Ridley Scott's Alien prequel/Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant is slated to hit theaters next year, and in advance of that film's release Mashable has put together a 3-minute animated refresher video to get you up to speed. The clip, which features some cheeky black-and-white animation and a pair of narrators, is the latest entry in Mashable's new Too Long; Didn't Watch series, which has also tackled X-Men, Game of Thrones, Terminator and Harry Potter, among other prolific franchises. (Note: Alien: Resurrection isn't that bad!)

Check out the clip below, where Jonesy is revealed as Switzerland in the human-vs.-xenomorph battle to the death.

[via A.V. Club]

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.