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Questions tagged [aliens-1986]

For questions about "Aliens", a 1986 film directed by James Cameron, immediate sequel to the science fiction classic, "Alien" by Ridley Scott. Use in conjunction with the [alien-franchise] tag.

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Where did the Alien Queen come from?

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 ...
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How did an Alien egg get aboard the Sulaco in Aliens movie?

How did an alien egg (or facehugger) get aboard the Sulaco at the end of the movie, Aliens? We know there was one aboard because of the movie, Alien 3. The alien queen stowed aboard the dropship, ...
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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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What happened to the cat Jones from Alien and Aliens?

In Alien and Aliens, Ripley had a cat named Jones. In Aliens when Ripley is preparing to go to LV426 with the marines she says to Jones, "And you, you little shit-head, you're staying here." So ...
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How did the queen get on to the ship in Aliens?

The camera shows the back of the craft as Bishop takes off, but you don't see any sign of the queen holding on or moving up the ramp.
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Did anything happen to Acheron after the events of Aliens?

After the terraforming plant goes boom at the end of Aliens was that the end of the Xenomorphs on that planet or did some survive? Did the company attempt to rebuild the colony?