Alien Revisited

Some of you may recall that in our early teenage years some friends and I decided to recreate the movie, “Alien.” While this production was never finished, I give us credit for the sheer audacity of making the attempt. Obviously production values were low and we didn’t even use half the props that we made. Sure, we had one video camera that weighed approximately 20 pounds and no one had learned their lines. And it’s true that we didn’t know any girls so the female parts are played by boys.

That said, I made a comparison of our version and the original and you can barely tell the difference. I’ve spliced together one scene with footage from the original film and footage that we shot and I think you’ll find it hard to determine which is which!

This video features John Benedetti and Mike Bard as our humble engine room crew.

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