Questions tagged [alien-resurrection-1997]

For questions about "Alien Resurrection", the fourth film in the "Alien" movie franchise, released in 1997. Use in conjunction with the [alien-franchise] tag.

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Why did the cloned Xenomorphs kill one of their own?

Why did the cloned Xenomorphs kill one of their own in order to escape their holding cells when they could spit acid? Wouldn't they have been able to just spit at the ground, thus melting it? It ...
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At what speed should a ship travel from Jupiter to Earth to reach Earth in only 3 hours?

In Alien Resurrection, the science ship was parked in "unregulated space" while they did experiments. Then, when the aliens get loose, the ship starts an autopilot trip program to fly back to Earth. ...
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What is the gestation period for an embryo implanted by a face hugger?

The facehuggers from the original Alien films are shown implanting an embryo into a host. Time elapses and we usually see other events taking place before we see the host again. When we see the ...
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Do we know where Ridley Scott got the idea for the xenomorph inner-mouth?

The xenomorph inner-mouth is pretty unique, I don't think I've ever seen it or anything similar in any real creature. Do we know if Ridley Scott found inspiration for it anywhere in nature or did he ...
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Why does the newborn acknowledge Ripley as its mother?

I never understood the whole Queen/Ripley reproductive process. In Alien: Resurrection, the newborn brutally kills the Queen after she gives birth to it. Surprisingly, it has human characteristics. ...
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How did they clone Ripley?

Okay, so this is how I understood it: They found some drops of blood that Ripley lost during the third film (Alien3). So, they clone her. Easy peasy, far future, get it. Now, that newly cloned human ...