Anyone have photos of the colony that can be uploaded? - Nx1701g (talk) (Contribs) 23:07, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

I could pull out my boxed set and watch Aliens here, see if I can't take a couple screenshots or something. I'd have to find a new player that lets me take screen captures again though, since for some reasons the one(s) I had stopped working. It wouldn't be until I got back home later, though. I'm with my family until late this afternoon. -- Somarinoa (talk) (Contribs) 00:12, December 5, 2011 (UTC)

Research facility?

What exactly in the ACM mission "The Raven" points to Hadley's Hope being an R&D facility? I didn't notice anything myself.--Leigh Burne (talk) (Contribs) 09:37, October 2, 2013 (UTC)

When you first go outside in the mission there's what looks like a landing pad that says something like "Welcome to Hadley's Hope terraforming and research colony".--Toa Quarax (talk) (Contribs) 11:43, October 2, 2013 (UTC)
Here's some pictures I took (pretty bad I know)
--Toa Quarax (talk) (Contribs) 03:47, October 12, 2013 (UTC)
I always thought it was pretty obvious that Hadley's Hope had or was a R&D facility as well as a straight-up colony ever since Aliens. Where else would they have got the glass cases for the Facehuggers? Medical rooms wouldn't generally have those, even in the future, I wouldn't think. Not to mention that it's owned by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, who should have known the xenomorphs were there, especially given Ash's mission. Any official proof of that being the case though I suppose is still pretty neat. -- Somarinoa (talk) (Contribs) 03:51, October 14, 2013 (UTC)
I don't think W-Y knew about the Xenos in advance (even if the should have, given the events of Alien) because nothing happens until Burke finds out about the Derelict from Ripley. You're right though, it does seem strange that they would have all that containment equipment with them. I suppose it could have been retrofitted from other things they had at hand (the original design had much of the colony constructed from shipping containers taken for the ship that had brought the first settlers there, but it wasn't really seen in the film).
Anyway, my original reason for questioning the research facility idea is that I always figured the colony was originally built as just a colony, even if some research was done once the Xenos were discovered. Those pictures contradict that though, so it's fine.--Leigh Burne (talk) (Contribs) 08:22, October 14, 2013 (UTC)

Population of Hadley's Hope

In the film Aliens, one of the characters (Van Leuwen I think it was) said that the colony was "made up of about 60 to 70 families" or something like that. Where does the 158 colonists figure come from or how does 60 to 70 families become 158 colonists ? 15:50, February 12, 2014 (UTC)

In the film, Ripley tells Burke he was responsible for "the deaths of 157 colonists". Add one to that for Newt as she's still alive, and you have the colony's population. I think "Pop. 158" is also seen on the colony sign in the extended version of the film.--Leigh Burne (Talk) (Contribs) 16:07, February 12, 2014 (UTC)
Yep, "POP. 158" can be seen on the sign in the Director's Cut (which is considered the canon version) and in Aliens: Colonial Marines (probably also in Newt's Tale).
--Toa Quarax (Talk) (Contribs) 20:21, February 12, 2014 (UTC)
Right, sorry. I didn't know that it was mentioned in-film. I've not watched the Director's Cut version, only the theatrical version. 13:10, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
No problem, happy to help!--Leigh Burne (Talk) (Contribs) 13:32, February 13, 2014 (UTC)