Corrected entry: When climbing above the nesting grounds, one of the guys gets a dead, very heavy alien on his shoe. To save the crippled guys life and keep him climbing, he unhooks from the crippled guy and falls to his death. He didn't have to die, though. He could have just pushed it off with his other foot.
Corrected entry: The Auriga is a science vessel, but it is under military jurisdiction, run by soldiers specifically to control the aliens in the event of a breakout. When the aliens get loose, why do all the soldiers evacuate instead of fighting the aliens? As military personnel, they would have contingency plans in place for this sort of occurrence - US military strategists are ridiculously overprepared with worst-case scenarios that often have heavy costs involved, but mean that the military will never be so paralyzed that it just runs away. The Auriga should have a plan to fortify a single location or at least blow up the ship in the event of a mass breakout.
Corrected entry: The scientists claim they procured blood samples on the Prison colony that allowed them to recreate Ripley. If you used blood to clone Ripley, then you'd get a clone of Ripley without a chest-burster inside her. The chestburster doesn't alter DNA.
Corrected entry: In the cafeteria scene, Wren refers to "the company" as "Weyland-Utanic" when the correct name is "Weyland Yutani", as seen and stated in the previous alien films.
Corrected entry: During the entire battle scene on the ladder, DeStephano is nowhere to be seen. Considering the fact that he has a gun, he could have helped out when the alien was attacking Christie, but instead he curiously disappears from the scene, until Call opens the door, and he is at the top of the ladder.
Corrected entry: Once the baby alien has been sucked out of the window they appear to be flying through a pretty shot of sunlit clouds. This would mean that they had reached the upper level of the troposphere at least (approximately 15 miles depending upon whereabouts on the planet they were and what the current barometric conditions were). Therefore there are two things wrong (1) Firstly the depressurisation that sucked the alien baby out would continue just as if a whole had been made in a jetliner. Ripley and Call would therefore still have to hold on. (2) Secondly the temperature at the top of the troposphere is about -60 degrees Fahrenheit. All moisture would freeze instantly, whereas they stand there having a chit chat as if they were on the deck of cruise liner.
Corrected entry: In the cargo hold of the Betty, when we first see the guy in the wheelchair, the camera starts from his legs which are strapped down and pans along to his body. If you watch carefully you see his right leg move although he is supposed to be paralyzed from the waist down.
Corrected entry: Why did the two aliens gang up and kill the third one to escape the holding cell? Later in the movie, it is established that these mutated aliens can apparently regurgitate their own acid blood as a weapon, so slaughtering the other alien wasn't really necessary; they all could've just vomited some acid on the glass or the floor and gotten free without dwindling their numbers.furious1116
Corrected entry: After the newborn is sucked out the Betty enters the atmosphere of the earth. You see the hull gets hot and red. Somehow Ripley and Call manage to survive the ride through the atmosphere - in a room with a broken window. Remember the reason of the "Columbia disaster" ...
Corrected entry: At the end of the film Ripley uses her acidic blood to burn a hole in the ships glass window the problem is, as any High School Chemistry student will know, acid doesn't react with glass.
Corrected entry: For some strange reason, in every close up shot of the actors there is a white ring around the pupil of the eyes. My guess is the camera reflection. It noticablely stays in the same position whenever they duck their heads down.
Corrected entry: When the female scientist is showing Ripley pictures to see if she could identify them, there is a bad editing mistake. When the scientist shows Ripley the glove, she seems to silently mouth the words "Close....glove." This occurs before Ripley identifies the picture as "Hand", to which the scientist actually says "Close...glove." It seems that the shot was recycled and very poorly edited.furious1116
Corrected entry: Something to note as the flesh alien is being sucked out of the Betty. In the previous films, the drones were designated as Xenophobes or Xenomorphs (skeleton on the outside), very similar to insects. When the flesh alien dies, the last thing we see is a nearly human SKULL.Michael Westpy
Corrected entry: Supposedly, the new Queen removed from Ripley is the only vector for recreating the Alien line: Perez is told that the Queen will begin producing eggs in a few days. But at the end of the movie, we find that the Queen is now using a reproductive system based on humans, giving birth to live young rather than laying eggs. If the scientists could salvage eggs from another site, why would they bother cloning Ripley?Phoenix
Corrected entry: Why do the scientists bother to kidnap 12 humans to host the aliens? It seems it was quite difficult to obtain the human hosts in secrecy. In Alien 3 the Xenomorph grows inside a dog (or an ox in the directors cut version), and in the first movie it has grown inside an unidentified alien species. Surely it can not only grow inside humans. Scientists more than 300 years from now who are able to clone adult individuals would have thought of this. They could just have used monkeys, cows, pigs
Corrected entry: After Ripley kills the first alien, Wren tells them that there are twelve more. Now, compare how may aliens there are. Altogether there are thirteen aliens. Take away the queen and all the other aliens that were killed (with the exception of the Newborn) and you have 8. But when Ripley is taken through the floor, I saw eight. You can see the head very briefly as it zooms in. Shouldn't there only be seven drones?
Corrected entry: When the crew of the Betty gets through the kitchen and into the egg trap, the eggs begin making monster sounds when they open, such as growls and groans. The eggs aren't alive, and in all previous movies the facehuggers never made any sounds.
Corrected entry: When the guy in the wheel chair shoots the alien above him, it drips blood on him and yet this blood which earlier in the film was capable of buring through the floor barely marks him.
Corrected entry: When Gediman is rambling about the queen's new 'perfect mutation', he fails to realize how imperfect it actually is when compared to its normal state. Instead of cranking out hundreds of eggs in a short amount of time which can lead to a huge army being built in a matter of months, now the queen has to spend countless hours straining and suffering while trying to force out an awkward, bumbling monster that attacks her on sight. Hardly a situation that I would describe as 'perfect'.furious1116
Corrected entry: When the crew first meets Purvis, the guy with the alien inside him, Ripley explains to what the thing is. If you look over her left shoulder during this you can see a crew member moving around and eventually ducking behind a counter.
Corrected entry: When the Betty crew and Ripley are swimming through the cafeteria and open up that hole which leads to a room with a lot of eggs. You can see a face hugger jumps on Ripley and she goes under the water and yanks the thing off. If you watch closely, you can see the tail that the face hugger uses to choke you with rips off - wouldn't acid blood come out of it? Someone said that in Aliens, Bishop does an Autopsy on one of the facehuggers and determines that the blood oxidises on reaction with oxygen in the air to produce the "acid" - as the above instance happens this reaction won't take place. However, this is wrong - the point of what he says is that oxidising neutralises the acid, it doesn't create it.
Corrected entry: When Ripley and the others find the one miner alive, wouldn't his glasses have been broken by or at least damaged by the force of the facehugger attaching itself to him?
Corrected entry: When the hybrid Ripley finds the lab with all the failed 'Ripley/Alien' mutants, the grossly mutated Ripley she finds strapped to the table pleads with her: "kill me", etc. Now, if the scientists had to teach the hybrid Ripley to talk after they got the alien specimen they wanted, why would they also teach the reject to talk, especially to beg for her own death? I don't think the idea about residual memory holds true in this case; because then wouldn't the hybrid Ripley have the power of speech without the instruction of the scientists?
Corrected entry: If the newborn has acid for blood, (as it presumably does) wouldn't it make the hole in the window bigger as it was sucked through?
Corrected entry: Early in the film, the pirate captain comments that he knows this is a dodgy operation, because it is in "unregulated space", which implies an out of the way star system. Then at the end of the film we find they are only three hours from Earth, with no suggestion of any hyperdrive etc.
Corrected entry: At the end Ripley has to cut her hand in order to burn through the glass, and the alien gets sucked out. But Ripley manages to hold onto the cargo nets with both hands OK without them burning through. She also holds onto Call without burning her either...