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Refers to the 1986 movie directed by James Cameron, which is the second part in the Alien movie series.

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Was Cpl. Dietrich killed by aliens?

In the movie Aliens (1986), after the marines and Ellen Ripley landed on LV-426, they discovered Newt. Corporal Dietrich on the marine team checked Newt. This character only had a few lines. After ...
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Why did Ripley burn the eggs after she rescued Newt?

After she pulled Newt out of the cacoon in Aliens, Ripley had a stand off with the queen Xenomorph. As two Xenomorphs close in, Ripley flares her flamethrower and the queen seems to order the other ...
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How did Carter J. Burke release the facehuggers without putting himself in danger?

In Aliens (1986) there was a scene with Newt and Ripley talking inside the lab. Meanwhile Burke somehow manages to take out two facehuggers from their containers and send them to the room where Newt ...
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How long was “Newt” living alone on LV-426?

In Aliens (1986) when "Newt" first encountered the Marines and Ellen Ripley after they landed on LV-426 she ran away from them. How long was "Newt" living alone on LV-426 and why did she run away ...
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Why didn't the producers offer Ridley Scott the chance to direct the 2nd Alien movie?

Alien (1979) was directed by Ridley Scott, but after that in 1986 Aliens was written and directed by James Cameron. Why didn't the studio offer Ridley Scott the chance to direct the 2nd Alien movie?
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'Yeah but it's a dry heat' - reference to another film?

In Aliens when the marines first encounter the aliens, they head into the 'nest' and one of them says 'it's hot in here' and Hudson (Bill Paxton) says 'Yeah, but it's a dry heat'. This line has ...
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Game Over, Man…Game Over! - What's the source?

Game Over, Man...Game Over! These iconic words were uttered by the late, great Bill Paxton in Aliens. BUT..they aren't the original script So...where did they come from? NB. "Official" sources ...
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Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) watching order confusion between theatrical and director's cut [closed]

I'm going to watch Alien 1979 and Aliens 1986, but I don't know which one to watch without missing out on the suspense and the actual charm of these movies. I'm confused on whether to watch theatrical ...
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Where did Alien come from?

I just watched the movie "Alien" (which is great, by the way), and now I've begun to wonder about the origins of everybody's favorite chestburster. I know that: They are first spotted on an alien ...
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How long did it take the space marines in Aliens to reach planet LV-426?

In the beginning of the 1986 movie Aliens, people lose contact with terraformers on planet LV-426. It is decided that a unit of space marines, along with Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) should fly ...
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How did Ripley not age after 57 years of floating in space?

In Aliens, at the beginning of the movie we see Ripley being discovered by a patrolling space craft. She is later revealed that she has been travelling for 57 years (correct me if I am wrong). Her ...
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How did Newt survive while she was alone?

In Aliens, how did Newt survive while she was alone? Early in the movie, it is revealed that the little girl, Newt, had survived alone for several days among the aliens -- the very same aliens that ...
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What does Newt say at the end of Aliens?

At the very end of Aliens. After Ripley has blown the queen alien out the airlock, and she climbs up over the edge of the airlock door. Newt jumps into her arms and says something. It sounds either ...
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In the film universe of Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), are the ships light speed capable?

It is never made clear if the ships in the Alien universe are capable of traveling at or above light speed. Wouldn't robotic or automated ships have been better-suited for such a long journey through ...
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The movie Prometheus and Alien android designs:

Why are the androids in ALIENS and ALIEN³ designed after the original Weyland from AVP, but not in any of the other movies?
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Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
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What does the quote from Sgt. Apone in Aliens “Look into my eye” mean?

When the Marines are waking up you get this dialogue between Hudson and Apone: Hudson: Man, this floor is freezing. Apone: What do you want me to do, fetch your slippers for you? Hudson: Gee, ...