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    • [looks at a pen being dissolved by alien's body fluid]
    • Dallas: I haven't seen anything like that except, uh, molecular acid.
    • Brett: It must be using it for blood.
    • Parker: It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it.
    • Parker: It's a robot! Ash is a goddamn robot!
    • Lambert: I can't see a goddamn thing.
    • Kane: Quit griping.
    • Lambert: I like griping.
    • Ripley: Whenever he says *anything* you say "right", Brett. You know that?
    • Brett: Right.
    • Ripley: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says "right". Just like a regular parrot.
    • [laughs]
    • Parker: Yeah, shape up. What are you, some kind of parrot?
    • Brett: Right.
    • [last lines]
    • Ripley: Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew - Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash, and Captain Dallas - are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.
    • [to Jonesy the cat]
    • Ripley: Come on, cat.
    • [last line, to Lambert]
    • Parker: Get out of the room!
    • Ash: There is an explanation for this, you know.
    • Dallas: Something has attached itself to him. We have to get him to the infirmary right away.
    • Ripley: Yes.
    • Dallas: Ripley. This is an order. Do you hear me?
    • Ripley: Yes. I read you. The answer is negative.
    • Ripley: What kind of thing? I need a clear definition.
    • Dallas: An organism. Open the hatch.
    • Ripley: Wait a minute. If we let it in, the ship could be infected. You know the quarantine procedure. Twenty-four hours for decontamination.
    • Dallas: He could die in twenty-four hours. Open the hatch.
    • Ripley: Listen to me, if we break quarantine, we could all die.
    • Lambert: Look, could you open the god-damned hatch? We have to get him inside.
    • Ripley: No. I can't do that and if you were in my position, you'd do the same.
    • Dallas: Ripley, this is an order. Open that hatch right now, do you hear me?
    • Parker: Uh, before we dock, I think we oughta discuss the bonus situation.
    • Brett: Right.
    • Parker: Brett and I, we think we oughta... we deserve full shares, right baby?
    • Brett: Right. You see, Mr. Parker and I feel that the bonus situation has never been on a-an equitable level.
    • Dallas: Well, you get what you're contracted for like everybody else.
    • Brett: Yes, but everybody else, uh, gets more than us.
    • Ripley: Ash, that transmission... Mother's deciphered part of it. It doesn't look like an S.O.S.
    • Ash: What is it, then?
    • Ripley: Well, I... it looks like a warning. I'm gonna go out after them.
    • Ash: What's the point? I mean by the-the time it takes to get there, you'll... they'll know if it's a warning or not, yes?
    • Ripley: Come on, Ash. I mean, the Science Department should be able to help us. What can we do to drive it?
    • Ash: Yes, well, it's adapted remarkably well to our atmosphere considering its nutritional requirements. The only thing we don't know about is temperature.
    • Ripley: Okay, what about temperature? What happens if we change it?
    • Ash: Let's try it. I mean most animals retreat from fire, yes?
    • Dallas: Fire, yeah.
    • Ripley: Ash. Any suggestions from you or Mother?
    • Ash: No, we're still collating.
    • [laughing in disbelief]
    • Ripley: You're what? You're still collating? I find that hard to believe.
    • Ash: What would you like me to do?
    • Ripley: Just what you've been doing, Ash: nothing.
    • Ripley: What's it key off?
    • Ash: Micro changes in air density.
    • Ripley: This is commercial towing vehicle Nostromo out of the Solomons, registration number 1-8-0-niner-2-4-6-0-niner. Calling Antarctica traffic control. Do you read me? Over.
    • Lambert: I found it. Just short of Zeta II Reticuli. We haven't reached the Outer Rim yet.
    • Dallas: Well... some of you may have figured out we're not home yet, we're only half way there. Mother's interrupted the course of our journey. She's programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. It seems that she has... intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.
    • Ripley: A transmission? Out here?
    • Lambert: What kind of a transmission?
    • Dallas: Acoustical beacon. It, uh... repeats at intervals of twelve seconds.
    • Kane: S.O.S.?
    • Dallas: I don't know.
    • Ripley: Human?
    • Dallas: Unknown.
    • [observing the Space Jockey]
    • Dallas: Alien life form. Looks like it's been dead a long time. Fossilized. Looks like it's growing out of the chair.
    • [climbs up for a closer look]
    • Dallas: Bones are bent outward, like he exploded from inside.
    • Ripley: Did you ever ship out with Ash before?
    • Dallas: I went out five times with another science officer. They replaced him two days before we left Thedus with Ash. Hm?
    • Ripley: I don't trust him.
    • Dallas: Well, I don't trust anybody.
    • [nervously eyeing Alien while she pushes buttons]
    • Ripley: You are my lucky star. You... Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.
    • Brett: Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Meow. Here, Jonesy.
    • [realizing Nostromo has changed its course and they have to investigate]
    • Brett: Well, so what?
    • Parker: Let's talk about the bonus more.
    • Ash: There is a clause in the contract which specifically states any systematized transmission indicating a possible intelligent origin must be investigated.
    • Parker: I don't wanna hear it...
    • Brett: We don't know if it's intelligent.
    • Parker: I wanna go home and party.
    • Dallas: Parker, will you just listen to the man?
    • Ash: On penalty of total forfeiture of shares. No money.
    • Dallas: You got that?
    • [chuckling]
    • Parker: Well, yeah.
    • Dallas: All right, we're going in.
    • Kane: Well, we are obligated under section eight...
    • [to Brett]
    • Parker: Yeah, we're going in, aren't we?
    • Parker: I hate to bring this up but, uh, this a commercial ship, not a rescue ship...
    • Brett: Right.
    • Parker: ...and it's not in my contract to do this kind of duty. Now what about the money? If you wanna give me some money to do it, I'll be happy to, uh, t-to, you know, oblige.
    • Brett: The man's right.
    • Dallas: Parker...
    • Parker: Let's go over the bonus situation. We haven't... Can we just talk about the bonus situation?
    • Ash: I'm sorry, can I say something?
    • Kane: The pit is completely enclosed. And it's full of leathery objects, like eggs or something.
    • Ash: Ripley, for God's sake, this is the first time that we've encountered a species like this. It has to go back. All sorts of tests have to be made.
    • Ripley: Ash, are you kidding? This thing bled acid. Who knows what it's gonna do when it's dead.
    • Ash: I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie.
    • [over PA]
    • Mother: Danger. The emergency destruct system is now activated. The ship will detonate in T minus ten minutes.
    • Ripley: Open the door!
    • Kane: We have Parker. Can Brett be far behind?
    • [repeated line]
    • Brett: Right.
    • [repeated line]
    • Parker: So, um, we think we should discuss the bonus situation...
    • Ash: Primordial... deep cold... way below the line...
    • Ash: Oh, Mother says the sun's coming up in twenty minutes
    • Lambert: Well, how about a little something to lower your spirits?
    • Dallas: Thrill me, would ya?
    • Lambert: Well, based on my calculations, based on time spent getting to and from the planet...
    • Dallas: Just give me the short version, how far to Earth?
    • Lambert: Ten months.
    • Ripley: Oh god.
    • [Kane wakes up from his comatose state]
    • Dallas: We're right here.
    • Ripley: We're on our way home!
    • Brett: Yeah, back to the ole freezerinos. Ahaha.
    • Parker: How ya doin'?
    • Kane: Terrific. Next silly question?
    • [they laugh, Ash hands him a cup of water]
    • Kane: Oh, thank you.
    • Dallas: You remember anything about the planet?
    • [Kane shakes his head]
    • Ripley: What's the last thing you do remember? Huh?
    • Kane: I remember some... horrible dream about... smothering? I don't know... Anyway, where are we?
    • Parker: It's got a great defense mechanism... you don't dare kill it...
    • Kane: I'll volunteer to be in the first group to go out.
    • Dallas: Yeah, that figures.
    • Brett: Enough of this "kitty" shit.
    • [often mis-heard, mis-subtitled line]
    • Lambert: Could it want Brett alive?
    • Ripley: What?
    • Lambert: Could Brett be alive?
    • Ripley: No... I mean, I don't think so.
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