The Alien series is an irrefutable juggernaut, with the original movie being just the tip of the, uh, jugger. It's such a cultural touchstone that it's almost irresponsible not to have at least some working knowledge about the franchise. But we get it, you're busy.

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Download: 23 Movie Facts Spanning The Entire Alien Franchise
Source: Keegan, Rebecca. The Futurist: The Life And Films Of James Cameron. Three Rivers Press, 2010.
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