This is my second attempt to get this story right. I did another version of this but it didn't turn out to be so good. Hopefully this version will turn out great. I don't own ALIEN. It is the product of J.R. Giger, Ridley Scott and the Brandywine folks. Characters are all original, hence, they're mine. Review of what you think of it. :)
VISITOR: THE ALIEN III
October 13, 2059,
Jack Robinson typed the words on his computer and did not know where he was going to go from here. He sighed and took off his glasses. Rubbing the bridge of his nose, he began to shut his eyes and tried to make sense of everything he saw on the tape he had just seen moments ago. Jack felt as if he lived through the whole ordeal. The incident was extremely breathtaking but shocking nonetheless. In order to make sure that his eyes did not deceive him. Robinson played back the last few minutes of the tape on his computer. He clicked on the play button and a scene on the computer was shown.
(Camera pans from the ground. The camera was centered in a bright room that looked that of a laboratory. Armed guards formed a circle. There was slight static showing and two figures were on the ground ahead. They were Jo and Erica. Their bodies were on the ground lifeless.)
One of the armed guards was speaking as to whether or not Jo and Erica were dead. "Well I don't think that's the case, sir. They're just unconscious. The android is damaged beyond repair. She'll never be top of the line again, that's for sure. What we can be sure of.." the guard continued to ramble.
(Unbeknownst to the men, Erica's body was convulsing slowly...)
(Static was shown instantly.)
(Screen was then turned off and blackness ensued. This time a computer screen was shown.)
(Words were typing themselves.)
TAPE WAS FOUND IN MARINE SHIP LOURDES 13 . SURVIVOR'S FATES REMAIN QUESTIONABLE AT THIS TIME. THIS FOOTAGE IS THE SOLE PROPERTY OF WEYLAND-YUTANI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES. IF YOU ARE SEEING THIS, IT MEANS YOU ARE A HIGH-RANKING OFFICIAL, IF NOT, SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES WILL BE ENSUED. INVESTIGATION IS STILL, CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.
The screen went black again and Jack leaned back in his chair with his head pulled back which landed on top of his chair.
"Cannot believe this..."
He straightened up and went back to his computer with a bit of reluctance. Jack brought up another page up and typed in a few words rapidly.
RESCUE MISSION APPROVED.
A message was then sent to him immediately after Jack had pressed 'enter'.
INVESTIGATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN OVER A YEAR.
"Are you kidding me!" he yelled.
Suddenly he felt a tight pressure on his throat which went above his Adam's Apple. Jack began to pull at the cord choking him but he soon saw everything go dimmer and his strength was being diminished. Like the screen, he saw blackness. The last thing Jack saw was a shadowy figure facing him before he was out cold. His own scenery changed dramatically.
THE FOLLOWING FOOTAGE IS THE SOLE PROPERTY OF WEYLAND/YUTANI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES. ANY UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OF SAID FOOTAGE IS ILLEGAL AND WILL BE PUNISHABLE BY THE HIGHEST REGARD.
(Static is shown for over ten seconds…)
SEP 18 2060
(Camera with 'REC' on the bottom left hand corner was shown. Int. Portside corridor. A man with medium-sized dark hair came into view looking directly into the camera. His smooth face indicated serious youth and strength. He frowned as he took the device in his hands. The images on the screen elevated so as to see the rest of the area. The electronic décor matched that of a mechanical room. The young man finally spoke into the camera.)
"I think it's on. I don't expect to live through this. Obviously anyone who went to the Zeti II Reticuli system never came back. I'm doing this because I need answers. I would like to say who I am first of all…My name is Alan Jameson. I was a student for USI, United Systems Institute. I was an astronomy major and ships expert. That's who I am and what I was. Now I'm somewhat of a detective. Secondly, I am near the Pontosian star system. Before heading on out, I was aware via news headlines about the students crash landing on a strange planet a couple of months ago where a creature attempted to kill them off one by one." Alan took a breath before he went on. "My cousin was one of those students."
"A few months after that event, a military infantry decided to investigate the disaster only to be met with the same scenario. No survivors were found. The Company and the government have done their investigation only to find nothing conclusive. They stopped, in other words…" He looked to his left as if he was contemplating something before he looked back in the camera with blue, steel eyes. "My ex-girlfriend was one of the marines." Alan blinked a few tears away.
"It's up to me then. It took several pleads of persuading and begging for Weyland to get me on this investigation. But I did it through hard work to convince them. I'm finally going. This will be my only attempt to find out what happened. I ain't stupid. I know the risks. Whatever happens to me, to whomever finds this footage, I just want to make this clear, I am not a hero. I just want to feel complete for once. I do not know how long this journey will take nor how long my investigation will continue. In order to ensure this footage will remain intact, I will describe this camera. It is a very uh…advanced piece of machinery." Alan went on.
"This is a Samsung 5000GZ model 3Y. In other words, this is a very special camera. Top of the line. It has the typical, standard controls such as rewind, record, fast-forward, etc. But it also has enhanced scope lens. It has the capacity to zoom in at high speed to large distances. HD vision. It's got a mini-screen to let you see what you caught afterwards. It's the size of one of those ancient 'Ipod' devices. I put it on my shoulder with this little belt that comes along with it. This thing is camouflage too so people do not even know what they're looking at when they're looking at the device on my shoulder. I could tell them it's a shoulder pad for injury and they'd believe it. The real thing about it is that it's solar powered meaning it will keep on filming as long as it can. No more of those relic batteries. "
"I have stated who I am and what I am about to do. As I said before, I might not make it through this ordeal, by 'ordeal' I mean whatever interesting circumstances I come across upon. So far, everything is going well. I am heading to the unknown planet. It will take a few hours but I'll get there. I'm about to go into hypersleep now. Final note: to everyone who gave a damn about me, I'll never forget you all, never." He then began to give a deep sigh. "So now-"
(CAMERA FACING OUTER SPACE AND A CERTAIN PEBBLE SHAPED OBJECT, A PLANET WAS SHOWN FROM FAR AWAY.)
"I'm about to find out what happened on LOURDES. Evidence suggests it crash landed back on the planet where it all began. So..."
(CAMERA FACES ALAN AGAIN.)
"It's on..." he stated.