History Trivia / Aliens

12th Sep '17 7:24:43 PM Boggs
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** Lance Henriksen is a US Navy veteren.
12th Sep '17 7:42:17 AM TrollBrutal
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: A minor case. Being set in the future, the date of the film production can be told by the presence of some 80sHair and Hudson making a joke about smoking or not smoking seats.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: A minor case. Being set in the future, the date of the film production can be told by the presence of some 80sHair EightiesHair and Hudson making a joke about smoking or not smoking non-smoking seats.
12th Sep '17 7:38:00 AM TrollBrutal
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: A minor case. Being set in the future, the date of the film production can be told by the presence of some 80sHair and Hudson making a joke about smoking or not smoking seats.
5th Aug '17 10:40:21 PM ButterTub
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* CreatorBacklash: Carrie Henn, who played Newt, has said that she hates the line "They mostly come at night. Mostly."

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* CreatorBacklash: Carrie Henn, who played Newt, has said that she hates the line "They mostly come at night. Mostly."" Mainly because her friends mocked her delivery with various derivatives. [[note]]E.G. "We mostly go to the movies at night. Mostly."[[/note]]
2nd Aug '17 12:07:56 AM CrowTR0bot
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* TroubledProduction: Creator/JamesCameron didn't get along with the English film crew at all, who thought he was a poor substitute for Creator/RidleyScott and disliked him for the simple fact that he was American [actually Canadian] and not British (ironically, Scott himself would have similar problems when he didn't mesh with the American crew of 1982's ''Film/BladeRunner''). The crew was openly hostile to both Cameron and his then wife producer Gale Anne Hurd, whom they openly mocked by claiming she wasn't the real producer and only got the credit because she was married to Cameron. Creator/BillPaxton later said that British film crew drove Cameron nuts with their "indentured" work ethics, stopping filming just so they could have tea and the like; Michael Biehn made fun of the British crew in the audio commentary by saying that they "weren't used to working" (a remark he threw in when Paxton was talking about the "indentured" work ethics). Things eventually hit their breaking point when Cameron clashed with an uncooperative cameraman who refused to light the Alien nest the way Cameron wanted (Cameron wanted dark lighting to create an eerie atmosphere while the cameraman kept going with bright lighting to show off the intricacies of the set) and finally Cameron, fed up with the bad attitudes of his crew, yelled at the guy "YOU'RE FIRED!" and threw him off the set, which led to the crew walking out, requiring Gale Anne Hurd to coax them back once they had all cooled down. The film went over-schedule and over-budget, and Music/JamesHorner had barely any time to throw his (very memorable) music score together - to the point that he swore to never work with Cameron again. He recanted later.

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* TroubledProduction: Creator/JamesCameron didn't get along with the English film crew at all, who thought he was a poor substitute for Creator/RidleyScott and disliked him for the simple fact that he was American [actually Canadian] and not British (ironically, Scott himself would have similar problems when he didn't mesh with the American crew of 1982's ''Film/BladeRunner''). The crew was openly hostile to both Cameron and his then wife producer Gale Anne Hurd, whom they openly mocked by claiming she wasn't the real producer and only got the credit because she was married to Cameron. Creator/BillPaxton later said that British film crew drove Cameron nuts with their "indentured" work ethics, stopping filming just so they could have tea and the like; Michael Biehn made fun of the British crew in the audio commentary by saying that they "weren't used to working" (a remark he threw in when Paxton was talking about the "indentured" work ethics). Things eventually hit their breaking point when Cameron clashed with an uncooperative cameraman who refused to light the Alien nest the way Cameron wanted (Cameron wanted dark lighting to create an eerie atmosphere while the cameraman kept going with bright lighting to show off the intricacies of the set) and finally Cameron, fed up with the bad attitudes of his crew, yelled at the guy "YOU'RE FIRED!" and threw him off the set, which led to the crew walking out, requiring Gale Anne Hurd to coax them back once they had all cooled down. The film went over-schedule and over-budget, and Music/JamesHorner had barely any time to throw his (very memorable) music score together - to the point that he swore to never work with Cameron again. [[Film/{{Titanic}} He recanted later.recanted]] [[Film/{{Avatar}} later]].
26th Jul '17 11:11:06 PM jormis29
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* TheOtherMarty: James Remar was originally cast as Cpl. Hicks, but then he got arrested for drugs and Creator/JamesCameron had him replaced with Creator/MichaelBiehn shortly after shooting began. A few shots of Remar, mostly from behind, still made it into the movie.

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* TheOtherMarty: James Remar Creator/JamesRemar was originally cast as Cpl. Hicks, but then he got arrested for drugs and Creator/JamesCameron had him replaced with Creator/MichaelBiehn shortly after shooting began. A few shots of Remar, mostly from behind, still made it into the movie.



* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: James Remar was dropped from the film and replaced with Creator/MichaelBiehn after getting busted for drug possession.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: James Remar Creator/JamesRemar was dropped from the film and replaced with Creator/MichaelBiehn after getting busted for drug possession.
16th May '17 2:05:37 PM igordebraga
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* TheOtherMarty: James Remar was originally cast as Cpl. Hicks, but Creator/JamesCameron had him replaced with Creator/MichaelBiehn shortly after shooting began. A few shots of Remar, mostly from behind, still made it into the movie. The reason Remar was replaced was that he was arrested for drugs.

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* TheOtherMarty: James Remar was originally cast as Cpl. Hicks, but then he got arrested for drugs and Creator/JamesCameron had him replaced with Creator/MichaelBiehn shortly after shooting began. A few shots of Remar, mostly from behind, still made it into the movie. The reason Remar was replaced was that he was arrested for drugs.



* SleeperHit: The film wasn't expected to be a great success, as news of the TroubledProduction circulated through the media. People also thought the time for an ''Alien'' sequel had passed - the film was only given $17 million as a budget after all. Everyone was surprised when it grossed over $100 million worldwide and got Sigourney Weaver an Oscar nomination.

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* SleeperHit: The film wasn't expected to be a great success, as news of the TroubledProduction circulated through the media. People also thought the SequelGap of 7 years was too much time for an after the original ''Alien'' sequel had passed - the film was only given $17 million as a budget after all. Everyone was surprised when it grossed over $100 million worldwide and got Sigourney Weaver an Oscar nomination.
16th Apr '17 6:35:36 AM DrOO7
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*** #8 Hero, Ellen Ripley
3rd Feb '17 2:48:56 PM PicardsDouble
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** Creator/JamesCameron let the actors playing the Marines customise their costumes much like soldiers in Vietnam did to their combat gear. Creator/BillPaxton wrote 'Louise' on his, as a dedication to his wife. Cynthia Dale Scott (Dietrich) wrote "Blue Angel" on the back of her helmet (as a ShoutOut to a film starring Marlene Dietrich). Jenette Goldstein wrote a Spanish phrase onto hers, translating as "the risk always survives". The exception was Creator/MichaelBiehn, who was a late addition. He wasn't happy that his gear had a heart on it, because he felt it looked too much like a bullseye.

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** Creator/JamesCameron let the actors playing the Marines customise their costumes much like soldiers in Vietnam did to their combat gear. Creator/BillPaxton wrote 'Louise' on his, as a dedication to his wife. Cynthia Dale Scott (Dietrich) wrote "Blue Angel" on the back of her helmet (as a ShoutOut to a film starring Marlene Dietrich). Jenette Goldstein wrote a Spanish phrase onto hers, translating as "the risk always survives".survives", perhaps a loose translation of the SAS's famous motto "Who Dares Wins". The exception was Creator/MichaelBiehn, who was a late addition. He wasn't happy that his gear had a heart on it, because he felt it looked too much like a bullseye.
26th Jan '17 6:19:24 AM dangerdan97
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** Bishop's little knife trick wasn't in the script. According to Creator/LanceHenriksen, it was discussed amongst everyone except Creator/BillPaxton.

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** Hudson's participation in Bishop's little knife trick wasn't in the script. According to Creator/LanceHenriksen, it was discussed amongst everyone except Creator/BillPaxton.
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