Robert Morse was one of the inmates in the Fiorina “Fury” 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit and stayed on after Weyland-Yutani had closed the prison down.
Morse was the only survivor of the Xenomorph incident on Fiorina 161. Robert Morse appears in 1992’s Alien 3 and is played by Danny Webb.
Morse was convicted of five counts of armed robbery and murder.
Ripley’s Arrival on Fiorina 161
Superintendent Andrews informed the prisoners about the EEV crash and the only survivor was a woman – Ellen Ripley. Morse immediately remarked that he was concerned about the implications this might have on the inmates’ strict vow of celibacy.
When Andrews was killed in the mess hall, and the inmates realised that the Xenomorph was going to kill all of them, Morse blamed Ripley for the situation, saying she was the one who brought it here.
The survivors come up with a plan to use quinitricetyline in the tunnels to lure the creature into the toxic waste unit. The quinitricetyline is ignored too early but the Xenomorph is still lured into the unit by another inmate. Morse is given the responsibility of guarding Golic in the infirmary.
Morse tells Golic that the creature is trapped. Golic pleads with Morse to release him. Morse frees Golic. Golic hits Morse over the head, knocking him unconscious and escapes the infirmary.
Golic frees the creature from the toxic waste tank and it runs back into the prison. Morse tells Dillon and Ripley that Golic released the creature. Morse, Dillon, Ripley and Morse go down to the toxic waste unit and find Golic’s body. Morse argues with Aaron about what happened. Dillon asks Morse to get everybody together in the assembly hall.
In the assembly hall, Dillon tells the prisoners they can wait it out here but some of them reject the idea. Morse suggests the furnace instead because of the fire so everybody heads there.
Ripley and Dillon then come up with a plan to use themselves and the other prisoners as bait to lure the Xenomorph into the mold in the furnace. Morse initially refuses to take part and says he wants to wait for the company to come and kill the creature. Dillon gives an inspiring speech and Morse and the other prisoners agree to take part.
Many of the inmates are killed in the plan. Eric starts the piston mold early. Morse and Gregor collided with each other in the foundry’s corridors. Just after that, Morse witnesses the Xenomorph kill Gregor. Ripley appears and distracts it, allowing Morse to hide.
When Dillon and Ripley trap the creature in the mold, Morse pulls the final door behind it, trapping it inside. Ripley climbs out of the mold but Dillon stays in there to hold the creature in there.
Morse runs to the gantry above and pours the lead onto the Xenomorph. The Xenomorph still survived the incident and jumped out. Morse noticed how hot it was and shouted to Ripley to activate the sprinkler system. Ripley activated it and the creature exploded.
Soon, Weyland-Yutani personnel led by Michael Bishop arrived at the foundry. They were trying to convince Ripley to come with them so they could recover the Queen embryo inside of her. Ripley refused to believe Bishop and Morse began moving the gantry to position it over the molten lead.
One of the Weyland-Yutani commandos opened fire and shot Morse in the leg. Ripley threw herself into the lead and Morse was taken into custody by Weyland-Yutani and taken off Fiorina 161.
Personality and Traits
Morse was one of the louder and argumentative inmates of Fiorina 161. He had no respect for authority figures and often made fun of Prison Officer Aaron for his 85 IQ. At first, he wasn’t happy that Ripley had arrived but by the end of the Xenomorph incident, he had softened to her presence. Morse was friendly with Golic.
Alien 3 Novelization (1992 Novel)
In the Alien 3 novelization by Alan Dean Foster, Morse appears as in the film. The novelization mostly follows the same path as the Alien 3 Assembly Cut.
Alien 3 Comic (1992 Comic)
The Alien 3 Comic is a mixture of the theatrical and assembly cut with some new additions. One notable difference is that Morse gets shot in the shoulder, rather than the leg, at the end of the film.
- According to the Weyland-Yutani Report, Morse wrote a book about the incident on Fiorina 161 called Space Beast.