Meet the doomed ensemble of 'Alien: Covenant' in this five-minute prologue

Actually, it is a short film with the title Prologue: Last Supper. "Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep".

Luke Scott (Morgan) directed the four-and-a-half-minute preview, conceived by father Ridley and creative firm 3AM. On Tuesday, not only did the official Star Wars Twitter account share a photo of the Han Solo film cast crammed into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, but the "Alien: Covenant" cast got in on the sharing too.

It makes sense that we don't see any of the carnage just yet. Now, it would seem that he might be the iconic first alien victim. His reaction to two male crew members kissing is also typical of McBride - any potential discomfort is disarmed by a self-deprecating joke about his own sexuality.

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So as the short begins, Daniels is getting a check up from Michael Fassbender's Walter; A "synthetic person" the same model as "David" from Prometheus. This is required viewing before the film is released on May 19. In a nod to Alien, he even comes to the aid of one of the crew who starts choking, though in her case, it's nothing more than some going "down the wrong pipe". If only she'd thought to add, "Nah, on the other hand, I totally want us all to have really great vacations together where the most risky thing is the possibility of getting bad sunburns". The film focused on the crew of a colony ship who thought they discovered a paradise.

It's about time the Alien series got an openly LGBTQ character. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

  • Stacy Houston