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1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter A), the 1978th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 978th year of the 2nd millennium, the 78th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1970s decade.

Real World Events

February

8

14

  • Giger arrives in London, where preproduction on Alien has begun.[1]

20

March

12

April

19

July

5

10

28

September

6

  • The Alien makes its first appearance on set, with stuntman Eddie Powell in the suit as he is lifted skyward on steel cables while filming Brett's death scene.[1]

October

21

  • Principle filming on Alien wraps.[1]

November

  • Filming of various pickups and reshoots for Alien begins.[1]

10

December

  • Filming of various pickups and reshoots for Alien concludes.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ian Nathan. Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film, p. 172 (2011), Voyager Press.
  2. John Hurt, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, H. R. Giger, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald ShusettThe Alien Saga (2002), Prometheus Entertainment [DVD].