Aliens' Power Loader Was Way More Massive in Syd Mead's Concept Art

Legendary Blade Runner designer Syd Mead helped to inspire the AT-ATs in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with some "walking tanks" he designed for a U.S. Steel catalog. A few years later, Mead was allowed to do his own walker design, when he created the first art for the power loader in Aliens. » 3/30/14 5:30pm 3/30/14 5:30pm

Spend The Evening Learning About The Making Of Your Favorite Movies

Here's a three-hour documentary about the making of Aliens in 1986, called Superior Firepower. Made in 2003, it features insane amounts of behind-the-scenes footage that reveal quite how ambitious a project this film was, and how much bigger it was than Alien. But that's not the only "making of" featurette on Youtube. » 3/25/14 6:00pm 3/25/14 6:00pm

The Mind-Blowing Hungarian Posters for All Your Favorite Movies

Can you name all of the famous science fiction films represented by these beautiful and bizarre posters from Hungary? You've seen Star Wars posters from all over the world and the wild paintings used on Ghana's movie posters. But nothing is more intense and wonderful than Hungarian posters for imported science… » 2/26/14 3:35pm 2/26/14 3:35pm

Are we ready for another Event Horizon, only with more impregnation?

Because it sounds like that's what we're going to be getting. Rufus Sewell is in talks to star in Animus, a movie that's described as Event Horizon meets Alien, about an astronaut who gets an alien infection and then turns into the "ultimate alpha male" who "dominates and impregnates" all the women. » 1/22/14 10:25am 1/22/14 10:25am

The world's first action figure of Paul Reiser, courtesy of Aliens

Actually, I think this toy of Weyland-Yutani corporate sleaze Carter Burke might be the first figure of Paul Reiser, period. So if you're looking to begin your collection of Beverly Hills Cop, Mad About You or My Two Dads toys, you need to be on the look-out for Diamond Select's upcoming Aliens Mini-Mates set. » 1/16/14 4:40pm 1/16/14 4:40pm

Cover Reveal: The dark splendor of the new Alien universe comics

Excited for Dark Horse's relaunch of their Alien, Predator and Alien Vs. Predator comics? What about the debut of Prometheus, and the universe all four titles will share? We're thrilled to bring you this first, exclusive look at the jaw-dropping covers for all four first issues. Plus, we talked to Dark Horse… » 1/13/14 1:08pm 1/13/14 1:08pm

All the World's a Soundstage: In Praise of Studio-Bound Alien Worlds

Quick, what's the first thing you noticed about the planet we visited in last night's Doctor Who special? That's right: It was a soundstage.* None of Matt Smith's final hour was filmed in a real location. Alien worlds used to be filmed in the studio more often — here's why we miss visiting Planet Soundstage. » 12/26/13 12:42pm 12/26/13 12:42pm