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ALIEN THE 1979 MOVIE cinematic play report

Mon 26 Apr 2021, 02:06

ALIEN THE 1979 MOVIE
ARTHUR DALLAS CINEMATIC PLAY REPORT

I'VE ALWAYS WANT TO RUN THIS SCENARIO BASED ON ALIEN 1979 (THE FILM) WITH MY 4 BUDDIES REGULAR PLAYERS. EVERYONE KNOWS THE ORIGINAL STORY SO I'VE PLANNED SOME INTERESTING CHANGES IN THE NARRATIVES ACTS AND CHARACTERS. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A GREAT GAME.

RESOURCES: SEE MY PERSONAL DEVIANTART.COM ACCOUNT FOR CHARACTERS SHEETS AND NOSTROMO 3 DECKS MAPS : https://www.deviantart.com/arthurdallas/gallery

THE CHARACTERS

I GAVE THE PLAYERS THE OPTION OF CHOOSING THEIR CHARACTERS EXCEPT KANE (SINCE I WANT HIM TO GO TO THE DERELICT SHIP AND GET INTO TROUBLE). THEY BEGAN PICKING CHARACTERS: CAPTAIN DALLAS, RIPLEY, PARKER AND ASH (I SAID NO PROBLEM PICK HIM UP). SO BRETT, LAMBERT AND KANE WERE FLOATERS (NPC).

THE PROLOGUE

THE COMMERCIAL TOWING VEHICULE NOSTROMO IS RETURNING TO EARTH WITH A SEVEN-MEMBER CREW IN STASIS (DALLAS, KANE, RIPLEY, LAMBERT, ASH, PARKER, BRETT AND THE CAT JONES). DETECTING A TRANSMISSION, THE SHIP'S COMPUTER (MOTHER) AWAKENS THE CREW. PER COMPANY POLICY REQUIRING ANY POTENTIAL DISTRESS SIGNAL BE INVESTIGATED, THEY HAVE TO LAND ON A MOON (ACHERON LV-426) ORBITING CALPAMOS IN THE ZETA RETICULI SYSTEM ...

ACT.1
THE LANDING AND THE DERELICT

WE ARE STARTING WITH THE LANDING. CREW RETURNED TO THEIR STATIONS AND WITHIN A FEW MINUTES WERE IN ORBIT HIGH OVER A ROCKY MOON (ACHERON). THEY TRIED TO SPOT THE SOURCE OF THE SIGNAL FROM ORBIT. THEY NARROWED IT DOWN TO ONE AREA. ASH MADE A ROLL FOR THE SIGNAL DECODING AND HE JUST HADN'T FIGURED IT OUT. I NARRATED THE DESCENT AND TOLD THEM THE LOCAL STORM REQUIRED ANOTHER PILOTING ROLL AND LAMBERT NAILED IT. THE NOSTROMO TOUCHES DOWN ON THE PLANET. HOWLING WIND BATTERS THE FRONT VIEWPORT. IT'S DARK BUT THE SHIP IS FINE. THEY SCAN FOR THE SIGNAL AND FIND IT'S ONLY 3000 METERS AWAY. "CLOSE ENOUGH TO WALK, I VOLUNTEER FOR THE FIRST GROUP GOING OUT" (SAYS KANE). THEY DISCUSS THE COMPOSITION OF THE SEARCH PARTY AND SETTLE ON KANE, RIPLEY AND PARKER. THEY EACH GET IN AN EVA SUIT. PARKER TAKES A REXIM RXF-M5 EVA PISTOL, KANE TAKES A MULTI-KIT (A SUITCASE WITH PARTS TO ASSEMBLE EMERGENCY GEAR INCLUDING A TENT, 12 FOOT LADDER OR WINCH WITH 60 METERS CABLE) AND RIPLEY TAKES A WY LOCATION TRACKING DEVICE (MU/TH/UR DOWNLOADS THE EXACT DERELICT LOCATION IN IT).

THEY NAVIGATE TOWARDS THE SIGNAL WITH SUCCESSFUL ROLLS WITH THE LOCATION DEVICE. THE WEATHER STARTS TO CLEAR AND THEY SPOT A HORSESHOE SHAPED OBJECT IN THE DISTANCE. IT'S BIG ABOUT HALF THE SIZE OF THE NOSTROMO. IT'S CLEARLY OF NONHUMAN MANUFACTURE. THEY REACH THE DERELICT AND FIND 3 LARGE HOLES IN THE SIDE OF IT THAT COULD OFFER ACCESS. "OH NO WAY, I'M NOT GOING IN THERE" (SAYS RIPLEY, SHE SOUNDS LIKE LAMBERT IN THE REAL MOVIE). "BUT WE'VE COME SO FAR, WE MUST GO ON. WE MUST GO ON" (SAYS KANE). "I'M NOT GETTING PAID ENOUGH TO GO INTO THIS SPOOKY THING" (SAYS PARKER). KANE CRAWLS INTO THE FIRST HOLE AND THEY ALL HEAD IN. THEY CONTINUE THROUGH A WEIRD RINNED CORRIDOR BEFORE FINDING AN OPENING IN THE CEILING INTO A LARGER CHAMBER. THE CHAMBER IS DOMINATED BY A HUGE STRUCTURE, AN ENORMOUS FOSSILIZED ALIEN PILOT FUSED TO A WEIRD CONTROL CHAIR. APPROCHING THE OBJECT, KANE SPOTS AN OPENING IN THE FLOOR. "PERHAPS THE SURVIVORS ARE DOWN THERE, I VOLUNTEER TO GO DOWN" (SAYS KANE). THEY ASSEMBLE THE WINCH, KANE IS LOWERED IN AND THEY HEAR HIM OVER THE RADIO. "HOTTER IN HERE, WARM AIR RISING FROM BELOW. TUNNEL'S GONE, IT'S A CAVE. FEELS LIKE THE GODDAM TROPICS IN HERE. THIS IS WEIRD, IT'S SOME KIND OF STORAGE AREA. THE PLACE IS FULL OF DARK EGGS-THINGS. I'LL GIVE IT A LOOK, WAIT A MINUTE, THERE'S MOVEMENT, JESUS ..." (SAYS KANE). THEY HEAR KANE GASP, A SQUEAL AND THEN GARBLED GURGLING.

RIPLEY AND PARKER DISCUSS WHAT TO DO AND IMMEDIATELY THEY WINCH KANE UP WITH THE MULTI-KIT IN PLACE. KANE APPEARS WITH SOME SORT OF BROWN ORGANIC CREATURE SUCKED TO HIS FACE PUSHED THROUGH HIS HELMET. KANE'S LIFESIGNS ARE STABLE FOR NOW. "LOOKS LIKE HE HAS AIR COMING. WE NEED TO GO BACK NOW" (SAYS RIPLEY). THEY ASSEMBLE THE MULTI-KIT INTO A STRETCHER TO CARRY KANE BACK. THE WIND HAS PICKED UP AGAIN BUT RIPLEY MANAGES TO FIND THE NOSTROMO WITH THE WY LOCATION SOURCE TRACKER DEVICE. RIPLEY AND PARKER STRUGGLE THROUGH THE HOWLING WINDS TO DRAG KANE AND TO THE GROUND LIFT. THEY ARE SHOUTING OVER THE COMMS TO GET DALLAS TO OPEN THE AIRLOCK. ASH OPENS THE AIRLOCK AND HE AND DALLAS ARE RUSHING KANE TO THE MEDLAB. BRETT AND LAMBERT HELP RIPLEY AND PARKER TAKING OFF THEIR HELMETS.

ACT.2
THE TAKEOFF

DALLAS, ASH AND LAMBERT GET TO THE MEDLAB, PUT ON SCRUBS AND GET OUT MEDICAL TOOLS. PARKER, BRETT AND RIPLEY ARE WAITING AGAINST THE WALL OUTSIDE DE MEDLAB OBSERVATION WINDOWS. DALLAS USES A LASER SCALPEL TO CUT AWAY KANE'S EVA SUIT. THEY FIND A BROWN SPIDER LIKE CREATURE WITH 8 LIMBS STUCK TO KANE'S FACE AND A LONG SEGMENTED TAIL WRAPPED AROUND KANE'S NECK. "LOOKS LIKE HE'S BREATHING" (SAYS ASH). "WHAT'S IT DOING TO HIM, CAN WE SCAN HIM" (SAYS DALLAS). THEY MOVE KANE TO THE AUTODOC AND PERFORM A SCAN WHICH SHOWS A LONG TUBE EXTENDING FROM THE CREATURE INSIDE KANE'S THROAT. "IT COULD BE PROVIDING HIM OXYGEN OR GIVING HIM NUTRIENTS" (SAYS ASH). THEY PULL KANE OUT OF THE AUTODOC AND DALLAS PREPARES TO CUT IT OFF WITH THE LASER SCALPEL. "WAIT A MINUTE, JUST A MINUTE. IF IT'S FEEDING HIM OXIGEN, CUTTING IT OFF WE MIGHT TERMINATE KANE" (SAYS ASH). "YA YOU'RE RIGHT, OK, ASH YOU MONITOR KANE. LET'S TAKE OFF AND GET OUT OF HERE" (SAYS DALLAS).

THE CREW TOOK POSITIONS ON THE BRIDGE AND BLASTED OFF FROM THE PLANETOID. NOSTROMO HAS PICKED UP IT'S CARGO AND IS ON ITS WAY TO EARTH. "WHEN WE FIX SOMETHING, IT STAYS FIXED" (SAYS PARKER). "RIGHT" (SAYS BRETT)." I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY THAT WILL RAISE THE LEVEL OF THE CONVERSATION" (SAYS LAMBERT). "THAT'S OK, GIVE US THE BAD NEWS" (SAYS DALLAS). "THE NOSTROMO IS TEN MONTHS FROM EARTH" (SAYS LAMBERT). "GOD" (SAYS RIPLEY). ASH INTERRUPTS THE DISCUSSION VIA THE INTERCOM. "DALLAS, I THINK YOU SHOULD JOIN ME IN THE MEDLAB, THERE'S BEEN A CHANGE IN KANE'S CONDITION" (SAYS ASH). "IS IT SERIOUS" (SAYS DALLAS). "IT'S INTERESTING" (SAYS ASH). THE CREW ARRIVES TO THE MEDLAB TO FIND KANE SITTING UP, A ROBE AROUND HIS SHOULDERS SIPPING A CUP OF WATER. ASH EXPLAINS THAT HE'D BEEN MONITORING KANE AND HEARD A NOISE. HE TURNED TO FIND THE CREATURE HAD DROPPED OFF KANE AND CRAWLED INTO THE FAR CORNER OF THE ROOM, QUITE DEAD. "AND YOU'RE SURE IT'S DEAD" (SAYS DALLAS). "QUITE CERTAIN CAPTAIN" (SAYS ASH).

"I'M HUNGRY, CAN WE EAT BEFORE GOING BACK TO HYPERSLEEP" (SAYS KANE). "SO MAYBE A CELEBRATORY MEAL IS IN ORDER" (SAYS DALLAS). KANE IS WOLFING FOOD DOWN LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW. "ARE YOU DOING OK KANE" (SAYS PARKER). "YES QUITE CERTAIN, I'M STARVING TO DEATH" (SAYS KANE). ALL MY PLAYERS WERE AMAZED AT THAT POINT, THE REAL PLEASURE BEGINS. "SORRY BUT, I'M SURE WE NEED TO EXAMINE KANE AGAIN. THERE MAY BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM" (SAYS RIPLEY). "YOU ARE RIGHT, WE WILL DO THIS" (SAYS ASH). THEY ALL GO BACK TO THE MEDLAB TO EXAMINE KANE. ASH PLACES KANE INTO THE AUTODOC AND IT SCAN NOTHING. THERE IS NO ORGANISM INSIDE HIM. "OK WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO. PARKER AND BRETT SECURE ENGINES FOR THE FTL VOYAGE. RIPLEY AND LAMBERT PLEASE CHECK THE CRYO PODS. ASH AND I WILL MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS OK WITH KANE" (SAYS DALLAS).

THE CREW PREPARE AND MAKE THE LAST ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SHIP BEFORE HYPERSLEEP. DALLAS IS IN THE NARCISSUS (SHUTTLE) LISTENING TO THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI. HIS EYES ARE CLOSED AND HE RELAXES. BEEP (AN INTERRUPTION ON THE INTERCOM). "DALLAS, WE ARE READY FOR SLEEP" (SAYS RIPLEY). BUT DALLAS IS NOT RESPONDING. DALLAS'S EYES ARE INK BLACK. THORNS ARE PROTRUDE FROM HIS FLESH. HIS TEETH FALL OUT OF HIS MOUTH ONE BY ONE, AS JAGGED SILVER FANGS GROW IN THEIR PLACE. DALLAS SCREAMS " I CAN FEEL IT INSIDE ME! GET IT OUT! GET IT OUT!". RIPLEY, ASH AND PARKER ARRIVE. DALLAS KEEPS SCREAMING. HE PEELS BACK HIS FLESH AND BREAKS HIS OWN CLAVICLE. AT THIS POINT, THE CREATURE (ARIARCUS BODYBURSTER) ERUPTS FROM DALLAS'S BODDY. THE CREW IS SHOCKED AND THE CREATURE MAKES ITS WAY INTO A AIR DUCT ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE ROOM. DALLAS IS QUITE DEAD.

ACT.3
THE SPACEBEAST

THE PLAYER MUST CHANGE CHARACTER, HE'S GOING TO TAKE BRETT. TENSION LEVELS ARE RISING AMONG THE CHARACTERS. "IT MAKES NO SENSE DALLAS HAS NEVER BEEN IN CONTACT WITH KANE'S CREATURE. THIS LOOKS LIKE HE TRANSFORMED INTO ONE" (SAYS RIPLEY). "MAYBE HE TOUCHED SOMETHING IN THE ALIEN SHIP" (SAYS KANE). "OK THAT'S IT GIVE ME YOUR HAND" (PARKER TALKING TO ASH, TAKING HIS HAND AND CUTTING IT WITH A KNIFE). "LET ME SEE IF YOU HAVE WHITE BLOOD GODDAMN ANDROID" (SAYS PARKER TO ASH). "RIGHT" (SAYS BRETT). BUT RED BLOOD FLOWS FROM HIS HAND ON THE GALLEY'S TABLE. "YOU SEE I'M QUITE HUMAN, WHAT DID YOU THINK YOU MORON (SAYS ASH TO PARKER). "STOP IT NOW, WE DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS, WE ARE TRYING TO SAVE OUR LIVES" (SAYS KANE BLOCKING THE 2 INDIVIDUALS). "DON'T SIT NEAR AN AIRLOCK MAN" (SAYS PARKER TO ASH). "OK PARKER WILL YOU LISTEN TO ME, WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AND STOP YOUR BULLSHIT" (SAYS RIPLEY, TAKING COMMAND). "OKAY I'M LISTENING NO PROBLEM" (SAYS PARKER).

"OK WE NEED TO KILL IT (OR BLOW IT OUT THE AIRLOCK INTO SPACE) AND WE NEED WEAPONS. OK PARKER AND BRETT CAN YOU GO TO C-DECK, GET 2 INCINERATOR UNITS WORKING AND COME BACK, AND DON'T FORGET TO BRING BACK 2 REXIM EVA PISTOLS WITH RELOADS" (SAYS RIPLEY). "RIGHT" (SAYS BRETT). "I'M GOING TO THE BLISTER, I CAN CREATE SOME MOTION TRACKERS THAT CAN HELP DETECTING IT" (SAYS ASH). "I'M GOING WITH YOU ASH" (SAYS KANE). RIPLEY DECIDES TO GET SOME INFO FROM MU/TH/UR WITH LAMBERT.

RIPLEY INTERFACES WITH THE COMPUTER AND STARTS PROBING FOR INFO. LAMBERT IS SITTING NEXT TO HER. "WHAT IS THE ORGANISM" (ORGANISM UNKNOWN SAYS MOTHER). "WHAT IS SPECIAL ORDER 937" (UNABLE TO COMPLY SAYS MOTHER). "THIS IS AN EMERGENCY COMMAND OVERRIDE, IS THERE A SPECIAL ORDER TO INVESTIGATE AN ORGANISM" (THERE IS NO SPECIAL ORDER REGARDING ANY LIFE FORM SAYS MOTHER). "THIS IS AN EMERGENCY COMMAND OVERRIDE, WHY DID YOU REROUTE US TO THE PLANET" (THERE WAS AN ORDER FROM A WEYLAND-YUTANI EXECUTIVE AT THEDUS ORDERING THE NOSTROMO TO REROUTE TO NEW CO-ORDINATES SAYS MOTHER). "GODDAMN COMPANY" (SAYS RIPLEY). WARNING KLAXONS AND FLASHING HAZARD LIGHTS ERUPT THROUGHOUT THE SHIP. RIPLEY ASKS MU/TH/UR. MU/TH/UR SAYS "WARNING, ATMOSPHERE ESPAPING, AIR SCRUBBER DUCTS MAINTENANCE HATCHS CARGO BAY 1 AND CARGO BAY 2 ARE NOT SEALED ON C-DECK, MANUEL OVERRIDE IS REQUIRED". THIS INCREASES EVERYBODY'S STRESS. THE CREW GATHER ON C-DECK. "THAT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE" (SAYS KANE). "WE NEED TO HURRY UP, WE'LL SPLIT UP INTO 2 TEAMS, PARKER, BRETT AND KANE GO TO AIR SCRUBBER BAY 1 AND LAMBERT, ASH AND I WILL GO TO AIR SCRUBBER BAY 2". (SAYS RIPLEY). (ALL AIR SCRUBBER DUCTS ARE LOCATED ABOVE THE CORRIDORS).

MOVING FROM BULKHEAD TO BULKHEAD, WITH THE LIGHT OF THE FLAMETHROWER, PARKER, BRETT AND KANE ARE PROGRESSING IN SHADOWS. THEY REACH THE TERMINAL AIR SCRUBBER BAY 1. PARKER IS LOOKING AT THE MAINTENANCE HATCH. "OK I SEE THE PROBLEM, I CAN FIX THIS IN 10 MINUTES" (SAYS PARKER). KANE IS WANDERING AROUND. BRETT PUTS HIS HAND IN AN OPAQUE SLIME LIQUID. "THERE'S A LEAK HERE" (SAYS BRETT). HE RECEIVES A HARD BLOW TO THE HEAD AND FALLS UNCONSCIOUS. PARKER IS NOT AWARE OF THE SITUATION. HIS TOOLS ARE MAKING TOO MUCH NOISE. THE HATCH OPENS AND PARKER IS PUSHED VIOLENTLY INTO THE VACUUM OF SPACE. PARKER SCREAMS. THERE'S AN EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION IN THE TERMINAL AIR SCRUBBER BAY 1. BRETT STILL UNCONSCIOUS IS ALSO THROWN INTO THE VACUUM. THE HATCH IS CLOSING SLOWLY.

RIPLEY, ASH AND LAMBERT HEARD PARKER'S SCREAMS. THEY JUST ARRIVED AT TERMINAL AIR SCRUBBER BAY 2. "PARKER WHAT'S HAPPENING" (SAYS RIPLEY WITH HER PORTABLE WIRELESS INTERCOM). ASH SECURES THE HATCH. "EVERYTHING IS PRESSURIZED HERE" (SAYS ASH). LAMBERT ACTIVATES THE MOTION TRACKER. A DISTINCT SIGNAL EMANATES NOT FAR IN DIRECTION OF AIR SCRUBBER BAY 1. "PARKER, BRETT, KANE IS THAT YOU" (SAYS RIPLEY). "OH GOD, IT'S HERE" (SAYS LAMBERT). THE ALIEN (ARIARCUS BODYBURSTER) LEAPT TOWARDS LAMBERT, PUSHING HER ON THE GROUND. RIPLEY TAKES HER FLAMETHROWER. ASH STAYS CLOSE TO THE HATCH. LAMBERT IS LAYING ON HER BACK AND DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR HER REXIM PISTOL. SHE SCREAMS AS THE CREATURE LOOMS OVER HER. THE CREATURE RETRACTS ITS LIPS, DESCENDS ON LAMBERT FOR A FATAL HEAD-BITE. LAMBERT'S SKULL IS CRUSHED BY THE BEAST. AT THAT MOMENT, KANE ARRIVES AND RIPLEY LOOKS IN HIS DIRECTION. "WHERE WERE YOU, WHERE ARE PARKER AND BRETT" (SAYS RIPLEY).THE BEAST IS LOOMING OVER ASH. "YOU STILL DON'T REALIZE WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH. THE ALIEN IS A PERFECT ORGANISM. WITH YOUR LIMITED CAPABILITIES YOU HAVE NO CHANCE AGAINST IT" (SAYS KANE, VERY CONFIDENT). A GUNSHOT IS FIRED. KANE RECEIVES THE EXPLOSIVE CHARGE DIRECTLY IN THE HEAD, ON THE LEFT SIDE. WIRES ARE COMING OUT FROM HIS HEAD WITH LOTS WHITE BLOOD. ASH GOT A PERFECT SHOT. "I'VE ALWAYS SUSPECTED YOU KANE" (SAYS ASH). "A ROBOT, A GODDAMN ROBOT" (SAYS RIPLEY). "IT WAS NOT AN EASY TASK TO PUT THE CREATURE IN DALLAS'S MOUTH, LET ME TELL YOU" (SAYS KANE, SERIOUSELY INJURED). THE BEAST IS NOW VERY CLOSE TO ASH. "I KNOW WHAT TO DO. RIPLEY, TAKE GOOD CARE OF JONES WOULD YOU" (SAYS ASH LOOKING AT RIPLEY). "MOTHER, CLOSE EAST, WEST AND SOUTH IRIS DAMPERS NOW AND OPEN EXTERIOR HATCH IN 2 SECONDS" (SAYS ASH). "NO" (SAYS KANE). ASH, KANE AND THE ALIEN ARE IN A CLOSED ZONE. RIPLEY IS OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER. THE EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION PUSHES ASH, KANE AND THE BEAST OUT OF THE NOSTROMO. THE TIME SEEMS FIXED FOR AN ETHERNITY. "MOTHER CLOSE THE EXTERIOR HATCH" (SAYS RIPLEY).

"I SHOULD REACH THE FRONTIER ROUGHLY IN 1O MONTHS. THIS IS RIPLEY, LAST SURVIVOR OF THE COMMERCIAL TOWING VEHICULE NOSTROMO, SIGNING OFF. COME ON CAT, WE ARE GOING TO SLEEP" (SAYS RIPLEY).

WE WERE ALL HAPPY THAT RIPLEY CAN COME BACK THIS TIME WITH THE NOSTROMO. THIS IS GAME MOTHER, SIGNING OFF.

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