Alien hit theaters nearly 40 years ago. It was an unknown commodity at the time. Ridley Scott wasn't the legendary director he would ultimately become at the time.
So many of the stars like Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm and Sigourney Weaver had yet to achieve the level of cache and popularity they would eventually command.
Check out our thoughts on Alien as we near the release of Alien: Covenant.
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