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Prometheus The Beginning of the End?! Lets hope not…

Year 2069 – 2123

Mid – Late 21st Century

Faster-Than-Light (FTL) technology is discovered and the human race expands into deep space.
Space traffic control station established in Antarctica.
Android technology developed by Hyperdyne Systems.

Estimated from evidence in Alien. ‘Hyperdyne’ from Aliens.

2069 (July 13)

S.E. Brett (ID# 724/R4-06J) is born in Houston, Texas, UA.

2076

United States of America celebrates it’s Tricentennial and issues a special commemorative patch to active members of it’s Space Fleet (military and commercial).

2076 (February 27)

A.J. Dallas (ID# 032/V4-07C) is born in Wolf Point, Montana, UA.

2080 (February 4)

J.T. Parker (ID# 313/S4-08M) is born in San Diego, California, UA.

2083 (April 20)

G.W. ‘Thomas’ Kane (ID# 825/G9-01K) is born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK/EU.

2085 (June 21)

Brett starts working as a mechanic for the family business E-Z-Fly Spacecraft Repair in Houston.

From Alien DVD.

2092 (January 7)

Ellen L. Ripley (ID# 759/L2-01N) is born in Olympia, Luna, UA.

2093 (November 7)

J.M. Lambert (ID# 971/L6-02P) is born in Ontario, Canada, UA.

2094 (May 15)

Brett begins working as a hardware specialist for Solari Energy Corp in Osaka. Employment terminated on 21 December 2095

From Alien DVD.

2096 (February 1)

Brett begins working for Ridton Corp.

From Alien DVD.

2096 (July 16)

Brett has his employment with Ridton Corp suspended after flying high-speed cargo vehicles through the Iranistan war zone.

From Alien DVD.

2096 (December 4)

Brett successfully completes a 5 month treatment for alcoholism at a Ridton Corp medical facility.

From Alien DVD.

2097 (September 15)

Brett is assigned to deep sea vessel Ozymandias as Assistant Engineer.

From Alien DVD.

2099 (May 15)

Dallas graduates from Mercaton flight academy.

From Alien DVD.

Early 22nd Century

Deep space mining station established by Weyland-Yutani Corporation on the planet Thedus beyond the Outer Rim.
Space port established in the Solomon Islands.

Estimated from evidence in Alien.

2100 (March 11)

Dallas is assigned to the salvage vessel USCSS Snark as pilot/ navigator.

From Alien DVD.

2100 (May 23)

Kane graduates with honours from Weatherly Private School

From Alien DVD.

2101

The National Security Act establishes the Colonial Marine Corp.

From Aliens : Colonial Marines Technical Manual

Circa 2101

M-Class Starcruiser Nostromo (180924609) constructed.

Estimated that Nostromo was about 20 years old in Alien (2122). The registration number is given on a computer screen and later by Ripley when she hails traffic control as 180924609, but crew patches give a registration of 180286. This is further confused by the number written on the outer hull near the bridge which is 180246. 180246 was given as the Nostromo’s registration number in David Giler and Walter Hill’s shooting script. These numbers could all be unrelated, but their similarity points to errors with the Brandywine continuity department.

2103 (January 23)

Dallas is assigned to UTX Ganymede as pilot.

From Alien DVD.

2104

The Northern, Central, and Southern American continents consolidate their economic might to form one nation known as The United Americas.

From Nostromo crew patch that read ‘Flag of the United Americas – 2104 to Present’. Also sourced from ‘The Authorised Portfolio of Crew Insignias from The UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL SPACESHIP NOSTROMO: Concepts and Derivations’ (Thinking Cap Company 1980). This may contradict the fact that the Nostromo prefix is USCSS (United States Commerical Star Ship) and the Colonial Marines are known as the USCMC (United States Colonial Marine Corps). It’s probable that Americans simply referred to the ‘UA’ as ‘US’ due to habit. Also, I consider the terms ‘spaceship’ and ‘star ship’ interchangeable (the Nostromo can be either, as well a being a ‘towing vehicle’)

2104 (May 30)

Kane graduates from Gunning Foss Military School at the top of his class.

From Alien DVD.

2104 (October 6)

After working for Speedy Maxx High Speed Terrafoil Racing team for four years, Parker quits due to a salary dispute.

From Alien DVD.

2105 (January 9)

Parker is recruited into the United Americas Outer Rim Defense Fleet as a mechanic (rank: Private).

From Alien DVD.

2106 – 2108

Torin Prime Civil War occurs in Outer Rim Territories.
Lieutenant Dallas serves in United Americas Outer Rim Defense Fleet (UAORD) as a pilot on UAS Leviathan (out of Liberty Echo)and receives Sunburst Medal of Honor. Parker is captured by J’har Rebels during the conflict and imprisoned at Concentration Camp GR-161 (1/8/07). He escapes during the liberation of Torin Prime by constructing an EEV out of scrap (21/2/08). Following the liberation Dallas is promoted to Captain, and Parker receives an honourable discharge and returns to Earth.

From Alien DVD.

2107 (June 14)

Corporal Parker assigned to UAORD base Skyfire Down as Chief Mechanic.

From Alien DVD.

2108 (February 13)

Kane is expelled from Bryce-Watkins Medical School for substance abuse, and subsequently successfully treated for drug-induced embolism and stress.

From Alien DVD.

2108 (May 21)

Brett graduates from the Houston School of Astrophysics and Interstellar Engineering.

From Alien DVD.

2108 (July 14)

Brett is assigned to Weyland-Yutani waste disposal vessel USCSS Corazon Oscuro as Assistant Engineer.

From Alien DVD.

2109 (December 25)

UAS Archangel trooper carrier under Captain Dallas is destroyed during a peacekeeping mission on Thedus. 15293 lives are lost. A week later Dallas receives a Dishourable Discharge from the UAORD.

From Alien DVD.

2111 (June 24)

Amanda Ripley is born.

From Aliens. Amy was 66 when she died in 2177. Exact date taken from the photo Ripley looks at before the inquest. 

2111 (Nov 10)

Brett fails a blood alcohol test

From Alien DVD.

2112 (January 9)

Brett suffers minor brain damage during a cerebral detox procedure at a Weyland Yutani medical facility on Titan.

From Alien DVD.

2112 (May 12)

Lambert graduates from New Ontario University with Masters in Astro Cartography.

From Alien DVD.

2112 (June 1)

Lambert begins an internship at Ridton Corp in the Astro-Cartography Dept in London/UK-EU.

From Alien DVD.

2112 (October 7)

Lambert marries Xander Chapman, Director of Astro-Cartography at Ridton Corp.

From Alien DVD.

2112 (October 28)

Kane spends the next year on a archealogical dig on Konor Minor, where he meets Dr Elisabeth Monygham.

From Alien DVD.

Lambert starts working as Shipping Lane Trafficator for Farside Lunar Mining at Plymouth/ Luna-UA

From Alien DVD.

2113 (March 29)

After studying at the San Diego School of Astro-Engineering for three and half years, Parker quits before completing his degree.

From Alien DVD.

2113 (April 3)

Brett has his flight status restored after 14 months of recuperation therapy on Titan.

From Alien DVD.

2113 (April 19)

Brett begins working as assistant engineering tech at the Weyland Yutani Fusion Reactor facility on Titan.

From Alien DVD.

2113 (April 23)

Dallas begins serving as a smuggler on the Vidar.

From Alien DVD.

2113 (October 2)

Parker begins work as a freelance mechanic/ engineer for MexCorp.

From Alien DVD.

2114 (January 7)

Parker assigned to UA Lightspeed Accelerator Threshold, Neptune.

From Alien DVD.

2114 (February 10)

Having finished her assignment with Farside Lunar Mining 5 days earlier, Lambert divorces Xander Chapman, former Director of Astro-Cartography at Ridton Corp.

From Alien DVD.

2114 (February 17)

Lambert is assigned to Red Star Line pleasure cruiser Infinity as Assistant Navigator on the Mars-Orion route.

From Alien DVD.

2114 (June 17)

Kane marries Elisabeth Monygham.

From Alien DVD.

2114 (July 21)

Dallas works for Weyland-Yutani as a freelance cargo hauler using his own ship, the Tremolino

From Alien DVD.

2114 (November 12)

Van Leuwen is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-UA.

2115 (January 29)

Lambert is assigned to Ridton Corp salvage vessel Leggatt as Navigator/ Comm Officer.

From Alien DVD.

2115 (May 5)

Parker is assigned to Weyland-Yutani cargo vessel USCSS Otago as Assistant Engineer.

From Alien DVD.

2115 (May 25)

Ripley graduates from Evansbrook Academy at the top of her class, showing aptitude for ethics, law and corporate affairs.

From Alien DVD.

2115 (June 1)

Ripley recruited into Weyland-Yutani’s Horizons Beyond Officer Training Program.

From Alien DVD.

2115 (June 9)

Dr Elisabeth Monygham is killed in a decompression accident on Kellerat (LB-329)

From Alien DVD.

2115 (October 16)

Ellen Ripley successfully negotiates an end to a hostage crisis on Weyland-Yutani shuttle craft Erebus saving 49 lives and resulting in the conviction of 8 terrorists.

From Alien DVD.

2115 (December 14)

Kane assigned to UK/EU Colonial Expedition to Outer Rim Territories as mission analyst.

From Alien DVD.

2116

USCSS Nostromo refitted as a commercial towing vehicle.

From Aliens : Colonial Marines Technical Manual.

2116 (December 21)

Ripley completes the Weyland-Yutani Horizons Beyond program with honours.

From Alien DVD.

2117 (January 2)

Ripley is assigned to the cargo vessel USCSS Kurtz as Junior Warrant Officer

From Alien DVD.

2117 (October 27)

Parker is assigned to Weyland-Yutani cargo vessel USCSS Nonnabo as Engineer (flight status: C)

From Alien DVD.

2117 (November 1)

Kane is assigned to the UK/EU colonial transport HMS Sabretooth as First Officer.

From Alien DVD.

2117 (November 3)

Brett is assigned to Weyland-Yutani cargo vessel USCSS Nonnabo as Engineering Tech.

From Alien DVD.

2117 (December 1)

Ripley is assigned to Weyland-Yutani cargo vessel USCSS Sephoria as Warrant Officer.

From Alien DVD.

2118 (September 13)

Lambert marries Lordan Hussett, Executive Officer of the Ridton Corp Salvage Vessel Leggatt.

From Alien DVD.

2118 (September 21)

Kane is assigned to Weyland-Yutani salvage vessel USCSS Kenamor as Executive Officer.

From Alien DVD.

2118 (October 11)

Lambert is assigned to Weyland-Yutani scout vessel Adowa as Navigator.

From Alien DVD.

2119 (November 6)

Ripley is assigned to Weyland-Yutani cargo vessel USCSS Sotillo as Warrant Officer.

From Alien DVD.

2119 (December 7)

The Tremolino is decommisioned and the crew disbanded.

From Alien DVD.

2120 (January 3)

Lambert divorces Lordan Hussett.

From Alien DVD.

2120 (January 4)

Dallas is given command of USCSS Nostromo (flight status B).

From Alien DVD.

2120 (January 5)

Kane and Lambert are assigned to the USCSS Nostromo as Executive Officer and Navigator respectively.

From Alien DVD.

2120 (January 7)

USCSS Nostromo leaves the Solomons bound for Thedus.

Estimate based on information from Alien and guess work. When the crew were woken they were about half way home, and it was a 10 month trip from LV-426 to Earth. However they were detoured (estimating the detour to LV-426 sent them several months out of their way). Therefore we have a 32 month trip from Earth to Thedus return (approx. 16 months each way).

2120 (August 10)

Ellen Ripley joins crew of USCSS Nostromo en route to Thedus, as Warrant Officer.

From Alien DVD.

2120 (September 10)

Parker and Brett join the crew of the USCSS Nostromo en route to Thedus, as Engineer and Engineering Tech respectively.

From Alien DVD.

2121 (April 2)

Harold Andrews is born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK/EU.

2121 (April)

USCSS Nostromo arrives at Thedus and commences cargo loading.

2121 (June 12)

USCSS Nostromo leaves Thedus with 20,000,000 tonnes of mineral ore, bound for Earth. Her science officer is replaced with Ash (ID# 111/C2/01X).

From Alien. Date is from Alien DVD.

2122 (June 3 – June 6)

USCSS Nostromo encounters what is assumed to be a distress signal emanating from the planetoid designated LV-426, in the Zeta-2-Reticuli system. Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, and Navigator Lambert investigate a derelict spacecraft that contains the fossilised remains of an unknown alien species, and thousands of Xenomorph eggs. One of the xenomorph spore (‘facehugger’) attaches itself to Kane’s face and plants an embryo in his throat, which then hatches, killing the host. The hatchling (‘chestburster’) grows to over 7 feet tall and kills Dallas and Engineer’s Mate Brett.

Warrant Officer Ripley discovers that Weyland-Yutani want the Alien specimen and the crew of the Nostromo are expendable. It is revealed Science Officer Ash is in fact a Hyperdyne Systems 120-A/2 android, who has been protecting the Alien. Chief Engineer Parker renders Ash inoperative when Ash attacks Ripley. Parker and Lambert are killed by the Alien whilst evacuating the Nostromo. Ripley rigs the ship to self-destruct and escapes on the shuttlecraft Narcissus with the ship’s cat Mr Jones. The Alien also escapes on the shuttle, but Ripley manages to blow it out of the airlock, effectively killing it.

From Alien. See further notes on this one.

2122 (August)

Beacon onboard Shuttlecraft Narcissus fails.

From Aliens (novel).

Shuttlecraft Narcissus reaches the Frontier.

From Alien.

2123

USCSS Nostromo is declared missing.

Estimate only.

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NOTES:
Information has been researched from the four Alien films and their novelisations, and is based on the date ’6/12/79′ given by Ripley in Aliens. Judging from the technology in the series, I’ve assumed this date to be the 12th of June 2179. If information or events in a novelisation contradict a film, then the film takes precedence.
Ages of characters are based on the actors age, unless specifically stated in films or novelisations. Some estimates are a best guess from all available data. Some estimates are a complete guess, and may therefore be wildly innaccurate.

There is a potential error on the Alien DVD concerning the age of Amanda Ripley. From what we glean from the DVD she is born in September 2119, however this doesn’t correlate with the info from the films regarding Amanda’s age. Of course when the DVD says Ellen Ripley was on Maternity Leave during September-October 2119, it may have just been to spend time with daughter, not actually give birth to her.

SPECIAL NOTE: When the future crew of the Nostromo were born, the United Americas wasn’t known as the United Americas, however their birth records were adjusted when the UA came into existance. Kane was born in the United Kingdom which is part of the European Union.

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