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13 October 2001 (UK) See more »
Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mark Kermode ... Himself - Presenter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Biehn ... Himself / Cpl. Dwayne Hicks

Ralph Brown ... Himself / Aaron

James Cameron ... Himself

Veronica Cartwright ... Herself / Lambert
Ron Cobb ... Himself

Charles Dance ... Himself / Clemens

David Fincher ... Himself

H.R. Giger ... Himself
David Giler ... Himself

Jenette Goldstein ... Herself / Pvt. J. Vasquez

Carrie Henn ... Herself / Rebecca 'Newt' Jorden

Lance Henriksen ... Himself / Bishop

Jean-Pierre Jeunet ... Himself

Dan O'Bannon ... Himself

Ivor Powell ... Himself

Carlo Rambaldi ... Himself
Terry Rawlings ... Himself

Ridley Scott ... Himself
Ronald Shusett ... Himself

Tom Skerritt ... Himself / Capt. Dallas

Harry Dean Stanton ... Himself / Brett

Sigourney Weaver ... Herself

Directed by
Andrew Abbott 
Russell Leven 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Kermode 

Produced by
Russell Leven .... producer
Cinematography by
Andrew Begg 
Simon Higgins 
Film Editing by
Nick Wright 
Production Management
Anna Hursthouse .... production manager
Art Department
Gavin Evans .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... sound (as Robert Anderson)
Bronek Korda .... post-production sound
Duncan Moore .... sound recordist
Duncan Moore .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
H.R. Giger .... additional photographer
Editorial Department
Andrew McGuirk .... on-line editor
Other crew
Sophy Bristow .... production assistant
Giles Clarke .... production associate
Michelle Colyer .... production assistant
Cherise Saywell .... production assistant
George Aykroyd .... thanks
Leslie Barony .... thanks
Shane Danielsen .... thanks
Sven Davison .... thanks
Dustin Dean .... thanks
Karen Fromel .... thanks
Gary Gilles .... thanks
Hans Kunz .... thanks
Milly Leigh .... thanks
Cameron Mather .... thanks
Francois Roudierre .... thanks
Beth Vitallo .... thanks

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Additional Details

75 min | USA:64 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

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An edited version of this documentary is featured on the 9th disc of the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, released in 2003.See more »
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References Julia (1977)See more »


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5 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Bit Too Pompous, 22 May 2003
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

I don`t know what to think of Mark Kermode as a critic , he`s far better than the egocentric and sycophantic Johnathan Ross but nowhere near as good as the brilliant and witty Barry Norman . Kermode lacks the sense of humour needed for being a truly great film critic , but in this case he`s probably the most appropiate presenter for this documentary

ALIEN EVOLUTION could have been one of those tedious features with a bunch of thespians gibbering on about how honoured they were to work with a great director . Thankfully this is not the case , but that doesn`t mean it`s a classic documentary . Structured on themes like ` Ancestors ` Gestation ` and ` Birth ` directors , screenwriters , designers and actors discuss the concept , subtext and progression of the ALIEN saga , but this is where it`s flawed . Films are all about making money but you`d think it was some sort of intellectual art form the way the cast and crew talk about the first two movies " It`s the ultimate form of rape " etc . They do confess that the latter two films are indeed about money , but these two films only take up a very small percentage of recollections which is a pity because I was wondering how the people involved in the making of the original film feel about the series becoming one very dumb excuse in making money ? I guess talking about art is more important than talking about money , but it does strike me as being slightly dishonest . And there`s not enough info on the umpteen rejected storylines for ALIEN 3

One word of warning : Several scenes feature strobing light effects which may trigger fits amongst people suffering from photo sensitive epilepsy . Satillite stations warn viewers about this before they broadcast films , TV shows and pop videos , but for some reason network never does this .

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