Alien Movie Universe

Watch Phobos, an Alien: Covenant story!
Scified2017-07-22 03:30:24
35,993 Reads12 CommentsAdd A Comment

Twentieth Century Fox will be promoting the forthcoming home release of Ridley Scott's prequel sequel Alien: Covenant on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-Ray at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con. To mark the August 1st release a new teaser has been released called "Phobos" which shows members of the crew of the USCSS Covenant being subjected to a psychological "fear" test, presumably (considering the name of the video) at a Weyland-Yutani facility on Mars' moon Phobos. The trailer also mentions that fans can participate in their own "custom fear certification test" at the movies booth at the SDCC.


"The Crossing", "The Last Supper", "Meet Walter", the various "Crew Messages", the "In Utero" VR Experience, and this latest video together highlight one of the better marketing campaigns used in Hollywood recently, which has no doubt attracted audiences to watch Alien: Covenant in theaters despite an overwhelmingly polarizing critical opinion of the movie from movie critics and fans alike. It seems opinion of the franchise's future is just as divisive with calls from frustrated fans for Scott to either step down or finish his series of prequels, or for Blomkamp's sequel to be reconsidered, with a growing minority of fans are even suggesting the entire series be rebooted, even though Alien: Covenant is the second most commercially successful movie of the series behind its predecessor Prometheus, having thus far earned $232.3 million at the box office.

The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.

If you're a fan of Alien / Prometheus and would like to discuss Alien: Covenant and its upcoming sequel with other like-minded fans, be sure to join in our Alien: Covenant forum! Ranked the #1 Prometheus forum back in 2012 and reigning as the web's top Alien: Covenant fan site, it's a great place to discuss the upcoming Prometheus sequels, dissect details from every trailer and engage with other fans just like you.

Written by GavinPublished on 2017-07-22 03:30:24

Treat yourself to some Alien Merchandise!

As we await the next Alien movie, now is a great time to build your Alien collection and expand your Alien-themed wardrobe. Check out some products below and click here for even more options!

Alien hoodies
Alien T-Shirt
Alien tank top

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates on all things Alien by liking us on Facebook and by following us on Twitter and Instagram! You can also subscribe your email to our blog for instant notifications of when new posts are made!

Find more info:
12 Fan responses to Watch Phobos, an Alien: Covenant story!


FacehuggerMember133 XPJul-22-2017 12:50 PM

None of us cared about any of the characters in Alien Covenant.  If this is supposed to reveal more details about them, then it should have been shared before we saw the film.  At this point, I could care less about anything AC related that does not add or elaborate on the connection between the Engineers and the Xenos, or in some way delves into the plot.

Creating any content around all of the dead-before-we-even-got-started crew is just pointless.


FacehuggerMember198 XPJul-22-2017 1:03 PM

I agree, Drake.

The only thing i cared about was finding out if Shaw/David made it to the planet, what their homeworld looked like and if Shaw got her answers

Instead we just got a rehashed mini monster mash with a 3 minute video which had the engineerish race being bombed with a virus.

Complete disappointment.


OvomorphMember80 XPJul-22-2017 1:55 PM

Just heard fox is reassessing the franchise. I'm personally dying to see the next one. David vs the engineers must be released!


OvomorphMember41 XPJul-22-2017 4:36 PM

Fully agree to drake and adampd.

The film was in the cinemas and it was not a satisfying movie.

The only thing Fox and Ridley could do for the better is to do a proper director's cut for the blu ray / dvd release. Getting us deleted scenes not connected into the movie is pointless.


Capt Torgo

FacehuggerMember176 XPJul-22-2017 9:07 PM

The 43 million from China only counts at 25% so yeah this film is a flop if the marketing budget was over 40 million , idk. Glad the writer of this mentioned the films issues. The marketing technique is great and I love the angles they are shooting for but the characters and story are so so bad, this fear test just seems a knife in the back. I don't care who directs just not Ridley. Covenant = triggered

Galaxy Dave

OvomorphMember23 XPJul-25-2017 6:17 PM

Can't agree more.  This is totally moot and a boot in the face.  

Ridley should step down and let David Lynch direct.  It's risky, but I'd be willing to bet on other talents at this point.  Ridley sloshing his words in interviews makes me think he needs to retire.  No one wants to see movies repeat themselves over and over with uninteresting stories!  Or do they?!  

Blompcamp is going to suck majorly!  District 9 is the only big film he's done that was excellent.  The rest is utter junk and I haven't seen him redeem himself yet.  That's my take and I'm sticking to it.


I know I'm screaming to a deaf ear at Fox, but I can't help being so disappointed at a the Alien franchise for failing in so many respects.  I'm just very sad.


NeomorphMember1691 XPJul-27-2017 10:49 AM

It doesn't matter if they make this one if the home release of AC will be as disappointing as the one that was showed in the movie theaters. They should think before they do the movie, not after when it is too late, new short promo clips will not change how the movie turned out.


OvomorphMember73 XPJul-28-2017 3:44 AM

Wow, Alien: Covenant is getting so much hate here but in other places it's thriving. I can't wait for the book, it will feature Hideo Yutani and give us a glimpse into the inner workings of Weyland Yutani after the disappearance of Sir Peter Weyland and Meredith Vickers.


PraetorianAdmin4335 XPJul-28-2017 8:33 AM

Say what you want about the movie, these viral marketing videos are perfection.


OvomorphMember66 XPJul-30-2017 3:48 AM

as for not liking the characters, speak for yourself.  I was intruiged by Rosenthal and Ankor and wouldn't mind having seen more of them


FacehuggerMember114 XPAug-05-2017 1:08 PM

I don't get the hate either. I honestly don't know what people were expecting. I liked it, and the characters, and I was glad that Tennessee survived along with Daniels and potentially Walter...


FacehuggerMember114 XPAug-05-2017 1:08 PM

I don't get the hate either. I honestly don't know what people were expecting. I liked it, and the characters, and I was glad that Tennessee survived along with Daniels and potentially Walter...

Add A Reply
Log in to Post
Enter Your E-Mail
Enter Your Password

Stay Logged In
Visitor Comments
Latest Images
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Alien Movie Universe Forums
Alien Discuss all things Alien here
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant Discuss the Prometheus Sequel, Alien: Covenant
Alien Games
Alien Games Discuss Alien games here
Alien FX TV Series
Alien FX TV Series Discuss the Alien FX TV series here!
Alien Movies
Alien Movies Discuss the Classic Alien Films
Alien: Romulus
Alien: Romulus Discuss the new Fede Alvarez Alien movie here
Prometheus Everything About Prometheus
Prometheus Fan Art
Prometheus Fan Art Artwork & Fiction From the Fans
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
89% To Next Rank
80% To Next Rank
NCC 1701
NCC 1701
27% To Next Rank
16% To Next Rank
15% To Next Rank
Latest Alien Fandom Activity

Alien: Covenant is a sequel to 2012's Prometheus as well as a prequel to 1979's ALIEN. Alien fans looking to know more about Alien: Covenant should check back often. is an information resource for film enthusiasts looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Alien: Covenant. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Alien: Covenant, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Alien & Predator Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Alien and Prometheus looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Alien: Covenant, Prometheus and its associated names, logos and images are property of 20th Century Fox and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Alien: Covenant's release. If you have any questions about this site, its content or the Scified Network in general, feel free to contact Scified directly.

© 2024
Sign in
Use your Scified Account to sign in

Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Jurassic World
Aliens vs. Predator
Latest Activity
Search Scified
Trending Articles
Blogs & Editorials