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The moon visited by the Prometheus, called LV-223, is not the same planet visited by the Nostromo in Alien, which is called LV-426. I believe that the latter was not named on screen until the second film, Aliens. So they are two different Engineer ships and two different dead Engineers. Similarly, the distress call/warning intercepted by the Nostromo was ...


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Prometheus and Alien deliberately share a lot of themes, as well as the same universe, but they are not directly prequel and sequel (spoilers follow...) The Space Jockey in Alien is old enough to be fossilised. Possibly by the same events that wiped out the Engineers in Prometheus (2000 years ago according to Shaw's carbon dating) but too close to Alien's ...


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From the Prometheus IMDb FAQ: It should be noted that AvP franchise is not considered part of the official canon of the Alien saga [...] Prometheus is considered by both Ridley Scott and the film's producers to be the first film in the Alien series. From an interview with Damon Lindelof: [...] Look, as to what’s canon and what’s not canon, for ...


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How it might work in real life (in the far distant future): Scientists like Mark Roth have studied suspended animation by starting with cases of spontaneous suspended animation, like the Canadian toddler who survived 2 hours of bitter cold in a nappy, the Japanese man who survived 23 days in the cold with no food or water, and the 29-year-old skier found ...


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She was a fighter, giving in and commiting suicide was not in her nature. Have a look at her in Aliens, insisting on being taught how to use the grenade launcher, returning the loader to fight the queen etc. The alien moved around the ship and although it was blocking her way out at the moment it would probably move, it was just a matter of her not getting ...


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As Wikipedia says - Prometheus was originally intended as a direct prequel to the 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, set approximately 30 years before the events depicted in the film. While the finished film explored a more stand-alone mythology based upon the race of giant beings discovered by the crew of the Nostromo in Alien, it is, as ...


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I'd say they may be loosely connected. Paul W.S. Anderson was the producer on Death Race 2, Death Race, and Alien vs. Predator. It's likely that including Weyland Corporation in Death Race 2 was an homage or in-joke, but there's nothing to say that it's not the same company (and therefore the films share the same universe). It's also worth noting that ...


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Here is a nice interview with a large portion of the original filmmakers, in which they discuss how Ash is drinking milk. From what I can ascertain, the androids in this film series can indeed drink fluids - but in this case it seems to be a precursor for a later gag in which Ash sweats a white fluid in an approximation of an 'android orgasm'. From an ...


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Cracked.com is a great place to find false information. I wouldn't recommend taking them too seriously, but that article is correct about Alien. "Good artists copy. Great artists steal." Dan O'Bannon explicitly stated in an essay he stole elements from those movies (it's available on the Alien special features disc). So it is really the script that ...


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Yes, the ships are capable of speeds significantly above the speed of light. From in-movie clues this is fairly clear, e.g. from Alien dialog: DALLAS: How far to Earth. LAMBERT: Ten months. Then later in the meeting they have: DALLAS: Well, some of you may have figured out we're not home yet. We're only halfway there. So the journey they ...


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I have always taken from the films that Ash is drinking Android blood, or a fluid needed to support their systems. It is a consumable bio fluid that needs to be replenished as part of their regular maintenance. We know that their blood is white as seen in Alien, Aliens and Prometheus. The only possible exception is in Aliens 3, when actor Lance ...


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From the book of Alien ISTR that hyper sleep is just a very deep sleep and you dream in the same way as you normally would only more vividly due to the deeper sleep and longer time spent in it. However, you do not need food or water (or at least do not seem to). Hence one can be in hyper sleep for long periods (Ripley managed 57 years) without serious ...


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Ridley Scott has stated clearly before this movie was released that it is not a prequel to the Alien film. It takes place almost a hundred years before LV-426 is found. With that said, Ridley Scott has talked about making a trilogy of the Prometheus films. We can assume that the strange looking xenomorph shown at the end of Prometheus is an early ancestor ...


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The answer seems much more obvious than comparing moons and what not. At the end, David informs Elizabeth Shaw that: 'There are many more ships'. In Alien, it's just another ship with another Engineer.


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To be perfectly honest, this is a highly debated question (not just about the movie) and is open to several interpretations. While we were shown that the engineers seeded life in the first scene of the movie, it might not even have been earth. While the seed of life was created from engineer DNA, it can be interpreted that when the engineer broke down, ...


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Yes, either the ships can travel at theoretical speeds beyond that of light or they can enter and exit "warp" or "hyperspace" corridors which allow travel across vast areas of space in far less than time than traveling at or near light speed would. Some clues from the 19780 novelization of the film Alien and the subsequent Alien films are: In the ...



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