Film franchises shouldn’t be afraid of the rewind button
Twenty-three years ago, but still 164 years from now, Ellen Ripley died. In Aliens, she rescues a little girl, the last survivor of the overrun terraforming colony on the alien-infested planet LV-426. Then in Alien 3, she crash-lands on the surface of the prison planet Fury 161, unaware that the embryo of a queen alien is growing inside her. The little girl she’d saved, and the soft-spoken jarhead who’d taught her to handle a pulse rifle, were both dead.