"It's a data stream from PS-12."
"Where is she?"
"Right above Sector 14"
Two scientists (from Alien vs. Predator)

Weyland Industries Satellite PS-12, nicknamed "Big Bird",[1] was a Weyland Industries satellite in low Earth orbit. On October 3, 2004, PS-12 was above Sector 14 when it detected a heat bloom on Bouvet Island, information that it transmitted to Receiving Station #6-D.

Behind the scenes

PS-12 maquette

John Lee's maquette.[2]

A maquette of PS-12 was made in a day by Alien vs. Predator senior model maker[2] (and previously Aliens model maker[3] and later Prometheus prop maker and set dresser)[4] John Lee.[2]

The eye of PS-12 notably bears similarities to the famous camera eye of HAL 9000, the computer antagonist of 2001: A Space Odyssey. At the start of Alien vs. Predator, PS-12 is intentionally shot to resemble a Queen, specifically the backlit shots that first reveal the First Acheron Queen in Aliens.

The morse code picked up by PS-12 at the beginning of the film spells out the words, "Whoever wins, we lose". This is, of course, the tagline used to promote the film.




  1. Marc Cerasini. Alien vs. Predator, p. 21 (2004), HarperEntertainment.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2