- "It's a data stream from PS-12."
"Where is she?"
"Right above Sector 14"
- ―Two scientists (from Alien vs. Predator)
Weyland Industries Satellite PS-12, nicknamed "Big Bird", was a Weyland Industries satellite in low Earth orbit. On October 3, 2004, PS-12 was above Sector 14 when it detected a heat bloom on Bouvet Island, information that it transmitted to Receiving Station #6-D.
Behind the scenesEdit
The eye of PS-12 notably bears similarities to the famous camera eye of HAL 9000, the computer antagonist of 2001: A Space Odyssey. At the start of Alien vs. Predator, PS-12 is intentionally shot to resemble a Queen, specifically the backlit shots that first reveal the First Acheron Queen in Aliens.
The morse code picked up by PS-12 at the beginning of the film spells out the words, "Whoever wins, we lose". This is, of course, the tagline used to promote the film.