VFXShow 220 : Alien Covenant

In this episode we discuss Alien Covenant.

In Alien Covenant, the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, as the follow on  from Prometheus. The crew lands on what they think is a good, friendly, happy, healthy, uncharted potential colony site. In reality this works out to be not the case. This film takes place ten years after the events of Prometheus.

Also check out our written story:  here


  • Matt Wallin    @mattwallin
  • Jason Diamond  @jasondiamond      www.thediamondbros.com
  • Mike Seymour @mikeseymour

Special thanks to Ryan Pribyl and Matt Wallin for producing and editing the show. The podcast is only possible due to their great work.


This film is the sixth in the Alien franchise.

  1. Alien 1979
  2. Aliens  1986
  3. Alien 3 1992
  4. Alien Resurrection 1997
  5. Prometheus 2012 and
  6. the new film Alien Covenant 

In November 2015, Director Ridley Scott confirmed that Alien: Covenant would be the first of three more films before linking up with original Alien, thus starting a new trilogy of sci-fi films, and stated that Prometheus sequels will reveal who created the xenomorph Aliens

3 thoughts on “VFXShow 220 : Alien Covenant”

  1. Mike, I have enjoyed this podcast for several years now and appreciate the work of you and your guests. Unfortunately I have a bone to pick with you in this last ‘cast. Your theory that we only love Alien because we see it through the blinding light of Aliens, may be true for you but is certainly not for many of the rest of us. Many of us consider Alien the superior film, but be that as it may, it was your insistence that your idea was unquestionable that really stuck in my craw. That and the fact that you kept repeating it over and over, as if you said it enough it would be true, was really annoying. Just had to get this off my mind. Love and keep up the good work.

  2. Matthew is right.

    Alien is a far superior film compared with Aliens.
    We were all “floored” by the action of Aliens when it came out, but it’s flawed in so many ways it’s annoying now. It has it moments but it is a typical 80’s American action styled movie (which can be fun but nope it’s not as good as you think it is).

    Also, Neill Blomkamp would fall into the Cameron category and it wouldn’t move the franchise further. He has the eye (as Cameron) for technical direction but he fails (as Cameron) on the stories.

    Ridley is doing the right thing, exploring the universe but I agree that both Prometheus and Covenant is not what we hoped they would be. Both films, while long, seemed rushed here and there and I do hope he can do a final film to tie it together.

    Thanks for the great show!

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