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When you’re researching information about ALIEN, your mind will make some strange connections. This definitely qualifies as one.
I’m not one for conspiracy theories or numerology, but I recently noticed something intriguing: the frequency with which the initials “SM” appear in Mother’s Overmonitoring Address Matrix…
There are seven instances of SM in which these initials appear in the menu:
- L ALIGNMENT,
- PHOTO F,
- 3RA, and
See for yourself:
It is a common gag in the movies to put ‘in-jokes’ into on-screen written material like this. A quick check of the Full Cast & Crew list for ALIEN at the Internet Movie Database did not reveal anyone with these initials.
However, there is edifying dude with the handle of “SM” whose presence is felt quite keenly over at the forums at AvPGalaxy.net. (A dude whose name was also given to Lt. Gorman, that infamous squadron commander in Aliens.)
And then it dawned on me: there are also seven crew members aboard the Nostromo…
Coincidence or happy accident? You be the judge…
(Or maybe I’m just taking a friendly poke at a MU-TH-UR-lovin’ friend of mine who is one of the best ALIEN ‘detail men’ I know. I’m sure he couldn’t help but notice this before. He just has the good graces to have never bragged about it…)
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