director: Ridley Scott
producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, W
writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, David Giler, Walter Hill
cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
release date: May 25th, 1979
runtime: 1 hr. 57 min.
The time is the future. The crew aboard a massive commercial space vehicle is enroute to earth with a load of extraterrestrial ore when they are sidetracked by mysterious signals from a nearby planet. The signals seem to be calls for help and when the space ship arrives they find a ruined, moldering spacecraft and within it egg-like living organisms.