Brett, S.E.

Brett, S.E.

  • Name: S.E. Brett
  • Gender: Male
  • Assignment: USCSS Nostromo
  • Position: Engineering Technician
  • Nationality: United American
  • Date of Birth: July 13, 2069 (53)
  • Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, UA
  • Identification Number: 724/R4-06J


Brett is the Engineering Technician aboard the Weyland-Yutani USCSS Nostromo, assigned under Parker, the Chief Engineer. He is the oldest crew member aboard, yet seems somewhat slow-witted compared to the others. He worked as a mechanic for various companies between 2085 and 2096 when he was suspended from employment with Ridton Corp for flying cargo vehicles through a war zone in Iranistan. He was subsequently treated for alcoholism and completed a five-month treatment course in December of 2096.

In September of the next year, he was assigned as the Assistant Engineer aboard the deep-sea vessel, the Ozymandias. Years later in May of 2108, Brett graduated from the Houston School of Astrophysics and Interstellar Engineering. Two months later he was assigned as Assistant Engineer aboard the Weyland-Yutani waste disposal craft, USCSS Corazon Oscuro. In 2111 he failed a blood alcohol test. He then received brain damage from the detox procedure. After completing fourteen months of therapy in 2113 on Titan, his flight status was restored and he stayed to work as an assistant engineer at a WY fusion reactor facility. He was later assigned as an Engineering Technician aboard the Wyoming USCSS Nonnabo, where he worked under Parker.

On September 10, 2120, Brett joins the crew of the Nostromo as the Engineering Tech with Parker who serves as the Chief Engineer. The two of them are somewhat disconnected from the other five crew members, spending most of their time on C-Deck. They are the only crewmembers that have previously worked together. In 2122, the Nostromo receives an assumed distress signal from a beacon on LV-426, a non-surveyed moon at the time. Brett and Parker both attempt to negotiate salary bonuses for landing, but are refused by Dallas and ordered to comply. Brett works with Parker to repair damages to the ship upon setting down, and is mostly successful.

When Kane is brought back with an attached Facehugger, Brett keeps quiet in bewilderment. When the Nostromo lifts off, Kane gives birth to a Chestburster, which escapes into the ship. Brett designs a battery-powered cattle prod device, which is implemented to shock at touch. During the search for the Xenomorph with Parker and Ripley, Brett lets the ship’s cat escape the reach of the large net they are carrying. Parker chastises him for not realizing that they would pick the cat’s signal up on their tracking device again. Brett subsequently goes off on his own to search for Jones in the bowels of the ship, in the landing leg retraction chambers. During his search, Brett recovers a shed skin from the growing creature, not knowing it has already reached full size. When he finally finds the cat, the Xenomorph quietly drops down from the air shafts and stands up behind him. Brett seems completely dumbfounded and in awe of the creature upon turning around to see it. The Xenomorph releases its inner jaw into his skull and carries him upwards and out of sight as he screams. Parker and Ripley hear the scream and enter the chamber after he has been taken away.

During the countdown sequence of the self-destruct mechanism, Ripley discovers Brett in the landing leg chamber, cocooned. He is being transformed into a Xenomorph egg.

Memorable Quote

“You see, Mr. Parker and I feel that the bonus situation has never been on an… equitable level.”