Thomas Kane (John Hurt) is the Executive Officer aboard the Nostromo. During the investigation of the derelict space ship, he incautiously moves to get a closer look at one of the unusual 'pod' forms encountered and from this an unknown life-form (later known as an Ovomorph, or face-hugger) attaches itself to his face and (unknown to him and to the crew) impregnates him with an alien creature. Kane remains unconscious while the creature is attached. He regains consciousness after the attached creature dies and falls off. However, the Alien unexpectedly bursts through his chest and kills him during the crew's dinner.
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