R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
The space station above earth is called Gateway, a possible reference to Frederik Pohl's "Gateway" novel, a sci-fi classic.
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
When the marines respond to the fire alarm in the medical bay, to save Ripley and Newt, immediately after shooting the second face-hugger, Corporal Hicks calls for "Paxton" instead of Bill Paxtons character's name Private "Hudson"
The ALIENS title forms slowly during the opening credits. The full title isn't seen until the opening credits are finished, and the "I" illuminates brightly.
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