- It's in the Tech Manual. I admit my original referencing job doesn't make that very clear though, I'll fiddle with it now.--Leigh Burne (talk) (Contribs) 08:42, October 29, 2013 (UTC)
the Landing ship - In the gallery there is apicture of the landing ship but its labelled as the nostromo. wasnt the landing ship the leviathan or something? -PiLoT-4815 (talk) (Contribs) 01:44, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
- Nope, that is the Nostromo. It's a common misconception that the entire thing seen flying by at the beginning of the film is the Nostromo, but it isn't. The Nostromo is just the little part at the front, towing the refinery, and it is the Nostromo that eventually separates and lands on the moon. The massive refinery itself doesn't have a name, it's just cargo. The Nostromo is like a tractor truck pulling a trailer.
- As for the Leviathan, that was the original name for the Nostromo, before it was changed for the film.--Leigh Burne (talk) (Contribs) 09:05, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
So I just bought Alien Vault and the schematics are very detailed, but there's one thing that doesn't make much sense. According, to the schematic, the Nostromo had two lifeboats. So maybe the Nostromo just wasn't equipped with it during the events of Alien? Only explanation I could come up with for why the survivors didn't use it (or even mention it) in Alien.--Toa Quarax (Talk) (Contribs) 04:04, January 31, 2014 (UTC)
- Originally the ship was supposed to have two lifeboats, enough for the whole crew to evacuate, but one of them was going to be out of action because it needed repairs. Obviously this is never mentioned in the film, and Ripley implies there's only one shuttle on the Nostromo, so it's debatable whether the two lifeboats thing can be considered canon. I don't know if the shooting script mentions a second lifeboat at all, but it was definitely in earlier drafts. They just changed it for the film.--Leigh Burne (Talk) (Contribs) 08:48, January 31, 2014 (UTC)
About The USCSS Nostromo's Cost To Build
The ship looks so huge that a price of $42 million sounds unrealistic. It would probably cost over $500 billion or ever more seeing how much the space machine in the 1997 movie Contact cost about $300 billion. But then again, seeing how this movie takes place in the future, there could have been some economic change that would make building such huge and advanced spaceships less pricey.
was there something "inside" the Nostromo Rifinery ? Like the sevastopol had many diffrent levels, a Hospital and more, so, what's inside the Nostromo ?--Preceding unsigned comment added by Obi Wan Knoblauch (talk) - Please sign your messages with ~~~~
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- The refinery was totally automated, so there weren't any crew areas inside. Maybe a few engineering access spaces, but nothing substantial. The idea was it would process ore automatically while the ship was in transit and the crew was in hypersleep. There'd be no need for anyone to be in there.-- LEIGH BURNE(Talk) 14:40, April 4, 2017 (UTC)
- With the refinery appearing much like the Sevastopol station--I mean, compare the two--are we sure that that picture isn't actually a picture of the station itself, which is not automated as seen in Alien: Isolation. There has been much confusion between the two, so that's why I'm asking. --Theh5 (talk) (Contribs) 05:21, October 17, 2017 (UTC)
- The reason why I used no colon was because this was kind off an add-on with a new--never-mind. My claim wasn't that there would be people inside the Nostromo refinery, my claim was that the picture of the refinery plant was actually of the Sevastopol station that they intended to first reach but found out that they were in the wrong system. That is does not appear to be the case, the similarity of the two designs combined with a statement that many confused the two ship designs (that I can not find). Totally unrelated to the first question, completely related to the title. --Theh5 (talk) (Contribs) 11:57, October 17, 2017 (UTC)