Happy 30th Anniversary to James Cameron’s Aliens, which starred Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the USCSS Nostromo’s Alien attack of the original 1986 Alien.
In this sequel, Ripley returns to Earth after 57 years in hypersleep and agrees to investigate the Hadley Hope colony on LV-426, now living where her old crew first found alien eggs. Ripley accompanies Carter Burke, Colonial Marine Lieutenant Gorman, and a marine unit. The group rescues marines Hicks, Hudson, Vasquez, and Newt from the Aliens; however, Ripley and only three of the marines escape LV-426 before a nuclear explosion destroys the colony.
Aliens also features Michael Biehn as Corporal Hicks, Paul Reiser as Carter Burke, Carrie Henn as Newt, Bill Paxton as Private Hudson, and William Hope as Lieutenant Gorman.