Michael Fassbender as David in Alien Covenant and the Space Jockey from Alien

Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Alien: Covenant

Could Michael Fassbender’s David actually be the Space Jockey from the original Alien? With Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott finally answers a question fans have been asking since 1979: what is the xenomorph? It turns out that the perfect organism with a painful reproductive system is, as long suspected, a biological weapon, but specifically one bred from Engineer technology by rogue synthetic David, partially as a means of killing his creators (us).

That’s not the only mysterious piece of backstory that’s been dangling for decades and is due a solution in Scott’s prequel series, though. There’s also the matter ...

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