Cruising through space on the way back from her last battle with the ALIENS, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) crash-lands on what is possibly the least desirable piece of real-estate in the Galaxy--a run-down, low-tech penal colony inhabited by a bunch of serial killers who have developed their
own brand of fundamentalist religion. Ripley--her head shaved as a precaution against lice--holds her own among this unsavory bunch, even getting friendly with the colony's doctor (Charles Dance), a charming Englishman with a mysterious past. Before long, though, it's Ripley's past that comes back
to haunt her, as it becomes increasingly clear that her old, double-jawed, acid-blood...