The crew are unable to remove the creature from Kane’s face, as its grip is strong and its blood is an extremely corrosive acid. Since attacking the creature with conventional weapons could result in its corrosive blood breaching the ship’s hull, the crew attempts to locate and capture it with motion trackers, nets, electric prods, and flamethrowers.
Brett is sent to look for the crew’s cat, Jones, and the now fully grown alien attacks him and disappears with his body into the air shafts.
They learn he was assigned to the Nostromo to convince the crew to capture the creature and return it for analysis, even at the expense of the human personnel.
Ash taunts them about their chances of survival against the “perfect organism.” Parker turns a flamethrower on Ash.
Parker intervenes and knocks off Ash’s head, revealing him to be an android.
Parker reanimates Ash’s head, and Ripley interrogates him.
Dallas and Lambert carry the unconscious Kane back to the Nostromo.
As acting senior officer, Ripley refuses to let them aboard, citing quarantine regulations, but Ash violates protocol by overriding Ripley’s lock and letting them in. Kane awakens and seems healthy, but during the crew’s final meal before re-entering stasis, he chokes and convulses in pain before a small alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him, and escapes into the depths of the ship to molt.I was entertained by and sympathetic toward the characters, who were multi-dimensional and intense.Mostly, I was impressed by the film’s visual aesthetics– I’m not referring to the sex scenes here, though there was ample representation of that action– I’m talking about the piecing together of a beautifully shot film.Lambert, realizing the alien is killing the crew one by one, implores the others to escape in the ship’s shuttle.Now in command, Ripley explains that the shuttle will not support four people, and recommends that they continue with Dallas’ plan of flushing the alien out.After creating such legendary porn films as “Behind the Green Door” and “Inside Marily Chambers”, they later became addicted to drugs and began a downward spiral leading to bankruptcy and murder. This is, after all, a movie about the porn industry. It most certainly would have a nauseating soundtrack.