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A 2012 British-American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott.

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Ancient mythology and black-goo in Prometheus

I got a question about the source for the idea from Prometheus where the Engineers created life on planet Earth from black goo. Is there anything similar in ancient mythology? Or was it a synthesis of ...
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What message does David's fingerprint carry?

In Prometheus, David's fingerprint looks like this: David's fingerprint does look very different from humans. I am wondering what kind of message his finger print carry? Has it been mentioned ...
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Is it a coincidence that there are many couples boarding ships in Alien?

In Prometheus, Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway are a couple, in Covenant, Jake Branson and Daniels are a couple, Billy Crudup and Karine Oram are a couple, Tennessee Faris and Maggie Faris are a ...
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Prometheus to Alien: Who is on the crashed spaceship in Alien? [duplicate]

In Prometheus, towards the end the Engineer leaves his spaceship to pursue Dr. Shaw, and we last see him on the floor of the escape pod after an alien pops from his chest. In Alien, when examining the ...
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What is the reason the other Engineers did not wipe out the Earth in Prometheus?

We know there was a crew of Engineers which was supposed to wipe out the Earth and it was stopped by something before doing so. But what still bugs me, why another Engineers did not finish the task? ...
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Prometheus beginning

The more I watch Prometheus (2012), the more I am confused with the beginning of the movie when an engineer is seen drinking that black liquid which turns out to be a chemical weapon to destroy all ...
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What was the name of the main camera used to shoot Prometheus?

In the movie production of Promtheus, different techniques were used to make the film. The question is: What was the name of the main camera used to film Prometheus?
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How is David playing a melody from an out-of-universe soundtrack?

In Alien: Covenant (2017), there is a scene in which David is playing a song with a flute/recorder, as an elegy to Elizabeth Shaw. Through some characterisation and ...
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Why were these people cheering the arrival of the Juggernaut?

In Alien: Covenant (2017) we see a flashback of David arriving at the Engineer's homeworld.     This seems to be a special event for the people living in this particular city, as ...
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What happened to the Engineers that managed to hide in the room?

After the crew of Prometheus enters alien ruins, David triggers a hologram recording. The recording shows several silhouettes running away from something unseen. The recording leads the group of ...
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How does Shaw know the Engineers hate humans?

In the scene where David, Weyland, Shaw etc. wake the Engineer from stasis, Shaw shouts "ask him, why do they hate us? What did we do?" How does she know the Engineers hate humans? It's not been ...
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Is Alien: Covenant set on the same planet as Prometheus?

So where did David find all those engineers to kill in Alien: Covenant? Is it the same planet where Elizabeth and David were stranded and then was found in Alien: Covenant? And if it is why did they ...
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Missing Dock Structure in Alien: Covenant

This seems to me like something that may ending being a mystery or something of an "oops" thing. I am not entirely sure which way it goes for now. In Alien: Covenant, In one of David's flashback to ...
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How to explain this in Alien and Prometheus considering Alien Covenant plot?

How did another Engineer ship with a chest-burst Engineer and lots of facehugger eggs end up on LV-426 (Alien) when Wasn't the idea of Xenomorphs shown to exist before Alien: Covenant (2017) by the ...
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When Ash's Face is burned in Alien [closed]

Something interesting popped out at me when watching Alien. When Ash's face is burning in the flame, it resembled the last engineer to me. The burning of the exterior, how it melted, of Ash's face ...
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How does the medpod perform the abortion correctly if it is configured for male use?

In Prometheus, after figuring something bad is going on within her, Shaw goes to the medpod which earlier in the movie was described as "configured for male body" by Vickers . If that is the case ...
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Why are the members of the crew in Prometheus not bothered about Elizabeth Shaw or her medical condition?

In Prometheus, the crew finds out Shaw is impregnated with some mysterious creature (trilobite). David knows it, she is taken into some lab. At the lab she knocks down some people, including the ship'...
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How did they find the location of the moon?

In Prometheus, how did they determine the location of LV-223 just by looking at a bunch of cave drawings and inscriptions?
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What happened to all the Aliens (Xenomorphs) that attacked the Engineers?

In the movie Prometheus, it is evident that the black goo backfired leading to the death of most of the Engineers on the planet. Now 'something' killed the Engineers, something like the Alien/...
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When did the scene at the start of Prometheus happen?

The engineers are supposed to have engineered...us, right? That is shown at the beginning of the movie, with the self sacrifice, somehow seeding the initial life on Earth. Panspermia. But if that was ...
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Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language?

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language? Was this language developed further in any website or promotional material?
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In “Prometheus” why bring anyone but David-type androids?

In the movie "Prometheus" the android David flawlessly executes a seemingly endless range of tasks: learns to read and speak an alien language shoots a basketball with precision keeps the spaceship ...
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What happened at the end of Prometheus Movie? [closed]

I watched Prometheus last night. Though I found some good information on Movies.SE, I still have some questions about the movie. There were some scenes that picture holographic images. I don't ...
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The ending in Prometheus

When Elizabeth and David take off at the end of the movie Prometheus in the alien ship are they heading for LV-426?
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The character of Weyland in Prometheus and Alien vs. Predator

Is Mr. Weyland a great grandchild of the Weyland in Alien vs. Predator?
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Why did the crew take off their helmets?

These were a group of some of the brightest scientists in the world, right? So why would they decide to take off their helmets on an alien planet? Even if things were safe, they would still be unable ...
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What was Weyland suffering from?

In Prometheus, it is shown in 2089, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Holloway discovered another cave-drawing of so-called engineers. In 2093, they reached LV-223. They have been asleep for two years (The geologist ...
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead engineer, which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured in the Alien vs. Predator movies (a ...
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Why did this character in Prometheus kill without apparent reason?

At the end of Prometheus, why did the Engineer kill the humans? What is that thing that killed the Engineer?
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Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
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Is the black goo used to create human life the same the Engineers intended to use as a biological weapon to destroy human life on Earth?

At the end of Prometheus, we are lead to believe that the Engineers were planning on using the black goo as a biological weapon to end human life on Earth. At the beginning of the movie, black goo is ...
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What's the real meaning of the birth of the alien in Prometheus?

In the movie Prometheus the alien is born from the last 'human-alien' of the planet they traveled to. But, how should it be interpreted? The alien is a mutation from the parasite inside the body of ...
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What does David pick up off the floor early in Prometheus?

Early in the movie Prometheus, while most of the crew is still in cryosleep, David makes the rounds of the ship. While walking from one room to another, David seems surprised to see something on the ...
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The 'same landscape shot' conundrum

During the first scene of the film we're shown a montage of landscape shots (actually Iceland) as establishment for the section when the CGI 'guy' drinks, disintegrates and drops into the waterfall. ...
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Did Ridley Scott include slowly rotating fans in Prometheus?

In most (or all) of Ridley Scott movies there is at least one scene with slowly rotating fans. Sometimes light is shining from behind the fan casts shadows on a heavy smoke atmosphere. This is very ...
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Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?

My (admittedly poor) recollection of the scene is this: The camera is doing a visual close-up of the soil. I forget if this was the part showing small, flowing rivulets of black goo. The soil is ...
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Why does Weyland have to hide that he was on the ship?

In Prometheus, for what reason did Weyland hide on the ship? When he finally revealed that he was in the ship, it turns out nothing happens, there are no particular consequences and the reason for the ...
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Did the black goo affect life forms in different ways in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, the black goo appears to affect life forms in five different ways. At the very beginning of the movie, the Space Jockey drinks the black-goo, and it kills him and makes the body ...
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What life form was the survey probe picking up in Prometheus?

Early in the film the Fifield's 'Pups' (The red survey balls) are released to map the structure. After they have done the mapping one of them stops at the end of a passage. We later discover this is ...
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How did the engineer enter the locked ship?

During the last scene in Prometheus, how did the Engineer enter the ship after Dr.Shaw had locked the doors?
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What is the real purpose of the star map in Prometheus?

At the beginning of Prometheus, archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway have discovered a pictogram of a very tall man pointing to a series of stars. The two archaeologists are clearly very ...
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In Prometheus, is Meredith Vickers a human or android?

While I was watching Prometheus this weekend, I initially thought that Meredith Vickers was an android, like David. They never made it perfectly clear that she was or wasn't human. They did hint at ...
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Why was the surgery pod configured only for men in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when Shaw touch the surgery-pod Vickers warned her not to touch it because it is rare and so expensive, but i could not understand why the operating pod was made for a male, but the ...
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What was David's motivation in Prometheus?

For me, perhaps the most interesting person aboard the Prometheus was the android, David. I'm still confused by his seeming fascination with the movie, Lawrence of Arabia. Although I couldn't make ...
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Why did the Engineer at the start of the movie drink the dark liquid?

Why did the Engineer at the start of the movie drink the dark liquid? From the Wikipedia article for Prometheus*: Above a waterfall, a humanoid alien consumes a dark liquid, and a hovering ...
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What was the motivation behind the Engineers actions in Prometheus?

After watching Prometheus I don't have a clear idea of why the Engineers created the human beings. Because, if they created humans so that they can test their bio-weapons on us, then it makes sense, ...
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What did David say to the engineer in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when the android David is talking with the Engineer, first he stumbles a bit and stays crouched, then they are all asking him questions and David seems to translate it. Then they all ...
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Why did Ridley Scott decide on doing a prequel?

One of Ridley Scott's most exclaimed science fiction movies is Alien. It's also one of the few movies that does not have a city scape. When involved in the re-release in 2003 he started to want to ...
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Why is the German version of Prometheus released 2 months after the world premiere?

Usually Big Blockbusters are timed to be released in major countries at roughly the same time. This even includes movies that are dubbed for localised version. The London premiere was on 31 May 2012 ...
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How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?

At the end of Prometheus, the alien that Elizabeth Shaw extracted from her womb kills the Engineer. Later on, a primary form of alien xenomorph is seen bursting out of the Engineer's chest. The scene ...