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    Have you ever examined the jaws of an alien from the movie Alien? No?
    Well, have you ever seen the jaws of a Moray eel? No?

    Ok, you’re worthless.

    Here’s a picture of the Alien. Note the little inner set of jaws hidden within the alien’s mouth.

    Now check out this x-ray of a Moray eel’s jaw…

    Do you see it?

    It has the Alien jaw!

    That extra jaw with extra teeth is called a pharyngeal jaw (in both the Alien and the eel). When the eel bites its prey, the pharyngeal jaws jump out and pull the prey down into the gullet! Yikes!

    (via scientificillustration)

    Tim Anderson makes these fantastic pulp-novel styled posters based on famous sci-fi movies, such as Bladerunner, Alien, and Star Wars.

    Go visit his etsy shop and buy one, because, wow.  Seriously.

    The best H.R. Giger’s are his ‘landscapes.’   View high resolution

    The best H.R. Giger’s are his ‘landscapes.’  

    One of H.R. Giger’s original ‘alien monster’ paintings during the design process for the film Alien.
Herr Giger is my favorite artist…his work is terrifying, abject, sexual, mysterious, dark, and elegant; it frightens and attracts.  ‘Freudian nightmare’ is the term frequently used as a description for his pieces.  I would say they are horrorfyingly beautiful. 
Alien is an incredibly important film for me for many reasons, but the big standout in my mind is how Giger’s designs - and the ways in which Ridley Scott utilized them - became so personally affecting.
In high school AP Art History class, I gave my end of the year presentation on Giger - complete with slideshow, video, and group activity.  I’m sure I frightened the hell out of my class.  View high resolution

    One of H.R. Giger’s original ‘alien monster’ paintings during the design process for the film Alien.

    Herr Giger is my favorite artist…his work is terrifying, abject, sexual, mysterious, dark, and elegant; it frightens and attracts.  ‘Freudian nightmare’ is the term frequently used as a description for his pieces.  I would say they are horrorfyingly beautiful. 

    Alien is an incredibly important film for me for many reasons, but the big standout in my mind is how Giger’s designs - and the ways in which Ridley Scott utilized them - became so personally affecting.

    In high school AP Art History class, I gave my end of the year presentation on Giger - complete with slideshow, video, and group activity.  I’m sure I frightened the hell out of my class. 

    Over thirty years later, and still frightening. 

    (Source: iago-rotten, via sammy-spock-dalek)

    New Prometheus trailer.  

    It just keeps getting better and better.  

    Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott on the set of Alien (1979)

    Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott on the set of Alien (1979)

    (via fuckyeahdirectors)

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