Worlds enough, and time.


Scott Middlebrook and I go back quite a few years, though not as many as he has accounted for in his marvelously accurate chronology, The Alien Universe Timeline.

Scott, the site admin and fan of the Alien series, has been a valuable resource to me through the many days that I labored over The Nostromo Files site (in its previous incarnation) and we’ve had some very stimulating discussions about the events depicted in the Alien series. Untold others have likewise benefited from his exacting research and if you have never visited his site, here is your chance.

I reconnected with Scott when I re-launched this site, and was pleased to see he’d also found a home for his site here at  You will find there much more than the timeline, like data on vehicles, planets, and astro-cartography.

In addition, there are chapters covering:

  • The Banned Histories
  • The Weyland Century
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Out of the Shadows
  • River of Pain
  • Fire and Stone
  • Sea of Sorrows

Scott explains the scope of his work in the  welcome on the home page:

Welcome to the most expansive timeline of the Alien films available. It is based on the five 20th Century Fox films: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3Alien Resurrection, and Prometheus their respective novelisations, and film production information from a variety of sources. It also includes some references from the Colonial Marines Technical Manual by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood.

So, if you are new to the universe of Alien and need a hand getting a clue to how it all fits together, this is the place for you.

If you are a writer and find yourself in need of a resource for keeping track of the major Whos, Whats, Whens, Wheres and Hows of the Alien universe, this is the place for you.

If you are simply a fan of chronologies and are looking for a great example of how to do one with accuracy, citations, and contextual notes…yes, this is the place for you…

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