How the Biology in Every Single ALIEN Movie Fits Together – Nerdist – Nerdist

Posted: June 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm

This post was added by Dr P. Richardson

Look, fans of the ALIEN franchisewe need to have a chest-to-chest for a minute. Its getting harder and harder to love the movies if youre a giant science nerd, like me. For the last 40 years,the movies have been getting more and more hung up on the biology of the original xenomorph (yes, small x), as have we nerds, and now its all a mess. What is the black goo? Where did the first facehugger come from? Alien: Covenant is the latest film to try and sort it all out, but audiences are still confused.

So lets fix that. Lets look at every ALIEN film ever madelook to the quotes from the people who actually made the moviesand produce the longest-ever Because Science to create the definitive, conclusive xenomorph life cycle. Maybe. I hope.

In my latest Because Science, Ive gone a bit crazy trying to link every chestburster with every hybrid with every egg. If you look at the original conception of the monsters from ALIEN and ALIENS, the life cycle was very straightforward. ALIEN writer Dan OBannon and director Ridley Scott were fascinated by the biology of parasitoid waspsparalyzing prey, laying eggs on/in them, and cocooning bothand so thats what the xenomorph did. More or less. But then Prometheus introduced ze goo

Ill admit that in my first xenomorph biology video, I got some things wrong, so this is my attempt to right them. Check out my biggest episode ever, above!

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