Alien: Covenant Travels Down a Familiar Corridor

Alien: Covenant - Engineer ship hallway

One element that helped Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi-horror film Alien leave an indelible mark on cinema was the designs by the late artist H.R. Giger. The Swiss surrealist helped transform the film from a potentially run-of-the-mill monster-run-amok movie to a frightening classic that has endured for almost four decades now. Giger’s influence on the film extended far beyond making the xenomorph a stunning part of the audience’s collective nightmares; he also brought his unique touch to the world of the film itself, turning the derelict ship from the first film into an award-worthy work of art complete with the then-mysterious Space Jockey.

As such, the biomechanical look of Giger’s designs has become synonymous with the films baring the title Alien. They are such a significant …

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