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** The director's commentary may not be canon. It doesn't make much sense to try to create an android that can perfectly pass for human and then not include any sex organs, even if they are strictly-speaking non-functional. Considering how little clothing the crew wears into hypersleep it is bound that someone would notice that something is...missing. For what it's worth, the illustration in the ''Colonial Marines Technical Manual'' makes it clear that androids of their era are "fully equipped".
** Also, Ash would need to have some understanding of human sexuality in order to convincingly imitate a human.


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** Exhaust products from the shuttle. The engines are supposed to be plasma engines, so the brightly lit water is standing in for plasma.



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** That's what it said in the novelization. There's a scene where the crew find that all their rations have been eaten, making the situation even more desperate.


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* When the rocket engines fries the alien, what's that liquid hitting the camera?

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* Assuming what the director's commentary says about Ash's programming is canon, why would they program Ash with a sex drive when he doesn't have any sex organs? It doesn't help his cover.

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*** FTL travel is not strictly required for ''Alien'' but it ''is'' required for the events in ''Aliens'' and later sequels to make any sense. Ripley says in a deleted scene in ''Aliens'' that she promised to be back to Earth for her daughter's eleventh birthday. The ''Sulacco'' is dispatched from Earth to LV-426/Acheron only after they lose radio contact with the colony, but Newt does not spend years or decades on LV-426 alone, only a few weeks. When they discuss the minimum time before they are declared overdue and a rescue of their own mission is launched, they quote a figure of "seventeen days". In ''Alien 3'' a company ship responds to a distress signal sent by the prison colony within a matter of days at most. None of this is possible with STL ships, even if they travel close enough to light speed for the crew to benefit from significant time dilation aboard the ship.


*** FTL is NOT required for extra-solar excursions to be realistic, nor is a generational ship required. Due to relativistic length contraction, the distance a ship has to cross to reach a destination decreases. If the ship is accelerated to high enough speed, 99.999999...9 percent the speed of light, the subjective distance the ship has to travel could be reduced from light years to miles. The ship could make the trip in seconds, never violating the speed of light. There is a cost in time in a sense, because while the ship could travel 5 light years and back in seconds aboard the ship, on Earth, roughly 10 years. The other cost is how much energy would be required to attain such speeds, which is staggeringly high. However, itís likely to be more realistic than attaining FTL. Also, I made an extreme example. There could be realistic missions, like ore runs, that would be less extreme, but still practical.

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*** FTL is NOT required for extra-solar excursions to be realistic, nor is a generational ship required. Due to relativistic length contraction, the distance a ship has to cross to reach a destination decreases. If the ship is accelerated to high enough speed, 99.999999...9 percent the speed of light, the subjective distance the ship has to travel could be reduced from light years to miles. The ship could make the trip in seconds, never violating the speed of light. There is a cost in time in a sense, because while the ship could travel 5 10 light years and back in seconds aboard the ship, on Earth, roughly 10 years.years would have passed. The other cost is how much energy would be required to attain such speeds, which is staggeringly high. However, itís likely to be more realistic than attaining FTL. Also, I made an extreme example. There could be realistic missions, like ore runs, that would be less extreme, but still practical.

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*** FTL is NOT required for extra-solar excursions to be realistic, nor is a generational ship required. Due to relativistic length contraction, the distance a ship has to cross to reach a destination decreases. If the ship is accelerated to high enough speed, 99.999999...9 percent the speed of light, the subjective distance the ship has to travel could be reduced from light years to miles. The ship could make the trip in seconds, never violating the speed of light. There is a cost in time in a sense, because while the ship could travel 5 light years and back in seconds aboard the ship, on Earth, roughly 10 years. The other cost is how much energy would be required to attain such speeds, which is staggeringly high. However, itís likely to be more realistic than attaining FTL. Also, I made an extreme example. There could be realistic missions, like ore runs, that would be less extreme, but still practical.


*** To be fair, he doesn't seem as important as anyone else. Not to mention, they're still probably a bit raw on the fact that Burke tried to pull a power move after they escaped the processing plant by saying he wouldn't authorize the nuking from order plan. So, it's safe to say there's some minor bad blood, and the Marines wouldn't give a crap about where he was as long as he wasn't causing a problem to them (little did they know what he had planned).


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*** In addition to above, they're still probably a bit raw on the fact that Burke tried to pull a power move after they escaped the processing plant by saying he wouldn't authorize the nuking from orbit plan. So, it's safe to say there's some minor bad blood, and the Marines wouldn't give a crap about where he was as long as he wasn't causing a problem for them (little did they know what he had planned).

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*** Actually, they're not broken, as they look to be made as of material that looks to be Plexiglas. Maybe what woke her up was the impact of them hitting the flood. By the way it seems, Burke may have lightly pulled the lids off to make them unsealed enough for the Facehuggers to crawl out on their own while closing the door, and due to having to force the lids farther out to get out of them, they caused the tubes to fall (as one of the tubes are still seen moving, showing that it had to have happened within the past minute).


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*** To be fair, he doesn't seem as important as anyone else. Not to mention, they're still probably a bit raw on the fact that Burke tried to pull a power move after they escaped the processing plant by saying he wouldn't authorize the nuking from order plan. So, it's safe to say there's some minor bad blood, and the Marines wouldn't give a crap about where he was as long as he wasn't causing a problem to them (little did they know what he had planned).


** Another possibility, he was still unloading equipment and some supplies into the Colony facility where they've set up base of operations, as we saw him delivered some unloaded items to Bishop before the Marines located the PDTs (no one can be sure how long they were going to be on LV-426, let alone how many survivors that may have been injured, so there may have been a stock of medical supplies that was brought to set up (they may have had a standard procedure for possible emergencies and the supplies they brought were meant to be set up at a base of operations. This was before they discovered what they were truly dealing with). He may have finished moving the last of the items inside when Ferro tells him to come on, so he double-timed back as quick as he could.

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** Another possibility, he was still unloading equipment and some supplies into the Colony facility where they've set up base of operations, as we saw him delivered some unloaded items to Bishop before the Marines located the PDTs (no PDTs. Before they realized what the threat really was, no one can could be sure how long they were going to be on LV-426, let alone how many survivors that may have been injured, so there may have been a stock of medical supplies that was brought to set up (they may have had a standard procedure for possible emergencies and the supplies they brought were meant to be set up at a base of operations.operations as a field medical station. This was before they discovered what they were truly dealing with). He may have finished moving the last of the items inside when Ferro tells him to come on, so he double-timed back as quick as he could.



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** Another possibility, he was still unloading equipment and some supplies into the Colony facility where they've set up base of operations, as we saw him delivered some unloaded items to Bishop before the Marines located the PDTs (no one can be sure how long they were going to be on LV-426, let alone how many survivors that may have been injured, so there may have been a stock of medical supplies that was brought to set up (they may have had a standard procedure for possible emergencies and the supplies they brought were meant to be set up at a base of operations. This was before they discovered what they were truly dealing with). He may have finished moving the last of the items inside when Ferro tells him to come on, so he double-timed back as quick as he could.

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** Assuming they're not just there [[RuleOfCool because they look good]] as CowTools, it makes sense for a lifeboat to have emergency tools for landing on a planet. If the lifeboat crashes they may need to cut their way through the hull is the airlock is jammed, and they can also be used to construct a shelter.

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* Shouldn't the movie be called "Alien 2" and not "Alien 3" if it's the second movie to be titled "Alien"? Yes, I'm being somewhat facetious here but I still think it's a valid question.


** I figure they could just have the prisoners not want to hurt her (in prison, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even vicious murderers and the like fnd child abusers/molesters to be scum]],so presumably none of them would want to actually ''be'' a child molester. As for the rest, it just seems like a big ''fuck you'' to people who liked the previous movie.

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** I figure they could just have the prisoners not want to hurt her (in prison, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even vicious murderers and the like fnd find child abusers/molesters to be scum]],so presumably none of them would want to actually ''be'' a child molester. As for the rest, it just seems like a big ''fuck you'' to people who liked the previous movie.


** I figure they could just have the prisoners not want to hurt her (in prison, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even vicious murderers and the like think child abusers/molesters to be scum]],so presumably none of them would want to actually ''be'' a child molester. As for the rest, it just seems like a big ''fuck you'' to people who liked the previous movie.

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** I figure they could just have the prisoners not want to hurt her (in prison, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even vicious murderers and the like think fnd child abusers/molesters to be scum]],so presumably none of them would want to actually ''be'' a child molester. As for the rest, it just seems like a big ''fuck you'' to people who liked the previous movie.

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** I figure they could just have the prisoners not want to hurt her (in prison, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even vicious murderers and the like think child abusers/molesters to be scum]],so presumably none of them would want to actually ''be'' a child molester. As for the rest, it just seems like a big ''fuck you'' to people who liked the previous movie.

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