Spotlight on Strange Shapes: “Ash’s Blister”

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The science officer’s observation blister serves as a visual metaphor for the character, who often silently observes the crew members while serving the whims of his unseen masters.

In the post linked below, Valaquen takes a peek into the evolution of the blister as a story point.

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Ash’s blister, as it is identified in the script by Walter Hill & David Giler, is, from the outside, a small glassy protuberance on the belly of the Nostromo. The compartment first appear…

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