Continuity mistake: When the Marines first enter the reactor room, the "Mission Time" readout on the shoulder mounted cameras jumps backwards and forwards in time with every cut. (00:54:10)
It's 57 years after Ripley's encounter with the lethal Alien, and as she's getting adjusted to her new life, she learns a horrifying fact about the Alien's home planet, LV-426--that people have moved onto it. When she's blown off for her "insanity", she keeps wondering about the safety of the colonists and her fears of their demise is confirmed when The Company loses contact with the colony... So Ripley leads a group of high-tech space marines into battle against the killer creatures in this high-octane, action packed sequel!!
Trivia: The woman that plays Vasquez is the same woman that plays John Connor's foster mother in Terminator II. James Cameron, like many directors, likes to use the same actors. Michael Biehn (Hicks) is sent back to save Sarah Connor in Terminator. Vasquez is also in Cameron's Titanic. She is the mother of the two kids in the belly of the ship telling them a bedtime story before they die. She did a pretty good Irish accent then as well. She died in the sequels to Lethal Weapon, Terminator, and Aliens. I see a pattern here.
Question: If the company knew about the Aliens from the start and coveted them as a bioweapon, why did it take 57 years and the reappearance of Ripley for someone from the company to make another effort to get one? In the intervening 57 years, wouldn't the company have sent someone out to the derelict spaceship wreckage?
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