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If this group of folks arrive to populate the planet, why...


...did they send a gay couple who aren't able to reproduce?

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I'm honestly curious about that. The only thing that's occurred to me (and it's not very likely) is that they've done some kind of intense DNA/genetics analysis and their DNA will go into the mix artificially to create as genetically diverse a population base as possible.

But even that seems really unlikely and impractical because it would seem more likely that they're there to set stuff up and make it safer for a following wave of colonists, so they're not growing a population from the ground up. So maybe the couples aspect is to help keep people on a long assignment from suffering psychologically (although, you could joke that marriage is stressful enough). Plus, from a script standpoint it creates a quick way to communicate emotional attachment.

No idea. :-) But I'd like to hear the explanation!

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Good reply!

We all know via the trailer that pretty much everyone dies anyway, right?

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No kidding! The chances of surviving an Alien movie are slim to none. Even if you do, you'll get killed off in the gap between sequels! (RIP Hicks and Newt)

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That's what's disappointing about the Alien films. Even if you have weapons, the xenomorph is nearly impossible to kill due to the acid blood.

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How did Newt die?

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Because in the liberal Hollywood, brains don't function.

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