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In a comparative manner of speaking, when we look back at the expedition team in Prometheus, they removed their helmets as soon as they found the air to be breathable, without explicitly screening for pathogens. Ford: Jesus. The sunlight is heating the water. Check out the humidity. Charlie: Yeah, look at the CO2 levels. Outside it's completely toxic,...


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First of all, it's more likely that David simply disguised himself as Walter rather than swapping bodies. The reason that David went along with the humans' plan to kill the Xenomorph was so that the humans would go into hypersleep, trusting him to actually be Walter instead of David. That way, he has free reign over the thousands of people in stasis on ...


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David stabbed Walter in the neck with the wind instrument that they were playing earlier. The thing David is holding immediately afterwards is not something that he ripped out of Walter, it's just the wind instrument, which he pulled out of Walter's neck after the stab.


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Curiosity and a sense of justice. Ridley Scott goes into detail about this here. Basically, David thinks the human race is inadequate, and he thinks the Engineer race is also inadequate, since they made humans. So, both species should be done away with, and a new species was to evolve, which was what he tried to do ...


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I think David saw it as a test for the Xenomorph. The only way to gauge how close to "perfect" his creation is, is to test it. He was in a good position to watch the Xenomorph and see how it reacted and tried to kill the remaining crew members. With any type of creation, organic or machine, the creators will always want to test it to see what needs to be ...


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It is David who is aboard the ship Covenant. David has copied itself to the physical body of Walter. This is clear because as Walter (as we are believed at the time) puts Daniels to sleep in her pod, she asks Walter if he will help her realize her dream of building a log cabin on their new homeworld, which she has confided with walter earlier during a ...


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Because David also belongs to the company. David belonged to the Weyland corporation, just like Mother and Walter. It is likely that Mother had a mainframe with all associated personnel of the company so that any officers could work with any vessel. As such, David still has his credentials and authority in the ship and utilizes them without any hassle. If ...


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You're correct, the Xenomorph is simply crushed by the crane. The reason Daniels didn't do this earlier is either because she was too close to it and didn't want to be harmed by its acid blood, or the ship was shaking around so much that she was struggling to use the controls.


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You are right, I noticed the big white shoes as well but quickly forgot about it after the movie ended. If you look closely you'll see how his shoes are just too long. Here is a screenshot of that scene: Possible explanation: Just before the scene David tells "Mother" to play Richard Wagner's "Das Rheingold" - the plot of the drama is about a dwarf who ...


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AvP is not canon. From here: the promotional website Weyland Industries retconned the AvP movies from the canon by having Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce, pictured below) as the founder of Weyland Corp, as opposed to having AVP's Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) as the founder of Weyland Industries. Ridley Scott also doesn't consider AvP a part of the ...


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Their original captain (the James Franco character) was burned alive when his sleep pod malfunctioned during the emergency wake-up. So it's understandable that they'd be skeptical about getting back into the pods.


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There is no name for it. Aside from a code-name, which identifies its sector and region, it has no name. From the wiki: As the crew repairs the damage to the ship, they pick up a radio transmission from a nearby unknown planet. What you may be thinking about is the movie's description: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the ...


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The storms didn't let them explore that much. We also don't know how long they traveled to the necropolis. They didn't explore that much, from what we could see. They rushed through the storm and landed in a place suitable for landing, close to the origin of the signal. They were not that concerned with exploring the overall terrain (they could do so later)...


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Weyland ships probably have the same security codes When Walter first talks to David one-on-one, he notes that "you're not surprised to see me", to which David responds that it seems natural to him that there would be androids on future ships with similar roles to his. Walter and David are soon shown to know many of the same things, including poetry, music, ...


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We don't know for sure. It is not definitely explained anywhere where the wheat came from. However, we can deduce some facts. Someone grew the wheat (it was planted, as the characters point out) The planet had a thriving civilization at some point David was in the planet alone for a decade So, we can draw 2 lines of thought from here. The wheat was ...


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Most Alien movies are set over a number of days, whereas the time difference between Prometheus and Alien: Covenant is years. The fact that David has to cut his hair is proof alone that yes, David's hair does grow over time. It's probably worth noting that this doesn't mean that all androids have hair that grows. It is specifically pointed out in Alien: ...


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Suspension of disbelief. Simply put, it is called suspension of disbelief, where one is expected to suspend one's critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment. In-universe, you can claim that their equipment could scan for pathogens, bacteria, virus, but those need not be permanently present ...


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In Prometheus, Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway are scientific partners who are also in a relationship before the events of the movie. They discover the location of LV-223 and get the support from Weyland to fund a scientific trip. It is entirely coincidental that they are in a relationship, though of course that fact is used later in the plot. They ...


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Elizabeth and David were never stranded. The final shot of Prometheus is of them exiting the planet to go to "where THEY came from." The planet in Alien: Covenant is where they ended up. Presumably, David incapacitated Elizabeth on the journey there and decided to kill all of the "engineers" with the pathogen they created when he finally reached their home ...


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I would place emphasis on "Valhalla," Hall of the Fallen (in combat, honorably). In this context, David is entering the deck that has the frozen travelers (pilgrims, if you will). In Valhalla, we get the imagery of Odin and the many worthy dead chosen by his Valkyries for training and fighting in the realm of the Aesir to prepare for Ragnarok. While Odin ...


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My sense is that the central theme of Alien:Covenant is hubris. At a high-level, going back to Ancient Greek Drama, hubris can be understood as overweening pride that brings about the hero's downfall. This theme can be said to run throughout the Alien franchise, probably first referenced in Cameron's Aliens, the second film, where the mission is almost ...


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There's no evidence that David had any control over that xenomorph. He could have wanted it off the ship just as much as the others. The xenomorph could have ruined the ship or him as well. He wanted to live and wanted the ship and human cargo intact for himself.


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You are assuming that all the engineers were wiped out with David's attack. This is obviously not the case though since we know that the Engineers have been colonizing worlds and setting up bases from the movie Prometheus. Further we don't even know if all the Engineers are dead on the planet in Covenant. We just know one of the cities and probably several ...


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I don't think that contact was enough. Actually, there was a part that caught my attention when they are escaping in the cargo lifter, and that I think it's when he really gets infected Then it was just a matter of waiting.


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How is it possible that the melody he composes is identical to the melody in Prometheus (2012)'s theme soundtrack (song name Life)? Actually, we should turn that question around: why do you think it's impossible? If there is no proof of something being impossible, then it must logically be possible. Please do note that "possible" does not mean the same ...


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There's no explanation given in the film. That said, when astronauts from earth arrive home there is often fan fare of the same sort. Especially in the early days of the space program, you would see astronauts coming home and a big production being made. In addition to this, this particular Engineer ship and 'crew' hasn't been seen for millennia. We can ...


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Two possible explanations: David is crazy/evil and lies to Walter. Since he wants to get his hands on ship with colonists he doesn't exactly want Walter to realize he is capable of killing people. Elizabeth was accidentaly infected. Since David is obsessed with his experiments, he studied and kept records of her case. Case 1 is much more likely, although ...


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David is demonstrating the irony of the situation. Humans are seeking their creators, David already has done so. David serves humans, despite them being inferior (as they will die, but David won't). This is the beginning of David's contempt for humans, and introduces his motives for his actions in the remainder of the movie: creating the aliens by mixing ...


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