Tag: Sigourney Weaver

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Podcast Research – ‘Aliens’: See Why Alien Queens Fear this Woman

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Riply in Ridley Scott's movie Alien

Ripley’s showdown with the alien queen at the end of Aliens is one of the most thrilling scenes in cinematic history. With young Newt in peril, the loading doors suddenly open and there stands her protector, clad in a power loader suit, impressive hydraulic claws at the ready. The fact that Ripley’s wielding of this suit of …

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’: Does Your Photo ID Look as Good as Ellen Ripley’s?

Soundstage image from Alien, a science fiction movie by Ridley Scott

Actress Sigourney Weaver was a scant 29 when she essayed the role of warrant officer Ellen Ripley in the film Alien. As Chad outlines in our Alien Films episode, she was up for the role against Meryl Streep, but beat out the more seasoned actress, whom she had gone to school with. Don’t worry about Meryl though, she …

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Nerdstalking Podcast Ep. 013

Where we discuss the five major flicks in the Alien movie franchise: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien3 (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997), and Prometheus (2012). The AvP movies get the occasional mention, but we decline to discuss them in-depth. We start out the show covering some upcoming and imminent genre stuff, such as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, …

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‘Alien’: Inside Mother

Here’s an interesting behind-the-scenes image from the making of Alien. From left, it’s director Ridley Scott, giving some instructions to Ian Holm as science officer Ash, and Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ripley. They’re inside another character from the film, the super computer that the crew affectionately (or not) refers to as Mother. Its actual designation …

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‘Alien’: The Nostromo Crew

Here is your crew of the USCSS Nostromo, tasked with hauling valuable ore from the outer colonies to Earth. Just a group of people trying to do a job, until a mysterious signal lures nearly all of them into the jaws of something horrible. Left to right,  you have Kane, XO; Lambert, navigator; Dallas, captain; …

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Some Hotness In ‘Alien’

Some more imagery concerning the topic of our next Nerdstalking podcast. Here, Sigourney Weaver in her Ellen Ripley costume tests out a flame thrower on the lawn of the Shepperton Studios backlot in 1978. Flame on, girl!