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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Here we are some 50+ pics into this daily column and we circle back to the first entry. ALIEN was the first BTSPotD and was one of my favorite photos in the folder. Now I have another one of my favorite pictures to show you from that very same movie. This picture, I believe, is superior to the first Alien pic, which was amazing in unveiling just how mind-blowingly massive the derelict ship set was, but this one is from an even more iconic scene and unlike its predecessor this pic has a ton of blood. Here’s the pic! Enjoy (and click for a bigger version)!

Great, right? It’s all downhill from here! If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic kicks off a double-0 weekend of Bondian fun and makes up for those that mistook my headline from The Time Machine as being from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service! See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)

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  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck yes

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Now this is what I'm talking about.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Look at the chick in the background

    by Abominable Snowcone

    A stand-in for Veronica Cartwright? Maybe, but I'd read that she was there for some of this scene and was genuinely mortified by it.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Once again, excellent

    by A G

    Where the hell are you getting this stuff? These are book worthy.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    The first thing I do when I get back

    by Abominable Snowcone

    is get some decent food. Now please pass the cornbread.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    That is probably the most awesome geek image I have EVER seen.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    So tomorrow's is ROGER MOORE womanizing an Asian chef?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by belasco_house

    I'll regret saying that shortly *cringe*

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Ash is a robot!

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    Ash is a goddamn robot!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    That GROWTH animation makes me ITCHY!!!

    by 3D-Man

    Gahhh!!! It creeping me out. Oh, and GREAT FRIGGIN' PIC!!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Here, Jonesy

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Here, kitty. Mreow! Here, Jones!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    John Hurt

    by SonOfChiba

    What an awesomely awesome man he is. Remember his cameo in SPACEBALLS? Fucking awesome, too. Awesome.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by redrain

    That is some insane stuff quint! Who can ever forget that scene!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    You mean to tell me

    by Abominable Snowcone

    an alien didn't really pop out of John Hurt? It was all FAKE?<p> What are my chances?<p> DOES NOT COMPUTE

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Is this true?

    by SmokingRobot

    I read that they didn't tell the actors what was going to happen in this scene so the 'shock and horror' would be more real.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Let's go over the bonus situation

    by TechFalcon

    We haven't- can't we just talk about the bonus situation?

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Hello my new Wallpaper

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Ridley fucking Scott people!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Getting this blown up high anxiety size and wallpapering

    by UltraTron

    my living room with it.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Awesome picture

    by Wookie_1995

    amazing stuff!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    The way I hear it

    by Sonny_Williams

    they had a general idea of what was coming, but nothing specific, and they were pretty shocked and grossed out by the chest-burster for real.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    And before anyone else says it

    by Sonny_Williams

    yes, this scene is a textbook case of how practical effects trump CGI.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    now that's cool

    by just pillow talk

    Such a great film.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Veronica Cartwright always tells that they were

    by skimn

    not informed, but noticed the cameras and equipment draped in plastic. Her "oh Gods" were genuine.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    sonny: goddamn right.

    by RedHorseVector

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Anybody else totally turned on ...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... by the sight of the tits being sprayed with blood?<p> No?<p> Nobody?!<p> I guess I'm just a psychopath, then...

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I also love the gourd on the table's centrepiece.

    by Royston Lodge

    Even on a mining ship in deep space, there's no reason not to have a nice centrepiece on the dining table.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Overlooked John Hurt performance in an otherwise

    by skimn

    WTF-is-he-doing-there mediocre film, From The Hip with Judd Nelson. Hurt was excellent and made the rest of the cast look like amateurs.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    I think that girl (whoever it is) is in the background; the blood is airborne in the foreground. <p> Hey pillow, I'm sending Mariska Hargittay over after she's done vaccuming up the bedroom.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Looks like Miley Cyrus' hymen come November.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Good pic Quint.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Excellent belly blood

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    Another overlooked Hurt performance is 10 Rillignton Place. Creepy movie

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    "I feel dead"

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    Did anyone tell you you look dead?

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Ah, my childhood nightmare deconstructed.

    by Se7en

    Sometimes, not every scene needs a 'Behind the Scene' treatment. This one included.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Quint, hope tomorrows BTS has Diana Rigg

    by skimn

    included. Just sayin'.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    OHMYGOD!!!<P>always liked veronica cartwrights whiny cry!<P>was used tog reat effect in CLAY PIGEONS

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by Tigger Tales

    What a nice touch!!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I admire its purity.

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    No conscience. No remorse. No delusions of morality...Perfect organism.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Giger did design the Alien to look lke a penis, did he not?

    by skimn

    Saw a doc which included his home. That Giger is one crazy fucker.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    jesus christ STUNTCOCK

    by Six Demon Bag

    professional..come november.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Stunt, Six Demon

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Ridley Scott and HR Giger affirmed in recent, and separate, interviews that Alien is an allegory for a female coming-of-age with a man-lover (the alien) coming to besmirch her chastity.<p> The Nostromo's name was originally going to be The Mileybacker Express

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    do i see nipples?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Before Dan O'Bannon passed away

    by Abominable Snowcone

    He said Alien was about the sullying of a young girl named Miley, who he suspected would one day be born unto A God of Mullets and Soulpatchery

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    That scene where Ash attacks Ripley

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and tries to gag her with that rolled-up magazine, you can see photos of Miley taped up round the cubbyhole.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    ...with a voice of smoke and honey

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    was that mag a TIGER BEAT?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    ...and a throat of the deepest amber

    by Stuntcock Mike

    after Abom delights her with the gift of the treasured "Birthday Mouth Urinal"

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    i would like ms cyrus to re-enact the final scene

    by Six Demon Bag

    in the NARCISSUS...

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Veronica Cartwright

    by eric haislar

    Says she had no idea what was going to happen. She was literary in shock while filming this.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Abom, Stuntcock, Pillow Talk!

    by D.Vader

    Its like a friggin reunion up in this hollowed out bitch!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    That looks like a FIST going through his stomach

    by D.Vader

    Must be Arnold's.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Don't touch it!!

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    Don't touch it!!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I'd like to give Ripley

    by Abominable Snowcone

    my "incinerator unit." But she'll have to get in line behind Miley, who's gonna be using my jacknob for a microphone come Thanksgiving week. Thank you, Lord Bale, for smiling down on me

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    The best Alien movie

    by disfigurehead

    Still freakin scary and I still have my Kenner Alien.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Do you suppose

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yaphet Kotto gave it to Veronica Cartwright? Do you think Tom Skerrit gave it to Sigourney? These questions keep me up at night.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    A poem

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Just a boy and a girl<br> Making our way in the world<br> Together forever<br> In any kind of weather<br> Miley and me<br> K-I-S-S-I-N-G<br> She and me equals a lot of we-ness<br> Her apple blossom flower<br> And my prodigious penis<br> Come this November<br> An evening to remember<br> With my blood-engorged member

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I'll put on the "Alien Series" condom before stuffing

    by Stuntcock Mike

    my pride up Miley's sweet swirling rosette come November. <p> It's got the head and everything.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    that is fucking brilliant!

    by AdzonVonMelk

    good lord quint! freakin awesome! that´s the best bts pic i´ve ever seen! congrats! you set the standards for a column like that! thanks dude!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Kenner ALIEN

    by ufoclub1977


  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    quality picture, mate. cheers

    by Dharma4

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Oh my god!

    by ObiBen

    Whaaat's wrong with your leeeeegs?

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

    That's the behind the scenes magic I'm talking about!<br>

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Good lord, it's like Beavis & Butthead up in here...

    by Skyway Moaters

    "Heh heh heh Miley Cyrus Pooon Taaang! Heh heh", "Huh huh huh..." How old are you retards?

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    In TB, no one can hear you scream.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Sequel to AsimovLives vs THE CHOPPAH:<BR><BR>

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Le Viscious Fishus: You get a No-Prize for that!

    by Royston Lodge

    I haven't given anybody a Patented Coveted Royston Lodge No-Prize is months!<p> But you just got one.<p> Remember to polish it every day.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    The chestburster wasn't designed by Giger

    by palimpsest

    Roger Dicken did the design for the burster iirc.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Royston

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Choppah, I love you so much. You are exquisite. You are beyond words to me. FlickaPoo, your grace and your elegance and your beauty and your talent makes me sick. Rogue, I feel like we are family through family and I don’t have the words to express just what I think of you. And AsimovLives, you know what I think of you, and you are such a good kisser.<BR><BR> I have so many people to thank for my good fortune in this lifetime and this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I know. To the Choppah who allowed me to portray him in animation, to the ScottPilgrimFan family, I know they’re in here and you’ll probably hear them in a minute. Maybe not. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to… the TB that made this film that gave me the opportunity to do something different. Harry, Merrick, Beaks, all of AICN, the TBers, everyone who’s shown me kindness when it wasn’t fashionable, I thank you. To everyone who was mean to me when it wasn’t… iamlegolas fried me in a flame warl years ago. I’m still holding a grudge. But there’s so many people to thank.<BR><BR> Not enough time, so I would like to thank what this film is about for me which are that the Choppahs of the world take care of the babies and the dipshits no matter where they come from. Those tireless trolls never get thanked. I, in particular, failed to thank one. So… if I can take this moment to thank Moriarty. for not letting me get away with calling him a dick because he was right. I would’ve done what he said I was gonna do. For making me practice my TB skilss every day when I got home. Piano, ballet, whatever it is I wanted to be. He said to be an artist, you had to practice every day, and for reminding his proteges that there’s no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love. So, to that trailblazer, who allowed me to have that. And this. And this. I thank you so much for this opportunity that I share with these those extraordinary TBers and my lover The_Choppah. Thank you.”

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    BtSPotD is awesome

    by JAGUART

    I wish there was a Google widget that showed the pic and a link here.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Hello my baby, hello my darling...

    by Skraggo

    Hello my ragtime gaaaaal. <p> "Check please."

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    How will Ridely top that in the Alien prequel?

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Will he have the chest burster shoot out of someone's puckered asshole? Saw a weird porn video with Japanese chicks farting eels out of their anuses once...nasty stuff.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Say Hello To My Little Friend

    by NippleEffect

    Fantabulous pic

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Good stuff!

    by jackofhearts29

    It can never be topped again. Unless somebody does something subtle.

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Proof that anal fisting

    by white_vader

    can go too far.

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST

    at the moment this is the one thing I enjoy @aicn

    by ErichZann

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Water, my ass!

    by two fathoms deep

    Bring this guy some Pepto-Bismol!

  • Aug. 28, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    i recently watched....

    by The_Cliffster

    the alien 2 1/2 hour extended fanedit with all the deleted stuff added - thought it was groovy...

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    They're weren't acting...

    by rkhalloran

    IIRC, I'd heard they had Hurt set up on the table, brought in the rest of the cast, then set the chestburster off; those holy-fsck looks on their faces were completely genuine...