Warning: Major spoilers for Alien: Covenant ahead
Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel series is in full swing, with the esoteric Prometheus now followed up with the more expository and horror-tinged Alien: Covenant, and up to four more movies in the pipeline. And these films aren’t just telling little pieces of backstory; once a haunted house in space, the Alien/Prometheus series is now a millennia-spanning epic that goes from the very point of creation to our self-propagated destruction. Only 2001: A Space Odyssey boasts a bigger scope.
As such, the Alien timeline has got pretty complex, with the two new movies and a wealth of tie-in viral material making a web of narrative …
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