Our favorite bits:
Roger Corman almost directed 'Alien' with an all-male cast: Corman was originally interested in Dan O'Bannon and Ron Shusett's first script, which included an all-male cast and dialogue that was very "matter-of-fact." Then Ridley Scott signed onto the project.
Somehow, Roger Daltrey of the Who factored into the making of this film: The singer, who was next door to the studio where the film was being shot, lent Ridley Scott laser beams that Daltrey was experimenting with for the band's next tour. The lasers were used during the facehuggers resting place scene.
Sigourney Weaver wore thigh-high boots to her audition: Uh, so, there's that.
The whole thing is a pretty fascinating read, and if you don't have the time (or dough) to buy the book, it's worth checking the io9 list out.
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