Title: Day Of The Facehuggers
The Plot: It isn't doable as a prequel so it doesn’t really count, but it’d be remiss of us not to mention the franchise's worrying potential for a standard Earth-based apocalypse shooter.
So, as ever, wave upon wave of ET attack ships rain fiery, acid-dripping punishment down on several of America’s most easily identifiable buildings and landmarks. Sigh.
Most Awesome Scene: They blow up the White House! No, wait, been done. They blow up the World Trad-...uh, better not. They blow up the Las Vegas strip! Ah, screw you Con Air - only so many tourist traps look sexy falling over in slow motion, y’know.
Starring: Shia LaBeouf and Denise Richards, with Samuel L Jackson pacing around a strip-lit bunker as Professor Triedtowarnyou, PhD.
Title: Alien Outreach
The Plot: Eco-themed morality tale. It's the consumer-driven 1980s, and few of us have heard of global warming...but the Xenomorphs have. In fact, their planet is screwed, and they approach us for help.
NASA, however, decide to let the repeated calls for aid go straight to voicemail, citing massive costs. Which makes the aliens really hate us, so over the next two decades, they start to warm our planet from afar...
Most Awesome Scene: Our first fly-by of the colossal 'astral wind cannon' - fundamentally a giant hairdryer - with which the aliens plan to teach us the error of our ways.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie. Cameo from Al Gore. Voiceover by Morgan Freeman.
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