An important date.
See... today is Ripley's birthday.
On this date in 1979, the world was introduced to one of the greatest horror films of all time, starring the greatest female survivor/warrior of all time.
Seriously? My God.
Thirty-two years ago this very day, the world finally met the unique and utterly magnificent Ripley, a Warrant Officer on the USCSS Nostromo, uneventfully towing megatons of raw ore from Thedus to Earth for 'the Company'.
Of course, that 'uneventfully' becomes a very frightening 'eventfully', and cinema/pop-culture horror history were made.
The thirty-second anniversary of a few important creations -- that alien, that facehugger, that chestburster, and that incredible Ripley -- I mean, my God, remember the first time you ever laid eyes on these now iconic images?
Yes, I know. I am a man. And man, is she not.
I'm watching this at least once today. I think you should too.
We raise a glass and give a heartfelt thank you to Giger, Shusett, O'Bannon, Scott... and most importantly, Sigourney Weaver.
You were the first woman to make me realize it didn't matter that the hero was a woman, and then that it mattered a whole hell of a lot that you were.
-- SIGNING OFF --