Four of our favourite callbacks
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?