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In first glimpse it looks like Weyland Corp logo to me. And I am not alone in that thought. If one looks closely when David examines a drop of the Black Liquid on his fingertip, it can be seen that a few of his fingerprint's friction ridges form the Weyland Corp logo. This can also been seen in David's introduction video. - avp.wikia.com And from IMDb: ...


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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 me as a ...


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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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The scene is the culmination of the movie-long reveal of the origins of the killer creatures that cause so much havoc in "Alien" and its sequels. In "Prometheus," the creature is the result of a somewhat complicated process: A human (Holloway) was infected by the black goo The infected human created a new organism within a non-infected human (Shaw) This ...


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I think circumstantial evidence hints that the surgical pod was limited to men so the filmmakers could avoid mentioning abortion. Consider: A. It seems odd and arbitrary that the script calls for a machine that is advanced enough to perform a wide array of medical procedures on a man but cannot perform most or all of those procedures on a woman. For one ...


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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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From an interview with writer Damon Lindelof: In that final scene, David wants to go to Earth, and Elizabeth wants to go to the alien home world. Where do you think they’re going? I think they’re going where she wants to go. His fundamental programming has been scrapped. Weyland [the man who built and programmed him] is dead and so now his ...


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The removal of the helmets isn't some half baked attempt at taking risks, and was an important plot point in the film. The crew is following the "Pups" deeper into the maze of caves, and they come across running water. It's at this point they realize they are inside an alien terraforming plant, because the outside air is toxic but inside it's clean fresh ...


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Apparently, it's because of what happened (what humans did) to Jesus. Yes. That Jesus. Apparently he's an Engineer-Space-Jesus. Excerpts from Prometheus Unbound: What The Movie Was Actually About [cavalorn.livejournal.com/584135.html] (emphasis, mine): An astonishing excerpt from the Movies.com interview with Ridley Scott: Movies.com: We had heard ...


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The language was developed by SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London: Dr. Anil Biltoo, one of the linguists who worked on the language, explains: ...the influence behind this language is Proto-Indo-European (PIE), a hypothesized spoken language that pre-dates (and is the ancestor of) ancient languages such as Sanskrit, Hittite ...


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This interview with director Ridley Scott and writer David Lindelof indicates that it is the same liquid, but their film is intentionally ambiguous about what exactly the liquid does. David Lindelof: So there’s a speculative part of it – the question becomes, “What does the black goo do?” That is the question that you’re supposed to be asking coming ...


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An in-universe explanation would simply be that the people want to go there themselves. After all, Weyland wanted to travel himself when we could have simply sent a team of humans! While a ship full of androids could probably complete tasks there'd be no one there making sure the tasks were done as they wished. From a filmmaker's perspective a single ...


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I agree the helmet removal was preposterous... hard to believe anyone would take that risk, given the stakes. But think of it from a film-making perspective... if the characters don't remove their helmets, their heads and faces are largely obscured through much of the action of the movie, which would probably have been less visually compelling than when ...


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Without the guidance of a master, androids would ultimately fail on such a long and remote mission. Despite David's wide range of abilities that he demonstrates through out the film, he fails repeatedly to make his own unique decisions, and when he does make his own decisions he makes poor ones. David monitors the dreaming of Elizabeth Shaw and invades her ...


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If you look at the alternate beginning scene on the Blu-ray, you find that this was actually a sacrificial ceremony attended by multiple engineers. Once the Engineer breaks up into tiny pieces and falls into the river, you're shown a few extra seconds of footage that explains that the sacrifice was meant to boot up the human evolutionary journey. ...


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The cause of Weyland's alleged death is never revealed in the movie -- but whatever the cause of the alleged death, his entrance later suggests he was lying in the hologram, intending to convince the hologram's viewers that he would be dead well before 2093. The motive behind this lying is also not revealed in the movie (though it is discussed on ...


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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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Prometheus did pose some interesting questions, so here goes: 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. Shaw took David's head and used it to commandeer another ship, heading out to find more ...


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Seems like Vijin was right. I asked @foxdeutschland about this and they responded: This roughly translates to: oers: Why is Prometheus released here [in germany] two month after the world premiere? fox: The german release had to be postponed due to the UEFA Euro 2012 to august.


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By the time the expedition embarked, Weyland had fully revealed himself to the crew. As such, it was his directive that Shaw be allowed to join them for the final expedition without incident.


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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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The Alien you are saying is actually an "Engineer" and they developed the so called "parasite plague" to end the planet earth (which they created in the first place). If you remember the alien or parasite plague agent that killed "engineer" was forcefully taken out by Elizabeth (Eli) from her stomach in the med pod. She actually froze it using ...


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Meredith Vickers is not an android. The reasons are: She died in the movie by the crushing spaceship. If she was an android she could never die like David. When Meredith meets with Weyland she calls him "father". Weyland: "Anything else?" Mederith: "No, Father!" Now an android may also call its creator "father," but an android does not feel ...


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I agree that evidence suggests the engineers were killed by some form of the "alien" from the end of the movie. The killing of the engineers took place long before the characters of Prometheus discover the remains of the engineers. I think the movie mentions that 2000 years appear to have elapsed. Given that several centuries have passed -- and that, for ...


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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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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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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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Lindelof explains About the prometheus and AVP connection in an interview as:- Q: You said nothing is an accidental reference, so is there a possible intentional Alien Vs. Predator reference in that the Weylands are always seeking eternal life? Lindelof: You mean in terms of Charles Bishop Weyland? Look, as to what’s canon and what’s not canon,...


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Prometheus is intended to be the prequel to the Alien directed by Ridley Scott. Alien vs Predator was a spin-off franchise and has nothing to do with Alien or Prometheus time lines. There is no relation what so ever between weyland characters in both movies.


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Their scans indicated it was safe to breathe. As scientists, they constantly formulate hypotheses and test them, according to the scientific method. If all their tests indicated it was safe, the next step would be trials using living organisms. They could have used some other animals (if they had some) but I believe they were rather impressed by the whole ...


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