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Alien is a 1979 science fiction film about a mining ship that, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet where the crew discovers a strange creature.

Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Dan O'Bannon.
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  • It's a robot! Ash is a goddamned robot!


Ripley: Ash, that transmission, Mother's deciphered part of it. It doesn't look like an S.O.S.
Ash: What is it, then?
Ripley: Well, I – it looks like a warning. I'm gonna go out after them.
Ash: What's the point? I mean, by the-the time it takes to get there, you'll, they'll know if it's a warning or not, yes?

Dallas: Okay, Ripley, we're clean. Let us in.
Ripley: What happened to Kane?
Dallas: Something's attached itself to him. We have to get him to the infirmary right away.
Ripley: What kind of thing? I need a clear definition.
Dallas: An organism. Open the hatch!
Ripley: Wait a minute. We let it in, the ship could be infected. You know the quarantine procedures: 24 hours for decontamination.
Dallas: He could die in 24 hours! Open the hatch.
Ripley: Listen to me. If we break quarantine, we could all die.
Lambert: Look! Would you open the goddamn hatch, we have to get him inside!
Ripley: No. And if you were in my position, you'd do the same.
Dallas: Ripley, this is an order. You open that hatch right now, you hear me?
Ripley: Yes.
Dallas: Ripley, that was an order! Do you hear me?!
Ripley: Yes, I read you. The answer is negative.
Ash: Inner hatch opened.

Dallas: [looks at a pen being dissolved by alien's body fluid] I haven't seen anything like that except molecular acid.
Brett: It must be using it for blood.
Parker: It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it.

Ash: Ripley, for God's sake, this is the first time that we've encountered a species like this. It has to go back, all sorts of tests have to be made.
Ripley: Ash, are you kidding? This thing bled acid, and who knows what it's gonna do when it's dead?
Ash: I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie.

Ripley: [watching Ash examine the creature] That's amazing. What is it?
Ash: Uh, yes, it is. Uh, I don't know yet. Did you want something?
Ripley: Yes, I, uh … have a little talk. How's Kane?
Ash: He's holding, no changes.
Ripley: And our guest?
Ash: Oh …
Ripley: Hm?
Ash: Well, as I said, I'm still … collating, actually. But I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides. Has a funny habit of shedding his cells and replacing them with polarized silicon, which gives him a prolonged resistance to adverse environmental conditions. Is that enough?
Ripley: That's plenty. What does it mean?
[Ripley bends down to look through the micro-scanner]
Ash: Please don't do that. Thank you.
Ripley: I'm sorry.
Ash: Well, it's an interesting combination of elements, making him a … tough little son-of-a-bitch.
Ripley: And you let him in.
Ash: I was obeying a direct order, remember?
Ripley: Ash. When Dallas and Kane are off the ship, I'm Senior Officer.
Ash: Oh yes, I forgot.
Ripley: You also forgot the Science Division's basic quarantine law.
Ash: No, that I didn't forget.
Ripley: Oh, I see. You just broke it, then?
Ash: Look, what would you have done with Kane? You know his only chance of survival was to get him in here.
Ripley: Unfortunately, by breaking quarantine, you risk everybody's life.
Ash: Maybe I should have left him outside. Maybe I've jeopardized the rest of us, but it was a risk I was willing to take.
Ripley: That's a pretty big risk for a Science Officer. It's not exactly out of the manual, is it?
Ash: I do take my responsibilities as seriously as you, you know. You do your job and let me do mine, yes?

Parker: We found this laying there. No blood, no Dallas, nothing. How come I don't hear anybody say anything?
Ripley: I'm thinking! ...Unless somebody has got a better idea... we'll proceed with Dallas's plan.
Lambert: What? And end up like the others? No … no, you're out of your mind!
Ripley: You got a better idea?
Lambert: Yes! I say that we abandon this ship! We take the shuttle and just get the hell out of here! We take our chances and … and hope that somebody will pick us up!
Ripley: Lambert... the shuttle won't take four.
Lambert: Well, then why don't we draw straws and …
Parker: I'm not drawing any straws! I'm for killing that goddamn thing right now!
Ripley: Right. Well, let's talk about killing it. We know it's using the air shafts … will you listen to me, Parker? Shut up!
Parker: Let's hear it. Let's hear it.
Ripley: It's using the air shafts.
Parker: We don't know that.
Ripley: That's the only way! We'll move in pairs. We'll go step by step and cut off every bulkhead and every vent until we have it cornered. And then we'll blow it the fuck out into space. Is that acceptable to you?
Parker: If you think it means killing it, yeah, that's acceptable to me.
Ripley: Obviously, it means killing it. But we have to stick together.

Ripley: Ash. Any suggestions from you or Mother?
Ash: No, we're still collating.
Ripley: [laughing in disbelief] ...What? You're still 'collating'? I find that hard to believe.
Ash: What would you like me to do?
Ripley: Just what you've been doing, Ash – nothing. I've got access to Mother now, and I'll get my own answers, thank you.
Ash: All right.

Ripley: Ash, can you hear me? Ash?
Ash: Yes, I can hear you.
Ripley: What was your special order?
Ash: You read it. I thought it was clear.
Ripley: What was it?
Ash: Bring back life form. Priority One. All other priorities rescinded.
Parker: The damn company. What about our lives, you son of a bitch?!
Ash: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
Ripley: How do we kill it, Ash? There got to be a way of killing it. How – how do we do it?
Ash: You can't.
Parker: That's bullshit.
Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
Lambert: You admire it.
Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor … unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
Parker: Look, I am, I've heard enough of this, and I'm asking you to pull the plug.
[Ripley moves to turn Ash off, but he interrupts]
Ash: Last words.
Ripley: What?
Ash: I can't lie to you about your chances, but.... you have my sympathies. [he smiles]

Ripley: When we throw the switches, how long before the ship blows?
Parker: Ten minutes.
Ripley: No bullshit?
Parker: We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space.

[Ripley has tried in vain to disengage the Nostromo's self-destruct]
Ripley: Mother! I've turned the cooling unit back on. Mother!
Mother: The ship will automatically destruct in T-minus five minutes.
Ripley: You bitch!
[She smashes the computer monitor with a flamethrower]


  • In space no one can hear you scream.
  • Sometimes the scariest things come from within.
  • A word of warning …


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This is a computer-created picture of a UFO.

This is the UFO Research Project for Wikiversity. Anyone is welcome to add to this page, both good and bad views about UFO's. The main purpose of this page is: Do UFO's and life in outer space really exist? Or is it our imagination, or are people just making it up to try and be big and make fame?



Aliens and UFO's have supposedly been sighted around the world by many people, but its strange that no one has ever actually gained proof that they exist. They say the governments of the nations hide the proof, bribe people to stay quiet, and silence the media. Is this true, or is it just a cover up to why there is no evidence. The best place, that such a thing can be debated on, is Wikiversity, where everyone can share their views and points.

What exactly is a UFO?

A UFO, means unidentified flying object, and doesn't always relate to aliens. This term can mean anything, which fits under that name. However, the majority of people use the term UFO, as alien spaceships. This page covers both on aliens, and alien spaceships. Many UFO'S are seen throughout the world everyday, mostly in rural areas. But just because they've seen them, doesn't mean that aliens are real, as it could have been anything from a balloon to an airplane.

An alleged picture of a Ufo. Hoax or genuine?

Life in outer space

The idea of life in outer space is a lot more likely than the existence of UFO's and extremely advanced lifeforms as not all outerspace life forms will have the technology to create spaceships and such things. Life in outerspace may be nothing of what we think it to be. As life is life, and it could be anything from a tiny bacteria invisible to the eye, to the fish swimming in the sea. The existence of life in outerspace is very likely, but unfortunately, has never been proved.

Have your say

If you would like to comment about UFO's and life in outer space on Wikiversity, please do so here and not on the talk page which is basically intended to feature discussions on improving the article. If you would like to ever report a UFO sighting on Wikiversity, which could improve our research and evidence on UFO's, please post it on this page. UFO and alien sightings

I wonder if it a serious error to place so much emphasis on UFOs. If there are visitors to Earth from other stars then the best evidence for that might take forms other than UFOs. I have similar doubts about placing emphasis on searches for radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. We need to "think outside of the box". --JWSchmidt 18:07, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
I think they are our ancestors, more commonly our cousins,and they will not at one point harm us like they do in some films. But mainly help us with our society and what is wrong with it. By countless research, I found out that many people believe they will come by the year 2012. And will not appear their true physical self, but as human forms. Think of the great Nostradamus, many visions he has had that came true, as might this one. So my conclusion is that by the year 2012, we will all discover neighbors in our vast galaxy. Thank You for reading, Mr.E 4:02, 8 January 2007

It is inevitable that we are not alone and that some are more advanced then we although some maybe more primitive.The reason they are here you're guess is as good as mine but i kind of think of Start Trek prime directive as the reason we don't see more of them or they do not interfere .But anyhow here a link to the most disturbing sighting in US history since Roswell and of course rare are does who know I am talking of the Pheonix lights of 1997 but why? Is it not sufficient enough to see the disinformation going on ? maybe not Mr J.A.Delphin Febuary 6 2007

Past research on UFOs

that scientists should investigate UFO claims rather than ignore the subject.

The United States Air Force conducted investigations into UFO sightings, a program that came to be known as "Project Blue Book". Sagan participated in a review of Project Blue Book. The review committee concluded that Project Blue Book was not a scientific study and advocated future scientific research into UFO-related reports. The most famous research into UFO phenomena was conducted by the Condon Committee and concluded that there was no solid evidence linking UFO reports to alien life. Sagan helped arrange for an open scientific debate about the methods and conclusions of Condon Committee.

Sagan frequently wrote about UFOs and included discussion of the possibility of alien life in his television program, Cosmos. In his book, The Demon-Haunted World, Sagan explored the idea there are

Current researchers in the field

Most research takes place under the widely-adopted term "SETI", Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.

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From Latin aliēnus, "belonging to someone else", then "exotic, foreign", from alius, "other". Cognate with Ancient Greek αλλος (allos), "another, different" and Old English elles, "else".





alien (plural aliens)

  1. A person, animal, plant or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
  2. A foreigner residing in a country.
  3. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.


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alien (comparative more alien, superlative most alien)


more alien

most alien

  1. Pertaining to an alien.
  2. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.


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to alien

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to alien (third-person singular simple present aliens, present participle aliening, simple past and past participle aliened)

  1. To estrange; to alienate.


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Box artwork for Alien.
Developer(s) Fox Video Games
Publisher(s) Fox Video Games
Designer(s) Doug Neubauer
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
System(s) Atari 2600
Mode(s) Single-player
Series Alien
This is the first game in the Alien series. For other games in the series see the Alien category.

Loosely based on the 1979 film Alien, with gameplay very similar to Pac-Man.

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a foreigner, or person born in another country, and therefore not entitled to the rights and privileges of the country where he resides. Among the Hebrews there were two classes of aliens.

  1. Those who were strangers generally, and who owned no landed property.
  2. Strangers dwelling in another country without being naturalized (Lev 22:10; Ps 3912).

Both of these classes were to enjoy, under certain conditions, the same rights as other citizens (Lev 19:33, 34; Deut 10:19). They might be naturalized and permitted to enter into the congregation of the Lord by submitting to circumcision and abandoning idolatry (Deut 23:3-8).

This term is used (Eph 2:12) to denote persons who have no interest in Christ.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Simple English

Alien can mean:

  • a person that is foreign, a foreigner
  • a person who enters a country illegally

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