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Firefly Includes A Weyland-Yutani Easter Egg

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After first discovering the xenomorphs on LV-426, the shadowy Weyland-Yutani conglomerate has woven its influence through multiple Alien films, a couple of Alien vs. Predator movies best left forgotten, and is set to play a pivotal role in this summer’s Prometheus. While Ridley Scott’s return to the Aliens universe may shine new light on the mega-corporation’s history and motivations, it turns out that Weyland-Yutani’s influence extends to places you might never expect. Places such as Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe, thanks to an Easter egg hidden in that show’s pilot episode.

The Easter egg appears during the Battle of Serenity Valley, the pivotal struggle for which Malcolm Reynolds later names his ship, the Serenity. During the fight, Mal mans a whopping anti-aircraft gun, and the viewer gets a shot of the weapon’s heads-up display. Can you spot it?

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What If Alien Were Actually An Easter Egg Hunt?

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This weekend more than a few of you probably spent time running around looking for little chocolate eggs in your backyard. As a holiday that makes about as much sense as this: Ridley Scott’s Alien remade as an Easter Egg hunt.

Imagine a world where facehuggers are made of chocolate and you don’t really mind if something bursts out of your chest and goes running around the room… because it tastes pretty good. Here is that world:

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Prometheus’ Space Jockey Is Ready For His Close-Up

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Director Ridley Scott has been deliberately coy over the past few years when it comes to whether or not Prometheus is in any way connected to Alien. There have been rumors that it’s a direct prequel, or that any connections are minor. Some have said the infamous xenomorphs would be putting in an appearance, while others insisted that was just feverish fanboy wishful thinking. Despite Scott always playing it close to the vest, the recently released trailer seemed to remove all doubt: whether it’s an actual or prequel or not, Prometheus is definitely connected to Alien somehow.

The Prometheus trailer was riddled with clues, from the Alien-style logo to the appearance of a ship that looks awfully familiar to fans of Scott’s earlier film. And then, of course, there was the Space Jockey. The iconic and mysterious alien pilot dubbed “the Space Jockey” was discovered mummified in his chair by the crew of the Nostromo in Scott’s 1979 film, and he/she/it has been the subject of much speculation since then.

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High-res Images From Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

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There hasn’t been an official trailer or fleshed-out plot description released yet for Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus, but all of the little teasers are extremely intriguing.  Remember how exciting it was when those first images from the film made it to the internet last week?  Space!  A giant head!  Blonde Fassbender!  Maybe some xenomorph eggs!  But the images were less than stellar quality, seeing as they were just scans from an Entertainment Weekly spread.  Luckily, 20th Century Fox has now released the actual images – and in high res!

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Ridley Scott Explains How Prometheus Connects To Alien

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Director Ridley Scott is currently hard at work on his Alien prequel Prometheus, and recently stepped up to offer a few more details on what the movie’s about. As it turns out, the name’s not just a catchy title but a fairly obvious reference to Greek mythology.

Like that same named mythological character Ridley explains that the whole thing is a metaphor and that it’s a movie about a higher being challenging the gods for fire, when the gods don’t want him to have it. There’s been a lot of talk that the Aliens themselves may be some sort of genetically engineered creation, and I suspect that’s going to play into this.

Ridley also talks about how this new movie fits together with Alien. Previous statements from him have indicated that this is a very different kind of movie, with not a lot in common with the other Alien franchise films. But he does confirm that in the last eight minutes of Prometheus the story turns into “a pretty good DNA of the ‘Alien’ one.” It’ll all fit together, eventually.