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I watched Prometheus Movie last night. Though I found a good concept here, I still have some questions about it.

  • There were some scenes that picture holographic images. I don't get from where they were getting that much energy to create holographs.
  • What happened to Dr. Shaw at the end? Was she able to return back to Earth or she was stucked in the same planet?
  • Why did the engineer want to destroy Humanity? And since he had no weapons, how could he have destroyed Earth's Humanity with a single space craft?
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the first question is a bit odd, why would the energy be relevant? It's a sci fi movie, just assume that everyone has tools that store/generate great power out of thin air –  oers Dec 21 '12 at 7:39
    
There are similar questions to your (2) and (3): The ending in Prometheus and What was the motivation behind the Engineers actions in Prometheus? –  Oliver_C Dec 21 '12 at 9:25
    
I too do not understand the first question. How are they able to travel across interstellar distances and not take centuries and carry vast amounts of fuel as well? Science fiction requires some ability to suspend disbelief. –  iandotkelly Dec 21 '12 at 10:10
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With the potential amount of content this question brings, I'd almost recommend asking it as separate questions, but that is my own opinion. –  TylerShads Dec 21 '12 at 13:16
    
I don't think Major Stackings and Sahil Mahajan MJ watched or listened to this movie carefully enough. All of those questions were answered by the dialogue and action in the movie. As far as the technological questions go, the story did start in the year of 2091! JS... –  user4346 Mar 13 '13 at 21:00

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Prometheus did pose some interesting questions, so here goes:

  1. What makes you think the holograms take a lot of energy? They're on a ship that's travelled "billions of miles" from Earth; running a few holographic generators (small ones at that) shouldn't pose a problem.

  2. Shaw took David's head and used it to commandeer another ship, heading out to find more answers (presumably the Engineer's homeworld).

  3. A single vial of the "black liquid" virus would probably be enough to wipe out all life on Earth. See this answer for a thorough look at the Engineer's motivation.

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Yes, good points, specialle the 3rd one. –  Sahil Mahajan Mj Jan 2 '13 at 5:18

There were some scenes that picture holographic images. I don't get from where they were getting that much energy to create holographs.

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David inspects writing on the wall, and rubs off some kind of gel with his fingers. When he inspects the gel he sees glowing specks of organic life in the gel. A kind of living digital storage that lines the walls of the cave.

He activates the writing on the wall and the specks in the gel turn on to play back the old recording that we see as the hologram. It's not really a holographic image as much as it is a recording saved into the living gel that lines the walls. This is why the images are made up on glowing dots that look a lot like the dots in the gel.

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