WC - The Alien has had quite a rough time throughout its now over 30 year career. The creature made a huge impact on the world with the release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien in 1979. Not only did it introduce audiences to one of the most terrifying and uniquely designed creatures ever created, but it influenced the aesthetics and atmosphere of countless science fiction films to come. The franchise continued to deliver cinematic excellence with the 1986 sequel Aliens, directed by the king of the world himself James Cameron. Aliens gave audiences a different experience, focusing more on intense action, while also exploring Ellen Ripley in a more personal way. The Alien franchise was on a roll at this point, ingraining itself into the public consciousness as one of the best science fiction franchises around.