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  • Parker: Why the hell don't you guys just freeze him?


  • Parker: If we ain't out of here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space!


  • Brett: Right.


  • Parker: I ain't drawing no straws, I'm for killing that goddamn thing right now.


  • Ellen Ripley: Final report, the commercial star-ship 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 within six weeks. With a little luck the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.


  • Ash: I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.
    Ash: I can't lie to you about your chances, but you have my sympathies.


  • Ellen Ripley: We will and then we will blow it the fuck out into space!


  • Parker: Get out of the room!


  • Ellen Ripley: This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.


  • Ellen Ripley: You...are...my...lucky...star...


  • Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
    Lambert: You admire it.
    Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
    Parker: Look, I am... I've heard enough of this, and I'm asking you to pull the plug.
    Ash: Last word.
    Ellen Ripley: What?
    Ash: I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.


  • Kane: Brett "Jonesy... here Jonesy"
    Brett: Jonesy... here Jonesy.


  • Parker: (To Kane) What's the matter?... The food ain't that bad...
    Parker: [to Kane] What's the matter? The food ain't that bad...


  • 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.
    Ellen 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.


  • Dallas: (from editited footage) Kill....me! Ripelyyy
    Dallas: [from editited footage] Kill... me! Ripely.


  • Ellen Ripley: Whenever he says *anything* you say 'right,' Brett, you know that?
    Brett: Right.
    Ellen Ripley: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says 'right'. Just like a regular parrot.
    Parker: Yeah, shape up. What are you some kind of parrot?


  • Ellen Ripley: Ash can you hear me? Ash!?
    Ash: [Eyes open] Yes I can hear you.
    Ellen Ripley: What was your special order?
    Ash: You read it, I thought it was clear.
    Ellen Ripley: What was it?
    Ash: Bring back life form, priority one, all other priorities are rescinded.
    Parker: The damn Company. What about our lives you son of a bitch?
    Ash: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
    Ellen Ripley: How do we kill it Ash, there's got to be a way of killing it, how, how do we do it?
    Ash: You can't.
    Parker: That's bullshit!
    Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing with do you? Perfect organism. It's structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
    Lambert: You admire it.
    Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
    Parker: I've heard enough of this and i'm asking you to pull the plug.
    Ash: Last word.
    Ellen Ripley: What?
    Ash: I can't lie to you about your chances, but, you have my sympathies. [Smiles]
    Ellen Ripley: [Pulls the plug]


  • Ellen Ripley: Whenever he says *anything* you say "right," Brett, you know that?
    Ellen Ripley: Whenever he says *anything* you say 'right,' Brett, you know that?
    Brett: Right.
    Ellen Ripley: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says "right". Just like a regular parrot.
    Ellen Ripley: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says 'right'. Just like a regular parrot.
    Parker: Yeah, shape up. What are you some kind of parrot?


  • Parker: Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?


  • Parker: It's a robot. Ash is a god damn robot.


  • Brett: Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Meaow. Here Jonesy.


  • Dallas: [looking at alien skeleton] 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.


  • Ellen Ripley: This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.
    Ellen Ripley: This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. [to Jonesy the cat]


  • Ash: You know, I've got an explanation for this.
    Ash: There is an explanation for this, you know.


  • Ellen Ripley: I'm thinking.
    Parker: Ash is a robot!


  • Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor. Unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality
    Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor. Unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
    Ash: I admire it's purity. A survivor. Unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.


  • Parker: So, um, we think we should discuss the bonus situation..


  • Ellen Ripley: Micro changes in air density, my ass.


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