Alien refers to a being that belongs to another place, a stranger or an alien.
According to its Latin origin, the word alien refers to something or someone born in another place. It is derived from the Latin alienus that indicates another place, – gene – that refers to the birth or origin and the suffix – to which an agent points out.
The word alien is used to refer to one that does not belong to a certain place, for example, “I feel like an alien in this country.” In this context, the word is synonymous with foreigner, outsider.
Alien is also used to indicate something unfamiliar, disturbing or out of the ordinary, for example, “This is an alien culture.”
Alien is used as a synonym for extraterrestrial, that is, beings that come from another planet. The planets that could host some form of life are classified as exoplanets, planets with Earth-like characteristics and also revolve around a star.
Aliens have been associated with unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
Alien is a science fiction saga whose first film entitled Alien – The eighth passenger or (original title Alien ) was directed by British director Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver and released in 1979.
Alien tells the story of the infiltration of an alien in a spacecraft manned by humans and how the land will fight to get rid of him to survive.
Due to the success of this first film, three sequels continued to constitute what is known as the Alien Saga . All the films were starred by Sigourney Weaver who plays Ellen Ripley, the flight noncommissioned officer of the spacecraft in which the xenomorph Alien first appears .
The three films that make up the Alien sequel are:
- Alien 2 – The Return(1986) (original title Aliens )
- Alien 3(1992)
- Alien – Resurrection(1997)
Later, there were two prequels of the Alien saga:
- Alien: Covenant(2017)