Landers was a member of Jernigan's salvage team, which recovered the shuttle Narcissus in 2179. Jernigan's crew happened upon the shuttle after it had been drifting through space for 57 years following the incident aboard the USCSS Nostromo. In doing so, they rescued Ellen Ripley and undoubtedly saved her life.
- Landers is never named in Aliens or its novelization; his name was not revealed until the novel Alien: River of Pain.
- In fact, as Landers is a minor non-speaking role in Aliens, the extra who played him has never been identified. However, in the audio drama adaptation of Alien: River of Pain he is voiced by actor Ian Brooker.