Image of the Day: Sigourney Weaver test-fires Alien's flamethrower

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Jan 28, 2015, 11:05 AM EST (Updated)

Check out this cool vintage shot of Sigourney Weaver on the backlot lawn of England's Shepperton Studios during preproduction of Alien, triggering a 20-foot tongue of flame from her M240 Incinerator Unit, the xenomorph-roasting weapon of choice in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic film and later Alien sequels.  Clad in a zip-up flightsuit and hi-top sneakers, Weaver appears to be having a blast unleashing a torrent of hot hell.  Heck, wouldn't you?

(Via io9)