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Alien chronology... is wrong?!

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ChestbursterMember666 XPMay-26-2017 5:36 AM

Prometheus happening in 2093 year. I saw this date is movie.

Alien Covenant happening in 2104 year. I don't remember - was showed year in movie or not, but it official synopsis.

Alien 79 happening in 2122 year. BUT! Time is not showed in movie! Alien there is no time reference! Wikipedia don't nave  information about time/year too!

And I remember that Aliens/3/R movies there is no indication of time/year too. Aliens just happened form 57 years after Alien, but year don't showed.

Then... we don't have 18 years beetwen AC (or later time-line sequels) and Alien79! Alien 79 maybe happening in 2256, 2367 or later. Doesn't matter!

Your thoughts?

P.S. Sorry for bad english.

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OvomorphMember73 XPMay-26-2017 11:17 PM

2023 Peter Weyland hosts a TED Talk

2088 Elizabeth Shaw & Charlie Holloway discover cave paintings that unlock a star map.


January 7th - Ellen Ripley is born in Olympia, Luna, UA.


Prometheus: The lost mission. The team arrives at LV-223.


May 15th - Dallas graduates from Mercaton flight academy.


May 23rd - Kane graduates with honours from Weatherly Private School.


M-Class Starcruiser Nostromo (180924609) constructed.

2104 Covenant Colony Vessel received a unknown signal and investigate


June 24th - Amanda Ripley is born


USCSS Nostromo refitted as a commercial towing vehicle.

December 21st - Ripley completes the Weyland-Yutani Horizons Beyond program with honours.


January 4th - Dallas is given command of USCSS Nostromo (flight status B).

January 5th - Kane and Lambert are assigned to the USCSS Nostromo as Executive Officer and Navigator respectively.

January 7th - USCSS Nostromo leaves the Solomons bound for Thedus.

August 10th - Ellen Ripley joins crew of USCSS Nostromo en route to Thedus, as Warrant Officer.

September 10th - Parker and Brett join the crew of the USCSS Nostromo en route to Thedus, as Engineer and Engineering Tech respectively.


April - USCSS Nostromo arrives at Thedus and commences cargo loading.

June 12th - USCSS Nostromo leaves Thedus with 20,000,000 tonnes of mineral ore, bound for Earth. Her science officer is replaced with Ash.


June 3rd - 6th - USCSS Nostromo encounters what is assumed to be a distress signal emanating from the planetoid designated LV-426, in the Zeta-2-Reticuli system. Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, and Navigator Lambert investigate a derelict spacecraft that contains the fossilised remains of an unknown alien species, and thousands of Xenomorph eggs. One of the Xenomorph spore (‘facehugger’) attaches itself to Kane’s face and plants an embryo in his throat, which then hatches, killing the host.




ChestbursterMember666 XPMay-27-2017 2:38 AM

No. Fan wikia and article in magazine (mb based on wikia) is not competent source. Need official words.

Where did the date 2122 come from?


OvomorphMember73 XPMay-28-2017 4:46 AM

I did watch a video on youtube talking about the clip where one of the crew is talking to mother and on an earlier VCR release which was a directors cut did have the date year. Although it was edited out later(not sure why). I can't find the video now though but I will try to find the reference.


DeaconMember10358 XPMay-22-2019 4:18 PM

Thats good Question, i think sometimes we just have to rely on and accept what is said that has NOT been shown in the Movies.   I am sure and i will have to Watch Aliens again that there is a mention in regards to Burke about a June 79 Date, which we can assume is June 2179.

I am sure Amanda was said to have Died 2 Years prior to Ripley being rescued but the DOB for Amanda on the Do***ent shown to Ripley is NOT in any Date Format we use on Earth...  so its more like a Star Date.

Here is a image of it, Date of Birth and Date of Death 12.23.20. ??  these make No Sense and the could have more Digits after, example etc

There are a lot of Flaws with Dates in those Movies..

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-22-2019 6:08 PM

I don't think we can really trust the date about Amanda. Burke could have easilly lied. 

Honestly, getting caught up in the axles of timeline ruins the enjoyment. Remember that different people were involved in each movie and may have just pulled dates out of their arses. 


DeaconMember10358 XPMay-24-2019 8:06 AM

I think to a degree it did-not matter what Time-Line we was in, the Advent of the Prequels i think makes it more important to give some detail/context to the Time-Line which they clearly do.

But indeed while the Prequels have Dates Set in Stone by Virtue of the Movies, the other Movies in the Franchise do-not clearly specify any dates.  so we could ponder if they are indeed 28 years after the End of the First Prequel, or 50, or 100 years. Would this matter so much?

I think one cause for concern with the Time-Line is the route of Alien Covenant where being set 18 Years Prior to ALIEN causes some Conflict for some in regards to how the Derelict looked like it had been on LV-426 for MUCH more than 18 years.... we have YET to conclude the Prequels however, so it could be shown that the Derelict/Space Jockey may have been there a LONG time but the Egg Cargo not so.... However we would still have to Question what then happened to the Space Jockey and that Acid Hole, and WHAT was the Derelict carrying if it Did-Not have Eggs all those many years back.

These sorts of Questions would NOT have been a issue had Alien Covenant not had to become a more Direct Prequel, and they stuck to the Original Idea for the Event. (Derelict)

Again i think you just have to accept what we are shown/told that has not been shown in the Movies in some cases....   But i understand some would not be willing to accept anything that is NOT shown in the Movies, while sometimes using information from Books/Comics and Games as providing more Definate Dates/Events as Canon, as opposed to Blu-Ray/DVD Extras and comments by Directors etc.

We get a lot of such Cherry Picking.

so if we ONLY consider what the Movies Show, then Indeed the Date for Alien becomes ambiguous with No Clear indication. 

But as DK mentions... should it really matter?

Again i think the ONLY thing that kind of BUGS the Time-Line would be the Route the Prequels take IF we conclude that with NO David there was NO Derelict/Eggs on LV-426, which would mean that IF we say Alien was set in 2122 then those Eggs (maybe Derelict) could have been on LV-426 for No-Longer than say 10 years!

Which certainly in ALIEN it looks like it was there for MUCH Longer.... but again until we CONCLUDE the Prequels its open to debate and subject to CHANGE.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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