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Rumor of the Day: Why we might be waiting a while for Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5
Don Kaye

Looking forward to seeing the District 9 director's continuation of the Alien franchise? Well, don't get too excited just yet.

It seems Prometheus 2 is still on Ridley Scott's schedule
Don Kaye

Three years after Prometheus came out, Ridley Scott still wants to make a sequel -- and perhaps soon.

Here's what Alien vs Predator's original writer had to say about Sigourney Weaver's comments
Nathalie Caron

Sigourney Weaver recently claimed that Fox's Alien vs. Predator movie project led to director Ridley Scott's departure from the franchise. Here's what the original writer of the crossover film had to say about that. 

Sigourney Weaver reveals Ridley Scott dropped out of Alien 3 because of Alien vs Predator
Nathalie Caron

Alien vs Predator may have pitted two of the biggest movie franchises of the 1980s against one another, but it also stopped Ridley Scott from helming another Alien movie.

New infograph charts the fastest sci-fi ships in the universe
Jeff Spry

Which streaking starship has the greatest need for absolute speed?  Race inside to find out!

Watch the new sci-fi short about to ignite a Hollywood bidding war
Trent Moore

It's amazing what can be done with nothing more than a computer, time and a boatload of talent. So before the Hollywood bidding war kicks off, check out the latest hit sci-fi short that has studios salivating.

Watch kids adorably re-create Alien's infamous chest-burster scene
Matthew Jackson

You know what "Sweding" is, right? We've covered this here before. Take a movie, or a trailer, or a movie moment and recreate it in a low-rent, hilarious way. Well, grown-ups aren't the only ones who can get in on that action. Watch what happens when these kids re-enact the most notorious sequence from Ridley Scott's Alien.

Astronomer: 6 reasons why aliens would NEVER invade Earth

Phil Plait is an astronomer and major sci-fi geek. He writes the Bad Astronomy Blog for Discover Magazine and is also the host of the Discovery Channel's science show "Phil Plait's Bad Universe." You can follow him on Twitter at @BadAstronomer. Trailers for the movie Battleship are hitting the web, and it certainly looks fun. On routine war game maneuvers, a Navy fleet stumbles on an alien spaceship. Hijinks, as you might expect, ensue with Michael-Bay-like enthusiasm, with swarming alien battle tech, explosions and mayhem. Trailers for the movie Battleship are hitting the web, and it certainly looks fun. On routine war game maneuvers, a Navy fleet stumbles on an alien spaceship. Hijinks, as you might expect, ensue with Michael-Bay-like enthusiasm, with swarming alien battle tech, explosions, and mayhem.

Oscar-winning FX legend Carlo Rambaldi, creator of E.T., dies at 86
Matthew Jackson

Carlo Rambaldi, the special effects genius who won three Oscars for his work on the 1976 version of King Kong, Ridley Scott's Alien and Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, passed away Friday at his home in Italy. He was 86.

10 rare behind-the-scenes shots of the alien from Alien
Trent Moore

For its time, the alien in the 1979 classic Alien was one of the freakiest creatures ever put to film. So, how weird is it to see him hanging out back stage and goofing around?

Editor cuts Prometheus and Alien together to make a better prequel
Matthew Jackson

How do you make Prometheus a better movie? By tying it even more closely to Alien