Alien is a science fiction horror film franchise first released in 1979 and directed by Ridley Scott. It follows the crew of the spaceship Nostromo, who are awakened from their sleep capsules in deep space by a distress call from an alien vessel. Alien has spawned successive films and has been repeatedly called one of the best films of all time. It catapulted it’s lead actress, Sigourney Weaver, to fame, and highlighted that it’s definitely best to listen to a woman when onboard a spaceship with an alien on the loose.

When did the first Alien movie come out?

The first Alien movie came out in 1979, was directed by Ridley Scot,t and was written by Dan O’ Bannon. The Alien movie was based on a story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett that depicts the journey of space tug, Nostromo, as it comes across an alien encounter.

Why do Predators hunt Aliens?

The Predators hunt Aliens as prey and use them to create artificial gaming reserves. Predators keep Queens and Facehuggers in captivity and typically operate alone. They’re called Predators because their culture is dedicated to hunting dangerous prey. Predators are highly intelligent and have mastered interstellar travel.

What year is Alien set in?

The year Alien is set in is 2122 and is the film that is set further along than any other of the series. In the film, the crew of the Nostromo is on a mission making a journey to Earth when they receive a transmission that an executive officer was attacked by an alien.

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7’2” | 2.18 m
Alien (1979)
Big Chap
218.000
1979.00
450
3D
Big Chap
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Alien (1979)
Chestbursters
24.400
106.700
1979.00
5900
3D
Chestbursters
6’0” | 1.83 m
Prometheus (2012)
David 8
183.000
2012.00
450
3D
David 8
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
Prometheus (2012)
Deacons
305.000
2012.00
1500
3D
Deacons
5’10” | 1.78 m
Alien (1979)
Ellen Ripley
178.000
1979.00
14000
3D
Ellen Ripley
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien (1979)
Engineers
274.000
1979.00
1500
3D
Engineers
2’9” | 83.8 cm (Upright)
2’4” | 71.1 cm
4’11” | 149.8 cm
Alien (1979)
Facehuggers
83.800
71.100
149.800
1979.00
31000
3D
Facehuggers
2’–3’ | 61–91.4 cm (Upright)
4’–5’ | 1.22–1.52 m
Prometheus (2012)
Hammerpedes
91.400
152.000
2012.00
350
3D
Hammerpedes
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Neomorphs
244.000
2754.000
2017.00
8400
3D
Neomorphs
3’3” | 100 cm
30” | 76.2 cm (Diameter)
Alien (1979)
Ovomorphs
100.000
76.200
1979.00
4460
3D
Ovomorphs
9’10” | 3.0 m
4’11” | 1.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Power Loader
300.000
150.000
1986.00
30
3D
Power Loader
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m
Predator (1987)
Predators (Yautja)
244.000
1987.00
311000
3D
Predators (Yautja)
6’–7’2” | 1.83–2.18 m (Upright)
11’–12’ | 3.35–3.66 m
Alien 3 (1992)
Runners
218.000
366.000
1992.00
600
3D
Runners
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m
Prometheus (2012)
Trilobites
305.000
2012.00
400
3D
Trilobites
14’9” | 4.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorph Queen
450.000
1986.00
1300
3D
Xenomorph Queen
7’–8’ | 2.13–2.44 m
14’–16’ | 4.27–4.88 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorphs (Drones)
244.000
488.000
1986.00
112000
3D
Xenomorphs (Drones)
Predators (Yautja)
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Predators (Yautja) in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

The Predator is the name given to the extraterrestrial species features in the Predator science-fiction franchise. The creature serves as the main antagonist in the 1987 film Predator, and in subsequent sequels and crossover films. The Predator is depicted as a large and powerful humanoid who possesses advanced technological powers. It has the ability to camouflage itself into any surrounding and can travel across space to other galaxies. When making a kill, they tend to skin or decapitate their prey. Predators are incredibly dangerous beings and thus are very difficult to capture.

Predators (Yautja) have heights typically between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Predators (Yautja) labeled with overall height
The Predator is the name given to the extraterrestrial species features in the Predator science-fiction franchise. The creature serves as the main antagonist in the 1987 film Predator, and in subsequent sequels and crossover films. The Predator is depicted as a large and powerful humanoid.

Predators (Yautja) have heights typically between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Predators (Yautja) labeled with overall height
Predators (Yautja)
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7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m
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Species: Yautja

Actor
First Appearance
Predator (1987)

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Predators (Yautja) elevations (assorted)

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Runners
Size comparison drawings of Runners comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The Dog Alien (also known as the Runner) is one of the evolutionary stages of the Xenomorph. Xenomorphs evolve according to the characteristics of their host animal. The Runner is defined by its ability to walk and run on four legs, meaning it has evolved from a quadrupedal, such as dog. Runners are incredibly fast, strong and light-footed. They have long domed heads and can spit acid. They are silent predators, and extremely difficult to kill.

Runners have an upright between 6’–7’2” (1.83–2.18 m), typical crouched height between 3’9”–4’6” (1.14–1.37 m), and an overall body and tail length of 11’–12’ (3.35–3.66 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Runners with height measurements
The Dog Alien (also known as the Runner) is one of the evolutionary stages of the Xenomorph. Xenomorphs evolve according to the characteristics of their host animal. The Runner is defined by its ability to walk and run on four legs, meaning it has evolved from a quadrupedal, such as dog.

Runners have an upright between 6’–7’2” (1.83–2.18 m), typical crouched height between 3’9”–4’6” (1.14–1.37 m), and an overall body and tail length of 11’–12’ (3.35–3.66 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Runners with height measurements
Runners
Height:
6’–7’2” | 1.83–2.18 m (Upright)
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11’–12’ | 3.35–3.66 m
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Height (Crouched): 3’9”–4’6” | 1.14–1.37 m
Species: Xenomorph XX121

Stage: 4

Actor
First Appearance
Alien 3 (1992)

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Runners elevations (assorted)

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Chestbursters
Height comparison diagram of Chestbursters compared to other xenomorphs

A Chestburster is an evolutionary stage of the Xenomorph, the extraterrestrial species found by the crew of the Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. The Facehugger is contained in an Ovomorph until it senses a potential host nearby. It hatches and attaches itself to the host, implanting an organism which later bursts through the host’s chest, ripping them apart.  The Chestburster typically grows to become an adult Xenomorph. Its development is then dependent on the host’s characteristics, but they usually have a muscular shell-like body, elongated domed heads and a long, curving tail.

Chestbursters have an upright height of 10” (25.4 cm) and an overall length of roughly 3’6” (106.7 cm).

Collection of elevation drawings of Chestbursters with overall height
A Chestburster is an evolutionary stage of the Xenomorph, the extraterrestrial species found by the crew of the Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. The Facehugger is contained in an Ovomorph until it senses a potential host nearby. It hatches and attaches itself to the host.

Chestbursters have an upright height of 10” (25.4 cm) and an overall length of roughly 3’6” (106.7 cm).

Collection of elevation drawings of Chestbursters with overall height
Chestbursters
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10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
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3’6” | 106.7 cm
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Species: Xenomorph XX121
Stage: 2

Actor
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

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Chestbursters elevations (assorted), person

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Ellen Ripley
Size comparison drawings of Ellen Ripley comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

Ellen Ripley is one of the main character’s in Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien. She is working as a Warrant Officer aboard the USCSS Nostromo when the crew are woken early from hyper sleep to answer a distress signal. When the team goes to investigate, they inadvertently bring aboard a face hugger, which lays an egg and later evolves into a particularly brutal and impregnable species of Alien. After it kills the team one by one, Ellen is left on her own aboard the ship and successfully outwits and destroys the Alien. Ellen is smart, principled, and strategic. Played by Sigourney Weaver, Ellen is considered one of the most iconic female sci-fi characters of all time.

Ellen Ripley is portrayed by Sigourney Weaver with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ellen Ripley with overall height
Ellen Ripley is one of the main character’s in Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien. She is working as a Warrant Officer aboard the USCSS Nostromo when the crew are woken early from hyper sleep to answer a distress signal. Ellen is considered one of the most iconic female sci-fi characters of all time.

Ellen Ripley is portrayed by Sigourney Weaver with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ellen Ripley with overall height
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Species: Human

Actor
Sigourney Weaver
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

Drawings include:
Ellen Ripley elevations (assorted)

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David 8
Size comparison drawings of David 8 comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

David 8 is a character in the 2012 Alien prequel, Prometheus. David 8, also known as David, is an android serving as an assistant and surrogate son to his creator, Peter Weyland. David is intelligent, resourceful and compassionate.  He joins the crew aboard the research vessel Prometheus which is headed for the moon LV-223 and passes time by monitoring the crew members' dreams and watching films. He becomes obsessed with the concept of creating life of his own and begins to conduct experiments to engineer his own Alien life form. David is played by Michael Fassbender.

David 8 is portrayed by Michael Fassbender with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of David 8 with height measurements
David 8 is a character in the 2012 Alien prequel, Prometheus. David 8, also known as David, is an android serving as an assistant and surrogate son to his creator, Peter Weyland. David is intelligent, resourceful and compassionate. He joins the crew aboard the research vessel Prometheus.

David 8 is portrayed by Michael Fassbender with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of David 8 with height measurements
David 8
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Species: Android

Actor
Michael Fassbender
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

Drawings include:
David 8 elevations (assorted), sitting

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