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Author Topic: Alien 3 questions  (Read 910 times)

EJA
Oct 31, 2019, 10:55:55 AM
Topic on: Oct 31, 2019, 10:55:55 AM
Q
Apologies if these have been asked before, but here goes:

In the director's edition of the film, the two convicts who bring the dead ox into the kitchens on a cart find a dead facehugger on the cart underneath where they dumped the ox. What was it doing there, and how come the two men didn't spot it when they dumped the ox there in the first place?

And in both versions of the film, just why is the alien killing everyone left and right? If it's task is to protect the Queen gestating inside Ripley, shouldn't it leave plenty of potential hosts for its offspring?


SiL
Oct 31, 2019, 11:41:48 AM
Reply #1 on: Oct 31, 2019, 11:41:48 AM
Q
0) before someone else chimes in, "there is no director's cut". But we all know what you mean.

A) ... f**k knows, actually. It was there because it was dead, but how they never noticed is anyone's guess. Maybe it got stuck in the fur?

B) It was scripted to cocoon some of the prisoners, but this was cut from the film during filming.


EJA
Oct 31, 2019, 12:28:16 PM
Reply #2 on: Oct 31, 2019, 12:28:16 PM
Q
0) before someone else chimes in, "there is no director's cut". But we all know what you mean.

A) ... f**k knows, actually. It was there because it was dead, but how they never noticed is anyone's guess. Maybe it got stuck in the fur?

B) It was scripted to cocoon some of the prisoners, but this was cut from the film during filming.

I didn't know that. But seeing as how it ends up not doing this, why was it killing so many potential  hosts?


SiL
Oct 31, 2019, 12:51:38 PM
Reply #3 on: Oct 31, 2019, 12:51:38 PM
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You can argue that making sure the queen grows up free from threats is more important. The eggs can last seemingly indefinitely until more hosts arrive, so it's safer to kill any potential threats to the young Queen.


SM
Oct 31, 2019, 07:25:40 PM
Reply #4 on: Oct 31, 2019, 07:25:40 PM
Q
1) The hugger being stuck makes sense (ie. Babe fell on it when "she just keeled over").

2) Clearing out threats also makes sense.



SiL
Dec 12, 2019, 07:16:21 AM
Reply #6 on: Dec 12, 2019, 07:16:21 AM
Q
These were scripted but cut.


 

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