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Alien Movies FAQ



Frequently asked questions about Alien, Aliens and Alien^3 movies.

This FAQ about Alien, Aliens and Alien^3 movies was compiled and written by Darryll Hobson and Eelko de Vos E.W.C.deVos@TWI.TUDelft.NL with numerous contributions by others.

-0. How do i contribute to this faq? (Movies: Alien)
To ensure accuracy, this FAQ has a few ground rules. The ...
-1. Movie synopsis (Movies: Alien)
-2. What do we know about the alien species? (Movies: Alien)
-2. Eggs (Movies: Alien)
- eggs are initially created inside a queen alien and enter ...
-2. Face-huggers (Movies: Alien)
- hibernating inside one of these eggs is a parasite, ...
-2. Chest-burster (Movies: Alien)
- the alien begins its life by bursting from the chest ...
-2. Alien (Movies: Alien)
- As the chest-burster matures, it sheds its skin (similar to a snake),...
-3. Who is [character/director] ? (Movies: Alien)
If you seek further information about the cast or creators ...
-4. ALIEN - (filmed) scenes that didn't appear in the theatrical releases
* From Famous Monsters #158, Special 1980 Annual:...
-4. ALIENS - (filmed) scenes that didn't appear in the theatrical releases
* From the liner notes that came with the collector's edition of ...
-4. ALIEN^3 - (filmed) scenes that didn't appear in the theatrical releases
Scene where Ripley's face is covered with bugs [lice]....
-5. Different movie versions. (Movies: Alien)
-6. Books - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
* NOTE: pb = paperback, hc = hardcover....
-6. Comics - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
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-6. Eclipse comics - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
Illegal Aliens (Sep 92)...
-6. Heavy metal communications - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
Alien, the Illustrated Story (1979)...
-6. Magazines & articles - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
- Alien Invasions (Warren Presents No.3)...
-6. Cloth patches/iron ons - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Puzzles (all from hg toys) - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Buttons and pins - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Posters and promo items - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Cards - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Models - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Unconfirmed model kits - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Audio items - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Misc items - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. T-shirts - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-6. Toys and games - Merchandise (Movies: Alien)
-7. Memorable quotes (Movies: Alien)
In some cases, the circumstances around which these quotes occur ...
-8. Technical problems (Movies: Alien)
-9. Trivia (Movies: Alien)
-10. Plot problems and loopholes (Movies: Alien)
This section contains plot problems that are SO BIG that there is ...
-11. ALIEN Frequently asked questions (Movies: Alien)
Q: Is there a fan club I can join?...
-11. ALIENS Frequently asked questions (Movies: Alien)
Q: What does Sulaco mean? ...
-11. ALIEN^3 Frequently asked questions (Movies: Alien)
Q: Why did it take so long for the chestburster to come out of Ripley?...
-11. ALIEN-VS-PREDATOR Frequently asked questions (Movies: Alien)
Q: Is there an Alien vs Predator script, and if so, will it be filmed?...
-11. OTHER Frequently asked questions (Movies: Alien)
Q: Can aliens stay alive in space?...
-12. Alien: After the Nostromo blew up, and Ripley discovers that thealien is on board the escape capsule, why does the alien take SO longto attack her?
- The alien was coming to the end of its life cycle, when Ripley ...
-12. Alien: In "ALIEN", how does the company know about the aliensanyway, and how much do they know, and why don't they send a welltrained scientific "collection" team ?
- They knew about the derelict ship from the beacon signal that was ...
-12. Alien: Near the beginning of "ALIENS" when Ripley is at theinquiry, one of the company executives at the table estimates thevalue of the Nostromo at "42 million in adjusted dollars". Surely aship as large as the Nostromo is worth more than 42 million ?
- In adjusted dollars suggests many things. One, that *A* dollar has ...
-12. Alien: In the 57 years between "ALIEN" and "ALIENS", why don'tthey try again to get some alien eggs?
- The bio-weapons division possibly started the whole thing ...
-12. Alien: Are we really to believe that, having lost contact with anentire colony, the Colonial Marines send a warship out with only ONESQUADRON of soldiers?
- Possibly, Burke had a fair idea of what has happened on LV-426 so ...
-12. Alien: Theories regarding the derelict space craft and itsfossilized pilot (from the movie "ALIEN").
- Perhaps the species that was transporting the eggs mirror the human ...
-12. Alien: Was the derelict ship destroyed at the end of Aliens?
- Yes. The blast at the end of Aliens was big enough to destroy everything ...
-12. Alien: Alien intelligence. Although they have a large cranium,can they really "think"?
YES:
-12. Alien: What does the alien use for energy, does it eat? if sowhat?
- The alien could work like a battery, using electricity for it's ...
-12. Alien: What are those long, dark "spines" sticking out of the backof the alien?
- These spines could be functionally similar to the plates on the ...
-12. Alien: Do the aliens use their host's DNA to help them adapt totheir host's environment?
YES:
-12. Alien: Is there a notion of "soldier" and "worker" aliens?
YES:
-12. Alien: Where do the aliens come from, were they geneticallyengineered?
- They could have been genetically engineered due to their (...
-12. Alien: Why are the aliens in "ALIENS" different from the alien in"ALIEN"?
- Maybe alien's behavior is goverened by pheromones, in the same way ...
-12. Alien: Why is the alien in "ALIEN^3" different than the otheraliens we've seen?
- The alien species is similar to the hymenoptera (the class that ants, ...
-12. Alien: In Alien3, how did the eggs get on the Sulaco?
- When Bishop was preparing to crawl down the service tunnel to pilot the ...
-12. Alien: In ALIEN^3: Was the human Bishop (that appeared at the endof the movie) really human or was he also an android?
YES:
-12. Alien: ALIEN^3 was a bad movie.
YES:
-12. Alien: Alien^3 was a dream.
YES:
-12. Alien: Bishop (from Aliens) was a traitor, like Bishop II(Alien3).
YES:
-12. Alien: What options are there for other Alien movies?
- We can go back to the derelict space ship, and retrieve the aliens ...
-13. Gibson's Alien^3 script part1
What follows is a synopsis of the (alleged) Gibson's ALIEN^3 script, due ...
-13. Gibson's Alien^3 script part2
-13. Gibson's Alien^3 script part3
INT SULACO - CARGO ...
-13. Gibson's Alien^3 script part4
-13. Gibson's Alien^3 script part5
-13. Gibson's Alien^3 script part6
-13. Gibson's Alien^3 script part7
-14. Movie watching rituals (Movies: Alien)
Basically, if you know of any rituals that you or your friends perform ...
-15. Music (Movies: Alien)
-16. Alien 4: What's it going to be? (Movies: Alien)
-17. Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
The following is a highly speculative theory regarding the evolutionary ...
-17. Discussion of observed characteristics - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
The alien life cycle is divided into two distinct stages which are ...
-17. Homeworld speculation - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
(assuming that the aliens are not entirely subterranean)...
-17. Hypothetical ancestors - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
The presence of an endoskeleton and an exoskeleton implies that ...
-17. This primitive life cycle might have proceeded as follows - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
[1] Egg is created - matures - ...
-17. Hypothetical ancestors and habitats - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
-17. The development of sociality - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
In descending order, the weak points in the life cycle of the pre-social ...
-17. Host Mediated Adaptation - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
-17. Sensation - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
Since the creatures do not posses any eyes by terrestrial standards, they ...
-17. Communication - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
-17. The modern and ancestral natural hosts - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
-17. Proposed ancestral types - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)
Presumably, organisms which use these strategies still live on ...
-17. Appendix A: Spore theory of Reproduction - Speculations about the alien species (Movies: Alien)









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