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Superintendent Harold Andrews is the warden of Fiorina 161's correctional unit. He often begins his addresses to the prisoners with the line: "This is Rumor Control, here are the facts...".


Encounter with Ripley[]

In 2179, following the events in Aliens, Ellen Ripley crash landed on Fiorina 161 after the EEV ejected her along with Corporal Hicks, Newt and Bishop from the Sulaco due to the presence of the facehugger. Ripley was the only crew member to survive the crash and was rescued by the inmates and taken to the infirmary.

Andrews feared that Ripley's presence could disrupt the harmony among the prison population, comprised entirely of murderers and rapists, and became increasingly irate at her erratic behavior. He took out his frustration out on Clemens the prison doctor, whom he had never trusted. When Murphy was killed in the ventilation fan, Andrews blamed Ripley, suggesting that Murphy was concentrating more on her than he was on his work. When Golic returned from the scene of Boggs' and Rains' death covered in blood, Andrews believed that the "simple bastard" had murdered them, dismissing Ripley's story about an alien. He also informed Ripley that there were no weapons to fend off the creature. He ordered Ripley to be quarantined to the infirmary after learning that Weyland-Yutani considered her survival to be a high priority.

Final Rumor Control[]

Andrews attempted to organize a search party for Boggs and Rains in the mess hall when Ripley burst in screaming after Clemens' was killed by the alien in the infirmary. Annoyed, he ordered Aaron to escort her back to the infirmary so as not to cause a panic. The Alien then reached down from an overhead air duct and pulled Andrews into the ceiling. A shower of blood rained down from the air duct, and the prisoners ran amok in a panic.

Personality & Traits[]

Andrews was a bluff, cynical character whose primary concern throughout Alien 3 was that Ripley's presence did not antagonize the inmates and cause disorder in his prison. He often mocked and condemned the prisoners behind their backs and did not share their religious views (he refers to them as "Dillon's God Squad" in the Assembly Cut). He did not believe that any of the prisoners were reformed after "taking on religion", and still saw them as "scum"; murderers, rapists, thieves and child molesters.