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Top 10 Facts About Alien
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1 The dead facehugger that Ash autopsies was made using fresh shellfish, four oysters and a sheep kidney to recreate the internal organs
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2 According to Yaphet Kotto, Ridley Scott told him to annoy Sigourney Weaver off-camera so that there would be tension between their characters, Kotto regrets this because he really liked Weaver
3 The blue laser lights that were used in the alien ship's egg chamber were borrowed from The Who, the band was testing out the lasers for their stage show in the soundstage next door
4 In H.R. Giger's original illustrations the creature has eyes, for the movie, Giger insisted that the creature have no eyes, thus giving the bleak appearance of a cold and emotionless beast
5 Shredded condoms were used to create tendons of the beast's ferocious jaws
6 The chestbursting scene was filmed in one take with four cameras
7 Harrison Ford turned down the role of Captain Dallas
8 The inside of the alien eggs as seen by Kane was composed of real organic material, director Ridley Scott used cattle hearts and stomachs, the "egg tube" of the facehugger was sheep intestine
9 Many producers have professional "readers" that read and summarize scripts for them, the reader in this case summarized it as "It's like Jaws (1975), but in space."
10 Copywriter Barbara Gips came up with the famed tagline: "in space, no one can hear you scream."
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