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) There was almost a mutiny on set. Cameron's assistant director, Derek Cracknell, seemed to think he could' do a better directing job than Cameron (who many weren't taking seriously at the time). Cameron would ask him to do a shot, Cracknell would undermine him and do it differently,


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