I originally had the aliens' hunter/dog/ pet as a symbiot that was released from his rib cage
An early weapon. Intended to act like an energy based cattle gun, like seen in No Country for Old Men.
My original Alien dog was meant to be a biological scout for the main fighting body of the alien. Production eventually decided to add a crocodile jaw
My first pass at McG's nostalgic Rim of the World for Netflix.