I watched a bit of the original Alien again last night (for about the 50th time or so). I got to wondering about the symbolism of the ship's name. Wikipedia confirmed for me that the ship is named for the Joseph Conrad novel, which I have not read. The ship in Aliens is also named from the novel, for the port city Sulaco. Anybody have any thoughts about this?
I've also wondered about the Egyptian imagery in the Nostromo's logo, did Scott have some deeper meaning in mind for it?