Since at this point the discussion has broken down into typical off-topic trivia, I'm going to tempt it back on track by blaspheming in the worst possible way: A TV series would be the ideal format to reboot the entire franchise!
F*ckin' hey! Talk about nuking the entire site from orbit. How could I say such a thing?
Probably because I'm not as big a fan as many of you are. I just like the movies. I don't read the novels or comics, I don't cosplay in my very own USCM battle gear, and I don't have any NECA toys.
But I think that makes me open minded because I'm less wedded to what's gone before. For example, I like Sigourney Weaver's acting and she deserves her Oscar nomination, but you know what? Her name on the marquis has never been a big enough draw to get me into a theatre all on its own. Not like, say, Harrison Ford's, or Meryl Streep's, or Charlize Theron's, or a dozen other actors' names.
Think about Mad Max. Not so long ago Mel Gibson was the only person imaginable in that role, but I watched Fury Road and what I saw was Tom Hardy doing the business and doing it well. And I love the Shatner/Nimoy Star Treks, especially the movies, but I also enjoy the Pine/Quinto reboots; I have no problem separating old and new and enjoying both. And the Battlestar Galactica reboot was good, intelligent drama and even improved on the original (although that was probably an easy win).
My point is that a reboot doesn't necessarily mean sh*ting on the original. Nor does it mean banishing them from history. The Hannibal TV show worked. And there's a TV show called The Exorcist playing on a screen in front of me right now as I type.
But what would a TV series reboot gain?
It would give you the opportunity to smooth over all the joins and lay out a cohesive saga from beginning to end.
I would even integrate some of Prometheus/Covenant into the series, but instead of letting it sit on the front like Michael Jackson's mismatched nose, I would mix it into the series as a parallel storyline concurrent with the tale of Nostromo-Hadley's Hope. In fact, I might even make Fiorina a third parallel storyline swapping in a different character in place of Ripley (maybe Daniels). Modern long-form serials like to use parallel storylines, often criss-crossing in places.
So with advanced planning via a master story bible, characters and plotlines can be introduced at appropriate times and retired with satisfying closures. The franchise as it currently exists was built as an ad hoc series of bolt-on stories, and that's no way to create a coherent drama.