I wish Dark Horse would adapt it into a comic book, the same way they did with The Star Wars. Would you like that, fella?
That would be pretty awesome.
All this talk about editing the two versions of the film makes me want to do a fan edit.
I was just thinking about ways I could tie Alien 3 into the other two films more. I kept imagining the longer cut of the ending where Ripley really has to grapple with her choice for a much longer beat before she finally commits to suicide. I was seeing images and voice over influencing the scene, where Ripley remembers her last words with Hicks "See you Hicks." "Dwayne... it's Dwayne." and lastly her promise to Newt. "I cross my heart." "And hope to die?" "And Hope to die."
I was also imagining a much more direct connection for the opening between Aliens and Alien 3. Using bits of Aliens to open Alien 3 where Ripley and Newt are in Hypersleep, and you hear their exchange to each other before they finally got in the tubes. Inter-cutting with shots of the dropship bay, them asleep in the tubes, the shot of the hugger inching towards the tubes.
I might actually make a separate thread in the fan section and try to put some of this together...