Alien Anthology Wiki
Alien Anthology Wiki

This list is for anyone who wants to know the order of each piece of media. The different Predator and Alien Versus Predator (AVP) media are not canon within the Alien/ Aliens timeline as they are part of their own canon each. Please note the statements of 20th Century Fox consultant Andrew E.C. Gaska on his website This list is the best so far for continuity.


Media title[]

Media type[]


The peter weyland files ted conference 2023 s-302842544-mmed.jpg
The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023


Short film 2023
The Peter Weyland Files: Happy Birthday, David


Short film 2079
The Peter Weyland Files: Quiet Eye, Elizabeth Shaw


Short film 2089
The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission


Short film 2091
Alien 0 1.jpg


Movie 2093
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing


Short film 2094
Alien covenant origins.jpg
Alien: Covenant - Origins


Novel 2103
Alien: Covenant - Phobos


Short film 2103
Alien Covenant Prologue Last Supper.jpg
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper


Short film 2104
Alien 0 2.jpg
Alien: Covenant


Movie 2104
Alien covenant advent s-543302591-large.jpg
Alien: Covenant - Advent


Short film 2104
MV5BZTFhNjg0ZjctMTFmMC00NjRhLWE5YzItNGRhNDEyZThlNmIzXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTg2NjYzOA@@. V1 SX1777 CR0,0,1777,999 AL .jpg
Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter


Short film tbd
David's Lab - Last Signs of Life


Short film tbd
Alien 1.jpg


Movie 2122
Alien alone.jpg
Alien: Alone


Short film tbd
MV5BYjk3ZjEyN2EtZmYxNy00N2JhLWJjMzQtZWU2YWNmNmM1NzlkXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTMwMjM4NTk@. V1 SY1000 CR0,0,707,1000 AL .jpg
Alien: Containment


Short film tbd
Alien: Harvest


Short film tbd
Alien: Night Shift


Short film tbd
MV5BNGFiMjUyZjYtYjU3ZS00NjI3LWE2YjMtNTZlOGQwN2Q2NTZmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjkzNjQ3MDk@. V1 SY1000 CR0,0,666,1000 AL .jpg
Alien: Ore


Short film tbd
MV5BODVmNWIwMjUtMDhmMi00Y2MzLTk5NGMtZGQ0ZjMyYTNlYmQ4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTMzMDQ3MzE@. V1 SY1000 CR0,0,674,1000 AL .jpg
Alien: Specimen


Short film tbd
Alien Isolation comic cover.jpg
Alien: Isolation


Comic 2137
Alien: Isolation


Video game/

web series/


51LAsMEhh7L. SX324 BO1,204,203,200 .jpg
Aliens: Defiance


Comic 2138
Alien: Prototype


Novel tbd
514+0fBJppL. SX323 BO1,204,203,200 .jpg
Aliens: Resistance


Comic 2140
52565101. SX318 SY475 .jpg
Aliens: Rescue


Comic tbd
Alien: Out of the Shadows


Novel 2159
Alien: River of Pain


Novel 2179
Alien 2.jpg


Movie 2179
Alien: The Cold Forge


Novel 2179
Alien 3.jpg


Movie 2179
51YBiWPn5UL. SX323 BO1,204,203,200 .jpg
Aliens: Dead Orbit


Comic 2295
Alien 4.jpg
Alien: Resurrection


Movie 2381
Alien: Sea of Sorrows


Novel 2497


Billions of years ago - one Engineer sacrifices himself to seed Earth with the building blocks of life.

1st century AD - Engineers prepare a death ship to destroy their wayward children, humanity.

1990 AD - Sir Peter Weyland is born.

2008 AD - European Space Marine Corps established.

2012 AD - Weyland Corp is founded by Peter Weyland.

2023 AD - Peter Weyland gives a TED TALK.

2024 AD - Yutani Corp sues Weyland over patent of the android model “David.”

2026 AD - Weyland acquires Genentech and privatizes NASA’s Kepler mission, within the year discovering 4,326 bio-compatible planets.

2029 AD - Weyland wins David patent lawsuit against Yutani Corp.

2034 AD - The advent of Faster Than Light Travel.

2064 AD - Elizabeth Shaw’s memory of her father.

2065 AD - Sir Peter Weyland Memorial Library is built in Washington, DC.

2066 AD - Sieg and Son has manufacturing plants in London, Nagasaki, Buenos Aires, and the lunar Schickard-Wargentin Frontier.

2071 AD - The Sieg family sells all its shares back into the company.

2079 AD - Events of Happy Birthday, David.

2089 AD - Doctors Elizabeth Shaw and Charles Holloway discover a star map in a Scottish cave, dating back to 35,000 years.

2089 AD - Peter Weyland dictates a letter reminiscing about his mentor Eldon Tyrell and their competition in the field of artificial intelligence. He is later reported to have died in a station above Mars.

2089 AD - Events of Quiet Eye.

2091 AD - Events of Prometheus Transmission.

2092 AD - Ellen Ripley is born on January 7.

2093 AD - Major occurrences in the Prometheus Expedition.

2094 AD - Catastrophic events that result in the destruction of the Prometheus' crew, except Shaw and David. Peter Weyland, a secret passenger, is among those killed.

2094 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - The Crossing.

2103 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - Origins and Alien: Covenant - Phobos.

2104 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - The Last Supper.

2104 AD - Happenings from Alien: Covenant .

2104 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - Advent.

2120 AD - The Nostromo leaves Earth.

2122 AD - Happenings from Alien.

2124 AD - Sevastopol Station is completed.

2127 AD - Michael Weyland is born.

2137 AD - Happenings from Alien: Isolation aboard the Sevastopol Space Station.

2138 AD - Happenings of Aliens: Defiance.

2140 AD - Happenings of Aliens: Resistance.

2159 AD - Happenings of Alien: Out of the Shadows.

2179 AD - Ripley is rescued from the Outer Rim.

2179 AD - Ripley is taken to Gateway Station.

2179 AD - Major events from Aliens, in Hadley's Hope.

2179 AD - Alien: River of Pain.

2179 AD - Alien: The Cold Forge.

2179 AD - Happenings from Alien 3.

2194 AD - Michael Weyland dies.

2295 AD - Events of Aliens: Dead Orbit.

2379 AD - Ripley is resurrected through a cloning process as one of many Xenomorph-Human hybrids known as the Ripley Clone.

2381 AD - Major happenings from Alien: Resurrection.   

2497 AD - Events of Alien: Sea of Sorrows.   

*For comparison, most events in the Starship Troopers franchise are set in the 2300s AD.