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.Following standard company policy for such situations, the Nostromo lands on the planetoid and Dallas, Kane, and Lambert head out to investigate, damaging their ship upon landing in dust.
As he inspects one, a creature springs out, spits acid through his space helmet and attaches itself to his face.
For his work on the transatlantic telegraph project he was knighted in 1866 by Queen Victoria, becoming Sir William Thomson.
He had extensive maritime interests and was most noted for his work on the mariner's compass, which had previously been limited in reliability.
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.