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Watch: Everything you need to know about the Alien movie franchise

Presented by: Jeff Spry

Look, we all know that Jones the Cat is the most important character in the entire Alien franchise ...

... but what else, man, what else?

Upon the impending release of Alien: Covenant, we thought we would (attempt to) summarize the goings-on of the canon Alien movies (no AVP silliness here, folks) to prepare you for the latest onslaught of angry xenomorphs.

From the poor crew of the Nostromo answering a mysterious distress signal to (or, rather, back to) the ... well, whatever was going on in Prometheus, here's the world of Alien for you in one fell swoop.

Watch below. Alien: Covenant opens on May 19.