Corrected entry: In the scene where Sil (as a young girl in the lab's container tank) realizes she's being gassed with cyanide, she escapes by diving through the glass enclosure. The gas escapes along with Sil. The lab techs (who are fully protected with Hazmat Suits) fall down dead when the gas reaches them. Shouldn't the suits have protected the lab techs from the gas? That's the whole point of wearing Hazmat material, right?

Correction: They are not "fully protected". They aren't wearing resirators, merely some sort of surgical mask/hood arrangement, and despite the suits are breathing the atmospehere in the lab.

Corrected entry: As Sil leads the team into the hills, she has the woman she kidnapped in the passenger seat, but lying down and no one can see her. Ben Kingsley's character says on the radio "THEY are heading into the hills", but he should have said "She is heading into the hills", as the entire point of this is that none of the team can know that Sil has a captive. (01:09:00 - 01:10:00)


Correction: He was referring to Laura and Press as they were way ahead pursuing her so when he's says "they're" he's referring to Laura and Press and Sil.

Corrected entry: After the man takes her from home with him and they are both in the swimming pool at his home, she whips off his trunks begging him, but in the next part when he's fighting her off and he's later seen floating dead, he has his trunks back on.

Correction: If you watch the scene closely you will see that she never gets his bathing suit off. Even when he gets out to see who was at the door, you can see he is wearing them. She tried to get them off, but he wouldn't let her.

Factual error: Fitch, who professes qualifications in biology, genetics and biochemistry, says that they made Sil female because she's a natural predator and so she'd be more docile. He should retake his finals. In every single species of predator on earth - every single one - the females are the hunters, aggressors and killers. The males may be socially dominant but they are the 'docile' ones. There are no exceptions - and no human DNA was used to create Sil - they used synthetic DNA based on the instructions transmitted to them.

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Suggested correction: They never said Sil was a natural predator when they created her. She was half human and half alien and it was their belief that human females are more docile (i.e. more motherly, more gentle, more empathetic, and less aggressive than human males). Although the reply to "more docile and controllable" was "you guys don't get out much", meaning that girls aren't that docile and controllable.


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Xavier Fitch: We decided to make it female so it would be more docile and controllable.
Preston Lennox: More docile and controllable, eh? You guys don't get out much.

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Trivia: The Alien Design for Sil was done by H.R Giger, the same man who designed the Xenomorph in the Alien movies.

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