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How it might work in real life (in the far distant future): Scientists like Mark Roth have studied suspended animation by starting with cases of spontaneous suspended animation, like the Canadian toddler who survived 2 hours of bitter cold in a nappy, the Japanese man who survived 23 days in the cold with no food or water, and the 29-year-old skier found ...


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It's actually his right eye. The common belief is that Apone is flipping Hudson the bird (showing his middle finger). A gesture which means "f--- you". It isn't obvious because Apone is also holding his cigar between the middle and forefinger of the same hand. This somewhat obscures the gesture. But it's probably safe to assume that this is a well ...


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Yes, the ships are capable of speeds significantly above the speed of light. From in-movie clues this is fairly clear, e.g. from Alien dialog: DALLAS: How far to Earth. LAMBERT: Ten months. Then later in the meeting they have: DALLAS: Well, some of you may have figured out we're not home yet. We're only halfway there. So the journey they ...


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I believe you are talking about the 1966 animated short film, "What on Earth!". It's presented as a mockumentary by the Film Board of Mars (Actually the National Film Board of Canada), and mistakes cars as the dominant life form on Earth. It was nominated for an Academy Award, and can be seen on the NFB website.


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First of all, the main point to consider is that the Alien (and later Alien/Predator) universe is not an entirely pre-thought and consistently grown universe, with the stories well tied into each other. There were different producers, directors and story-tellers taking turns on the story and including additional stuff (like the merge with the ...


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From the book of Alien ISTR that hyper sleep is just a very deep sleep and you dream in the same way as you normally would only more vividly due to the deeper sleep and longer time spent in it. However, you do not need food or water (or at least do not seem to). Hence one can be in hyper sleep for long periods (Ripley managed 57 years) without serious ...


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I don't see The Invaders, (1995), starring Scott Bakula, in your list. From the movie's message board: Bakula ends up on the inaugural ride of a Los Angeles subway train with a political candidate who is big on ecology. The aliens want to knock off the candidate (who some think is destined for the White House). The aliens have screwed around with ...


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Yes, either the ships can travel at theoretical speeds beyond that of light or they can enter and exit "warp" or "hyperspace" corridors which allow travel across vast areas of space in far less than time than traveling at or near light speed would. Some clues from the 19780 novelization of the film Alien and the subsequent Alien films are: In the ...



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