CAST Sigourney Weaver (Galaxy Quest) Tom Skerritt (Poison Ivy) Veronica Cartwright (The Witches of Eastwick) Harry Dean Stanton (Avengers Assemble) John Hurt (Hellboy) Ian Holm (The Hobbit) Yaphet Kotto (Midnight Run) The commercial spacecraft Nostromo is on a return trip to Earth with a seven-member crew in stasis: Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, Navigator Lambert, Science Officer Ash, Warrant Officer Ripley, and Engineers Parker and Brett.Detecting a mysterious transmission, possibly a distress signal, from a nearby planetoid, the ship’s computer, Mother, awakens the crew.Lambert, realizing the alien is killing the crew one by one, implores the others to escape in the ship’s shuttle.Now in command, Ripley explains that the shuttle will not support four people, and recommends that they continue with Dallas’ plan of flushing the alien out.Ripley, Lambert and Parker agree to set the Nostromo to self-destruct and escape in the shuttle.However, Parker and Lambert are ambushed and killed by the alien while gathering life-support supplies.The crew are unable to remove the creature from Kane’s face, as its grip is strong and its blood is an extremely corrosive acid. Since attacking the creature with conventional weapons could result in its corrosive blood breaching the ship’s hull, the crew attempts to locate and capture it with motion trackers, nets, electric prods, and flamethrowers.Brett is sent to look for the crew’s cat, Jones, and the now fully grown alien attacks him and disappears with his body into the air shafts.
These other accusers are apparently emboldened by his irate denials.
She dons a spacesuit and opens the shuttle’s airlock, causing explosive decompression which forces the Alien into the shuttle’s open doorway.
She propels it into space by shooting it with a grappling hook, but the gun catches in the closing door, tethering the alien to the shuttle.
She narrowly escapes in the shuttle as the Nostromo explodes.
As she prepares to enter stasis, Ripley discovers the Alien is aboard the shuttle.