Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the…
You wait so long for an Ellen Ripley figure that actually has Sigourney Weaver's likeness, and two come along at once! NECA have unveiled their next wave of Alien toys, and that recently revealed Power Loader is going to get a Ripley to go with it.
Ellen Ripley's "Alien Stomper" Reeboks from were showcased in Aliens for a split second, were sold in limited quantities in 1987, and have been remade sporadically since then. Next month, Ripley's clodhoppers hit shelves once again (in Japan).
Ellen Ripley, science fiction's original female badass, came in as a very deserving number one on TotalSciFi's list of ass-kicking women in movies and television who shook science fiction. But who else made the list?