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Why are there no guns or weapons in this movie according to IMDB: The producers of Alien³ wanted each film to be different in tone and style. It is apparent that they did not want to make "Aliens 2" and made a conscious decision to shift away from the action genre. This also serves to remove the simple solution Aliens presented -- that the aliens can be ...


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After watching both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant (links to IMDb pages), the answer appears to be a combination of factors (WARNING: Spoilers for both movies follow, but as they are the entire substance of the answer, they are not wrapped in spoiler tags): The black "goo" containing some type of parasitic life form created by the Engineers for whatever ...


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All great answers and all containing interesting detail - however the truth of it is that they wanted and needed Ripley in the movie. Sigourney Weaver would only do it if there were no guns. So there were no guns. The Brandywine producers did look at taking the story in another direction if they couldn't come to a deal with Weaver and there is a full script ...


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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 Predator-...


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I've thought about this A LOT, after rewatching the movie. The important factors that determines what a Xenomorph can be are the characteristics of the host itself. Yes, that includes gender. That being said, the Ox alien couldn't have been a queen, since the ox itself was presumably male. So why is the queen in Aliens so much larger than the ox alien? ...


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