A collection of imagery found online or used in my blog posts.
Ridleygram of the opening sequence, showing the crew awakening on board the Nostromo
The secondary drive engines, courtesy of John Eaves
Port cutaway. Using an X-acto knife, I cut the landing feet into separate ‘toes’ and rejoined them to get some idea of what they’d look like retracted into the ship. From this came my understanding of how big that chamber was in the film. I also took a stab at the vast engine room we see from outside engineering.
Map of the Alien Universe 6-2-2018
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.
It wasn’t rocket science, but it brought people together. (Graphic from webringworld.org)
“Prime ventral. Prime dorsal.” 4
Top plan of Nostromo, using a sketch of a photograph of the model, with details cut-and-pasted from the Halcyon kit instructions.
”Disengage from platform.”
Ron Cobb’s ‘Leviathan’, an early concept for what became the Nostromo.
Sketch #26. Image property of William Cheng. Used with permission.
Alas, all that remains of the RealArt Theatre, DeRidder, Louisiana
Plenty of room for adding an airlock & science blister.
Three-quarter bow shot.
Michael Okuda (c. 1987)
Docking mech detail.
A diagram of Lacaille’s eyepiece, showing the crosshairs used for determining star positions.
Ripley, sleeping through the miles.
Notice the fingertips near the pages? It’s easier to see this when the movie is running…
Excerpted from Alien, a novel by Alan Dean Foster. Warner Books Edition. Copyright (c) 1979 by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation
Exterior, planetoid set.
The USS Sulaco!
Starrigger’s “Promostomo” model, a blend of the Prometheus and Nostromo elements
The forward landing gear is rotated 45 degrees.
A Ron Cobb design incorporating many details found in the final miniatures.
Just how many shipping routes could there be in the ALIEN universe?
B-Deck plans, with callouts.
“Your Man from Havana” can be heard on one of the radios aboard Sevastapol Station.
A very rare shot of the port side of the bridge. This is looking out from the interconnecting tunnel where Ripley argued with Dallas as he headed for the bridge.
Alternate angle of the pilot’s chamber.
A different angle on Kane, and eggs.
Top view of Nostromo
Exploring ALIEN, part 3: menu animation from Alien, The Director’s Cut DVD. Some interesting tidbits relative to the Gateway Division’s computer interface menu selections: IC&A, OVCF, IT&C, N-CNN, and SWD…
H. R., Giger & Ridley Scott
A different view of the trio and pilot.
C-Deck corridor to ladder way junction.
Starigger’s 3D representation of some set elements from the movie, “Alien”
Scans from long ago, still on the hard drive.
Alien/Prometheus inspired labels
The ‘stickers’, with a nice alien green background.
Exploring the pilot’s chamber on the derelict.
The Mote In God’s Eye, original hardcover edition
em>Starlog #27 (Oct. 1979), pg. 67. Click the image to read the issue online.
USCSS Nostromo (and Refinery), by Remco Rohaan.
A Slave Miner From 2089, by Sebastien Hue.
A RealArt Theatre calendar from 1985.
Sketch #00. Image property of William Cheng. Used with permission.
MU-TH-UR Circuit Design
Perhaps a pensive moment for Charles, on the set of Crave.
Our new Data Entry Operator (DEO), Edina Monsoon, armed with the (ahem) essentials needed for the job.
Before I had software that let me draw in layers, I made templates of each part of the drawing. This is one version of the base plates for it.
A screencap of the college’s video page for the lecture. Keen eyes will note that Simon Atkinson provided details about the presentation. This is none other than Simon Atkinson, professional model maker and illustrator of Piers Bizony’s “2001: Filming the Future”!
Screencap from Shadow of Reflection website.
The final cutaway, showing possible layouts for decks, air ducts, landing gear bay, and maintenance garage.
The port nacelle support, courtesy of John Eaves
C-Deck Vehicle Stowage Area (1 of 3).
The VLCC Maersk Nautilus.
Farside Lunar Mining
Gabriel Garza’s Formula One racer-inspired hover craft.
Another view of a garage wall section, obscured again by the tracked vehicle, albeit from a different angle.
“The Solomons Circuit”, based on a diagram by Scott Middlebrook. From The Nostromo Files, circa 1990
Nostromo (at center) and Refinery, over planetoid iteration.
A version of the base plate, with Scott Middlebrook’s flight plan map shown therein.
KSC’s Launch Complex 39 is strategically located next to a barge site and a variety of structures, including a Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Orbiter Processing Facilities (OPF), Press Site, Launch Control Center (LCC), and a crawlerway to the pads. The crawlerway, leading to pads 39B on the left and 39A on the right, can be seen extending from the massive VAB at the left in this photo. The VAB (situated in the center, foreground), which covers eight acres and stands 525 feet tall (by contrast, the Nostromo is estimated to be 320 ft tall), is used for assembly, stacking and mating of Space Shuttle elements. Originally built for assembly of Apollo/Saturn vehicles and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations, the VAB is one of the largest buildings in the world. The LCC, seen here as the small white building to the upper right of the VAB, is where launch, mission support, and loading are controlled. (from Wikipedia)
“Prime ventral. Prime dorsal.” 3
Tween Engineering Deck, Deck 9, Drawn by Vader (Jussi Myllyluoma).
VT2 (usually referred to as Tvåan), is one of the two main television channels broadcast by Sveriges Television in Sweden.
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.