Now comes the fun references and story info! Yay!
'It's a planet. It's a moon. Whatever." A similar conversation happened in rive of pain.
Both songs used in the bar were used in another 80's scifi movie, Innerspace. In fact they were used in the same way I used them.
"I got that lovin' feeling." Is a top gun nod, albeit not as strong as the one I wrote for part 3.
Hicks' shotgun sound effect in the APC.
Some say Vasquez's smart gun was tossed out of the APC, but I don't think so. And as I've said, we're not going with Colonial Marines canon so I left it in the APC to be found and claimed.
Kylen reads the same document that Bishop did in the med-lab.
They mention one of the facehuggers being decayed on an examination table. It's the one Bishop was fooling around with that's been rotting away for 2 years. I don't know exactly where he did that, but I guessed it was med-lab.
"I wonder if there's a bar around here." That's a nod to the bar sign you see at the colony.
Bay 14, section 31. If you know anything about star trek, you'd know article 14, section 31. Carter's mission is a covert one and highly classified.
McClaren is an obvious name drop, though no relation to the Ripley family.
The mercenaries find Newt's citizenship award picture in her hiding spot.
Henn, Weaver and Cameron are all mercenaries.
Why do I keep bringing up piss water? Because of Water World.
The gun sound effect is the one used in Die Hard 2. I didn't like the "Pop-A-Cha" sound from the first movie. AJ had a choice of sound effects to use including the Beretta from Lethal Weapon, he chose Die Hard.
Fun fact: The Beretta used in both Die Hard and Lethal Weapon was the exact same gun.
Shit sounds 80s. 1980s, not 2180s. Charon is based on Aliens, a 1980s movie and therefore takes much of it's nostalgia from it.
Elysium station is in orbit of Acheron.
Carter mentions the fate of the mercs from Mr. Deckard and how they ended up when their contract was terminated.
The scrolling text of the computer in med-lab is a staple of 80s movie and TV computer readout sound effects.
Smacking technology around till it works is always a tried and true method to get something to work right.
Yes, I know the APC was "wasted" but was it? Was it really? Or was it because it was scripted but the special effect they did never got put in?
"Nothing but rain" Whaddaya hear, Starbuck? Nothing but the rain, Sir. I was watching a lot of BSG as I was writing.
Didn't you know you can fry up half a city with a particle beam weapon?
Running a bypass to open the door.
Easier to clone than breed them. It seems in the future they had to clone one to breed them.
The Draco Double Burner makes a second appearance, it was in Mr. Deckard. Carter mentions the company owns them and that they are bulky and crude, unlike the slimmer and more advanced design of the future.
Carter kept the picture of Newt, it sits on his desk. It triggers him into an emotional meltdown.
Carter mentioned Newt could have been a school teacher. In case you didn't know, that's exactly what she grew up to be in real life.
The hologram on sound effect is just from a star trek game. And for some reason the mobile holographic emitter in our universe is more advanced than the one in Voyager because it's autonomous like the PUPs and can project an image that's indistinguishable from a real object or person.
Kylen was badly damaged by a woman, not a man.
Yes, the NewtOgram is dressed like she is in the award picture.
No, she is not going to be voiced by Carrie Henn. We would never bother her with something like this.
Why bring Newt back at all? Because I never liked that she was killed off, that's why.
How can the NewtOgram have memories? In part 3 we talk about how the company monitored everything that went on there. Surveillance cameras and microphones were everywhere. The colony was their investment, they wanted to make sure no one was up to shenanigans that might cause them problems so they would record and analyze everything the colonists said or did without them ever knowing they were being spied on. The computer uses the vast amounts of data collected to make a simulation of Newt, though it didn't have enough of surveillance data on her to simulate a 100% accurate memory for her. For example, the NewtOgram doesn't have any memory of going to the derelict. Nor will it ever say "mostly" because events like that happened outside of surveillance monitoring. But she does remember most of the events of river of pain. And up until the aliens cut the power. After that, there was no more surveillance monitoring and the computer could not simulate memory for her. I now it's a stretch to explain giving her memories, but we all know the company would certainly spy on the colonists to make sure they weren't plotting anything that would harm the bottom line for them.
I hope so, for your sake. You should know where that's from.
More aggressive than a hungry cat. This more for me than anything else. My cat's a pain in the ass when he wants food.