murk through which the crew members move, their helmet lights hardly penetrating the soup.

^ (The holodeck’s safety protocol override seemed to be next to the light switch given the number of times crew members were trapped within.

^ EXTERIOR - "SNARK" Hydroplaning down through the pea-soup atmosphere, a set of brilliant lights switches on, cutting through the dust, but hardly improving visibility.
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.The shadowy outline of the alien ship.^ The shadowy outline of the alien ship.

.The sight of the alien pilot, frozen in his command chair.^ The sight of the alien pilot, frozen in his command chair.

.The enormity of the discovery inside the ship ("It's full of ...^ The enormity of the discovery inside the ship ("It's full of ...

leathery eggs ...").[10]
.McIntee praises Alien as "possibly the definitive combination of horror thriller with [science fiction] trappings."^ At long last, Dark Horse Comics heralds the return of the heavyweight champion of modern science-fiction/horror, Aliens!

^ These badges are beautiful reproductions of the patches worn by the crew of the ill-fated starship Nostromo in the 1979 science-fiction classic Alien.

^ It “combines documentary interviews and a fictional narrative to posit a connection between science and spirituality.

[40] .He notes, however, that it is a horror film first and a science fiction film second, since science fiction normally explores issues of how humanity will develop under other circumstances.^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

^ It was felt that leaving them would only further disrupt normal human development.
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^ So how to properly pay tribute to a science fiction franchise about intelligent apes roaming a post-apocalyptic earth?

.Alien, on the other hand, focuses on the plight of people being attacked by a monster: "It's set on a spaceship in the future, but it's about people trying not to get eaten by a drooling monstrous animal.^ A couple Alien items have popped up for sale at Monsters in Motion including this 2 CD set of the original film's score, as well as this all metal Alien figure !

^ Set in the distant future, a spaceship carrying some 40 people, mostly ones wanting to settle on other planets from their own, hits a meteor shower and crash lands on a distant planet killing all but about a dozen of them.

^ But there are certain elements of humans that are working hand in hand with the aliens trying to help regain control of the governments which the aliens once controlled.
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Worse, it's about them trying not to get raped by said drooling monstrous animal."[40] Along with Halloween and Friday the 13th (1980), he describes it as a prototype for the slasher film genre: "The reason it's such a good movie, and wowed both the critics, who normally frown on the genre, and the casual cinema-goer, is that it is a distillation of everything that scares us in the movies."[40] He also describes how the film appeals to a variety of audiences: "Fans of Hitchcockian thrillers like it because it's moody and dark. Gorehounds like it for the chest-burster. [Science fiction] fans love the hard [science fiction] trappings and hardware. Men love the battle-for-survival element, and women love not being cast as the helpless victim."[86]
Almost every horror film since Alien has ripped it off in some way, but most of the imitations have focused on details — a slimy killing-machine monster that is both vaginal and penile; the dripping, cavernous interiors of the Nostromo; those immensely influential H.R. Giger "biomechanical" designs — and missed what you might call the overall Zeitgeist of the film.
.Salon.com critic Andrew O'Hehir.^ Salon.com critic Andrew O'Hehir notes that Alien "has a profoundly existentialist undertow that makes it feel like a film noir " [85] and praises it over its "increasingly baroque " sequels as "a film about human loneliness amid the emptiness and amorality of creation.

[87]
.Salon.com critic Andrew O'Hehir notes that Alien "has a profoundly existentialist undertow that makes it feel like a film noir"[87] and praises it over its "increasingly baroque" sequels as "a film about human loneliness amid the emptiness and amorality of creation.^ Salon.com critic Andrew O'Hehir notes that Alien "has a profoundly existentialist undertow that makes it feel like a film noir " [85] and praises it over its "increasingly baroque " sequels as "a film about human loneliness amid the emptiness and amorality of creation.

^ [T]he 1979 Alien is a much more cerebral movie than its sequels, with the characters (and the audience) genuinely engaged in curiosity about this weirdest of lifeforms...Unfortunately, the films it influenced studied its thrills but not its thinking.

^ He notes, however, that it is a horror film first and a science fiction film second, since science fiction normally explores issues of how humanity will develop under other circumstances.

It's a cynical '70s-leftist vision of the future in which none of the problems plaguing 20th century Earth—class divisions, capitalist exploitation, the subjugation of humanity to technology—have been improved in the slightest by mankind's forays into outer space."[87]
.In 2002, Alien was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the National Film Preservation Board of the United States,[8] and was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for historical preservation alongside other films of 1979 including All That Jazz, Apocalypse Now, The Black Stallion, and Manhattan.^ United States National Film Registry films .

^ It has remained highly praised in subsequent decades, being inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2002 for historical preservation as a film which is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" [6] [7] [8] and being ranked by the American Film Institute in 2008 as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre.

^ In 2002, Alien was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the National Film Preservation Board of the United States, [8] and was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for historical preservation alongside other films of 1979 including All That Jazz , Apocalypse Now , The Black Stallion , and Manhattan .

[7] .In 2008 the American Film Institute ranked Alien as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre as part of AFI's 10 TOP 10, a CBS television special ranking the ten greatest movies in ten classic American film genres.^ We are not alone.” A landmark SciFi film, not only for it’s special effects, but also for it’s portrayal of aliens as benign, rather than the War of the Worlds type that had sterotyped generations of movies.

^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

^ These badges are beautiful reproductions of the 'nose art' painted on the sides of the two dropships featured in the 1986 classic film Aliens.

.The ranks were based on a poll of over 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians, with Alien ranking just above Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and just below Ridley Scott's other science fiction film Blade Runner (1982).^ H.R. Giger's iconic biomechanical creature comes to life in this new 7" Alien Warrior action figure, based on its appearance in James Cameron's blockbuster 1986 film, Aliens!

^ Patches and Pins has just released a brand new patch based on the Powerloader logo from Aliens.

^ I will try and note if it won a Saturn Award, (for Best Science Fiction Film, unless otherwise noted).

[9]

Sexual imagery

Critics have also analyzed Alien's sexual overtones. Adrian Mackinder compares the facehugger's attack on Kane to a male rape and the chestburster scene to a form of violent birth, noting that the Alien's phallic head and method of killing the crew members add to the sexual imagery.[58] McIntee claims that "Alien is a rape movie as much as Straw Dogs (1971) or I Spit on Your Grave (1978), or The Accused (1988). On one level it's about an intriguing alien threat. On one level it's about parasitism and disease. And on the level that was most important to the writers and director, it's about sex, and reproduction by non-consensual means. And it's about this happening to a man."[88] .He notes how the film plays on men's fear and misunderstanding of pregnancy and childbirth, while also giving women a glimpse into these fears.^ Now a small caveat here: These notes are from a while back and some things may have changed during filming, but what has been noted DID EXIST at one point and these notes are authentic: .

[89] .Film analyst Lina Badley has written that the Alien's design, with strong Freudian sexual undertones, multiple phallic symbols, and overall feminine figure, provides an androgynous image conforming to archetypal mappings and imageries in horror films that often redraw gender lines.^ The biggest change was in the origins of the aliens: “The film never says where the aliens are from, unlike the book, where they are from Mars; in 1898, when the book was written, the possibility of life on Mars was considered realistic.

[90]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The cinematic release of the film ran 119 minutes, while later video and DVD versions ran 116 minutes due to the different frame rates between film and video. McIntee, 14.
  2. ^ Official documentation for the film states that the budget was $11 million, but other sources give different numbers. Sigourney Weaver has stated that it was $14 million, while Ridley Scott, Ivor Powell, and Tom Skerritt have each recalled it being closer to $8.4 million. McIntee, 14–15.
  3. ^ a b "Alien". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=alien.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Awards database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/BasicSearchInput.jsp. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  5. ^ a b c "Past Saturn Awards". The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films. http://www.saturnawards.org/past.html. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Alien (1979) - Awards". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/awards. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  7. ^ a b "Films Selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, 1989-2007". National Film Registry. http://www.loc.gov/film/titles.html. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  8. ^ a b "National Film Preservation Board". National Film Preservation Board. http://www.loc.gov/film/filmabou.html. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  9. ^ a b "AFI's 10 Top 10: Top 10 Sci-Fi". American Film Institute. http://www.afi.com/10top10/scifi.html. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
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  11. ^ In the script and film the computer is referred to by the crew members as "Mother". An October 1979 issue of Fantastic Films magazine, as well as the back of the 1980 Fox videodisk of the film, explain that "Mother" is an abbreviation for "MU/TH/UR 6000", the model of the computer. The chapter list for Alien in the 2003 Alien Quadrilogy DVD set also lists it as "MU/TH/UR". The 1997 sequel Alien Resurrection, the fourth film in the series, echoed this element by having the crew of the Auriga refer to the ship's onboard computer as "Father." McIntee, 25, 119.
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  25. ^ a b c d e f g McIntee, 27.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i McIntee, 29.
  27. ^ a b c d e McIntee, 28.
  28. ^ a b McIntee, 15.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Truckers in Space: Casting", The Beast Within: The Making of Alien.
  30. ^ a b c d McIntee, 14.
  31. ^ McIntee, 22.
  32. ^ Scott, Ridley. (2004) (Star Wars Trilogy). The Force Is With Them: The Legacy of Star Wars. [DVD box set, audio commentary track]. Los Angeles, California: Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. "Within the context of that fantasy [George Lucas] said people still have to wash behind their ears at night. That was another wonderful touch. It influenced me when I did Alien. I thought I better push it a bit further and make them truck drivers." 
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  35. ^ a b McIntee, 30–31.
  36. ^ Mcintee, 17.
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  38. ^ a b c d e f McIntee, 32.
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  44. ^ Mollo, John; Ron Cobb. The Authorized Portfolio of Crew Insignias from the United States Commercial Spaceship Nostromo, Designs and Realizations. "I wanted to imply that poor old England is back on its feet and has united with the Japanese, who have taken over the building of spaceships the same way they have now with cars and supertankers. In coming up with a strange company name I thought of British Leyland and Toyota, but we couldn't use "Leyland-Toyota" in the film. Changing one letter gave me "Weylan," and "Yutani" was a Japanese neighbor of mine." 
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  71. ^ Ridley Scott (Director). (2003). Alien. [DVD (audio commentary track)]. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.. "It's a tough one, particularly with the success of four. I think if you close the lid it should be the end of the first chapter, and I think very simply what no one's done is simply gone back to re-visit 'what was it?' No one's ever said 'who's the space jockey?' He wasn't an Alien. What was that battleship? Is it a battleship? Is it an aircraft carrier? Is it a bio-mechanoid weapon carrier?...Why did it land? Did it crash-land, or did it settle there because it had engine trouble?...And how long ago? 'Cause those eggs would sit there." 
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References

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Awards
Preceded by
Superman: The Movie
Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
1979
Succeeded by
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Quotes

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.Alien is a 1979 science fiction film about a mining ship that, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet where the crew discovers a strange creature.^ A ship heading home is sent on an SOS to an unidentified planet where the crew discover the planet's mysterious creatures.
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^ ALIEN has become a standard of science fiction.
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^ Full Episode Trailer play more info Trailer A mining ship, investigating an SOS, lands on a distant planet.
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.Directed by Ridley Scott.^ Directed by Ridley Scott Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver Review by Vaughn Fry .

^ We all learned over the summer that Ridley Scott , director of the original " Alien ," will be returning to the franchise he created to direct a prequel .
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^ Films directed by Ridley Scott .

Written by Dan O'Bannon.
In space no one can hear you scream.taglines
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Contents

Parker

  • It's a robot! Ash is a goddamned robot!

Dialogue

.Ripley: Ash, that transmission, Mother's deciphered part of it.^ Ripley : Ash, that transmission - Mother's deciphered part of it.

^ Ripley : Ash, that transmission, Mother's deciphered part of it.
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^ Mother's deciphered part of it.
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It doesn't look like an S.O.S.
Ash: What is it, then?
.Ripley: Well, I – it looks like a warning.^ Ripley : Well, I, it looks like a warning.

^ Ripley : Well, I – it looks like a warning.
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^ Ripley: Well, I, it looks like a warning.
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.I'm gonna go out after them.^ I'm gonna go out after them.

Ash: What's the point? .I mean, by the-the time it takes to get there, you'll, they'll know if it's a warning or not, yes?^ They brought her here and you know it.
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^ RIPLEY I'll get you out of there...

^ I mean, by the-the time it takes to get there, you'll, they'll know if it's a warning or not, yes?
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.Dallas: Okay, Ripley, we're clean.^ Dallas : Okay, Ripley, we're clean.
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Let us in.
.Ripley: What happened to Kane?^ RIPLEY What happened to Kane.

^ Ripley : What happened to Kane?
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.Dallas: Something's attached itself to him.^ Dallas : Something has attached itself to him.

^ Dallas : Something's attached itself to him.
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^ She refuses to open the hatch and objects to Dallas' orders: Dallas: Something has attached itself to him.
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.We have to get him to the infirmary right away.^ We have to get him to the infirmary right away.

.Ripley: What kind of thing?^ Ripley: What kind of thing?
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^ Ripley : What kind of thing?

.I need a clear definition.^ I need a clear definition.

Dallas: An organism. Open the hatch!
.Ripley: Wait a minute.^ Ripley : Wait a minute.
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^ Ripley: Wait a minute.
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.We let it in, the ship could be infected.^ RIPLEY If we let it in, the ship could be infected.
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^ If we let it in, the ship could be infected.

^ We let it in, the ship could be infected.
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.You know the quarantine procedures: 24 hours for decontamination.^ You know the quarantine procedure.

^ And for you last minute gift shoppers, we ship most orders within 24 hours.
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^ Dallas and Lambert rush back to the ship with Kane in arms but Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) will not let them in without a regulatory quarantine for at least 24 hours.
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.Dallas: He could die in 24 hours!^ Dallas: He could die in twenty-four hours.
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^ Dallas : He could die in twenty-four hours.

^ Dallas and Lambert rush back to the ship with Kane in arms but Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) will not let them in without a regulatory quarantine for at least 24 hours.
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Open the hatch.
Ripley: Listen to me. .If we break quarantine, we could all die.^ If we break quarantine, we could all die.
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^ Ripley : Listen to me, if we break quarantine, we could all die.

Lambert: Look! .Would you open the goddamn hatch, we have to get him inside!^ Would you open the goddamn hatch, we have to get him inside!
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^ Lambert : Could you open the god-damned hatch?

^ You open that hatch right now, you hear me?
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Ripley: No. .And if you were in my position, you'd do the same.^ If you were in my position you'd do the same.
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^ And if you were in my position, you'd do the same.
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^ I can't do that and if you were in my position, you'd do the same.

.Dallas: Ripley, this is an order.^ Dallas : Ripley, this is an order.

^ Dallas and Lambert carry the unconscious Kane back to the Nostromo , where Ash allows them inside against Ripley's orders to follow the ship's quarantine protocol.

.You open that hatch right now, you hear me?^ You open that hatch right now, you hear me?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Open that hatch right now, do you hear me?

^ You'd be forgiven for thinking that we weren't in the middle of sweeps right now, looking at this week's TV line-up.
  • alien - io9 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC io9.com [Source type: General]

Ripley: Yes.
.Dallas: Ripley, that was an order!^ Dallas : Ripley, this is an order.

^ She ignores Dallas' orders to open the airlock, but Ash ignores Ripley’s orders and opens the hatch.
  • ALIEN movie review 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.feoamante.com [Source type: General]

^ The production dropped a scene in which Ripley and Dallas have sex — in order to secure a lower censorship-rating.
  • The Jump Station Big Store 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC www.jumpstation.ca [Source type: General]

Do you hear me?!
.Ripley: Yes, I read you.^ Yes – you really read that correctly.
  • Alien Reboot On The Way - Screen Rant 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alien - Screen Rant 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ripley : Yes, I read you.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY (voice over) I read you.

The answer is negative.
.Ash: Inner hatch opened.^ Ash, however, opens a hatch to let them in.

^ ASH Ripley, I'm by the inner lock hatch.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash : Inner hatch opened.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Dallas: [looks at a pen being dissolved by alien's body fluid] I haven't seen anything like that except molecular acid.^ Aliens will not resemble anything we've seen.
  • Atomic Rocket: Aliens 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.projectrho.com [Source type: Original source]

^ DALLAS Doesn't look like it.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To this day, I still haven't seen Alien 3.
  • Chiller TV Boards > Alien (1979) and its 3 sequels Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC boards.nbcuni.com [Source type: General]

.Brett: It must be using it for blood.^ Brett : It must be using it for blood.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Parker: It's got a wonderful defense mechanism.^ Parker : Got a wonderful defense mechanism.

^ DALLAS Wonderful defense mechanism.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Parker : It's got a wonderful defense mechanism.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You don't dare kill it.^ You don't dare kill it.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien script by Dan O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.godamongdirectors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While trying to take it off, they find out that it bleeds an acid substance capable of eating through the ship ("It's got a wonderful defense mechanism; you don't dare kill it."
  • Alien (1979) - Reviews - Moovees.com 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC www.moovees.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harsh weather and natural disasters either kill you or they don't, and once conquered — or adapted to — they lose their relevance.
  • Atomic Rocket: Aliens 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.projectrho.com [Source type: Original source]


.Ash: Ripley, for God's sake, this is the first time that we've encountered a species like this.^ Ash : Ripley, for God's sake, this is the first time that we've encountered a species like this.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ripley's first encounter with the Queen.
  • Alien (Xenomorph) - Xenopedia - Alien vs Predator 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC avp.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The prequel looks like it will be the first Alien film proper not to feature the iconic figure of Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver.
  • Ridley Scott will direct Alien prequel :: film :: Around the Web :: Paste 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC www.pastemagazine.com [Source type: General]

.It has to go back, all sorts of tests have to be made.^ It has to go back, all sorts of tests have to be made.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "All the most powerful ideas in history go back to archetypes."

^ And being that 20th Century Fox is remaking Predator , it doesn't surprise me at all that Fox is also going back to their catalog for a reboot of Ridley Scott's Alien .
  • BD Horror News - Update: First Predator, Now It's 'Alien' Being Remade 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.bloody-disgusting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ripley: Ash, are you kidding?^ Ripley : Ash, can you hear me?

^ Ripley: Ash, can you hear me?
  • The Alien Series 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.mediaknowall.com [Source type: General]
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY I don't know how you managed to stay alive but you're one brave kid, Rebecca.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

.This thing bled acid, and who knows what it's gonna do when it's dead?^ RIPLEY That thing bled acid.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This thing bled acid, and who knows what it's gonna do when it's dead?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, who awakens on Earth only to discover that she has been hibernating in space so long that everyone she knows is dead.
  • Aliens (1986) Movie Trailer - MattTrailer.com DVD Clips, Previews, Movie Teasers & Trailers 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC matttrailer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ash: I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie.^ Ash : I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ASH I think it's safe to assume it's not a zombie...


.Ripley: [watching Ash examine the creature] That's amazing.^ Ripley : [watching Ash examine the creature] That's amazing.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Despite Ripley's advice, science officer Ash (Ian Holm) allows Kane to return to the ship, where the creature finally releases its grip.
  • Alien Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alien, Predator, & Other Sci-Fi Movie Multi-media 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.surrealaward.com [Source type: General]
  • Alien (1979) DVD | LOVEFiLM 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

What is it?
.Ash: Uh, yes, it is.^ Ash : Uh, yes, it is.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Uh, I don't know yet.^ I don't know yet.

^ Uh, I don't know yet.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't know, uh, Ridley Scott and I have been talking about doing a fifth one.
  • ALIEN Movies Resource - ALIEN 5 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC www.planetavp.com [Source type: General]

.Did you want something?^ Do you want something to help you sleep?
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did you want something?

^ If you want something to be scary its got to be very close to the relax point or the point where everybody feels home and dont know shi...t.
  • Alien reboot, a prequel, is confirmed! | SCI FI Wire 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ripley: Yes, I, uh … have a little talk.^ Ripley : Yes, I, uh.

^ Fun little tidbit: originally, Ridley Scott wanted the alien to bite off Ripley's head, and then make a call to Earth talking like Ripley.
  • Alien (1979) - Reviews - Moovees.com 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC www.moovees.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ripley : Yes, I, uh … have a little talk.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

How's Kane?
.Ash: He's holding, no changes.^ Ash : He's holding, no changes.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ASH He's holding, no changes.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash : Just holding, no changes.

.Ripley: And our guest?^ Ripley : And, uh, our guest?

Ash: Oh …
Ripley: Hm?
.Ash: Well, as I said, I'm still … collating, actually.^ But listen to Ash: "I'm still collating it, actually, but I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides.

^ Ash : Well, as I said, I'm still...

^ Ash : Well, as I said, I'm still collating it, actually, but uh, I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides.

.But I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides.^ But listen to Ash: "I'm still collating it, actually, but I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides.

^ ASH It's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides.

^ I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides.

.Has a funny habit of shedding his cells and replacing them with polarized silicon, which gives him a prolonged resistance to adverse environmental conditions.^ A lot of Amino Acids for prolonged reistance to adverse environmental conditions...

^ He has a funny habit of shedding his cells and replacing them with polarized silicon which gives him a prolonged resistance to adverse environmental conditions.

^ He has a funny habit of shedding his cells and replacing them with polarized silicon which gives him a prolonged resistance to adverse environmental conditions."

Is that enough?
Ripley: That's plenty. What does it mean?
[Ripley bends down to look through the micro-scanner]
.Ash: Please don't do that.^ Ripley bends down to look through the micro-scanner ] Ash : Please don't do that.

Thank you.
Ripley: I'm sorry.
.Ash: Well, it's an interesting combination of elements, making him a … tough little son-of-a-bitch.^ ASH Interesting combination of elements making it one tough little son-of- a-bitch...

^ Ash : Well, it's an interesting combination of elements, making him a … tough little son-of-a-bitch.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Now compare his real-life to reel-life…… it was so tough for him to make friends on the show and it was also tough for him to make friends in his school.

.Ripley: And you let him in.^ Ripley : And you let him in.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY Let me tell you something.

^ RIPLEY Is that why you let it in.

.Ash: I was obeying a direct order, remember?^ Ash : I was obeying a direct order.

^ Ash : I was obeying a direct order, remember?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ASH I was following a direct order.

Ripley: Ash. .When Dallas and Kane are off the ship, I'm Senior Officer.^ RIPLEY While Dallas and Kane are off the ship, I'm Senior Officer.

^ Over the objections of Ripley ( Sigourney Weaver ), science officer Ash ( Ian Holm ) lets Kane back on the ship.
  • Alien > Overview - AllMovie 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.allmovie.com [Source type: General]

^ With orders to investigate, Dallas, Lambert and Kane are dispatched to the planet surface where they discover an alien ship.
  • Alien (1979) DVD | LOVEFiLM 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ash: Oh yes, I forgot.^ Ash : Oh yes, I forgot.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash : Oh, yes, I forgot.

^ ASH Yes, of course -- I forgot.

.Ripley: You also forgot the Science Division's basic quarantine law.^ Ripley : You also forgot the Science Division's basic quarantine law.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY You also forgot the science division's basic quarantine law.

^ Ripley, as you may recall, has not had the best of luck with android science officers.

.Ash: No, that I didn't forget.^ Ash : No, that I didn't forget.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Ripley: Oh, I see.^ Ripley : Oh, I see, you just broke it.

^ Ripley : Oh, I see.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You just broke it, then?^ RIPLEY You just broke it.

^ You just broke it, then?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ripley : Oh I see, you just broke it!

.Ash: Look, what would you have done with Kane?^ ASH What would you have done with Kane...

^ ASH (voice over) I think you should have a look at Kane.

^ Ash : Look, what would you have done with Kane?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You know his only chance of survival was to get him in here.^ They brought her here and you know it.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You know his only chance of survival was to get him in here.

^ I’d show you what it is but there is the very, very small chance she might read this (she usually comes by only when the mailing list tells her to).
  • Alien Loves Predator 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC alienlovespredator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alien Loves Predator » Unavoidable Delay 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC alienlovespredator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ripley: Unfortunately, by breaking quarantine, you risk everybody's life.^ Ripley : Unfortunately, by, uh, breaking quarantine, you risk everybody's life.

^ RIPLEY By breaking quarantine procedure you risk everybody's life.

^ Ripley : Unfortunately, by breaking quarantine, you risk everybody's life.

.Ash: Maybe I should have left him outside.^ Ash : Maybe I should have left him outside.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ASH Maybe I should have let him die out there.

^ Then two days before we left Thedus, replaced him with Ash.

.Maybe I've jeopardized the rest of us, but it was a risk I was willing to take.^ Maybe I've jeopardized the rest of us, but it was a risk I was willing to take.

^ But I am ready to put the rest of the story on the table and take the risk that I’ll never be able to tell it, in support of this strike.

^ Maybe I have jeopardized the rest of us...It's a risk I'm willing to take.

.Ripley: That's a pretty big risk for a Science Officer.^ Ripley : That's a pretty big risk for a Science Officer.

^ Over the objections of Ripley ( Sigourney Weaver ), science officer Ash ( Ian Holm ) lets Kane back on the ship.
  • Alien > Overview - AllMovie 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.allmovie.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite Ripley's advice, science officer Ash (Ian Holm) allows Kane to return to the ship, where the creature finally releases its grip.
  • Alien Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alien (1979) DVD | LOVEFiLM 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Alien (1979) DVD | LOVEFiLM 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's not exactly out of the manual, is it?^ It's, uh, not exactly out of the manual, is it?

^ Not exactly out of the manual.

.Ash: I do take my responsibilities as seriously as you, you know.^ I take my responsibility as seriously as you do...
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ASH You'll take the responsibility.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ASH You know I can't tell you that.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

.You do your job and let me do mine, yes?^ You do your job and let me do mine, yes?

^ Here’s wishing you Good Luck for your new job.

^ Alien has three functions that let you replicate this pattern on your extensions: .
  • http://alien.luaforge.net/ 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC alien.luaforge.net [Source type: Reference]


.Parker: We found this laying there.^ Parker : We found this laying there.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ PARKER (voice over) We just found it laying there.

.No blood, no Dallas, nothing.^ No blood, no Dallas, nothing.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

How come I don't hear anybody say anything?
Ripley: I'm thinking! ...Unless somebody has got a better idea... we'll proceed with Dallas's plan.
Lambert: What? .And end up like the others?^ And end up like the others?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY Hicks, I'm not going to wind up like those others.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Claire even ends up going with her on Christmas because she, “likes the music.” .

.No … no, you're out of your mind!^ You're not gonna sleaze your way out of this one!
  • Aliens (1986 film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Question: So you’re not ruling it out?
  • ALIEN Movies Resource - ALIEN 5 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC www.planetavp.com [Source type: General]

^ You have no theaters in your list.
  • Aliens in the Attic Movie Times 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.mrmovietimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ripley: You got a better idea?^ Ripley : You got a better idea?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY Unless someone's got a better idea about dealing with the Alien, we'll continue with the last plan.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY So you better just start dealing with it.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

Lambert: Yes! I say that we abandon this ship! .We take the shuttle and just get the hell out of here!^ LAMBERT What the hell are we doing out here.

^ Let's get the hell out of here."
  • Alien (1979) 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ We take the shuttle and just get the hell out of here!
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.We take our chances and … and hope that somebody will pick us up!^ We take our chances and … and hope that somebody will pick us up!
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Someone said, "How can you take our aliens away from us?"
  • Launching the Alien Debates 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.astrobio.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Prof Davies said: We need to give up the notion that ET is sending us some sort of customised message and take a new approach.” .
  • Aliens | Disinformation 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.disinfo.com [Source type: General]

Ripley: Lambert... the shuttle won't take four.
Lambert: Well, then why don't we draw straws and …
Parker: I'm not drawing any straws! .I'm for killing that goddamn thing right now!^ I'm for killing that goddamn thing right now!
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Lastly, if you're in the mood to see something scary in theaters right now, I have heard very good things about A Haunting in Connecticut.
  • Teach me about Horror [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ripley: Right. .Well, let's talk about killing it.^ Let's talk about it later.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, let's talk about killing it.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Let's not even talk about half-alien/half-human hybrids.
  • alien » MTV Movies Blog 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • aliens » MTV Movies Blog 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We know it's using the air shafts … will you listen to me, Parker?^ We know it's using the air shafts … will you listen to me, Parker?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ripley : It's using the air shafts.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ PARKER I've had worse than this, but I've had better too, if you know what I mean.
  • Alien script by Walter Hill and David Giler 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

Shut up!
.Parker: Let's hear it.^ Parker : Let's hear it.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Let's hear it.
.Ripley: It's using the air shafts.^ Ripley : It's using the air shafts.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We know it's using the air shafts … will you listen to me, Parker?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ripley trades her rifle for Gorman's flamethrower before he can protest and enters the air shaft, which is a tight fit.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

.Parker: We don't know that.^ Parker : We don't know that.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Ripley: That's the only way!^ RIPLEY The only way it would work is if he sabotaged certain freezers on the trip back.
  • Aliens script by James Cameron 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

We'll move in pairs. .We'll go step by step and cut off every bulkhead and every vent until we have it cornered.^ We'll go step by step and cut off every bulkhead and every vent until we have it cornered.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What will she do – they are cut off from the net (her job/life) and the archives forever, or until the move up, at which time she will be dead.

.And then we'll blow it the fuck out into space.^ And then we'll blow it the fuck out into space.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Drive it into an air lock and blow it out into space.

^ When the unarmed Ripley blasts the first Alien out the airlock and into space.
  • Alien - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Is that acceptable to you?
.Parker: If you think it means killing it, yeah, that's acceptable to me.^ RIPLEY What do you think, Parker.

^ Parker : If you think it means killing it, yeah, that's acceptable to me.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ripley : Parker, what do you think?

.Ripley: Obviously, it means killing it.^ Ripley : Obviously, it means killing it.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

But we have to stick together.

Ripley: Ash. .Any suggestions from you or Mother?^ Any suggestions from you or Mother?

.Ash: No, we're still collating.^ You're still collating?

^ Ash : No, we're still collating.

^ Ash : Well, as I said, I'm still collating it, actually, but uh, I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides.

.Ripley: [laughing in disbelief] ...What?^ Ripley : [ laughing in disbelief ] You what?

.You're still 'collating'? I find that hard to believe.^ I find that hard to believe.

^ You're still collating?

^ Ash : No, we're still collating.

.Ash: What would you like me to do?^ ASH What would you have done with Kane...

^ Ash : Look, what would you have done with Kane?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash : What would you like me to do?

.Ripley: Just what you've been doing, Ash – nothing.^ Ripley : Just what you've been doing, Ash, nothing!

^ Ripley : Ash, can you hear me?

^ Ripley : Just what you've been doing, Ash – nothing .
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.I've got access to Mother now, and I'll get my own answers, thank you.^ Thanks to a new digital transfer, you’ve never seen C-3PO glow so golden, and Darth Vader’s helmet is as black as the Dark Side.

^ I’ll be honest and admit I’ve never read NEUROMANCER and my rudimentary attempts to try and understand the plot have only confused me.

^ These are undoubtedly the best Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull pictures you’ll see – thanks to world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.

.Ash: All right.^ ASH All right, go ahead.

^ ASH (voice over) All right.

^ ASH You all right.


.Ripley: Ash, can you hear me?^ Ripley : Ash, can you hear me?

^ Ripley: Ash, can you hear me?
  • The Alien Series 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.mediaknowall.com [Source type: General]
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash: Yes, I can hear you.
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

Ash?
.Ash: Yes, I can hear you.^ Ripley : Ash, can you hear me?

^ Ash : Yes, I can hear you.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ripley: Ash, can you hear me?
  • The Alien Series 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.mediaknowall.com [Source type: General]
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ripley: What was your special order?^ RIPLEY Special Order 937.

^ Ripley: What was your special order twenty-four?

^ Ripley : What was your special order?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Ash: You read it.^ Ash: You read it, I thought it was clear.

^ Ash: You read it.
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash : You read it.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

I thought it was clear.
Ripley: What was it?
.Ash: Bring back life form.^ Ash : Bring back life form.

^ Ash: Bring back life form.
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash: Return alien life form, all other priorities rescinded.

Priority One. .All other priorities rescinded.^ Ash: I repeat, all other priorities rescinded.

^ Ash: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All other priorities rescinded.
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Parker: The damn company.^ Parker: The damn company.
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Parker : The damn company.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.What about our lives, you son of a bitch?!^ What about our lives, you son of a bitch?

^ If you live in, or are visiting, the NY, NJ, CT or PA area, we'd love for you to visit us at our 3,000 square foot retail store.
  • Alien vs. Predator Movies Busts, PVC Figures, Plush & More! 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.toywiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If living beings are present on other worlds out from Earth, it would not affect our knowledge about the laws that rule our Universe, or our knowledge about the generation of living beings on Earth.
  • Aliens 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC www.biocab.org [Source type: Original source]

.Ash: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.^ Ash : I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All other priorities rescinded.
  • Alien 15 September 2009 4:15 UTC racksandrazors.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ash: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ripley: How do we kill it, Ash?^ Ripley : How do we kill it, Ash?
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ripley: How do we kill it Ash?
  • Jennifer Marohasy » Defining the Greens (Part 6) 10 September 2009 19:13 UTC jennifermarohasy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RIPLEY How do we kill it.

.There got to be a way of killing it.^ There got to be a way of killing it, how - HOW do we do it?

^ There got to be a way of killing it.
  • Alien (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Non-canon sources suggest that there are ways for the Aliens to continue the hive after a queen is killed, and that the PredQueen in AvP-R is not a natural queen, but a normal drone that is undergoing a metamorphosis.
  • Alien (Xenomorph) - Xenopedia - Alien vs Predator 2 February 2010 13:23 UTC avp.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

How – how do we do it?
Ash: You can't.
Parker: That's bullshit.
.Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing wi