INTRO: FROM THE XENOPEDIA ENTRY FOR ALIEN DAY

Alien Day is an annual promotional event dedicated to the Alien franchise, held on April 26. It is officially organized and promoted by 20th Century Fox. The date is a reference to the moon on which Aliens is set — April 26, 4/26LV-426.

The annual 20th Century Fox event was in fact preceded by a one-off “Aliens Day” event organized by Dark Horse Comics in 2009, celebrating the relaunch of its Aliens comics line after a ten-year hiatus. This original event was held on May 25, 2009, exactly 30 years to the day since the original theatrical release of Alien in 1979.

Following this one-off marketing promotion, the current incarnation of the event, officially titled Alien Day and now orchestrated by Fox, was first held on April 26, 2016. Similarly to Dark Horse’s 2009 event, the year marked the 30th anniversary of the release of an Alien movie to theaters — in this case, Alien’s sequel, Aliens.


Back in 2017, the Psycho Drive-In All Stars got together and discussed each of the films in the Alien franchise (minus the Alien vs. Predator entries) for the lead up to the release of Alien: Covenant. These are those entries.

We hope you enjoy revisiting them and have a safe and happy ALIEN DAY!!


COUNTDOWN TO COVENANT – ALIEN (1979)


COUNTDOWN TO COVENANT – ALIENS (1986)


COUNTDOWN TO COVENANT – ALIENS 3 (1992)


COUNTDOWN TO COVENANT – ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997)


COUNTDOWN TO COVENANT – PROMETHEUS (2012)


COUNTDOWN TO COVENANT – ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)

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