20 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Alien’ Franchise

This weekend, the second chapter in Ridley Scott’s prequel/sequel Alien franchise arrived in theaters. Alien: Covenant finds the crew of a colony ship bound for a remote planet, but their journey is disrupted when a strange signal beckons them to a planet that seems too good to be true. Scott’s alien world can seem a little complicated given the original films, Scott’s prequel plans, and the short films that were part of a viral marketing campaign. We break down some fun and fascinating facts from Alien, Aliens, and Prometheus to help you go deeper into the Alien myth.