The Aliens - Netflix
The aliens are here. In fact, they've been here for the last 40 years. But though they walk like us, talk like us and look like us, they're not allowed to live with us. All aliens are forced to live behind a huge wall in a in a segregated community called Troy; a ramshackle and hedonistic ghetto where a criminal sub-culture thrives. It's a world of mystery, danger and forbidden pleasures.
But when mild-mannered human Lewis, a border control guard at the wall's check-point, discovers that he is half-alien, his secret threatens to turn his world upside down as he is drawn into the dark underbelly of Troy.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Aliens - Alien (creature in Alien franchise) - Netflix
The “Alien” (colloquial: “Xenomorph XX121”; binomial: Internecivus raptus [“murderous thief”]) is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the eponymous antagonist of the Alien film series. The species made its debut in the film Alien (1979), and reappeared in the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997), as well as the crossover franchise Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007). The Alien design is credited to Swiss surrealist and artist H. R. Giger, originating in a lithograph titled Necronom IV and refined for the series' first film, Alien. The practical effects for the Alien's head were designed and constructed by Italian special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi. The species' design and life cycle have been extensively augmented, sometimes inconsistently, throughout each film. Similar creatures of a slightly different designs named the “Deacon” makes a brief appearance in the Ridley Scott film Prometheus (2012). Two species, one being a different but similar creature called a “Neomorph” and the other being a variation of the Xenomorph XX121 species appear in the sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant (2017), which reveals the potential origin of the species. In addition, the Alien appears in various literature and video game spin-offs from the franchises. Unlike many other extraterrestrial races in science fiction, the Aliens are not sapient “tool-makers”; they lack a technological civilization. They are predatory creatures with no higher goals than the propagation and self-preservation of their species. Like wasps or termites, Aliens are eusocial, with a single fertile queen breeding a caste of warriors, workers, or other specialists strains. The Aliens' biological life cycle involves traumatic implantation of endoparasitoid larvae inside living hosts; these “chestburster” larvae erupt from the host's body after a short incubation period, rapidly mature from juvenile into adulthood within hours, and seek out more hosts for implantation.
The Aliens - Deacon - Netflix
The dark-blue Deacon is a different species that makes an appearance in Prometheus, though it clearly shares traits similar to the Xenomorph, including a similar life-cycle. The Deacon is the result of a Trilobite, which is a large facehugger-like creature, attacking and impregnating an Engineer. After some time, it will burst out of its host, with the notable difference that it is “born” almost fully developed in regards to its limbs and structure. Its fate is unknown, though the tie-in comic book Prometheus: Fire and Stone, also set on LV-223, features a mutated mountain, with acidic veins which is implied to be the heavily mutated Deacon.
The Aliens - References - Netflix