Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?
Interesting idea, but would a non-organic have reason to fear an alien? The first movie certainly doesn't seem to think so, at least not necessarily.
I more got the impression that Ash had no sense of self-preservation, rather then he wasn't threatened by the alien. (Consider how blissfully unconcerned he seems to be with his own evident death after Ripley reconnects him.)
It's why he's an android. The crew, including himself
, is expendable, and only an android would be cool with that.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick