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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.

The boy say's to his sister, Do too. You go in places we can't fit, So? the girl replies, That's why I'm the best she say's as she hits her brother with a toy.

Her mother intervenes and say's, Knock it off! I catch either of you playing in the air ducts again, I'll tan your hides.

The girl replies, Mom, all the kids play but is cut short by her father who has spotted something from outside.

Wait a minute. Annie, come and have a look at this, will ya her husband say's.

A strange shape can be seen in the distance as the music score plays an exploring theme.

Folks we have scored big this time the man say's as he gets closer to the alien spaceship.

What is it dad the girl say's as she looks up at the giant structure.

I'm not sure her father replies, 

Let's see if we can get a closer look at this thing, maybe through that crack there down the side. Shouldn't we call in? Annie replies, Let's wait till we know what to call it in as the father replies.

The brakes hiss, as the vehicle stops, The father say's That's about as close as we can get. He looks to his wife and say's Should we take a look inside? She looks at him but is a little aprehensive.

It is very noisy with a howling wind flashes of lightening and thunder, The parents open and climb down from the vehicle, The mother say's you kids stay inside, I mean it. We'll be right back, Okay bye the children reply.

Lightening flashes and a loud noise is generated as the girl watches her parents slowly descend into the abyss of the strange alien structure.

The two parents slowly walk over to the access gap in the side of the spaceship, They have a torch each to help them guide the way.

The children can only wait for there parents return and quietly watch as the last movements of there parents vanish into the darkness of the night.

Some radio interference can be heard and Some time has passed since her parents left, the girl turns to her brother and taps him on the shoulder as he quietly rests. He say's huh? The girl softly say's Timmy, they've been gone a long time. Her brother replies, It'll be okay, Newt Dad knows what he's doing.

Suddenly a loud bang is heard as the door comes flying open, This startles Newt as her mother frantically tries to radio for help, She shouts, Mayday, Mayday! This is Alpha Kilo Two Four Niner calling control, This is Alpha Kilo Two Four Niner! 

Newt starts to scream as she see's her father lying on the floor with a face hugger attached to his face, The mother continues her frantic radio transmission, Alpha Kilo Two Four Niner calling 

The face hugger tightens it's grip around Newts father's throat as Newt continues to scream.

The scene changes to Ripley who is back at her apartment, She is deep in thought and smoking, The cat meows as it jumps off the kitchen cabinet, 

Lietenant Goreman and Burke have turned up outside her door, Burke has a briefcase and Gorman is in full uniform. Burke presses the door buzzer.

Ripley turns to look at the door wondering who it might be?

Burke waits patiently then coughs slightly as the door opens, Burke greets Ripley by saying, Hiya Ripley, This is Lietenant Gorman..of the colonial Marine corps he say's as he points behind him, The door abruply slams shut as Ripley is in not any mood to talk at that moment. Burke leans closer to the door and shouts, Ripley, we have to talk, We've lost contact with the colony on LV-426, 

A moment passes then Ripley opens her door to confront the two men, 

I don't believe this Ripley say's as she pours a coffee from a flask, You guys throw me at the wolves, and now you want me to go back out there? 

Forget it. It's not my problem Ripley say's, 

Burke replies, Can I finish? No theres no way Ripley replies.

Gorman say's Ripley, you wouldn't be going in with the troops, I can guarantee your safety.

Burke responds by saying, These colonial Marines are very tough hombres, They're packing state of the art fire power, There's nothing they cant handle.

Lieutenant am I right? Thats True Gorman replies, 

We've been trained to deal with situations like this Gorman say's, 

Ripley replies, Then you don't need me I'm not a soldier, Burke say's Yeah but we don't know exactly what's going on out there, 

It may just be a downed transmitter okay>

But if it's not I would like you there as an advisor, 

And that's all, 

Ripley walks a little closer to Burke and say's What's your interest in all this? Why are you going?

Burke replies, Corporation cofinanced that colony, along with Colonial Administration, We're getting into a lot of terraforming now. "Building Better Worlds"

Yeah Yeah I saw the commercial Ripley say's, Look I don't have time for this, I've got to get to work, 

Oh right, I heard you're working the cargo docks. 

That's right Ripley replies, Running loaders and forklifts, that sort of thing? Burke say's. Yeah so? Ripley replies. Burke say's Nothing, I think it's great that your keeping yourself busy, And I know it's the only thing that you could get, There's nothing wrong with it.

Burke sit's back down and say's What would you say if I told you I could get you reinstated as a flight officer?

The company's already agreed to pick up your contract, Ripley replies If I go, 

Yeah if you go Burke quietly say's, Come on that's a second chance Kiddo, And I think personally for you, It would be the best thing in the world to get out there and face this thing, Get back on the horse.

Spare me Burke I've had my psych evaluation this month, 

Yeah, I know, I've read it, You wake up every night, Your sheets are soaking with sweat, Burke say's.

Ripley angrily replies, I said No, and I mean it! 

Burke quietens and says OK, Ripley say's Now, please leave I am not going back 

And I am I would not be any good to you if I did, 

Okay Shh Burke say's He nods to Gorman to leave and say's Would you do me a favour, Just think about it.

Ripley lights another cigarette as Burke put's his ID card down onto the sideboard.

Gorman say's Thanks for the coffee as he puts his hat back on.

Ripley bends down to stroke Jonesy who is whining.

Ripley wakes up in the middle of the night having just experienced a reoccuring terrible nightmare. She is breathing heavily and quite traumatic. She is also sweating quite a lot.

Ripley scrunches her face in pain as she say's Oh! and holds her hand to her chest in some discomfort.

Ripley starts to cry as she slowly gets out of bed.

Ripley sits on the corner of the bed as she looks down trying to gain some composure.

Ripley goes to the sink and splashes her face and neck then looks into the mirror.

Ripley decides to contact Burke and uses the card Burke left earlier, She inserts it into the comms machine.

The machine starts to beep as she contacts Burke directly.

She waits patiently until Burke answers after being woken from sleep, He wipes his eyes with his hand and say's Hello, 

He continues, You Okay? Ripley replies, Just tell me one thing, Burke, 

Ripley closes her eyes and say's You're going out there to destroy them, right? She opens her eyes again and says, Not to study, not to bring back, but to wipe them out.

Burke replies, That's the plan. You have my word on it.

Ripley hesitates and then say's All right, I'm in.

Ripley pulls the card out as Burke was about to say something, His last words were I think that, 

Ripley contemplates what she has just agreed to do then turns to look at her cat.

And you you little shithead, you're staying here she smiles as the cat brings her a little comfort and happiness.

The cat looks at Ripley unaware of what is happening.

The Sulaco is slowly travelling through space on it's journey to LV=426 where it will station high above the planets atmosphere.

From inside the giant ship there are rows of lockers and rows of high powered guns that are stacked in rows of seven.

Missiles are waiting to be loaded onto one of the two dropships that are used to break a planets atmosphere and land on its surface.

Furthur examination shows a power loader which is used to lift heavy containers.

A long row of hyper sleep chambers suddenly come to life as a computer screen starts to display the names of the marine corps soldiers.

The hyper sleep chambers start to whirl as they open slowly revealing the occupants.

Occupants are starting to wake up from there slumber.

Coughing and groans are heard as the soldiers awake.

Drake say's in a tired voice, They ain't payin us enough for this man,

Not enough to have to wake up to your face, Drake. Responds Corporal Dietrich. What Drake replies as he feels insulted. 

Is that a joke Drake say's, Oh I wish it were say's Dietrich.

Drake spots Hicks waking and say's over to him, Hey, Hicks Man you look just like I feel

Private Hudson is coughing and is still attached to his monitor cables, Seargent Apone can be heard giving out some orders, He say's All right, Sweethearts, What are you waiting for?

Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the core..

A day in the Marine core is like a day on the farm, 

A day in the Marine corps is like a day on the farm, 
Every meals a banquet, every paycheck a fortune, every formation a parade, 

The seargent shouts out loudly - I love the core!

Private Hudson say's Christ! Man this floor is freezing! 

The seargent replies, What do you want me to do? Fetch your slippers for ya?
Hudson replies, Gee, would you sir? I'd like that.

The seargent say's Look into my eye as he pulls his eyelid down with his index finger, 

Fall in people, Come on. Let's go the seargent shouts, Frost comments as he follows his conrades, I hate this job Frost say's, 

Crowe, Wierzbowski. Come on, on your feet the seargent shouts,
We got some slack coming, right? You had three weeks on your back, Frost what do you want a soldier say's.

Frost replies, I'm talking about breathing not this frozen shit.

Dietrich say's Yeah top How bout it?

Vasquez is doing some pull ups and seargent Apone say's All right First assemblies in 15, Shag it.

Vasquez stops her pullups and looks over at Ripley, She say's Hey Mira, Who's Snow White? 

Corporal Ferro replies, She's supposed to be some kind of consultant. Apparently she saw an Alien once.

Hudson responds, Whoopee Fuckin Do! Hey, I'm impressed.

iQue Bonita! say's Vasquez as she starts her pull ups again.

Hudson is watching Vasquez and say's Hey Vasquez, Have you ever been mistaken for a man? Vasquez replies, No have you?

Drake responds to the snappy humour he say's Oh Vasquez You're just too bad. Both he and Vasquez embrace with hand slaps and squeezed fists, Your just too bad Drake say's as Vasquez responds by slapping him in the right cheek as a gesture of being together.