Fiorina “Fury” 161



The popular science fiction thriller Alien 3 opens with Alien veteran Lieutenant Ripley crash – landing on the planet Fiorina “Fury” 161 , a decommissioned maximum – security correctional facility for “double-Y-chromosome” offenders. Upon regaining consciousness, Lieutenant Ripley is promptly warned by the prison superintendent not to leave the infirmary without an escort, because these prisoners are presumably unable to control their violent sexual urges in the presence of a woman. Stranded on Fiorina ”Fury” 161, a penal colony, Ripley must shed all physical trappings of power; she wears androgynous clothes and has a shaved head like the other prisoners. Exacerbating matters is that there are no weapons on the colony; the prisoners have only their wits, one another, and fire to combat and destroy an adult Alien.

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The prison was originally an mineral ore refinery but this operation was ceased and it became a leadworks, in time that operation stopped and Fiorina was then reduced to merely serving as a toxic waste disposal dump.

The men of the prison refuse to kill Ripley, even when they discover that she is carrying the alien creature’s baby; for that reason, the alien will not kill either.

A Weyland-Yutani “rescue team” arrives on Fiorina 161 after the company was contacted by Francis Aaron regarding the presence of the Xenomorph, personally accompanied by Michael Bishop. Michael tries to convince Ripley to surrender so that they can extract the Queen embryo within her. Ripley chooses to sacrifice herself in order to keep the company from getting their hands on the Xenomorph and jumps into the molten lead.

Following the events on Fiorina 161 in 2179, Weyland-Yutani terminated its contract, and the single surviving inhabitant was relocated. The remaining functional lead works apparatus was scrapped and the Fiorina 161 Correctional Unit was closed for an indefinite period.

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