The ‘Memories of Nostromo’ Essay Series



The fateful journey of the commercial towing vehicle Nostromo — and its crew of seven — has captivated fans of science fiction and horror across known space since 1979.  Part of that attraction is the ship itself

Do you remember the first time you saw the Nostromo?

After that opening pan — so slow, with haunting soundtrack — takes us past that ringed alien world, we are shown a terse summary.



And with these words, fans of science fiction were introduced to a new kind of spaceship. It was a spaceship that:

…moved ponderously through the void like an old tanker.

…creaked and groaned, its interior throbbing with a machine heartbeat.

…was crewed by men and women who were world-weary, disagreeable, and more driven by greed than some grand prime directive.


It was a spaceship that … never returned home.



In the Fall of 2017, this series ran for eight weeks, showcasing original Nostromo essays written by fans of Alien. These videos were released to promote the series:




Here are the essays, presented in order of transmittal.


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ID: MON/30SEP2017  Robert’s Story

ID: MON/04OCT2017  Graham’s Story

ID: MON/08OCT2017  Pedro’s Story

MON/12OCT2017  Peter’s Story

MON/16OCT2017  Scott’s Story

MON/20OCT2017  Ari’s Story

MON/24OCT2017  Eric’s Story

MON/28OCT2017  Steve’s Story

MON/01NOV2017  Dayton’s Story

MON/05NOV2017  Aaron’s Story

MON/09NOV2017 J.M.’s Story

MON/13NOV2017  John’s Story

MON/17NOV2017  Cliff’s Story

MON/22NOV2017 Jussi’s Story

MON/03DEC2017 Darrell’s Story


+ Last updated: 2018-04-03 +