In this sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride are among the crew of spaceship Covenant.

Four decades on from 1979’s Alien, Ridley Scott dispatches another luckless space crew towards a nasty extraterrestrial encounter, lured by a mysterious radio transmission to a seemingly hospitable, Earth-like planet.

Sure enough, there are the all-too-familiar grisly terrors for Waterston’s Ripley-like heroine, Crudup’s queasily insecure first mate and McBride’s good old boy pilot to endure.

However, it is Michael Fassbender, back as eerie blond android David, who turns out to be much scarier – and by far the movie’s best feature.