Before catching the advance screening of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, our group made it a point to drop by the ‘Alien Covenant In Utero‘ Virtual Reality (VR) Experience/Exhibit located right outside the Trinoma Cinema area.
The small exhibit featured a visual history of the Alien franchise as well as posters charting the life cycle of the Xenomorph: Starting with the Xenomorph egg, followed by the facehugger, then the chestburster[ii], and finally the Xenomorph.
But the highlight of the exhibit was the free, 360 degree virtual experience that puts moviegoers inside the body of an alien Neomorph just as it bursts from the back of Ledward.[i]
Gross I know. But really cool! Especially if you were one of those who “looked around” and took full advantage of the 360 degree experience.
The VR experience was produced by Sir Ridley Scott and directed by David Karlak.
Face to face with the Xenomorph
Special thanks to cosplayer Dan Geromo who indulged me with the Aliens action photo (right). Dan came up with a really creative Xenomorph costume that brought only smiles to the Trinoma crowd.
[i] The larval form of the Xenomorph.
[ii] Ledward (played by Benjamin Rigby) is a member of the Covenant security unit that went down to survey the planet.