When entering the alien vessel, looking for the source of the SOS signal, the Nostromo's crew comes face to face with the huge remains of the vessel's alien navigator still sitting in his chair. In one take, the crew is dwarfed by its size. The actors... more
"Nostromo" is the title of a Joseph Conrad book. The shuttle that Ripley escapes on is called the "Narcissus", a reference to another Conrad book. Also worth a note - In Aliens, the ship "Sulaco" is the name of a town in "Nostromo"