What if...Carter Burke's plan worked in Aliens?
Honestly, I never put that much thought into this and just this second shot that many holes in this guys plan but then, it's not about the plan but the destination to said plan, right?
Carter Burke successfully gets the Alien xenomorphs off the ship, Weyland-Yutani managed to harvest them, breed them, clone them, militarize them and we see all of these varieties of Aliens being used for population control and fitted with almost like a lysine contingency where Weyland Yutani scientists could cut off their food supply or basic cellular replenishing enzyme and the aliens would die once depraved of what they were engineered to need. Being let loose in prisons, sectors of areas where the population was expendable, sent into unwinnable combat zones...the ultimate bio-weapon which you could kill off as needed.
Weyland at first would play it off as a series of accidents and plead ignorance claiming this was an Alien invasion as they removed the xenomorphs from the Sulaco and then intentionally crashed the ship onto Earth, blaming the USCM. The public blames the Marines who are the only immediate force to stop the Aliens leading to lack of faith in these soldiers for hire to cause a demand for new weapons and militarized forces, amply supplied by the folks at Weyland and their partners and subsidiaries. Weyland becomes an even more dominant force within our sphere as they continue to leak the Alien "infection" onto other systems and colonies and sending soldiers in to fight them off and always win at the last minute as, unbeknown to the public," these Aliens are engineered to die after a certain time.
What Weyland doesn't count on is that there are subversives who have grown desperate from these newly arrived harbingers of the apocalypse. They feel the entire system needs to be wiped clean and through the study of dead facehuggers and the capture of young chestbursters, cross breeding among various sets of animals making them larger, stronger and faster among other things they are able to engineer their own counter enzymes which cause the Aliens to work independently of the fail safes W-Y put in place.
Soon, the xenomorphs are next to unstoppable. The world and soon later the surrounding worlds begin falling to near total infestation. The humans see no choice but to flee Earth which is now on the brink of being overrun however there is one last chance. A sentient program developed at the end of the previous millennium. One that was self-aware, automated and able to function without threat of infection.
In the year 2221, on March 15 at 10:35 Eastern time, Skynet re-awakens. The true war is on.
Random Nerdness wonders how it could have been if Mr. Lucas wasn't so chronologically confused?
Memories of Toymorrow wonders if only Cobra Commander had an accountant besides Tomax and Xamot?
The Goodwill Geek says "screw the borg...the only way Earth is going down starts with a G!"
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