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Chosen One of the Day: the singing, dancing Xenomorph from Spaceballs

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Sep 26, 2018

Over the years, the Alien franchise has given us some great moments. The chestburster scene. Ripley in the power loader against the Alien queen. And, of course, who will do the fingering? Michael Fassbender volunteers.

But David wasn’t the first character in the Alienverse to show an aptitude for the musical. Lest we forget: 

In Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott has taken up the task of expanding the mythology of the xenomorphs, giving us hints as to their origin and how they tie into an ancient alien race known as the Engineers. Suffice to say, there's a lot about the xenomorphs we don't know. For example: Some of them enjoy musical theater! At least in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, which I for one am willing to accept as an addition to the Alien canon. (It's better than Prometheus, anyway.)

Look at the level of skill! Those high kicks! The lean, muscular calves! The perfect pitch mere moments after bursting out of John Hurt's chest (again). Where was he keeping his hat? We don't know! Clearly, this is one talented chestburster whose ingenuity extends even to costume design. Its older siblings are out there working to bring about the extinction of humankind as nature intended, but sometimes an alien just wants to shoot their shot at the Great White Way.

Check, please.

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