The Resurrection of Ripley

leading from: Alien Resurrection

a) Alien 3 had been filmed, Ripley has died. How can another Alien movie starring Sigourney Weaver as Ripley go on?

b) David Giler remained optimistic that a way for Ripley to be brought back could be written, and in ironic jest, Sigourney Weaver came by near enough the basic answer, a construct of Ripley.

c) Joss Whedon for his Alien 3 script devised an idea that the new character Ripley 8 is cloned from blood samples taken from her taken on the planet Fiorina by the Doctor there.

Source Quotes

1. David Giler on the possible return of Ripley

David Giler:"If everyone loves this movie, there will be a fourth one. It's science fiction, there are nine million ways to bring Ripley back, or to do other stories" (CFQ:V22,:N6:p14)

2.  Sigourney Weaver on the return of Ripley

Starburst: "So this is finally the end of the line for Ripley?"

Sigourney Weaver  "Well, If Walter (Hill) and David (Giler) and all those guys can come up with some amazing scenario where Ripley could be reconstituted from her finger nail clippings, I'm  not saying no. It's just that how many times can the same character wake up to the same situation over and over again and win, and then go back to sleep and then have the same thing happen in the next movie." ((Starburst #170 "Sigourney Weaver: Three Times a Lady" interview Part 3)

3. How Ripley was brought back

3a) GEDIMAN: "How did we get you? Blood samples from Fiori 16. On ice. " (Alien Resurrection script)
3b)  CALL: "Christie, she's not human.  Wren cloned her because she was carrying an alien in her."  (Alien Resurrection script)

Joss Whedon injects vampiric blood into the script

Leading from:
Alien Resurrection
a.) Joss Whedon who wrote the script for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and produced the series by that name wrote the script for Alien Resurrection. He introduced a new alien entity into the story called "The Newborn".

People who have heard about his work might wonder what personal themes he has brought into the film and assume that he somehow integrated the idea of vampires into the script. The newborn turns out to be an albino alien creature that drains the blood from its victims.

However the vampiric quality of this entity was soon written out of the story when they couldn't afford to create a newborn as he had imagined it. At present no artwork depicting Joss's vision of the newborn is know to the public.

  1. The description of the entity in the script is as follows
    "An alien, to be sure, but nothing we've seen so far, its forelegs arch 
    out of its back like spiders legs, its back legs set on enormous 
    haunches, thick and powerful.
    Its head is long, eyeless, like the others, but along its white expanse 
    red veins, coming out of the skin and running like thick black hairs to 
    the back.
    It has retracted pincers at the side of head that come out when its 
    tongue does.
    Its much bigger the the others, nearly the size of the queen herself.
    And it's bone white."
  2. It's method of killing involves draining the blood as shown here when it kills a soldier
    "pincers SWING out and pin either side of his head.. His eyes go wide as: Its tongue SHOOTS into his throat. Stays there, and we watch it drain the blood from his body. We can see it, see its stomach swell, red tinged, as his body goes"