History Film / Aliens

8th May '16 8:10:01 PM contrafanxxx
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Nobody cried when a xenomorph mauled Burke.]]
8th May '16 4:37:58 AM JackG
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** After the dropship rescues Ripley and Newt, a blast sends it hurling sideways into the wall before Bishop regains control. As he retracts the landing legs, some of the wreckage is pulled in with them. The Queen alien apparently used the opportunity to jump into the landing leg well.



* OneBookAuthor: Carrie Henn, who played Newt, never made another movie. (Well, at least so far..)
** Her parents very wisely invested the money she made from Aliens. She decided that she didn't want to be an actor and became a teacher. She does make the occasional apperance at conventions though, and she and Sigourney Weaver still keep in contact.

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* OneBookAuthor: Carrie Henn, who played Newt, never made another movie. (Well, at least so far..)
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Her parents very wisely invested the money she made from Aliens. She ''Aliens'', and she decided that she didn't want to be an actor and became a teacher. She Carrie does make the occasional apperance appearance at conventions though, and she and Sigourney Weaver still keep in contact.
8th May '16 4:14:02 AM JackG
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* CurbstompBattle: Reconstructed with the mech-armoured Ripley vs the Alien Queen. Though Ripley is visibly terrified and struggling to control the Power Loader, the Queen can do nothing to penetrate the armour or get to Ripley, at least until it decides it TakingYouWithMe.

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* CurbstompBattle: Reconstructed with the mech-armoured Ripley vs the Alien Queen. Though Ripley is visibly terrified and struggling to control the Power Loader, the Queen can do nothing to penetrate the armour or get to Ripley, at least until it decides it it's TakingYouWithMe.
8th May '16 4:12:11 AM JackG
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The committee of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s investigating the loss of the Nostromo refuse to believe Ripley's story. because there's no evidence to back it up, the colonists on the planet haven't reported anything unusual, and (it's implied) because if Ripley's story is true it would uncover some nasty skeletons in the Company's closet.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The committee of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s investigating the loss of the Nostromo refuse to believe Ripley's story. story because there's no evidence to back it up, the colonists on the planet haven't reported anything unusual, and (it's implied) because if Ripley's story is true true, it would uncover some nasty skeletons in the Company's closet.
8th May '16 4:11:21 AM JackG
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The committee of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s investigating the loss of the Nostromo refuse to believe Ripley's story. because there's no evidence to back it up, the colonists on the planet haven't reported anything unusual, and (it's implied) because if Ripley's story is true it would uncover some nasty skeletons in the Company's closet.
8th May '16 4:03:57 AM JackG
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* BottomlessMagazines: An entire scene is dedicated averting this trope; the marines count down how many rounds are left in their sentry guns, while Hicks makes a point of teaching Ripley how to reload a pulse rifle.

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* BottomlessMagazines: BottomlessMagazines:
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An entire scene is dedicated averting this trope; the marines count down how many rounds are left in their sentry guns, while Hicks makes a point of teaching Ripley how to reload a pulse rifle.rifle. When Ripley goes BerserkerRage on the eggs, a close-up is shown of the digital ammunition readout counting down to zero.
29th Apr '16 11:10:37 PM Temmere
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Marines and Ripley decide to nuke LV-426 to make sure they wipe out all the Aliens. Averted because not only do the Aliens kill the pilot of the DropShip, but the huge reactor blows up in a thermonuclear explosion - making nuking the planet redundant.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
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The Marines and Ripley decide to nuke LV-426 to make sure they wipe out all the Aliens. Averted because not only do the Aliens kill the pilot of the DropShip, but the huge reactor blows up in a thermonuclear explosion - making nuking the planet redundant.redundant.
** When Hudson shoots the facehugger going for Newt, he uses rather more bullets than he really needed to.
26th Apr '16 9:37:40 AM zoop
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* RefugeInAudacity: When Ripley accuses [[spoiler:Burke]] of intending to use her and Newt as hosts for the Xenomorphs, the only defense he offers is to point out how crazy-sounding the plan is.
15th Apr '16 12:01:52 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: A fusion reactor, as mentioned below, has no heavy-element core to melt down. The core is essentially a tiny, artificial sun maintained through magnets and lasers. The cooling system shouldn't be much of a problem—it's the containment system one needs to worry about. And even if that was breached, all it would really do is give out a burst of superheated plasma into the immediate surroundings, while the reactor would lose the conditions required to maintain the fusion reaction. A fusion reactor causing a thermonuclear explosion is simply not how nuclear physics works.

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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: A The fusion reactor, as mentioned below, has no heavy-element core to melt down. The core is essentially a tiny, artificial sun maintained through magnets and lasers. The cooling system shouldn't be much of a problem—it's the containment system one needs to worry about. And even if that was breached, all it reactor's malfunction would really do is give out only cause a burst lot of superheated plasma into the immediate surroundings, while the reactor would lose the conditions required to maintain the fusion reaction. A fusion reactor causing a thermonuclear explosion is simply plasma, not how a nuclear physics works.meltdown.
22nd Mar '16 3:12:12 PM eroock
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* JumpScare: A facehugger jumps on Ripley after she wakes from sleep.
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