As soon as we started doing a series to celebrate the famous women of “geek” culture I knew I had to write about Ellen Ripley. Even if that meant facing off against Arthur Harkness in a steel cage death match, I was going to do this.
Ripley is the main protagonist of the Alien film franchise (barring the exception of the prequel Prometheus) she’s a no nonsense, hard talking, unadulterated badass. Starting off as the warrant officer aboard the spaceship Nostromo her life would forever become tied to the predatory extraterrestrial Xenomorphs. Which, I’d like to point out could have been wholly avoided had the crew listened to her in Alien and not letting an infected crew member return to the ship before a 24 hour decontamination period.