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"This is rumour control, here are the facts..."
―Supt. Andrews (from Alien3)
Harold Andrews
Biographical information

Prison Superintendent

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Chronological and political information



Deceased as of July[2] 2179[3]

Portrayed by

Brian Glover


Superintendent Harold Andrews was the warden of the Fiorina "Fury" 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit. When the facility was officially closed down by Weyland-Yutani, Andrews stayed behind, along with prison guard Francis Aaron, to oversee the prisoners who wished to remain. He was killed by a lone Xenomorph that was born in the prison in 2179.

He was known for beginning his addresses to the prisoners with the phrase, "This is rumor control, here are the facts..." Andrews was taken by the Xenomorph in the prison's main mess hall, ironically while he was in the middle of berating Ellen Ripley for her repeated assertions that the creature existed.



Andrews reported to all the prison inmates on Fiorina 161 that an EEV crash landed on the coast near the prison, leaving Ellen Ripley as the lone survivor and damaged synthetic Bishop were sold for scrap and Turk was impaled and crushed by the debris and Newt died from drowning.

Dealings with Lt. RipleyEdit

"Let me see if I have this correct, Lieutenant. It's an 8-foot creature of some kind with acid for blood, and it arrived on your spaceship. It kills on sight and is generally unpleasant."
Andrews to Ripley, regarding The Dragon (from Alien3)

He becomes increasingly annoyed with Ripley as she leaves the infirmary, and also takes this frustration out on Clemens, who he has never trusted. When Murphy is killed in the ventilation fan, Andrews further places blame on Ripley, suggesting that Murphy was concentrating more on her than he was on his work. When Golic returns from the scene of Boggs' and Rains' death covered in blood, Andrews believes that the "simple bastard" has murdered them. He does not believe Ripley's story concerning the Alien and her past involvement with the creature. He also tells Ripley that there are no weapons of any kind available to fend off her creature. Andrews quarantines Ripley to the infirmary having heard her story once he knows that Weyland-Yutani find her to be a high priority.

Final Rumor ControlEdit

Andrews attempts to organize a search party for Boggs and Rains in the mess hall when Ripley bursts in screaming after Clemens' death in the infirmary. Andrews becomes increasingly frustrated with her and orders Aaron to escort her back to the infirmary as not to cause a panic. The Alien then reaches down from an overhead air duct and pulls Andrews into the ceiling. A shower of blood rains down from the air duct, and the prisoners run amock in a panic.

Personality & TraitsEdit

Andrews often mocked and condemned the prisoners behind their backs (calling them "Dillon's God Squad" in the Assembly Cut). He did not believe that any of the prisoners were reformed after "taking on religion", and still saw them as murderers, rapists, thieves and child molesters.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Deleted death sceneEdit

Originally, Andrews did not die when the Runner takes him inside the mess hall. Instead, a later sequence was to show how the Alien had built a Hive in the prison's assembly hall, wherein Dillon and Morse find numerous prisoners cocooned, including Andrews, who is still alive.[4] Andrews was to die when Dillon set fire to the Hive with a flare in an attempt to kill the creature.

While two of the cocoons for this scene were at least partially constructed, it was ultimately cut before filming took place and in the final cut of the film, the Runner merely kills its victims instead of capturing them.[4]



  1. Alien 3 (Comic)
  2. Alien 3 (Comic) Issue 1
  3. Alien 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Weyland-Yutani Archives - Alien 3: The Cocoon Sequence". Retrieved on 2013-04-18.

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