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- 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 BuildEdit
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.