Alien and its sequel Aliens were horror films. Professor Albert Smithe noted a resemblance between the dream crabs' method of consuming their victims' brains, by latching onto their face, and the facehugger from Alien. The Twelfth Doctor, upon hearing there was a horror movie called Alien, described it as "really offensive", commenting, "no wonder everyone keeps invading you!" Alien was also one of the DVDs on Shona McCullough's Christmas Day itinerary after she woke up from her dream. (TV: Last Christmas)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Ridley Scott, the director of Alien, was originally scheduled to design The Daleks.
- John Hurt played Kane in Alien. As referenced by Toshiko in the DWU, the film was famous for the scene where the Xenomorph burst out of Kane's chest.
- Alibe Parsons played a Med Tech in Aliens.
- Tip Tipping played Private Crowe in Aliens.
- Trevor Steedman, who appeared as a guard in Warriors of the Deep, played Private Wierzbowski in Aliens.
- Brian Glover played Harold Andrews in Alien 3.
- Paul McGann played Golic in Alien 3.
- Danny Webb played Morse in Alien 3.