Disambiguation or, "puttin' stuff in (parentheses)"
Here's Wikipedia's overly technical description. Just consider what they call the "Primary source". How likely is the primary source to be confused with other sources (books, comics, characters)? Look at it this way, when you're having a conversation with someone about "Aliens", "Predators", or even just "Alien", or "Predator", there's a good chance you might have to clarify whether you mean the movies, the creatures from the movies, or the creeps you saw on Chris Hansen's show. And no one would blame you for mixing your "Alien vs. Predator" with your "Aliens vs. Predator". On the other hand, Alien 3, Predator 2, Alien Resurrection, and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (sheesh!) sound an awful lot like movie titles. Only spin-offs from these primary sources require disambigs, things like: Predator 2 (novel), Alien 3 (comic), or Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (commemorative home pregnancy test). So unless the next movie, comic, etc. features a character named "Alien 3" fighting a character named "Predator 2" (hmm... fanfic idea?), my feeling is we should try to avoid disambigs in article titles unless absolutely necessary. Thanks.:) ---CadmiumX99 05:45, August 11, 2010 (UTC)
Turk, not Hicks
Im thinking that the plot section be revised so that it will say "Following the events in Aliens, the Colonial Marine ship USS Sulaco experiences an onboard fire and ejects Ellen Ripley, Newt, Turk (Hicks was previously removed to Stasis) and the damaged android Bishop, who are all in cryonic stasis, in an escape pod." Mlpwtfisthat Backup 10 (talk) (Contribs) 01:20, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
- I've debated which character should be mentioned in the plot summary myself. The thing is, as far as this film is concerned, Hicks was the one who died in the crash. There's also the fact Hicks' dogtags are present on Fiorina (they're hanging on the morgue locker where his body is placed), which would be impossible if it was Turk in the cryotube. So I think the plot synopsis on this page should stay as it is and reflect the story as it is presented in the film.
- I have, however, considered adding a new section on the page covering the Colonial Marines/Stasis Interrupted retcon. I think that would make more sense than altering the plot summary.--Leigh Burne (Talk) (Contribs) 09:10, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
The upcoming sequel to Aliens will ignore the events of Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection.
The upcoming sequel to Aliens, which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp, will ignore the events of both Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. Please read about it in the following article: Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' Sequel Will Probably Forget About Two 'Alien' Movies AdamDeanHall (talk) (Contribs) 16:42, February 26, 2015 (UTC)