A – Z Challenge – Sci-Fi Films A is for Alien(s)

Hi there bloggies, I’ve been seeing some post warning me of an A – Z Challenge and I was curious. I’ve seen this around before but have never participated, for some mad reason I thought I would give it a go.

So here I am.

My theme is the A-Z of Scifi moves, I’ve not given this a great deal of thought and I know of a number but I won’t lie there’s some I will struggle with. But anyway, here goes starting strangely enough with Z. Ha! Joking A!

A is for… Alien(s)

Alien, the film where a lone crew pick up a rather unpleasant alien visitor that stuck itself to one their crew’s faces. It all started when they followed a message to it’s source and found an alien spaceship filled with eggs…

Spaceship in Alien – No credit claimed on image

The alien quickly grows and starts becoming a bit annoying by eating the crew’s brains and taking away their bodies. One by one each of the crew are picked off until only one remains and they blow it’s alien bottom into space.

This is a typical scifi horror flick with all the gripping why the hell are you doing that stuff going on and yet it’s somehow unique. I think the Alien bursting out of a man’s chest is responsible for that, nothing as nightmarish had been dreamed of before and it was something I couldn’t watch.

The following and genre created from this is huge and it still going today. It’s generally a thumbs up for this and the sequel Aliens which is similar except there’s lots of aliens being blown away by hard ass marines.

That makes for letter A – B should follow tomorrow!




30 Replies to “A – Z Challenge – Sci-Fi Films A is for Alien(s)”

  1. Best of luck with this Simon. Good choice for A. My favourite snippet: after Ripley has blown the alien out into space, and instead of exploding or just dying straight off it drifts back in, we assume it is still alive

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  2. I’m not a fan of horrors, but I don’t mind some of sci-fi horrors (mostly for the sci-fi part, of course). I’ve seen all 4 Alien movies, and I think my favorite is still the second one. Back when I was a kid, there was even a board game using Aliens’ setting, and I loved it.

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  3. When I was a kid, this was one of those cool movies I wasn’t allowed to watch. So I only saw bits and pieces of it. When I was older and got to see the whole thing… it’s a beautiful movie, in its own way. Well deserving of its status as a classic!

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