Alien - Ridley Scott - 1979
When I first saw Alien in the cinema all those years ago this bit was my favourite because it was such a shock!
I knew about the Alien, the chest-bursting, the general look of the beast and the HR Giger design beforehand but I had no idea Ian Holm was going to turn out to be an evil android! I loved the fact that he wasn’t all nuts and bolts or Westworld style circuit boards, but tubes, fibre-optics and “milk-blood”…
Ash was not in the original script. He was inserted by producers, and the writers weren’t happy about it. But I think he worked out well