Alien Entomology: Science on the Silver Screen

Alien Entomology: Science on the Silver Screen

Our expert for Alien in our Science on the Silver Screen film series was Dr. Matt Frye. Dr. Frye is an entomologist, a scientist who studies insects. The alien xenomorphs might be from another planet, but they have a very insect-like lifecycle and many insect-like body features as well. They are also something else that Dr. Frye has experience with: Parasitoids. This article is adapted from his presentation, and discusses the biology of the deadly xenomorph alien. 

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