Where does ALIEN come from?


I just discovered a tip top chat show about Science Fiction from the UK called Hynobobs. In the the latest episode, the lads at Hypnobobs discuss the vaunted origins of the movie ALIEN. Where did this story come from? What source material influenced the story?

Kudos for referencing Dark Star. I like that movie– although I admit it’s a learned taste..

To listen to the audio: http://hosting.geekplanetonline.com/originals/hypnobobsmedia/2012-06-02_hypnobobs_80__origins_of_alien.mp3″