In space, no one can hear you scream..
The crew of the space tug Nostromo are woken from their hypersleep after the ships computer picks up an apparent distress call from a nearby planetoid. Upon investigation they find an immense and very alien derelict vessel in which crewmember Kane is attacked. With the small alien creature attached to his face he is taken back aboard the Nostromo and whilst the crew puzzle over how to help him they continue their homeward journey. When the creature that was smothering him appears to die and Kane reawakens all appears to be well, until time comes for the last supper before hypersleep...
Background info: 1979. Starring Tom Skerrit, Sigourney Weaver, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian holm and Yaphet Kotto. Written by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusset. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Illustration: 2012 Daryl Joyce. Gouache. 31cm x 45cm