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- Alien (10)
- 2008.Jun.07 / 8pm
Alienby: Rifftrax • tags: 1970s • Alien • feature • pay • directed by: Ridley.Scott • stars: Ian.Holm • John.Hurt • Sigourney.Weaver • Yaphet.Kotto
with: Bill.Corbett • Kevin.Murphy
Hey you young whippersnappers — you thought that “Alien” was just Predator’s sparring partner, didn’t you? Not so, Padawans.
“Alien” (who, in a series of HUGE coincidences, happens to BE an alien, AND stars in the movie ALIEN! Weird!!) first took Hollywood by storm during the heady, Jimmy Carter-filled days of 1979….back when a long, long pan over a hot-glued spaceship miniature made the first generation of geeks wheeze in delight, and reach for their inhalers.
ALIEN starred a pair of plain white underpants worn by a young, little-known actress named Sigourney Weaver…. who later went on to start in ALIENs 2 though 37. (The underpants retired to Sedona, AZ. shortly after filming.) It also featured a pre-Hobbit Sir Ian Holm, a pre-wand-wizard John Hurt, and a pre-Mormon Mafioso Harry Dean Stanton. And you’ll never forget Bursty, the impish-but-loveable little chestbursting alien baby!
Join Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy as they riff on this sci-fi / horror / underpants classic.