CaptainDOB 27/02/2075 ID #032/V4-07C
The veteran spacefarer is the only crew member with access to Mother (MU/TH/UR 6000), the onboard computer mainframe. He is brave and responsible, but dreads making decisions.
Commercial towing vehicle USCSS Nostromo
Course: returning to Earth
Cargo: refinery processing 20 million tons of mineral ore
The ship intercepts a distress signal originating from uncharted planetoid LV-426.
The crew who is kept in stasis in the cryogenic vault needs to be woken up to investigate...
Required by standing orders to investigate the signal, the crew detaches the Nostromo from the refinery and heads for planetoid LV-426.
Dallas, Kane and Lambert discover that the signal is coming from a derelict spacecraft and enter it, losing communication with the Nostromo.
The creature disappears into the ship's air shafts.
Dallas' plan is simple:
Force the alien into an airlock where it can be ejected into space.
Lambert implores the remaining crew members to escape in the ship's shuttle, but Ripley -now in command- explains that it will not support four people.
Ripley accesses MOTHER to get some assistance on getting rid of the creature and makes a startling discovery.
Special Order 937
To new co-ordinates.
Investigate life form. Gather specimen.
Insure return of organism
All other considerations secondary.
Ash traps and assaults Ripley in an attempt to prevent her from alerting the rest of the crew.
The three remaining crew members decide to arm the Nostromo's self-destruct system and escape in the shuttle.
Parker and Lambert gather supplies for the shuttle while Ripley initiates the self-destruction sequence.
Time is ticking.
Ripley heads for the shuttle with Jones.
The Alien is blocking her way to the shuttle and it's too late to abort the self-destruction sequence.
With no alternative, she makes for the shuttle once more and finds the Alien is gone.
As she prepares to enter stasis, Ripley discovers the Alien has stowed away aboard the shuttle with her.