In the Apple Macintosh commercial, directed by Ridley Scott and aired during the 1984 Super Bowl, rows of people mindlessly march in step to Big Brother giving a speech on the telescreen. This monotony is broken up when a nameless runner (Anya Major) dressed in colorful gym clothes hurls a hammer through the screen, awakening the brainwashed masses from their routine.
In the Alien series, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is a warrant officer aboard the spaceship Nostromo. When the crew wakes from stasis to find an unknown creature has infiltrated the ship, Ripley steps up to play the unlikely hero.
In Prometheus, David 8 (Michael Fassbender) is a next generation robot from Weyland Industries capable of simulating human emotion. On the upside, he enjoys the film Lawrence of the Arabia; on the downside, he develops an ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy.