H.R. Giger is responsible
for changing the face of science fiction. Before Alien, directed by Ridley
Scott, the realm of space creatures was confined to laughable costumes and
little green men. This stunning vision based on Giger's biomechanical
surrealism brought space travel into an age of acid-bleeding terror.
brought Giger international recognition as an artistic pioneer. It also
earned him the Academy Award in 1980 for "Outstanding Achievement in
the Alien, in all its glory!