Last Report of Corporal Dwayne Hicks, USCM:
I have not much time left and will therefore give a brief summary of my mission:
Ellen Ripley had been in stasis in a shuttle for 57 years. She was rescued and debriefed by her employers at the Weyland-Yutani Corporation; they were skeptical of her claims that an alien creature killed her entire crew and forced her to destroy her ship the Nostromo, and they subsequently revoked her flight officer license.
The exomoon LV-426 (also called “Acheron”), where the Nostromo initially encountered the derelict ship containing alien eggs, is now home to the terraforming colony Hadleys Hope. When contact was lost with the colony, Weyland-Yutani representative Carter Burke and my CO Colonial Marine Lieutenant Gorman asked Ripley to accompany Burke and our Colonial Marine unit to investigate the disturbance. She joined the expedition on Burke's word that our mission was to exterminate the creatures.
A dropship delivered us to the surface of LV-426, where we found the colony deserted. Inside, were makeshift barricades and signs of a struggle, at the center of the station, we found the colonists cocooned, serving as incubators for the creatures' offspring. Ripley discovered that Burke sent the colonists to investigate the derelict spaceship where the Nostromo crew first encountered the eggs, believing he could become wealthy by recovering alien specimens for use as biological weapons. All colonists were dead (but one girl named Rebecca/“Newt”) and our group of Marines and Burke were wept out by the xenomorphs as well. Only I and a synthetic person called “Bishop” survived.
Ripley refused to abandon Newt the colonist girl. We destroyed the eggs and fled to the dropship. All us four escaped moments before the station exploded with the colony consumed by a nuclear blast of the power station’s meltdown. I suppose that all alien creatures were destroyed then.
On the Sulaco, we were ambushed by the queen, who had been hidden in the dropship's landing gear. The queen tore Bishop in half and advanced on Newt, but Ripley battled the creature using an exosuit cargo-loader and expelled it through an airlock into space. Ripley and Newt, as well as the critically damaged Bishop entered hypersleep for our return trip to Earth.
When I was to enter hypersleep I noticed a hull breech alert. I will investigate and wake the others…
…IT’S THE QUEEN!
SHE’S BACK ON BOARD!
SAVE OUR SOULS!