Great Job, Internet!: These images of Sigourney Weaver and the Alien cat will make your heart burst out of your chest
Jones, the big ol’ ginger cat from Alien and Aliens, is one of the great film cats. He is large, sedate, curious, and has whiskers. As CatsOnFilm.net notes,
He is not just a CATGUFFIN, providing a pretext for characters to go wandering off by themselves, but also CATPANION to Ripley, giving her someone to talk to when all her crewmates have been killed off, provides several moments of CATSHOCK when he suddenly jumps out at people, and is furthermore a CATSCALLION, because you’re never quite sure, even at the end of the film, if he has been somehow been infected by the alien.
Jones’ seeming omniscience has lead some to believe he is a stand-in for director Ridley Scott. To love the two best Alien movies is to love Jones the cat.