Questions tagged [alien-1979]

A 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver. Use in conjunction with the [alien-franchise] tag.

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Is the ship the crew of the Nostromo find, the same "Engineer" ship that crashed in Prometheus?

At then end of Prometheus, I had expected the Engineer to go back to his ship and sit in that large chair he previously used when attempting to leave the planet. I assumed this because in Alien the ...
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Are the aliens from the Alien movie series more hive minded or more like individuals?

The aliens seem somewhat hive minded, based on the idea that they have a queen, eggs, soldiers, and generally are organized using a hive structure, including the building of hives and food storage ...
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Is the cat (Jones) in Alien immortal?

Just watched Alien for the first time. I've got two related questions about Jones, the cat: Is it in stasis at the start? I didn't see it with anyone waking up. How did it survive the ending, when
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Why didn't the crew detect the Alien inside of Kane?

In the movie Alien the character Kane becomes an unwitting host to an alien parasite, which eventually kills him. Why was this parasite not detected after the face-hugger died and fell off? Was the ...
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What was Ash trying to do with the magazine?

In the movie Alien, Ash What in the world was he trying to do?
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When (in which year) is Alien set?

Does the Alien film give any clue as to in which year it takes place? Or do any of its sequels? If not the exact year then do we have any clues, e.g. 500 years in the future?
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What caused the change in android behaviors from Alien to Aliens?

In the first Alien, the android is revealed to have an ulterior motive: a Hyperdyne Systems 120-A/2 android, who is acting upon secret orders to "Bring back alien life form. Crew expendable." ref ...
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Why doesn't the alien kill Ripley in the shuttle craft?

In the last scene of Alien, Ripley escapes in a shuttle craft. She screams when she sees that the alien is onboard. Why didn't the alien kill her immediately when she boarded the shuttle craft? Is it ...
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What happened to the cat Jones from Alien and Aliens?

In Alien and Aliens, Ripley had a cat named Jones. In Aliens when Ripley is preparing to go to LV426 with the marines she says to Jones, "And you, you little shit-head, you're staying here." So ...
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Who sent the distress signal in Alien?

I assume it was the pilot of the derelict ship who sent the SOS that set the plot in motion, but Alien only gives us a brief glimpse and not many clues (at least none so overt that I picked up on them)...

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