It's Rumor Time: There might be an Alien TV show in the works

[Note: As part of a new conservation effort aimed toward preserving the internet’s increasingly overworked supply of stock Alien jokes, this Newswire will attempt to refrain from using any variants on “Game over, man,” “They mostly come at night,” and any speculation on what people can or cannot hear you do in space.…

James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction is a solid, albeit navel-gazing, primer

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When AMC announced its new pop culture docuseries, Visionaries, at the Television Critics Association 2017 summer press tour, the network made it clear that these explorations of genres and media would be informative, but informal—expansive, but specific to whatever prominent filmmaker or producer was at the helm of a…

Houston, we have problems: A cinematic guide to what can go wrong in space

The study of space dates back millennia, long before the same ancient humans pondering the sun could fathom just how we’d get beyond our own stratosphere (and before the word “stratosphere” even existed). Science fiction stepped in to fill that void, with the literary works of Johannes Kepler, Mary Shelley, and Jules…

A gripping Stranger Things broadens its danger and its genre influences

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Stranger Things has proven itself adept at crafting scenes of dread rich in horror and sci-fi allusions without letting its inspirations overwhelm the show’s own distinctive style. It’s managed to turn initially sketched-out characters into a portrait of early-’80s small-town life that’s believable even when…

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Alien’s set design

Since Alien: Covenant drops on Friday—and since it’s really good—it’s time to prepare yourself by revisiting the best elements of the franchise from whence it burst. Yesterday, we made ourselves queasy looking back on its many death scenes, so today we’re wiping the blood from our eyes to take a closer look at one of…

Catch up on the Alien series by rewatching all of its disgusting death scenes

We liked Alien: Covenant, the sixth filmic entry in Ridley Scott’s long-running story of a rascally alien species that just can’t stop finding itself in over its head on ships full of humans that don’t want them there. What ensued, at least over the course of the original quadrilogy of films, was sometimes…

Unstoppable monster Ridley Scott is ready to film the next Alien movie

Alien: Covenant isn’t even out yet, but Ridley Scott really does plan to follow through on his repeated threats to keep making Alien movies until the human race is wiped out by some extraterrestrial menace. Back in March, we reported that Scott said he’ll be “ready to go again next year” in terms of making another …

This Alien: Covenant prologue is probably as close as we’re going to get to Prometheus 2

Fox has been remarkably generous with its footage for Alien: Covenant, offering up whole five-minute swathes of the movie to get people intrigued by Ridley Scott’s latest exercise in sci-fi horror. But the studio has been more cagey about the aftermath of Scott’s last film in this universe, Prometheus, only noting…

Ridley Scott’s already written another Alien movie, could keep this up for years

In the 15 years between Alien movies, the world kept turning, but with decidedly less xenomorph blood. Director Ridley Scott took his time bringing us Prometheus, and then let another five years go by before bringing forth Alien: Covenant. But he’s never going to make fans wait for another Alien movie again. As Scott…