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10. Plot problems and loopholes (Movies: Alien)




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This article is from the Alien Movies FAQ, by Darryll Hobsonand Eelko de Vos E.W.C.deVos@TWI.TUDelft.NL with numerous contributions by others.

10. Plot problems and loopholes (Movies: Alien)

This section contains plot problems that are SO BIG that there is no
plausible explanation for it. If a good theory comes along, the point
will be moved to section [11] frequently asked questions (at my
discretion of course).

"ALIENS"

- What infantry platoon in its right mind would enter an enclosed
space carrying flamethrowers?

- Several times we see aliens spewing acid that does not seem to
damage the "sets" (or at least doesn't damage the "sets" as severely
as the few drops that eat through 3 layers of the Nostromo in "ALIEN")
This is MOST evident in the air-duct chase scene.

"ALIEN^3"

- How did the eggs get on the Sulaco? (refer to section [13])

- Why is the escape capsule so poorly designed? It gets ejected and
then FALLS to the nearest planet. Hicks is killed when a SAFETY beam
impales him.

- How could Ripley hold on to the chestburster AFTER it tore through
her chest?

"ALIEN-RESURRECTION"

- How is it possible that Ripley knows so much of the true Ripley? Cloning a
person does not mean cloning their memory, which is virtually impossible.

- Where do the eggs come from if the Queen Alien can reproduce only by
giving birth through a womb?

 

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