Early 1979 science fiction suspense film concerning the discovery of a malevolent alien lifeform by a mining crew and the efforts of that same crew to survive.

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Astronaut turns into a monster

When I was a child, I saw a movie that was about an astronaut who returned from a space mission with a virus or something in him that turned him into a monster at the end. In the movie, he is stopped ...
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How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?

At the end of Prometheus, the alien that Elizabeth Shaw extracted from her womb kills the Engineer. Later on, a primary form of alien xenomorph is seen bursting out of the Engineer's chest. The scene ...
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Are Death Race 2 and the Alien franchise connected?

Both films have a large corporation called the Wayland corporation which seems to be all controlling, in Alien they're a large haulage/terraforming company. In Death Race they run private prisons. ...
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In the film universe of Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), are the ships light speed capable?

It is never made clear if the ships in the Alien universe are capable of traveling at or above light speed. Wouldn't robotic or automated ships have been better-suited for such a long journey through ...
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead Engineer which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured the Alien vs. Predator movies (a Xenomorph). ...
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When did the scene at the start of Prometheus happen?

The engineers are supposed to have engineered...us, right? That is shown at the beginning of the movie, with the self sacrifice, somehow seeding the initial life on Earth. Panspermia. But if that was ...
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Prometheus: Is it really connected to Aliens and later movies [duplicate]

Okay, here is a theory I have and it is all based on one quote from Ridley Scott who said that his favorite alien based movie he didn't direct was AvP (PWS Anderson). From there on I remembered some ...
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Alien Director's cut - What does Ash drink in the movie?

I was watching the Alien director's cut and noticed that Ash the science officer, who is revealed to be an android later in the movie, in one of the scenes is shown to be drinking what appears to be ...
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How much was Ridley Scott actually influenced on Alien?

In this Cracked article http://www.cracked.com/article_19852_5-famous-movies-that-shamelessly-ripped-off-obscure-ones.html it states that Ridley Scott ripped off two other lesser know movies to make ...
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Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
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Why did Ripley try to deactivate the self-destruct sequence?

In the final sequences of Alien, Ripley activates the self destruct sequence of the ship, Nostromo. After seeing the alien in front of the shuttle entrance, Ripley runs back to the control room and ...