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20 Things You Didn’t Know About “Alien” (And The Sequels)


Alien opened in theaters on May 25th, 1979. That’s not why we celebrate today as Geek Pride Day, but it’s a pretty good excuse. People have been geeking out over Alien for decades. In fact, Alien made sci-fi seem very cool once again. It made for a nice balance against Star Wars mania. And, of course, movie audiences had never really seen an alien like the one in Alien. That’s in large part due to visionary artist H.R. Giger, who’s recently deceased but still discussed below.

We also talk about alien movies that inspired Alien, along with┬ábizarre twists to bringing the Alien saga to life. You might find that there’s actually more than 20 fun facts–and, really, maybe even closer to 50 crammed into this article.┬áSomething like Alien really lends itself to plenty of weird trivia. And we know that you won’t try to make us feel bad about geeking out about Alien, because it’s Geek Pride Day. We’re pretty proud that you can still learn things about the much-discussed movie(s) here…


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