Alien

Easter egg: In the "20th Anniversary Edition" (the same one that is part of "The Alien Legacy Collection"), go to the "Extra Features" submenu, on the first screen keep moving the cursor downward until you go past "Main Menu" and highlight an acid hole on the bottom and press the confirmation button to select it. You'll be brought to a menu meant to look like a message science officer Ash is sending to the company detailing the life cycle stages of the alien creature.

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Character mistake: When Ripley interfaces with Mother for the first time and sees the special order, an instruction reads as "Insure return of organism" rather than "Ensure return."

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Parker: It's a robot. Ash is a god damn robot.

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Trivia: There is no dialogue in the first six minutes of the movie.

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Question: What exactly is the space jockey and why haven't we seen it in the other films except its fossilized self sitting in the what I call the laser gun?

Answer: It's another race of space alien that is also subject to infection by the Aliens. This particular one was infected and moved as far as it could from its race's known space and broadcast a warning before it died. The presence of eggs in the hold may indicate that it was a research ship. The race was never used in other Alien movies because it adds a new dynamic to the plotlines: two alien species, locked in mortal combat and neither particularly friendly with humans. In the Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus we learn these beings are known as the Engineers and have interesting ties with both the aliens and humans as well.

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Answer: Other theories, mostly developed in the comics derived from the original franchise, assume the xenomorphs were biological weapons conceived by the Space Jockeys for some interstellar war of theirs. Hence, the crescent-shape derelict was just a bomber, full of eggs and operated by a single pilot to minimize risks of accident with this mostly dangerous cargo. - what just happened though.

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