R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Paul McGann went on to play the title character in Doctor Who (1996). He returned to the role years later to be regenerated into the War Doctor, played by John Hurt. Hurt gave birth to the first creature in Alien (1979).
Stasis interrupted. Fire in cryogenic compartment. Repeat, fire in cryogenic compartment. All personnel report to emergency escape vehicle launch pod. Deep-space flight will commence in T-minus twenty seconds.
The prisoner named Vincent is an enigma. He is not present in any scenes before his death scene and seems to just appear out of nowhere.
The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film.
$23,141,188 (USA) (25 May 1992)
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