Alien: Harry Dean Stanton’s Tropical Shirt as Brett
Harry Dean Stanton as Brett, wry engineering technician
Aboard the USCSS Nostromo, June 2122
Release Date: May 25, 1979
Director: Ridley Scott
Costume Designer: John Mollo
WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
Alien Day was first celebrated several years ago on April 26, chosen in honor of the moon LV-426 where the crew of USCSS Nostromo first encountered the dangerous xenomorph that proceeded to terrorize and slaughter them as depicted in Ridley Scott’s suspenseful classic Alien.
A masterful blend of sci-fi and horror, Alien boasts an ensemble cast led by Sigourney Weaver as the resourceful warrant officer Ellen Ripley, in addition to Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright, and the great Harry Dean Stanton as the junior engineering technician known only as “Brett” (but whose full name was said to be Samuel Elias Brett.) Continue reading