Remember when we told you earlier this year that to celebrate the landmark 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's genre-defining film Alien, and that we were getting a crop of short films released on LV-426? That day has some, fans of Ellen Ripely, that day has come.
The fifth of the 6 short films released by FOX via IGN is called Harvest, and was written and directed by Benjamin Howdeshell.
"The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along."
All 6 of the short films were screened early during some notable March conventions, and the final two will release today via IGN's Youtube channel.
A brand-new 40th anniversary 4K Blu-ray of the first film was released just in time for today as well. And, perhaps our favorite thing- that New Jersey High School will be doing one encore performance of their stage presentation of Alien (with a little blessing from both Scott and Sigourney Weaver), courtesy of a donation from Scott Free Productions.