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Deleted Scenes


JONES THE CAT

Appears in the first draft, May 1985. Included in the final draft, September 1985. Storyboard for this shot was never drawn.

Sc. 4 EXT. PARK

Sunlight streams in shafts through a stand of polars, beyond which a verdent meadow is visible. Jones stalks toward a bird hopping among fallen leaves. He leaps. And smacks into A WALL.

RIPLEY

(voice over)

Thats brilliant, Jones.

WIDER: as Jones steps back confused from the HIGH-RESOLUTION ENVIRONMENTAL WALL SCREEN, a sort of cinerama video-loop.


BAR SEQUENCE

Appears in the first draft, May 1985. Deleted from the final draft, September 1985.

Sc. 11 EXT. COLONY COMPLEX

The town is a cluster of bunkerlike metal and concrete buildings connected by conduits. Neon signs throw garish colors across the vaultlike walls, advertising bars and other businesses. It looks like a sodden cross between the Krupps munitions works and a truckstop casino in the Nevada boondocks.

Huge-wheeled tractors crawl toadlike in the rutted "street" and vanish down rampways to underground garages.


JORDAN TRACTOR HITS ROCK JUMP-CUT SEQUENCE

Sc. ## EXT. ALCHERON - LANDSCAPE - JORDAN TRACTOR


DROP SHIP CRASH SEQUENCE INSERT

Appears in the first draft, May 1985. Included in the final draft, September 1985.

Sc. 114 EXT. APC - LANDSCAPE - STATION

They watch in dismay as the approaching ship dips and VEERS WILDLY. Its main engines ROAR FULL ON and the craft accelerates toward them even as it loses altitude.

FX 71 (board to follow)


END OF DROP SHIP CRASH SEQUENCE

Appears in the first draft, May 1985. Included in the final draft, September 1985.

Sc. 114 EXT. APC - LANDSCAPE - STATION

Ripley follows Newt's look to the AP station looming in the twilight, the burning drop-ship wreckage jammed into its basal structure.

FX 79 (preliminary sketch and final board to follow)


MAIN STREET

Included in the final draft, September 1985.

Sc. 120 EXT. CONTROL BLOCK

Mist rolls in along Main Street. Control Block in fg.


DROP SHIP 02 REFUELING SEQUENCE

Appears in the first draft, May 1985. Included in the final draft, September 1985.

Sc. 140 INT. SULACO CARGO LOCK - IN ORBIT

The drop-bay is empty and silent, with the remaining ship brooding in the shadows. A KLAXON sounds and rotating clearance lights come on. Hydraulics whine to life. Drop Ship two moves out of its overhead track and is lowered into the drop-bay for launch-prep. Service booms and fueling couplers move in automatically around the hull.






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