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Old July 2 2014, 02:56 PM   #196
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Re: Sigourney Weaver talks Alien 5... again...

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I'd say it's more than likely that it was considered to be a routine mission to fix a down transmitter, with only an outside chance that a hostile organism may be involved. Hence the rookie Lt, only one squad and no back-up.
That the routine procedure for repair and maintenance on comm equipment parsecs away would consist of sending out a team of soldiers on a sleeper ship sense at all, really.
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Old July 2 2014, 03:31 PM   #197
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Re: Sigourney Weaver talks Alien 5... again...

Well the point wouldn't be to repair it for them (presumably they have engineers of their own) it would be to verify the status of the colony since direct contact was lost. Doing so with a trained military unit is just prudent.

Like I said, if they were *really* expecting trouble and bought into Ripley's story, they'd have sent a larger force and probably a full science team too.
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