With a mishmash of directors and writers, the Alien film saga became a bit of a mess by the time the last few sequels rolled around. Throw in Ridley Scott's semi-prequel Prometheus and the canon can get more than a little messy. Luckily, there’s a supercut for that.
IGN has sliced together a 5-minute clip recapping the Alien films (plus 2 additional minutes to get through Prometheus) in an effort to get primed for the upcoming videogame Aliens: Colonial Marines. From the Nostromo to chestbursters, it's all here.
It’s actually pretty cool to see all the finer points recapped in one neat little package, and it helps put all those random developments into perspective by having it all cut together in one clip.
Check out the supercut below: