Thanks for this - I LOVE anything "Aliens". One of my ALL TIME favourite films!!!
The bit with Burke checking his watch is a great little character moment. Shows his insincerity in offering condolensces to Ripley and his real intentions - the importance of the job. Typical corporate slug.
I thought the bit with the WY workers outisde tying down the tarps was just an FX test shot or something, since on the doco it looked very rough and actually looked like a test.
I also really like Drake's line. Growing up I had MANY friends who said pretty much the same thing! Sad that ultimately Fox felt the same way.