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 third of the 6 short films released by FOX via IGN is called Night Shift, and was written and directed by Aidan Brezonick.
"When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker's condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands."
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.