Ridley Scott's Alien Could Have Looked Like This

Here's screenwriter Dan O'Bannon's original concept art for the creature in Ridley Scott's Alien. Other Alien/Aliens concept art floating around online includes H.R. Giger's early face-hugger drawings and the heavy loader design that James Cameron rejected.

This is a bunch of concept art and rare images we came across on the web, some of which appears to be screenshots from the rare Alien/Aliens laserdisc. None of it is new, but it's all new to us. (You can view it in non-gallery format here.) Check out more Alien-related goodness at these links, and also check out H.R. Giger's website. [When is evil cool? and Skiffy]

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Concept artist Ron Cobb's original alien design - he worked on the film before H.R. Giger came on board.

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The original alien's articulated jaw - note that the alien actually had a human skull in its forehead, which isn't really visible in the film.

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Another view of that weird skull-forehead thing.

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H.R. Giger's original facehugger concept art.

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H.R. Giger alien concept art!

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H.R. Giger alien concept art!

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H.R. Giger alien concept art!

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H.R. Giger alien concept art!

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Moebius' concept art for human uniforms

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Ron Cobb concept art

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The Nostromo cockpit concept art by Ron Cobb, which became the actual blueprints.

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More Cobb concept art.

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More concept art.

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More Cobb concept art.

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More Cobb concept art.

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Early concept art for the ship with the alien eggs in it.

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Ridley Scott drew his own storyboards for the film.

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More Ridley Scott storyboard art.

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James Cameron's painting of the alien planet.

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James Cameron's concept art for the alien egg sacs

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James Cameron's alien queen concept art.

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Syd Mead's concept art for the heavy loader, which Cameron rejected.

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