SKY MOVIES GREATS – Saturday 1 August, 8.30pm
In a remote region of the galaxy, the United States space tug, Nostromo, carrying a cargo of mineral ore, makes its return journey to Earth. The ship’s crew – five men, two women and a cat – are awakened from their hypersleep chambers when Mother, the on-board computer, monitors a strange transmission. According to Company law, the crew must investigate any signal indicating possible intelligent life. What begins as a routine search mission quickly escalates into a nightmare of unimaginable terror when the crew discovers and brings aboard an extraterrestrial life form.
ALIEN pits man and all of his technology against a single fearsome creature with violent and deadly survival instincts. As each of Nostromo’s crewmembers are killed off one by one, the dwindling survivors uncover a sinister conspiracy that doomed them before they ever left Earth.