Aliens is a Science fiction action and horror movie that continues on from the original Alien movie that came out in 1979. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Gale Anne Hurd it was released on July 18th 1986. The story was written by James Cameron David Giler and Walter Hill, Aliens was distributed by 20th Century Fox. Based on characters created by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, Music is by James Horner and Cinematography is by Adrian Biddle, Edited by Ray Lovejoy and produced by Brandywine Productions. Location sequences were filmed at Acton Lane power station London England and other filming at Pinewood studios.
This is an image of the space escape shuttle Ripley used to escape the Nostromo from Alien 1979. She has been floating in space for a long time.
This is inside the shuttle
This is another image of inside the shuttle.
Ripley is sleeping in a Hypersleep chamber.
Suddenly there is some electronic beeping and a computer screen starts to display.
The shuttle slowly rises and connects to a deep salvage vessel. A thud is heard as the shuttle locks into position.
A robotic welder and scanner suddenly appears through the glass and begins to burn through the thick steel door that leads to Ripley.
A loud noise is made as the welder cuts through the door. Orange sparks cascade into the room as the welder continues.
Orange smoke is produced as the welder cuts through.
Suddenly the door falls in and the welding robot can now enter, It is deathly silent.
The robot scans the room as it lights up like a strobe light.
The robot has done it's job and leaves the room.
The welder robot follows the contours of the heavy steel door as it burns through.
Ripley is soundly asleep as the robot scans it's environment. A blue strobe light illuminates the darkened objects that are carefully placed inside the escape craft.
Three investigation officers enter the dimly lit room as the robot leaves.
One of the suited personnel wipes the condensation from the glass chamber to reveal a sleeping Ripley and her cat Jonesy also sleeping.
Three men enter wearing protective clothing and gas masks. The sound of there respirators and heavy feet can be heard.
One of the investigation personnel wipes the condensation from Ripley's sleep chamber to reveal her sleeping soundly.
A man's voice is heard over a radio, Bio readouts are all in the Green, Look's like she's alive,
One of the personnel pulls his gas mask off and say's Well, there goes our salvage guys.
Ripley is at Gateway station being checked over, A nurse enters the room with a clipboard and goes over to Ripley, She say's how are we today as she turns a dial above Ripley's bed. Ripley responds, Ohh Terrible as she tries to lift up from the bed, The nurse say's Well better than yesterday at least. Where am I Ripley say's, You're safe the nurse replies you're at Gateway station Been here a couple of day's. You were pretty groggy at first but now you're ok,
Oh look's like you've got a visitor the nurse say's.
Ripleys face lights up with a big smile as she sets her eyes on Jonesy her long term feline companion that Burke is carrying in under his arms. Jonesy come here she say's with a happy smile, Hey come here Ripley say's as Burke hands the cat to her, How are you you stupid cat Ripley say's How are you Where have you been Ripley say's as she hugs her cat,
Burke sits down and say's guess you two have met, Huh? I'm Burke Carter Burke. He continues, I work for the company but dont let that fool you I'm really an OK guy, I'm glad to see your feeling a little better, They tell me that all the weakness and disorientation should pass soon, Thats just natural side effects of such an unusually long hypersleep or something like that. What do you mean Ripley replies, How long was I out there,A womans voice comes over the pa system which says, Inhalation therapy report to.. Burke say's has no one discussed this with you yet, Ripley replies no but I mean I don't recognize this place, No I know Burke say's Uh
Okay It's just that uh... this might be a shock to you, It's long, Ripley say's How long? Please, 57 years Burke replies,
Ripley say's in shock what? Burke replies, That's the thing you were out there for 57 years, What happened was you had drifted right through the core systems and it's really just blind luck that a deep salvage team found you when they did, It's one in a thousand really I think your damn lucky to be alive, Kiddo, You could be floating out there forever,
Ripley starts to feel unwell as Burke say's You You Okay? The cat hisses at Ripley as if something is wrong, Ripley say's uhh as a fast beating heart can be heard, Ripley grabs her chest as the cat hisses and runs away, Ripley say's uhh again as she receives more pain in her chest area, You okay Burke replies, The cat hisses again as Ripley groans and say's Oh-h-h! Oh, God! as the pain intensifies, Ripley falls backwards as she pushes the glass of water from Burkes hand, it smashes to the floor, Burke shouts, Nurse! Please! God! Someone get in here now, Ripley knocks a table of plastic items to the floor as the pain continues, Now! Burke shouts as Ripley knocks down a drip pole, A nurse and a doctor run into the room shouting Hold! Ripley shouts Please! Hold on doctors say Ripley say's Kill me in severe pain, Ripley lifts her shirt to reveal a large object that is coming out of her stomach region, She shouts No!
Ripley wakes from her nightmare in a hospital bed clutching her chest region and shouting No! as she lifts up from the sheets.
Ripley gasp's and is quite traumatised by her nightmare, The monitor comes on across the room and the nurse appears on screen, She say's bad dreams again?, You want something to help you sleep? No I've slept enough Ripley replies.
Jonesy come here Ripley say's softly to her cat which provides some comfort for Ripleys nightmares . Shh it's alright Ripley softly says. It's alright now she say's as the cat purrs. It's over.
Ripley is waiting for Burke and is sat down and looking over at an artificial simulation screen which depicts a forest, Birds can be heard chirping, She watches for a short while then switches the screen off with a remote control.
A womans voice is heard on the p.a sytem, Dr Hirsch, 334, Dr Hirsch, 334
Burke enters and say's Hi sorry I'm late, I've been running behind all morning!, Ripley replies, Is there any word about my daughter?
Burke replies, Uh I really think we should worry about the hearing now, Cause we dont have a lot of time, Okay, I read your deposition and it's great,
If you just stick to that I think well be fine. The thing to remember is, There's gonna be a lot of heavyweights in there, You've got feds and Interstellar Commerce Commission, Colonial Administration, Insurance company guy's, Ripley stops Burke short and say's Do you have any news about my daughter? Well we did come up with some information, Why dont we sit down?
I was hoping to wait until after the inquest Burke say's, Um he opens up his briefcase, He pulls some paperwork from inside, "Amanada Ripley McClaren" married name, I guess "Aged 66" And that was at the time of her death,
Which was two years ago I'm real sorry,
Ripley is saddened by the news and ponders over the photo of her daughter, She say's softly "Amy"
Burke say's She was cremated and interred at Westlake Repository, Little Chute, Wisconsin, No children I checked. Burke closes his briefcase.
Ripley inhales sharply and say's in a sad tone of voice, I promised her.. That I'd be home for her birthday
Her 11th Birthday Ripley starts to sob and is very emotional at this point.
The scene changes to a briefing room, There is a large display that shows the faces of the Nostromo from Ripleys very first encounter with an Alien, Technical details are also visible in relation to the deceased. A voice can be heard saying, I'd just like to go over Uh
back to this point about the override destruct order.Another man replies Is it in the file? Ripley say's I don't understand this?
Ripley is standing up and turns round to face the investigation team I don't understand this? she say's.We have been here for three and a half hours. Now, how many different ways do you want me to tell the same story?.
Look at it from our perspective please Dan lewin replies, Please? he say's again signalling for Ripley to sit down.
He continues, Now, you freely admit to detonating the engines of, and thereby destroying an M-class starfreighter,
A rather expensive piece of hardware, Fourty two million in adjusted dollars an investigation officer replies, That's minus payload of course.
Lewin continues, The lifeboat's flight recorder corroborates some elements of your account, in that, for reasons unknown, the Nostromo set down on LV-426, an unsurveyed planet at that time, that it resumed its course and was subsequently set for self-destruct by you for reasons unknown?.
Ripley replies, Not for reasons unknown, I told you we set down there on company orders to get this thing, which destroyed my crew.. she turns her head and say's and your expensive ship.
Lewin replies, The analysis team which went over the lifeboat centimeter by centimter found no physical evidence of the creature you describe,
Ripley stand's up and say's Good That's because I blew it out of the goddamn air lock, she hesitates and then turns her back to the table as she say's like I said,
A male executive replies to the table, Are there any species like this hostile organism on LV-426.
A male executive replies to the table, Are there any species like this hostile organism on LV-426. A woman smoking a cigarette replies No. It's a rock, No indigenous life.
Ripley turns back round and say's Did I.Q.'s just drop sharply while I was away?, Ma'am, I already said it was not indigenous, It was a derelict spacecraft It was an alien ship.
The lady listens, It was not from there, Do you get it? We homed in on its beacon,
The lady responds, And found something never recorded once...In over 300 surveyed worlds. The lady reads her notes and say's to Ripley, A creature that gestates inside a living human host." Ripley agrees with her words and say's Yes. The lady continues, These are your words, And has concentrated acid for blood." Thats right Ripley replies, Look I can see where this is going, Ripley say's as she sits back down, But i'm tellin you that those things exist.
Lewin intervenes, Thank you, Officer Ripley. That will be all. Ripley replies,
Please, You're not listening to me. Kane, the crew member Kane, who went into that ship, said he saw thousands of eggs there, Thousands.
Lewin replies abrumptly, Thank you That will be all,
Ripley stands and shouts in anger, Goddamn it, that's not all!
Because if one of those things gets down here, then that will be all!
Then all of this this bullshit that you think is so important you can just kiss all of that good bye!.Ripley scrumples up the paperwork and throws it onto the table in anger,
The room goes silent as everyone's facial expressions change to shock and denial of the situation.
Dan lewin wants to end the session and come to a conclusion, He say's as he puts the cap back on his pen, It is the finding of this court of inquiry that Warrant Officer E. Ripley,
NOC14472, has acted with questionable judgment
and is unfit to hold an I.C.C. license as a commercial flight officer, Said license is hereby suspended indefinitely.
Now, no criminal charges will be filed against you at this time, and you are released on your own recognizance for a six month period of psychometric probation.
to include monthly review by an I.C.C. psychiatric technician.
These proceedings are closed.
Everyone starts to stand up and leave the table as Ripley walks off unhappy with how the proceedings went. Burke say's that could of been better,
Everyone starts to stand up and leave the table as Ripley walks off unhappy with how the proceedings went. Burke say's with a sigh that could of been... better, Look I think the, his words are cut short as Ripley spots and approaches Dan Lewin as he tries to leave the room.
Dan Lewin Ripley shouts to catch his attention, She say's Why don't you just check out LV-426?
Because I don't have to, There have been people there for over 20 years, and they never complained about any hostile organism. What do you mean? What people? Ripley replies in eagerness to find out something important.
Terraformers, Planet engineers, They go in, set up these big atmosphere processors to make the air breathable, Takes decades, It's what we call a "Shake N Bake" colony,
Lewin tries to leave but Ripley puts her arm up to stop him from leaving, She say's How many are there? How many colonists?
Lewin replies, I dont know 60 maybe 70 families, Do you mind? Lewin signals for Ripley to allow him access out.
Ripley is taken back by this information, She say's Families in sadness, Jesus she say's as she closes her eyes to percieve the worst.
Wind is howling on LV-426
A surface vehicle is beeping its horn to be let into the complex,
A woman on a PA system can be heard saying, All passenger loaders are carried by weight they must be weighed Before and after limits,
Al grabs a coffee and walks down into the busy crowd of workers, He say;s to a colleague, I'll be down in maintenace, okay? A voice is heard calling for Al,
Al replies what, Deckar say's Remember you sent some wildcatters out to the middle of nowhere last week out past the Ilium range,
Yeah what? Al replies, Lydecker continues, One of them's on the horn a mom and pop survey team, He say's he's onto something, He wants to know if his claim will be honored.
Why wouldnt his claim be honored Al replies,
Lydecker replies, Well, because you sent them to that particular middle of nowhere on company orders, maybe I dont know, Al responds, Christ! Some honch in a cushy office on Earth.. Say's go look at a grid reference. We look, They don's say why, and I dont ask,
I dont ask because it takes two weeks to get an answer out here, and the answer is always
Together both men say Don't ask, So what do I tell this guy? Deckard replies, Al sighs then says, Tell him as far as I'm concerned, if he finds something, it is his,
Al turns to look along the corridor as his attention changes to some children playing.
Al say's Lydecker and points his hand down the corridor, What Lydecker say's
Lydecker shouts down to the giggling kids, He shouts You kids know you're not allowed to be on this level!, Go on! Get outta here!
The wind is howling on LV-426.
There are flashes of lightning and it is very loud and windy.
A surface vehicle appears with a family of four inside.
The vehicle's engine can be heard as it heads over the rocky terrain.