Whither aliens without food?
February 12, 2013 1:14 AM Subscribe
Just finished watching the Alien series (again). I've always been curious, what did they live on for sustenance? Their awesome power and quickness suggests a significant need of caloric intake, but how this was handled was never clear.
posted by psmealey to media & arts (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Humans were either dismembered (but not devoured) or cocooned for the purposes of becoming gestative hosts. Also, the Aliens seemed to secrete substances that enabled them to build vast nests. But still no clue as to the energy source of this. Any clues?