R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 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.
Vincent Ward wrote a script where Ripley crashlands on a "wooden planet" filled with monks. At this point in production, 1/5 of the planned budget had already been spent, and Fox told Ward to rein in his plans (even prompting then-CEO Joe Roth to state "What ... ...
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.
In the opening, we see a facehugger break through a cryogenic tube and as a result, the facehugger gets cut and we see a small spurt of acid spray onto the floor. The floor then starts dissolving. However, the "floor" is very obviously a piece of styrofoam so that it was easy for the crew to dissolve it with some acetone.
The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film.
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