Questions tagged [alien]

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. NOT for use as a generic tag for all movie aliens. please the the "science-fiction" tag instead,

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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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What do Xenomorphs eat in the Alien series?

‎ In the Alien series, specifically Prometheus and Alien: Covenant movies, I don’t remember the ‎alien creatures eating anything or their food regimen being mentioned. They're stubborn and angry ...
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How to explain this in Alien and Prometheus considering Alien Covenant plot?

How did another Engineer ship with a chest-burst Engineer and lots of facehugger eggs end up on LV-426 (Alien) when Wasn't the idea of Xenomorphs shown to exist before Alien: Covenant (2017) by the ...
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Why didn't the producers offer Ridley Scott the chance to direct the 2nd Alien movie?

Alien (1979) was directed by Ridley Scott, but after that in 1986 Aliens was written and directed by James Cameron. Why didn't the studio offer Ridley Scott the chance to direct the 2nd Alien movie?
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Is it possible that Human can survive after ChestBuster came out?

As per Wikipedia: The "Alien" (colloquial: "Xenomorph"; binomial: Internecivus raptus ["murderous thief"]) is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the eponymous ...
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Why did Ripley try to deactivate the self-destruct sequence at the end of Alien?

In the final sequences of Alien (1979), Ripley activates the self destruct sequence of the Nostromo. After seeing the alien in front of the shuttle entrance, Ripley runs back to the control room and ...
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Prometheus to Alien: Who is on the crashed spaceship in Alien? [duplicate]

In Prometheus, towards the end the Engineer leaves his spaceship to pursue Dr. Shaw, and we last see him on the floor of the escape pod after an alien pops from his chest. In Alien, when examining the ...
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Where did Alien come from?

I just watched the movie "Alien" (which is great, by the way), and now I've begun to wonder about the origins of everybody's favorite chestburster. I know that: They are first spotted on an alien ...
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How did the facehugger grow to full-sized xenomorph?

In the movie Alien (1979), the first alien we see is the facehugger. It is only the size of a baseball mitt. A few scenes later, the offspring bursts out of a crewmember's chest. (Thanks to Johnny ...
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AvP and Covenant Timeline conflict?

In Alien vs Predator it is revealed, that the aliens are an ancient race that for at least hundreds or thousands of years are the greatest prey for the great predators. Alien vs Predator is set in the ...
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Alien: Covenant and Alien (1979) connection: xenomorph [duplicate]

If you haven't seen Alien Covenant don't ruin it by reading the spoiler! I just saw Alien Covenant. If David "created" the traditional xenomorph that follows the face-huger-type gestation, and since ...
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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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When Ash's Face is burned in Alien [closed]

Something interesting popped out at me when watching Alien. When Ash's face is burning in the flame, it resembled the last engineer to me. The burning of the exterior, how it melted, of Ash's face ...
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Searching for a movie - Aliens, Voyager/Pioneer Plaque [duplicate]

I've been going mad, trying to find this movie. Maybe y'all can help. Voyager/Pioneer plaque found by aliens. Aliens send a message back, which is composed from the spoken greetings on the plaque. A ...
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Why was the cocoon scene edited out of Alien?

I thought the cocoon scene in the original Alien movie was pretty powerful and you really feel Ripley's fear and uncertainty. In the scene Ripley finds alien castings in the hold of the ship and the ...
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Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) watching order confusion between theatrical and director's cut [closed]

I'm going to watch Alien 1979 and Aliens 1986, but I don't know which one to watch without missing out on the suspense and the actual charm of these movies. I'm confused on whether to watch theatrical ...
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Is it true that none of the cast knew what to expect in the famous “chestburster scene” in Alien?

According to legend John Hurt's fellow cast members did not know what to expect in the famous "chestburster scene" in Alien. That seems hard to believe, considering this scene must have been in the ...
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How much was Ridley Scott actually influenced on Alien?

In this Cracked article, it states that Ridley Scott ripped off two other lesser know movies to make Alien. However according to wikipedia, Dan O'Bannon takes the credit for stealing from these two ...
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Ash in Alien cannot lie to humans, Yes?

Have you noticed that Ash sometimes concludes his sentences with "Yes?"? I have just finished watching Alien for the 1000th time and I think he adds "Yes?" every time he is telling a lie, somehow ...
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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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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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What does Ash drink in Alien Director's cut?

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 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 in the Alien vs. Predator movies (a ...
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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 ...