Series III shows a very conscious aping of Alien in it’s design, so it seems only fitting that it’s third episode should be a direct spoof of the film. It’s also arguably the point at which the show switches into the action-adventure mode that would become a staple of the show in later series. All this combined with scenes that garnered some of the biggest ever audience reactions certainly makes this show something of an important milestone.
Does this episode contain the funniest moment in the history of the show? What templates did it set for future episodes? And have you ever eaten a kebab that looked like a turd? These microwave friendly topics and more are discussed as Alex, James and Andrew look at an episode that is difficult to surpass.