August 18, 2016

“[the Best artists] mostly come out at night…mostly




The Tumblr Community is Invited to Make Original, Otherworldly Alien Creations to be Featured On Air…at Night!!!


Special Guest Judge, Carrie Henn – Rebecca “Newt” Jorden from the Aliens franchise – will Pick Top Three Winners



August 18, 2016 – New York – In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Aliens, and in support of the upcoming Alien Invasion on SundanceTV, a marathon of all four Alien films, the network is launching Aliens!!! The Contest, exclusively on Tumblr.


Sci-fi fans and artists: get your digital canvases ready! Beginning August 18 until September 9, SundanceTV is inviting the Tumblr community to submit their otherworldly artistic renderings, gifs, paintings and more — artists’ creativity is the only limit on digital composition submissions! — through SundanceTV’s Tumblr at The top three finalists will be shown on air during the Alien Invasion on SundanceTV starting September 18 through Tuesday, September 20, with one winner revealed each night. Winners will receive additional exposure for their creations via and the network’s Tumblr.


Aliens!!! The Contest will be judged by employees in the creative departments of SundanceTV and Tumblr, with help from special guest judge Carrie Henn, a.k.a. fan favorite Rebecca “Newt” Jorden from the Aliens franchise.  Henn, who was only 10 years old when she appeared in Aliens, will also be featured in exclusive interstitials for SundanceTV’s social platforms, providing a unique perspective for fans as she reflects on her experience as part of the iconic film franchise.


Complete details and rules for Aliens!!! The Contest are available here:


The Alien Invasion, featuring Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien: Resurrection will run from Sunday, September 18 through Tuesday, September 20 starting at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm C each night.


Sunday, September 18

Alien8pm ET / 7 C

Aliens 10:30pm ET / 9:30 C


Monday, September 19

Aliens8pm ET / 7 C

Alien 311pm ET / 10 C


Tuesday, September 20

Alien 38pm ET / 7C

Alien: Resurrection 10:30pm ET / 9:30 C




  • ALIEN: A mysterious transmission from the space merchant vessel’s computer awakens the crew of Nostromo on their return trip from Thedus to Earth. The crew discovers that the signal is not a distress call, but a warning from an alien vessel. Later, the crew comes to find that they are not alone on their spaceship. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt.


  • ALIENS: 57 years later, the Nostromo is found by a salvage team in deep space. With only one survivor — a nine-year-old girl — the marines attempt to fight off the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony. Directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Carrie Henn.


  • ALIEN 3: After her last encounter, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a former maximum security prison. Once again, she comes face to face with the terrifying creature and must battle it without weapons or modern technology of any kind. Directed by David Fincher and starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton and Charles Dance.


  • ALIEN RESURRECTION: Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. When the DNA gets mixed up, Ripley develops alien characteristics due to the alien Queen embryo growing inside of the clone. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder and Dominique Pinon.


About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination.  SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at, on demand and mobile.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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