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What message does David's fingerprint carry?

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 ...
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At the beginning of "Prometheus," why did the Engineer need to die in order to seed life?

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 ...
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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 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 ...
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Is Alien: Covenant set on the same planet as Prometheus?

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, ...
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How is David playing a melody from an out-of-universe soundtrack?

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'...
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Why were these people cheering the arrival of the Juggernaut?

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 ...
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How to explain this in Alien and Prometheus considering Alien Covenant plot?

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 ...
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How does the medpod perform the abortion correctly if it is configured for male use?

You are correct to say the Med Pod is calibrated for use by a male. This fact is confirmed during Shaw's interaction with the Med Pod computer. She then overrides it and manually selects a procedure ...
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The ending in Prometheus

According to the new Alien: Covenant trailer movie, Shaw and David went to the Engineers homeworld, the paradise planet.
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How to explain this in Alien and Prometheus considering Alien Covenant plot?

This is the very question I had after seeing Alien: Covenant. How to get from end of Covenant to Start of Alien? If the narrative is that David created the Face hugger & Xenomorph that we all know ...
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Prometheus movie loop-hole with the "black ooze"

The substances are not directly stated to be the same thing. This can be found on the notes section of the Black Liquid entry on Xenopedia: In the first scene of Prometheus, an Engineer sacrifices ...
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How old is Peter Weyland in Prometheus?

According to Villains Wiki (sigh), Peter Weyland was born on October 1, 1990 So by 2093 (when the ship arrives in the orbit around LV-223) he is 103 years old. His attitude towards his daughter has ...
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Prometheus to Alien: Who is on the crashed spaceship in Alien?

It is not the same engineer. It is not even the same planet. In 'Alien', the crew of the Nostromo lands on LV -426 where they find the 'derelict' (the wrecked space craft) with the 'space jockey' (...
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What is the reason the other Engineers did not wipe out the Earth in Prometheus?

It seems fairly clear to me that the Engineers don't follow up or at least don't follow up on a timescale remotely close to what we are familiar with. After all, if they did, they would have come back ...
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What was the name of the main camera used to shoot Prometheus?

Please read the passage from a website found here on the camera used: Scott originally was apprehensive about using digital visual effects because he believed that physical sets were more cost ...
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Missing Dock Structure in Alien: Covenant

Considering the lack of scenes...or any kind of way to actually discover where the structure could have gone to, One can conjecture that the Necropolis isn't the most ideal place to leave giant ...
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Why would Vickers use the term half-a-billion miles?

It's in the script As for "why it was not changed" or just adjusted in the script, this is merely hyperbole and not intended to be an accurate representation of the actual distance. It's ...
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What was behind the quick decision of the two pilots to join the captain in death in Prometheus?

Camaraderie The pilots simply didn't want to abandon their friend, the captain. They've been through a lot together, and didn't want him to die alone in the end. It was a loyal and loving decision ...
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Why would Vickers use the term half-a-billion miles?

Prometheus is over 34 light years from earth which is over 200 trillion miles from earth that is over 200 million billion miles so to say half billion miles. Its like saying a trip from New York to ...
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Ancient mythology and black-goo in Prometheus

I would say it has its roots in ancient mythology in that it could be associated with the river and goddess Styx. The river itself is supposedly black because Demeter entered the river while mourning. ...
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What happened to the Engineers that managed to hide in the room?

From alien-covenant The Engineers on LV-223 were all dead except for one in the temple / Pyramid the Prometheus crew investigated. That one survivor was left in a cryo-chamber asleep. The Hologram ...
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How does Shaw know the Engineers hate humans?

So, at the beginning of the movie, we have the scene where Shaw discovers yet another cave with drawings, all pointing to star charts, pointing out there must be some kind of off world connection ...
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Is Alien: Covenant set on the same planet as Prometheus?

https://www.alienuniverse.com/post/prologue-the-crossing contains a short from the official site where we hear from David that they left the planet, and it shows them arriving at the Engineer ...
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Is Alien: Covenant set on the same planet as Prometheus?

There's a lot of things Prometheus doesn't explore. At the end of the film, David indicates that there are other ships for the protagonists to use to get off of the planet. There might be other ...
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How to explain this in Alien and Prometheus considering Alien Covenant plot?

I don't know for certain if the comics, Fire and Stone are canon, but one of the stories take place at the same time as Aliens and features a crew member finding a dormant Engineer in stasis on LV-223 ...
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