The 1979 sci-fi/horror/thriller/bad-ass female-led gamechanger Alien was released 35 years ago (as of June 22, to be precise). Today, however, gets to be Alien Day because it is 4/26, which matches the number of moon LV-426, which is where Ripley and her crew first encountered Xenomorphs.
Ta-da! A day for Nike to release shoes celebrating Alien, charging $180 for them, and only making them in men’s sizes, proving that they don’t give a fuck about anything but making money.
Anyway, much like the disgusting Xenomorph babies, Alien climbed inside the pop culture consciousness and grew into a separate life form. Here are 10 instances of Alien references throughout its 35 years of influence.
2. “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” - The Simpsons
3. Nik Naks crisps commercial
4. Toy Story
5. Planet 51
6. “Cat Orgy” — South Park
7. Borderlands 2 — Zer0’s Alienati0n Head
8. Uncanny X-Men Volume 1 #143
9. “Aliens Meet The Jetsons” — Robot Chicken
10. “Pilot” — Firefly
The gun Mal uses is a Weyland-Yutani.