See the Original Alien in 3 Animated GIFs

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June 8 2012 4:03 PM

Classic Cinema in 3 GIFs: Alien

Still from Alien
Kane (John Hurt) investigates a mysterious egg in Alien.

Photo by Robert Penn © 2003 Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Also in Slate: Read Dana Stevens' review of Prometheus, learn some of the science behind the film, and seek some advice on what not to name your spaceship.

Every once in a while we like to pay tribute to a landmark film by encapsulating it in three
animated GIFs. For this installment, on the occasion of director Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction with Prometheus, we're honoring Alien, the 1979 slasher in space that started it all. (Warning: gruesome alien violence ahead.)

In the comments, let us know which three GIFs you would have selected, and nominate the film we should take on next.


ChestBurster

Images from Alien © 2003 Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

AlienBoo

Images from Alien © 2003 Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

AlienAirLock4

Images from Alien © 2003 Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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