A collection of imagery found online or used in my blog posts.
Pilot and trio, aerial shot.
Set plans for engineering, redressed as the medical bay.
Starrigger’s “Promostomo” model, a blend of the Prometheus and Nostromo elements
Thruster and landing gear detail.
Docking mech detail.
em>Starlog #27 (Oct. 1979), pg. 67. Click the image to read the issue online.
Lockmart’s modified CM-88B Bison Transport
Photo from Eaglemoss Shop web site.
A version of the base plate, with Scott Middlebrook’s flight plan map shown therein.
Hatton (l), Scott (c), and Hallett (r), in the devil’s den. Photo from AvPGalaxy.net.
A diagram of Lacaille’s eyepiece, showing the crosshairs used for determining star positions.
A large view of just Scott Middlebrook’s flight plan.
Sketch #27. Image property of William Cheng. Used with permission.
Exterior, planetoid set.
Weyland Megacorp patch
Top view of the Nostromo docking bay drawing.
Nostromo engine control room set plans (reused as the infirmary). 20th Century Fox
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Alien on VHS (1980), front & back.
Bow view of Nostromo
SVT1 (SVT Ett) is the primary television station of the Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Television in Sweden.
A closer view of B-Deck plans.
Cockpit & bridge detail.
This is Cobb’s cross-section of the ‘Leviathan’. I have never come across another layout like the one mentioned in The Book of Alien, so I am not sure if a Seymour version exists, or if the writer meant the one drawn by Cobb. Click and be amazed…
“Can we all hear that, Lambert?”
The Flickr home page for Lee Stringer.
From the Titan Books site: The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. It features the complete arc of his journey from the studies of flora and fauna, to his more sinister experiments on creatures, and the disturbing demise of Dr Elizabeth Shaw. The companion book, Developing the Art of an Android, holds an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton – the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches. Alien Covenant: David’s Drawings will satisfy every serious fan’s hunger for details of the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels. Dimensions: 9“ x 11 7/8”
The Book of Alien (1979), by Michael Gross, Paul Scanlon
In The Book of Alien, there’s a production sketch of an airlock chamber underneath the ship, with extendable lift. Here is my take, supposing the airlock does extend below the ship’s outer hull, but retracts to Deck B.
Thedus patch – draft 1
A retro-chic graphic
Prometheus Weyland Corp desktop
One version of B-Deck.
Images are the property of Paul Stother.
Flight plan with galactic art backdrop. A little too busy.
A nice shot of the exterior Nostromo set.
Kuno H.’s model of the refinery
Sketch 29. Image property of William Cheng. Used with permission.
Deck 5, Deck 6. Drawn by Vader (Jussi Myllyluoma).
A simplified structural bulkhead layout of the ship. That is the supposed location of the forward landing gear bay in the lower middle of the hull.
Nostromo set plans (floor). 20th Century Fox
Wear ’em if ya got ’em
The first Macintosh (1984), The Macintosh 128K
(used with permission)
Nostromo, traveling to Earth
Excerpted from Alien, a novel by Alan Dean Foster. Warner Books Edition. Copyright (c) 1979 by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation.
This started off with the Deck A set plans and went from there, adding things seen and probable, like a lavatory, and large tankage spaces.
Passageway (Ron Cobb)
Nostromo miniature, with never-seen wire-laden starboard side.
Top view, from the Halcyon model kit plans. I added the detail panels to the two aft secondary engines, what I think of now as the “hairy legs” effect. This one made it into the Weyland-Yutani Report book.
“Traffic Control to Nostromo: You are cleared for departure!”
Alien-inspired off world patch
The glory days of the RealArt Theatre: 1950s
Stern view of Nostromo
Starigger’s 3D representation of some set elements from the movie, “Alien”
Here’s a port side view of the turbines that might drive those massive thrusters.
A Saturn V first stage rocket engine, Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, Louisiana
ALIEN 1979 Movie Drawing. Giclee print fine art by Alan Tomkins. Image property of Chiltern Image Service.
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Our new Data Entry Operator, Edina Monsoon.
Bow view, from the Halcyon model kit plans.
The one that I believe started them all: The USCSS Nostromo, from which many modelers have scratch-built their own creations, given the authenticity of the dimensions on this plan.
The airlock hatch, after.
Top plan completed.
Exterior, planetoid set.
Original Nostromo plan drawing from The Nostromo Files, c. 2000, with “hairy legs” secondary thrusters at center bottom.
I empathized with Parker’s incredulity…
Weyland Corp poster
C-Deck from the opening scenes of ALIEN: C-Deck (2 of 4).
Against the backdrop of the Zeta 2 Reticuli system. 1
Kane (John Hurt) awakens from hypersleep
Ridley Scott storyboard with Jones.
C-Deck Maintenance Workshop off of the Vehicle Stowage Area.
Front cover of three-ring binder holding my set, with copy of the box top that once held 36 sealed packets of cards & bubble gum.
Another costume concept by Moebius
And more aesthetically appropriate for the used universe of Alien…
An original synopsis.
Current logo for the Intergalactic Trading Company, alive and well in the Sunshine State.
The secondary drive engines, courtesy of John Eaves
The official Fox-posted set plans, flipped into positive for use in drawing deck plans. I tried to maintain the aesthetic shown here as I created new spaces.