Happy Alien Day!
Today, 4-26, is dubbed Alien Day. This is because in the movie Alien, LV-426 is the satellite orbiting Calpamos that the humans in the movie visit and get into real trouble whilst exploring. If you’re still unfamiliar with any of this, it is best to watch the quadrilogy and find what horrors await the protagonists I speak of. I remember the first time I saw Aliens. I was at a family friend’s house. I was seven or eight years old at the time and waiting for dinner with my brothers. Coincidentally, this was also the first time I had ever seen a big screen television. It was a massive screen and back then they were still rear-projection, so it seemed even more gargantuan and extravagant. The men on this bigger-than-me sized screen had really sick giant rifles and cool armor, so we were stoked until we saw these black, slimy, creepy as all imagined hellish creations there could be. As immediately as possible I booked it to the dinner table and did not look back. Dinner didn’t matter after that and I probably didn’t actually watch the entirety of the film until I was 11 or 12. Xenomorphs and chestbursters in particular became significant fears, and that freaky pinhead dude I saw late at night at my grandma’s house drifted off into the distance of my nightmares, relegated to the same tier that the Crypt Keeper and the zombies from Night of the Living Dead (1968) resided in my head. On a lighter note, if you have the opportunity, give this to an expectant mother. It would be hilarious.