Alien / Obcy – 8 pasażer Nostromo (1979)
Horror | Sci-Fi ▶LEKTOR PL◀
OPiS: Podczas drogi powrotnej na Ziemię statek kosmiczny Nostromo otrzymuje sygnał SOS z pobliskiej planety. Podczas akcji ratunkowej załoga odkrywa nieznaną formę życia. Komputer pokładowy odczytuje sygnał SOS jako ostrzeżenie, ale jest już za późno. Załoga musi znaleźć sposób na zgładzenie istoty. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) podejmuje nierówną walkę o ocalenie siebie i pozostałych przy życiu członków załogi.
PLOT: The commercial towing spaceship Nostromo, owned and operated by the Earth mega-corporation Weyland-Yutani, is on a return trip to Earth hauling a refinery and twenty million tons of mineral ore, with a seven-member crew in stasis. Detecting a transmission of unknown origin from a nearby planetoid, LV-426, the ship’s computer, MU-TH-UR 6000 (or Mother) awakens the crew.
Acting on standing orders from their corporate employers, they set out to investigate the transmission’s source, in effort to locate the possible alien life. The Nostromo lands on the planetoid. Upon landing, their ship is damaged. With the damage taking at least 25 hours to repair, Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Executive Officer Kane (John Hurt), and Navigator Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) set out to investigate the transmission, leaving Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) to decipher the mysterious signal, Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) to track the three explorers, and Engineers Brett (Harry Dean Stanton) and Parker (Yaphet Kotto) behind on the ship to finish the repairs.
Dallas, Kane, and Lambert discover that the signal is coming from a derelict alien spacecraft. Inside they find the remains of a large alien creature whose ribs appear to have been broken outward from the inside. Meanwhile, Ripley determines that the transmission is actually some type of warning rather than a distress signal. Kane discovers a vast chamber containing thousands of eggs, one of which releases a creature that attaches to his face. Rendered unconscious, Kane is carried back to the Nostromo. Ripley refuses to let the exploratory team aboard, but acting on improper orders from Dallas, Ash violates quarantine protocol not to allow a possible infected crew member on the ship by opening the airlock. After an unsuccessful attempt by Ash to surgically remove the creature from Kane’s face, which appears to be glued onto him, the crew discover that the creature’s blood contains a corrosive acid. The creature eventually detaches from Kane’s face by itself and is later found dead. The Nostromo leaves the planet and resumes its trip to Earth.
Kane awakens from his ordeal with some memory loss but no other apparent ill effects. During the crew’s final dinner before re-entering stasis, he chokes and convulses in pain until a small alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him. The creature escapes into the ship and, since killing it with conventional weapons could result in its acidic blood breaching the ship’s hull, the crew attempts to locate and capture the creature by fashioning motion trackers, electric prods, and flamethrowers. However, the Alien has grown at an unprecedented rate and is now eight feet tall with incredible strength and agility. It attacks Brett and disappears with his body into an air shaft. Dallas enters the air shaft network intending to force the Alien into an airlock, but it ambushes him. When the others find no trace of Dallas, Lambert—realizing that the alien is aggressive and intent on killing the entire crew—implores the remaining crew members to escape in the ship’s shuttle. Ripley, now in command, explains that the shuttle will not support four people, and recommends that they continue with Dallas’s plan of cornering and flushing out the Alien.
Accessing the ship’s computer, Ripley discovers that Ash has been ordered to return the Alien to their corporate employers even at the expense of the crew’s lives. Ash then appears and attacks Ripley, but Parker and Lambert intervene, decapitating and impaling Ash, causing him to drip white blood, thus revealing him to be an android programmed to act on pure orders from the company itself as a secret robot. Ripley theorizes that the company wants the Alien for its military division. Before they destroy his remains, Ash smugly predicts that the others will not survive the indestructible „perfect organism” that they are up against.
The three remaining crew members then agree to arm the Nostromo’s self-destruct mechanism and escape in the shuttle, but Parker and Lambert are ambushed and killed by the Alien while gathering necessary coolant supplies. Now alone, Ripley initiates the self-destruct sequence herself and heads for the shuttle with the crew’s cat, but finds the Alien blocking her way. She retreats and unsuccessfully attempts to abort the self-destruct, then returns to find the Alien gone and narrowly escapes in the shuttle as the Nostromo explodes.
As she prepares to enter stasis, Ripley discovers that the Alien has hidden aboard the shuttle. She puts on a spacesuit and opens the shuttle’s main door, causing explosive decompression which forces the Alien to the shuttle’s open doorway. She propels it out into space by shooting it with a grappling hook, but the gun catches in the closing door, tethering the Alien to the shuttle. As it attempts to crawl into one of the engines, Ripley activates them and blasts the alien into space. She then puts herself and the cat into stasis and resumes the voyage back home.
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Dan O’Bannon (story), Ronald Shusett (story) »
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt