Dallas calls in a group meeting to let everyone know what's happening. Mother has intercepted a transmission of unknown origin and altered their course to investigate. (Ooh, this is going to go well.)
Parker argues it isn't in his contract to provide this kind of service, but Ash counters that there is a clause in his contract stating that transmission suggesting an intelligent origin must be checked out "on penalty of total forfeiture of shares" (Alien).
Parker decides he'll play Scooby-Doo if it means getting paid.