octopussyDespite claims the film Alien came out in 1979, ideas for the film came from the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy where the octopus attaches itself to the face of one of the bad guys.

alien space huggerI named the lead character “Ripley” portrayed by Sigourney Weaver for “Ripley’s Believe it or Not”.

Many years later the actor Dean Cain who portrayed Superman in my television series “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” went on to host the television show Ripley’s Believe It or Not! from 1999 to 2003.

Pinewood Studios in London being home of the James Bond and Superman film series.

Years later, Ridley Scott, who directed Alien also would direct the film Prometheus (2012), and a continuation of the Alien series.  This was actress Charlize Theron‘s idea and I was allowed to name the film for the subtitle of Mary Shelley‘s 1818 novel FrankensteinThe Modern Prometheus.

michael as percyShelley’s Frankenstein had been inspiration for many works over the years and includes the film “Weird Science” after I made up the theme song.  In 1990, Michael Hutchence would portray Percy Bysshe Shelley in Frankenstein Unbound.


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