Classic Scene #39: Alien

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RIPLEY: Ash, can you hear me?

ASH: Yes, I can hear you.

RIPLEY: What was your special order?

ASH: You read it. I thought it was clear.

RIPLEY: What was it?

ASH: Bring back life-form. Priority one. All other priorities rescinded.

PARKER: Damn company. What about our lives, you son of a bitch?

ASH: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.

RIPLEY: How do we kill it, Ash? There's gotta be a way of killing it - how, how do we do it?

ASH: You can't.

PARKER: That's bullshit...

ASH: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? A perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.

LAMBERT: You admire it...

ASH: I admire its purity. A survivor. Unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality...

PARKER: I've heard enough of this - I'm asking you to pull the plug.

ASH: I can't lie to you about your chances. But you have my sympathies...