20 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Filming 'Aliens'

20 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Filming 'Aliens'

No one thought the original Alien would be a hit on the big screen. No one thought it even possible to follow the ‘Oh People Actually Love It’ sci-fi horror with a worthy sequel. But here we are, more than three decades later and still adoring the first two instalments of a franchise that almost never happened. Not bad…for the stuff of nightmares. Check out these behind-the-scenes facts about Aliens, share your favorite quotes in the comments, and tell us about the time you first heard Bill Paxton's Pvt. Hudson say, “Game over, man!” 

Aliens (1986) The Alien Queen was based on one of James Cameron's paintings. The director says he took inspiration from H.R. Giger's work. I took the biomechanoid concept, which was very phallic in the creature created for Alien, and turned it around and tried to make it female. So, I


Aliens (1986) The studio didn't believe that Gale Anne Hurd was a real producer. Even though she had worked as a producer (and had also produced The Terminator), Hurd had to ask her industry connections to call Fox and vouch for her.



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