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)
Xenomorphs (Drones)
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Xenomorphs (Drones) in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

Xenomorph is the name given to the fully grown extraterrestrial species in Ridley Scott’s Alien film series. In the first film the Xenomorph evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism which then bursts out of the host, ripping them apart. The Xenomorphs development depends on its host, but they are typically over seven feet tall, with a muscular shell-like body, and a long, curving tail. They have elongated domed heads and a sharped-tooth mouth. They have a second proboscis-like mouth which suddenly protrudes to bite and kill its prey. The Xenomorphs possess superior intelligence, strength and speed and as a result they are deadly predators.

Xenomorphs (Drones) have a height between 7’–8’ (2.13–2.44 m) and overall body and tail length between 14’–16’ (4.27–4.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Xenomorphs (Drones) labeled with overall height
Xenomorph is the name given to the fully grown extraterrestrial species in Ridley Scott’s Alien film series. In the first film the Xenomorph evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism which then bursts out of the host, ripping them apart.

Xenomorphs (Drones) have a height between 7’–8’ (2.13–2.44 m) and overall body and tail length between 14’–16’ (4.27–4.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Xenomorphs (Drones) labeled with overall height
Xenomorphs (Drones)
Height:
7’–8’ | 2.13–2.44 m
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14’–16’ | 4.27–4.88 m
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Species: Xenomorph XX121

Stage: 3

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First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

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Deacons
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Deacons in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

The Deacon features in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. The Deacon is an extraterrestrial creature that evolved from the impregnation of the Last Engineer by the Trilobite, a large, octopus-like alien creature. The Deacon grew inside the Last Engineer and then burst through the Engineer’s chest, ripping it apart. Like all Xenomorphs, the Deacon’s characteristics are dependent on the host organism. The Deacon has a sharp cone pointed head, plantigrade legs and pale blue skin. It has two sets of jaws. It is incredibly strong and fast which makes it a dangerous predator.

Deacons have an upright height between 8’–10’ (2.44–3.05 m), but are often seen crouching or bent over.

Set of dimensioned drawings of Deacons labeled with overall height
The Deacon features in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. The Deacon is an extraterrestrial creature that evolved from the impregnation of the Last Engineer by the Trilobite, a large, octopus-like alien creature. The Deacon grew inside the Last Engineer and then burst through the Engineer’s chest.

Deacons have an upright height between 8’–10’ (2.44–3.05 m), but are often seen crouching or bent over.

Set of dimensioned drawings of Deacons labeled with overall height
Deacons
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8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
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Creation: Trilobite & Engineer hybrid

Actor
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

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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
Ellen Ripley
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Species: Human

Actor
Sigourney Weaver
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

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Engineers
Height comparison diagram of Engineers compared to other xenomorphs

The Engineers are an ancient alien species featuring in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. They are humanoid in appearance, but unlike humans, they are over nine feet tall, hairless and the palest of greys. They are an incredibly advanced humanoid race and are credited with the creation of Mankind as well as other biological life throughout the galaxy. They are especially skilled in genetic engineering. Not much information is known about their planet of origin, except they live in a culturally advanced society. They are revered by many intergalactic species as Gods.

Engineers have a height between 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Engineers with overall height
The Engineers are an ancient alien species featuring in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. They are humanoid in appearance, but unlike humans, they are over nine feet tall, hairless and the palest of greys. They are an incredibly advanced humanoid race and credited with the creation of Mankind.

Engineers have a height between 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Engineers with overall height
Engineers
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8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
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Species: Unknown

Actor
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

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Engineers elevations (assorted)

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Big Chap (The Alien)
Size comparison drawings of Big Chap comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

Big Chap is one of the names given to the adult stage of the Xenomorph, the terrifying extraterrestrial in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. Big Chap evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism, which then bursts out of the host’s chest, ripping them apart. Their development depends on its host, but they are typically over seven feet tall, with a muscular shell-like body, and a long, curving tail. They have elongated domed heads, dark grey skin, and two sets of mouths. The Xenomorphs possess superior intelligence, strength and speed and as a result, are deadly predators.

Big Chap has a height of 7’2” (2.18 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Big Chap with height measurements
Big Chap is one of the names given to the adult stage of the Xenomorph, the terrifying extraterrestrial in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. Big Chap evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism, which then bursts out of the host’s chest, ripping them apart.

Big Chap has a height of 7’2” (2.18 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Big Chap with height measurements
Big Chap (The Alien)
Height:
7’2” | 2.18 m
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Species: Xenomorph XX121

Stage: 3

Actor
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

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