But once you secure Sigourney Weaver's return because you feel you need her, you're boxed into a dumb idea. Painted into a corner. There's no way around it. That bad idea has to be your launching point... resurrecting the dead in someway.
Ripley was a symptom, not the disease. Rsurrecting the dead was the idea before they got Weaver on board - and it came from the top, not the writer. You can't blame Ripley for the producer falling in love with a dumb concept and finding any way he could to make it work.
I mean I do not want lineages involved.
This is the right answer.