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!” 

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