Newt and Hicks live. The alien becomes communicable through spores which transform human DNA. Newt makes a map for Ripley to find her at her grandparents house once she gets back to earth. Bishop is rebuilt. Ripley remains in stasis for the whole film (Hicks ejects her off the ship when things get hairy) with Hicks becoming the hero which wildly throws off the gender dynamic of the underlying mythos.
I remain unsatisfied with Alien3. It is visually stunning since it is David Fincher’s work but he disowned the project in the long run. The movie lacks emotional weight of the first two but I do like the setting. I knew there were lots of differences between original scripts and the final cut and so started Googling. I found a synopsis of William Gibson’s script for a third Alien movie.