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Aliens (1986)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Aliens (1986)

In James Cameron's action/sci-fi blockbuster sequel:

  • in a reprised role (57 years after the original film), aggressive "Rambo-like" heroine Flight Officer Lt. Ellen Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) nightmare in the film's opening of 'giving birth' to an Alien, after being rescued by a deep-salvage team
  • the scene of gung-ho Marine Private Hudson's (Bill Paxton) realization when the drop-ship from the USS Sulaco crashes on LV-426 when trying to pick up the first group of Marine survivors from alien attack: "That's it, man. Game over, man! Game over!"
  • the mother-daughter bond formed between Ripley and orphaned Newt (Carrie Henn)
  • Ripley's confrontation with the egg-laying Alien Queen mother/monster when saving Newt, when she torched the entire egg chamber with her flamethrower
  • and then later, the showdown scene when Ripley wore a walking, powered forklift/loader in the Sulaco's hangar, and she provided protection for surrogate daughter Newt with her threat to the Alien Queen: ("Get away from her, you bitch!") and aggressive, fisticuffs bitch-slap of the gargantuan stowaway Alien Queen with the mechanical claw-arm of the contraption
Ripley in a Power Loader
  • in the exciting climax, the tense moment when Ripley's ankle was grabbed by the screaming beast as she held onto the rung of the outer airlocked hatch ladder before expelling it into outer space

Nightmarish Birth of Alien

Ripley with Newt

The Egg-Laying Alien Queen Mother


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