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)
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)
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)