a) This design comes as an intermediate between Alien III Side view 1 which we still only have a low resolution image of.
We might assume that it came later.
Here, the tongue resembles a leech with a corkscrew drill at the end.
|Alien III (Side view II, first state) (Source "Giger" by HR Giger, Taschen)|
b) See: Alien: Alien III (Side view II, first state) by HR Giger references panel showing the hallucination of a Pharoah reaching down to Tintin from "The Adventures of Tintin and The Cigars of the Pharaoh" by Hergé, as published in La Petit Vingtieme #4, January 1933 ?
c) See: Alien: Stage III alien, 2nd Design early stage (side view) (1978) by HR Giger references "waldo-like" repair machine Chris Foss for Alien?
d) See also: Alien: "Waldo-like" repair vehicle by Chris Foss references panels from a page from Les Adventures de Tintin: Les Cigars du Pharaon published in Le Petit Vingtième no.4, p9, January 1933, by Hergé?