I don’t even remember the cat in “Alien” so I guess I’ll have to watch them again. This was an interesting bit of “cat lore.”
Ever have a cat look past you over your shoulder and hiss, whether or not there was actually anything there? There’s a reason why I prefer birds, dogs, and pot-belly pigs in that order before considering a cat as a suitable pet while aboard a spaceship.
Jonsey the cat from Alien (and Aliens) did everything a creepy feline could within its power to make sure that the crew of the Nostromo got murdered by the Xenomorph. This included distracting them, sending mixed signals as to the local threat level, and even leading one crew member to his death. It’s as if the little bugger had some kind of pact with the alien, an unwritten agreement to get back at the crew for bringing it along into space aboard a ship that seemed damp and unpleasant. Cats remember these slights.
Alien filmed with five cats cast in the same role…
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