Mark Your Calendars and Protect Your Faces, April 26 Is ‘Alien’ Day
The hardcore Alien superfans among us already know full well that the moon of Acheron, the home of the ruthless extraterrestrial killing machines known as Xenomorphs, was scientifically classified as LV-426. And just as Star Wars devotees used a little in-joke to lay claim to a day of their own (May 4 is Star Wars Day, as in, “may the fourth be with you”), now April 26 will be henceforth recognized as Alien Day. A new press release has claimed the twenty-sixth of April as a day to recognize and celebrate Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror fusion, with plenty of special activities and events planned to commemorate the occasion.
Alien Day will start with a live-streamed Q&A between online watchers and the cast (of Alien: Covenant, that is, betraying this event as a promotion for the upcoming sequel and only outwardly disguised as an expression of fandom) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The centerpiece in this day of magic and violent chest expulsion will be the nationwide screenings of the 1979 original and Scott’s prequel Prometheus, playing at the Regal Theaters listed on Alien Universe. Aside from all that, there’ll be the cleverly-named “MU/TH/UR of All Alien Trivia Challenges,” a fan art contest, and lots of limited-edition merch for fat-pocketed fans to snap up. The press release also hints at a “terrifying arrival” coming soon to Madame Tussaud’s house of wax.
There’ll be more Alien-centric merriment than you can shake an analysis probe at, though it’ll leave fans with two long weeks to wait until Covenant debuts on May 10. Hopefully nobody’s chest, face, back, or hindquarters will violently explode before then.