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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is full of leathery objects, like eggs or something.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

For the final BtSPotD of 2010 I’m nodding back to Ridley Scott’s Alien, the very first BTS pic of this column. I’ve had a few great shots from this film and this one’s pretty damn swell, too, featuring none other than the brilliant HR Giger on set, built around his out of this world designs holding up an egg for the camera.

So, a nice bit of symmetry to wrap up 2010! Enjoy!



Tomorrow’s pic is a bit of a departure, venturing into some swinging music behind the scenes, but don’t worry… the featured crooner was also an Oscar winning actor, so it’s all okay. Happy New Year everybody!

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  • Dec. 31, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Great movie

    by Manos

    I still dream that dang alien is chasing me around the Nostromo

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Oh Crap, I'm first on New Years Eve

    by Manos

    Note to self...get a life in 2011

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    That is...

    by Horned One creepy dude.

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST


    by The Bear

    Is he wearing a cape? And if so, do you think he ever had any friends?

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST


    by _Venkman

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Giger looks a lot like Christopher Lee

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    the bear: yes

    by Nem_Wan

    His long-time girlfriend had committed suicide just a couple years earlier.

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Great pix to end the year!

    by Darth Thoth

  • Dec. 31, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Look at his hands!

    by Dasinfogod

    Is it just me or are they freakishly HUGE? I mean, we're talking Rondo Hatton sized digits there. And those thumbs would put even Uma Thurman to shame...

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I'd like to live on this set

    by _Venkman

    Either that or the Space Jockey

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Braindrain is the ultimate cunt

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    what a worthless piece of shit...i know AICN is catnip for trolls but christ...dude has been on a Sherman's March of trolling rampage today...kid probably cuts himself every time he smiles/laughs/or has any human emotion...characters in the Lucas prequels tell him to relax

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I Got The Fever For A Giger!!

    by Drunken Busboy

    This is one sick bastard that makes art so cool! ;)

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 12:28 a.m. CST

    alien virtual workprint fanedit...

    by The_Cliffster

    .. watched that version a few months ago with all available footage inserted..... excellent stuff.. :)

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    As Dick Clark would say

    by Redhead_Redemption

    'Appy DEW Year!

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Is the name pronounced "Geeger" or "Gyger"?

    by Drunken Busboy

    Anyone know! I have heard it pronounced both ways in the media.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Do a Sinatra then a Elvis then a Lennon BTS pic! 3 days in a row!

    by Drunken Busboy

    Gotta happen baby!!

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    BTS Matrix

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    lots of green screen and confused actors...yes all three films...I still contend that the script alone made the first one good

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    love the top of the page animation harry...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...but i now can't open AICN anywhere. even at home where there are children.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Cool picture

    by DonRivella

    His Name is pronounced 'Geeger' and he is a nice, polite and approachable guy. A little weird maybe, but certainly no creep.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 2:21 a.m. CST

    I want to be an artist...

    by b15fliptop

    So I can dress like a gay disco vampire too. Seriously, cool pic. Other than the outfit.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    "It's Geeger... not Gyger every kid knows that!"


    from H. R. Giger .com

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST


    by Mark

    You're not wrong.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Looks like he's about to do the egg doggie-style

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Yeah, add egg fucker to the list of "Reasons Why Giger Is Creepy"

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Look at me, I'm cool, I wear my coat over my shoulders

    by planetran_fan

    Pretentious Eurotrash! Like Roman Businessmen.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Oscar winning actor, swing musician

    by dukeroberts

    My first thought was Bing Crosby, but it could also be Frank Sinatra. Either way: cool.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Seriously, though...those hands...

    by Horgy

    HUGE!!! I know it's probably the angle or whatever, but THEY'RE BIGGER THAN HIS HEAD!

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The food ain't that bad baby...

    by phifty2

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by Ditko

    You know, as seen from behind. It does, don´t it?

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    That fuckin' face hugger!!

    by Dark Doom

    Ack that thing will rape your face acckkk!!!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    the virtual workprint

    by The_Cliffster

    .. is the best version ive seen... which includes the scene where ripley discovers the others in cocoons before the main ship blows......

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong, Giger rules!! However...

    by tritium

    I would be hard pressed to say who is fuglier...Stephen King or H.R. Giger. In either case, you just know that in some alternative universe, their High School Yearbook's gave each of them a "most likely to turn into a Serial Killer" award.

  • Jan. 1, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Whats the difference between this virtual workprint

    by ufoclub1977

    and the extended versions on the DVD or Blu-ray?

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    airtual workprint

    by The_Cliffster

    all available footage including "deleted scenes"has been inserted into the movie, some of the lesser characters now have more dialogue

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    but those deleted scenes...

    by ufoclub1977

    were available all the way back on laserdisc... I remember making a SVHS copy of the movie with everything back in it... don't the new discs (blu-ray and DVD) of this movie have an option to play all these scenes within the movie in order? Maybe not... maybe I'm remembering my own 1994 cut on SVHS!

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    i just personally...

    by The_Cliffster

    .. enjoyed that longer fanedit..... it was interesting to see what was cut as ive seen the standard version 10 times and its free to download.....

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 2:24 a.m. CST

    didnt like alin 3 or 4 and....

    by The_Cliffster

    .....still havent found the urge to watch either of the 2 alien v predator movies... i enjoyed aliensbut am hoping these alien prequels go back to the same style and quality of the first one....

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Fingers crossed for the prequels

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    I'm hoping they don't fuck it up and i can finally ignore everything that happened after 'Aliens'. Four great films and the franchise redeemed. I can hope.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by Ditko

    so..."ALIENS IN OR AROUND TREES OR FOLIAGE" would had made a better Alien 4? I mean, are you kidding or what´s going on? Is geekdom going this far? I´ve never seen Aliens at the grocery store, would that make a better Aliens movie?

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    How about Aliens in snow?

    by Ditko

    Wait, that´d be cool. Have we seen it yet? Aliens at the beach?

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Aliens at the social security line!

    by Ditko

    Now that´d be a twist. I bet Giger could make that office interesting, maybe some penis shaped chairs or something.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by Marduk

    Still waiting for that top three list. RYAN. After all, anonymous trolls in the general autistic spectrum are the heartbeat of the Film Industry.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Giger is going to prepare a one mean omelet

    by AsimovLives

    A fiest to remember.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Love the first movie...

    by darthwaz1

    In both it's for the 2nd and 3rd, the extended/directors cuts are better, especially Alien3, it's an entirely new movie on the blu ray. Fucking rocks...AVP's aren't the worst either..again unrated for those is an improvement. Would love to see AVP done "right" though..I have all the comics.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    WE saw aliens in snow already, sort of

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in AvP, if you wanna count that