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 second of the 6 short films released by FOX via IGN is called Specimen, and was written and directed by Kelsey Taylor.
"It's the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts the lab unexpectedly goes into full shutdown and she is trapped inside. Little does she know, an alien specimen has escaped the mysterious cargo, and a game of cat and mouse ensues as the creature searches for a host."
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.