Alien: Covenant Prologue - 12 Things You Probably Missed

9. Hula Girl = The New Drinking Bird

Alien Covenant Hula Girl Drinking Bird
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It's something of a running gag that most of the Alien movies feature a cameo appearance of the iconic drinking birds that showed up ever-so-briefly in the original 1979 movie.

Covenant appears to have nodded to that in its prologue by featuring a Hula Girl figurine which gets played with as the party kicks off.

While it's obviously not the very same toy, this is a clear attempt by Ridley Scott to recreate the mood of the earlier films in particular by adding some fun character to the spaceship to compensate for the sterile hallways and dark colours.

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