Alien 3 script
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INT. THE BUBBLE
Rosetti, Trent, Fox, and Welles.
And Bishop has agreed to undergo complete
physical and chemical analysis?
He requested it himself.
No irregularities so far. No trace of the alien
Tampering, then? Reprogramming? Any new circuits
in our Mr. Bishop? Any little surprises courtesy
of the U.P.P.?
And his data on the Aliens? All there? Intact?
Yes, it seems to be. But if his memory's been
tampered with, we'd have no way of knowing.
Neither would he...
In any case, we have to assume that the U.P.P.
accessed Bishop's memory. That they have the
data. They may also have specimens of the alien
In other words, you want to get on with your
brief, don't you? You want Trent to clone the
cultures. And you didn't want Shuman at this
This isn't a question of diplomacy, Colonel
Isn't it? A violation of the S.A.R. treaty?
Has anyone mentioned military applications,
No. I think a very nice case can be made for
applied exobiology. We do have a standing order
to study alien life-forms when we encounter them.
Preliminary analysis of the material from Sulaco
reveals a remarkable adaptive capacity. The
potential for cancer research alone...
Imagine, Colonel: if it can be programmed to
only kill cancer cells...
And what exactly is it you propose to do, Trent?
(before Trent can answer)
We'll nourish the cells is stasis tubes, under
constant observation. We'll terminate them before
they become embryos...
I see. Cancer research. And our motives are
exclusively humanitarian. Is that it?
Colonel, when Shuman gets his reply from Earth,
priority will go to military development of the
Alien. We know that because we know where our
orders came from. The decision has already been
U.P.P. research in the same direction
only adds to the urgency, Colonel.
The decision rests with me.
Perhaps you misunderstood, Rosetti. The decision
has been made.
They won't just break you, Colonel, they'll see
to it that it's as though your career never
happened. They're top people. That can do that.
And you know it.
Rosetti, with a long, cold look for both of them; he got the message:
Shuman, of course, will have to be informed.
Of course. "Cancer research"...
INT. MEDLAB -- SCAN UNIT
Bishop patiently undergoes a scan; he lies on his back on a narrow support as
a massive donut-shaped sensor moves down the length of his body. A life-size
-image is displayed on a large screen: his "organs."
The knees. Looks like they do the joints in
How about it, Bishop? Knees okay?
Polycarbon. Won't hold up worth a damn...
INT. RODINA -- BIOLAB
smaller than the Anchorpoint lab. Equipment look less advanced. The only
light is the yellowish glow from a stasis tube; Braun and two assistants are
clustered around the tube, observing the thing suspended there: thumb-sized,
grayish-pink. An embryo.
INT. ANCHORPOINT -- A TUNNEL AT THE EDGE OF THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Hicks jogs through the tunnel. Its brightly-lit arc of white ceramic recalls
London tube stations, but the floor is paved smooth and black, with freshly-
painted traffic symbols. He passes a woman jogging in th
e opposite direction,
keeps going. Small video cameras are mounted at intervals overhead, panning
slowly form side to side. As he continues, less of the tunnel is finished;
sections of tile are missing, revealing pipes, wiring, structural steel. Past
a certain point eh's jogging the raw steel tube, splashing through shallow
puddles of condensation. Fewer lights, widely spaced. He reaches a junction
and pauses, chooses a tunnel.
INT. CONSTRUCTION ZONE CHAMBER -- HIGH, LONG SHOT -- HICKS
comes out of the lit mouth of a tunnel. The space he enters is the size of a
football stadium, but dark and industrially Gothic. Stacks of hull-plate and
geodesic struts. A shower of sparks as he passes a robot welder (a la the
machine in the opening sequence of "Aliens"). Down the aisle of material and
heavy machinery. Spence is waiting.
She's in the shadows, smoking a cigarette.
You, huh? Why you
I work in the lab with Tully. He couldn't
Sacred... That forfeit agreement he had to sign.
Doesn't scare you?
I haven't signed. Not yet. They've only given
them to the ones who saw what happened.