Brett, Parker, Ripley…and Johnson.


Part of my enjoyment of Ridley Scott‘s film, Alien, is the deleted scenes.

One of my favorites depicts a humorous and insightful interchange between the engineering crew (Parker and Brett) and the ship’s warrant officer (Ripley).

When I posted it on the Network, someone needed help understanding the dialogue in the scene.

I have provided here a transcript of the scene in screenplay format. It is a great example of dialogue, and how inefficient our communications actually are on a day-to-day basis.

But just enjoy it for the character insights it provides us with.




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