Four of our favourite call­backs

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AM­BER ALERT Af­ter the shock wave hits the Covenant, fa­mil­iar shapes flash on mon­i­tors as Wal­ter ex­tin­guishes flam­ing con­trols. Or­ange crosses like this also fea­tured in Alien, Blade Run­ner and Prometheus.

NAIL­ING IT In Blade Run­ner, Roy Batty sticks a nail through his hand, and says, “That’s the spirit!” when Deckard wal­lops him with a pipe. David says the same thing af­ter Daniels sticks a nail in his throat.

A CREEPY TAIL This shot of a Xeno tail ris­ing up be­tween the legs of Up­worth and Ricks re­calls a sim­i­lar im­age just be­fore the death of Lam­bert in Alien.

FLIP­PING THE BIRD Most ob­vi­ous: there is a pair of “drink­ing bird” toys on the din­ing ta­ble in the Nostromo. One turns up again on the Covenant. Did Wey­landYu­tani buy a job lot or some­thing?

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