On their voyage home to Earth, the crew of the deepspace tug Nostromo are awakened from stasis when their ship’s computer detects what is believed to be an alien distress signal coming from a nearby planet. While investigating the desolate landscape, one of the crew is attacked by an alien creature that latches to his face and is rushed back to the Nostromo to receive medical treatment.
Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realizing that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it. In that difficult reassessment, Lucky must face up to what he believes in and how much it compares to his neighbors' priorities. In doing so, Lucky finds that his life has its positive side as he searches for some meaning that he can accept.
When a spaceship receives a distress signal from an unknown planet, its crew immediately go over to investigate. Having arrived on what appears to be a lifeless planet, they find a mysterious building containing bizarre eggs. When a strange creature jumps out of one of the eggs and attaches itself to the face of one of the members of the crew, a true nightmare begins. The unsuspecting crew have accidentally come into contact with an especially dangerous organism, one which will not rest before the ship’s entire crew has fallen victim to it.
For U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale), things are about to get even more dangerous. The only law enforcement in this unforgiving territory, she has just been sent to investigate a body on the ice. Antarctica’s first homicide. A shocking discovery in itself, it will plunge her into an even more bizarre mystery and the revelation of secrets long-buried under the endless ice…secrets that someone believes are still worth killing for. As Stetko races to find the killer before he finds her, winter is already closing in.