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Ellen Ripley

  1. Sigourney Weaver On The Legacy of Alien And The Possibility Of A Fifth Movie

    Spaaaaaaaaaaace

    When my brother was fourteen or so, I made him watch Alien with me. "This movie's important," I said. "Sci-fi and horror movies are what they are now because of this." He didn't dig it at first. The expository pacing did not pair well with the restlessness of puberty. The comment "this is boring" was muttered more than once -- right up until something horrible burst out of Kane's chest. He was rapt after that. The Alien franchise is something special, and it's impossible to imagine it without its leading lady, Sigourney Weaver. Recently, Weaver took part in a Q&A hosted by the Hero Complex Film Festival, in which she discussed the legacy of the series, the experience of playing Ellen Ripley, and her thoughts on a fifth Alien film. We've got the highlights below.

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  2. New Alien: Isolation Video Evokes An Old School, Low Tech Future

    Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.

    I am excited for this game. I am very excited for this game. Set fifteen years after the final voyage of the Nostromo, Alien: Isolation will cast the player as Weyland-Yutani employee Amanda, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother. Her mother, Ellen Ripley. This should end well! The video above highlights the developers' efforts to create an environment that looks and feels like the "chunky, analog, push-button" world of the original film. From this and other preview material I've seen, it seems like a lot of effort is being put into summoning that quiet, slow-burn tension Alien is so famous for. Bring it on.

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  3. Ripley’s Daughter Takes Over Xenomorph-Killing Mantle From Mom In Alien: Isolation Video Game

    THIS IS FOR REAL MAKO

    Can you hear me screaming? Well, we're not in outer-space so you must be able to. But am I screaming in fear or excitement?

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  4. Ripley’s Exoskeleton From Aliens Is Real And You Can Buy One

    Get away from her, you... Oh, no. Actually, this is pretty great.

    We've all seen the clip from James Cameron's 1986 film Aliens, where Sigourney Weaver (as eternal badass Ellen Ripley) puts the smack-down on an alien queen while wearing a strength-enhancing exoskeleton. Looks like the folks over at Panasonic have seen it too, because they've manufactured their own version - and are going to start mass-production.

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  5. Can You Identify These Famous Film Characters… By Their Shoes?

    In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

    Fredrico Mauro and Nicolas Bannister have created these portraits of famous feet. Try covering up some of the titles and seeing if you can name the character just by looking at their footwear. If you can, it will be quite the feet...I mean, feat.

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  6. The Alien Trilogy Posters Redone

    i'll just leave this here

    Ross Burt took it upon himself to give a new, coherent design style to the posters of the first three Alien films, and we're just going to sit back and enjoy it. (And we certainly don't mind some of his other Aliens art either.

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  7. Ripley Fights for the Users

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate

    We don't have any better ideas than you on this one, I'm afraid. And if you're not familiar with the original scene, throw some headphones on. It's NSFW for language. (via Dvice.)

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  8. Guillaume Singelin’s 80s Sci-Fi Heroes Leave Us Wanting More

    Suddenly

    More women to be exact. Though we are fans of the fellas from Blade Runner, The Thing, and more. Take a look at how French artist Guillaume Singelin interpreted some of our favorite sci-fi characters from the 80s. But yes, more all around please, these are cool. (via Not Our Division)

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  9. Dad and Baby Daughter Alien Power Loader Costume: Now With Video

    Yesterday morning we shared a single photo of an awesome dad who built a power loader costume complete with a tiny Ripley, played, of course, by his own daughter. Yesterday afternoon, we received an email with a link to this video and a special message:

    I check in with your site every day, and I was totally excited to see you posted the photo of my baby's Alien Loader Halloween Costume! ...I really appreciate all you do for girl geek culture. I secretly hope my daughter will grow up a proud girl geek of the type you promote every day.
    And after that, of course we had to show it to you guys. Here's a dad and his proud geek girl off to a very good start. (P.S., viewers, make sure you stay until the :37 mark.)

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  10. Amazing Dad and Daughter Costume: Power Loader and Baby Ripley

    Things to Do With Your Kids

    Redditor rdt156 snapped this picture of his buddy's Halloween costume, which was put together in three days. I bet the baby's costume took even longer! According to rdt156, "She was super content. Loved all the attention and didn't make a peep. When it was baby bedtime, mom took her home and he swapped her out for a stuffed monkey." Previously in Alien

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