'Memory: The Origins of Alien' - Movie Review

The movie opens with a discussion of Dan O'Bannon's creation of and vision of "the Alien." O'Bannon died in 2009, but we hear about him through his co-author Ronald Shusett and his wife, Diane O'Bannon (who was also an executive producer). They spend time putting the movie in context, surrounded as it was by other SF hits like the original "Star Wars," "ET," and "Close Encounters" that had a much cleaner vision of the future. They talk about the myths and stories (like the three furies, and Lovecraft) and even comics that fed into the plot. And they spend nearly half the movie on the chest-burster scene. Ultimately mildly interesting, but for me too much on a subject I didn't have quite that much interest in.