Ripley is a villian
Reading this old XKCD comic, I’m flabbergasted that Randall Munroe is a follower of the Charles Krauhammer school of “the only good spaceflight is government spaceflight”. Weyland-Yutani (a private corporation) did everything Munroe ever dreamed of: colonizing the galaxy, making an off-world economy viable, etc. You would think the person that encountered something different and shouted “Kill it! Kill it!” would be viewed as a neanderthal troglodyte instead of a hero. Apparently the entity that wanted to study an alien rather than commit genocide is somehow evil. Stop hampering space exploration, Randall!