In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Dan O'Bannon (screenplay by), Dan O'Bannon (story by), Ronald Shusett (story by)
Production: 20th Century Fox
Released: 22 Jun 1979
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 19 nominations.
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What was it Micro changes in air density Wait a minute It's a robot What you say I haven't seen anything like that except There is an explanation for this For God's sake Any suggestions from you or Mother What's it key off This air shaft may work to our advantage I can't see a goddamn thing I don't know yet If they find what they're lookin' for out there The pit is completely enclosed We think we should discuss the bonus situation Primordial Before we dock Get out of the room I found it Could it want Brett alive Open the door Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo Did you ever ship out with Ash before You know that Unless somebody has got a better idea How ya doin' Alien life form That transmission We are obligated under section eight When we throw the switches The emergency destruct system is now activated Mother says the sun's coming up in twenty minutes I'll volunteer to be in the first group to go out