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The cat from ‘Alien’ is getting his own spin-off

It's now time for Alien's ginger cat, Jonesy, to take the spotlight.

October 21, 2018
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Spoiler alert: Alien ends with two survivors—Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, and her ginger cat, Jonesy. Well it’s finally time Jonesy’s side of the story was told…

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Just released last week, Jonesy: Nine Lives On The Nostromo tells the story of the classic 1979 Ridley Scott film from Jonesy’s point of view.

The 80-page illustrated book by Rory Lucey follows the movie very closely, but it’s more playful than scary. “At the scary moments I tried to either diffuse the situation with cat hijinks, like Jonesy licking his butt in the escape pod during the final showdown, or play into the tension and have Jonesy be scared,” Lucey said, speaking to io9 in an interview.

“Cats don’t exactly react to situations in human-appropriate ways, so just staying true to that helped bring the humor in naturally.”

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Lucey came up with the idea for the book after showing Alien to his wife. “She only wanted to know one thing before we began: ‘Does the cat die?’

“For a movie that ends with two survivors, one of them being Jonesy the cat, we really don’t get to see much of what the cat is up to throughout the film. As an artist who lives with a goofy orange feline, I started sketching what nine lives on the Nostromo might be like, which is how this book got started.”

Jonesy: Nine Lives On The Nostromo is out now from Titan Books, and we can’t wait to read it!

Will you be grabbing a copy of Jonesy: Nine Lives On The Nostromo? Let us know in the comments!

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Written by Kaitlyn Ulrich

Kaitlyn is a weekend writer at Altpress and a massive post-hardcore enthusiast. When she's not still blubbering over Chiodos' breakup or the end of Warped Tour, she's jamming to the likes of Dance Gavin Dance and Pierce The Veil. Always eager to search out new music and upcoming bands, Kaitlyn loves going to local shows. You'll probably find her snapping shots from the pit and cursing the red stage lights—b/c why are those even a thing?!