June 22 in Sci-Fi History: The Premiere of Alien

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Jun 22, 2017, 10:18 AM EDT (Updated)

Go with us aboard a journey on the Nostromo for it was on this day in 1979 that Alien premiered and pretty much changed everything.

Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver and almost literally everyone else you've ever loved on screen, let's start with the trailer ...


We're obviously some pretty huge fans and we've talked a LOT about Alien before. You're going to be incredibly grateful for this next video, because it's one of the things that some new viewers find to be a barrier to entry: the chronology.


We wanted to share some fan favorite moments here, as per usual, but we always pretty much encourage you to fire up any movie we talk about and watch it from beginning to end. We say this a lot and we always mean it. Order a few pizzas and make it happen. It's absolutely worth it. That said:


Mainly, though, what's better than Jones?


And if you're looking for any other movie that premiered on this day in sci-fi history, it's, sigh … RoboCop 2.

It's the sequel to RoboCop.

That's about all we have to say about that.


Tomorrow: It's the time of renewal.