I could see where T6 will influence what happens.
@David's Creation: I don't see a disagreement. Shaw's survival = plot armor, Vickers' death = let's kill her!
Interesting you should bring up how we're watching the movies. It's not a right/wrong issue. I think it's more fun when we can suspend disbelief and enjoy the way the movie unfolds. For a lot of us, these movies break the disbelief and we're left analyzing everything in terms of what was done, how it was done, and why these things ended up on the screen the way they did. Did it work? If not why not? Slice, dissect, view under microscope. It could be, we do it because of the franchise history and our own expectations. I think it happens quite a lot among people here. It's a different way of watching! And I think it affects our opinions of the movies.
@samhain13: That movie had lots of missed opportunities.