Some of the comments on the question Do all the different breeds of the Alien Franchise Xenomorph Queens lay the same kind of eggs? got me thinking. I've always assumed that after Newt's father got infected, all of the following happens off-screen:
- He makes it back to the colony with an alien inside him. That alien "hatches" and kills a few people.
- Some more people go back to the original ship looking for answers, and bring back more eggs to experiment on.
- Something goes wrong (probably due to the first alien), and more people get infected.
- At some stage the aliens go back to the ship and bring back a queen. Or perhaps the colonists do, but I always thought it was the alien.
User Beta has a different view. Beta says:
I assumed that the colonists in "Aliens" brought only a few parasites (or one) from the derelict ship, one of them became a queen, and most of the adults we saw were from her eggs
This seems perfectly valid to me, perhaps making more sense than my original assumptions.
Does anyone know for a fact where the queen came from?