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Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:14 am
by twinkfist
so, i was watching the trailer again today because it is basically one of the best trailers i've ever seen.

during the trailer, i think that they show a space jockey...it's around the 44 second mark of the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftuxbvGwiU

the reason i'm saying that is because in the first movie, you could see that the space jockey was much bigger than the humans...and this dude looks in someone reasonable proportion to that chair.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:39 am
by fuzzygeek
I was excited when I saw Noomi Rapace was in it (loved her in the original Girl With (etc) movies; we mainlined the trilogy one Saturday evening -- she was credible in the Sherlock Holmes movie as well, and a considerable improvement over that other actress), then disgusted when I saw Charlize Theron is also in it (I don't know that I've ever not hated her character in anything she's ever done).

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:47 am
by Kelaan
I noticed the Space Jockey as well. It has to be by design. Very cool. :D

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:01 pm
by Flex
Promethus started out as an unnamed Alien prequel. As it matured and more information was released it was lessened as a direct prequel to the franchise and not feature the Alien design but would still factor into the Alien universe.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:23 pm
by twinkfist
i think it's going to be interesting to get some information on the space jockey. the belief was that they were going to have trunks like elephants...but i believe that it's just a space suit...and that the giant dude on the right side is what the space jockey's are...just an incredibly advanced race...that created humans in their likeness.

i'm also interested to see where are from...or if they were created by the space jockeys for warfare or repopulating a planet (xeno's wipe everything out and then the space jockeys repopulate the planet).

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:27 pm
by Flex
Some of the Dark Horse Aliens stories deal with their history in some conjectured manner.

But this summer has two movies I want to see, more than any summer in a long time.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:34 pm
by twinkfist
i'm looking forward to this, avengers, tdkr, spider-man (lizard is one of my favorite villains)...and then the hobbit around christmas.

my dad hates the movies...but if there is one movie i can probably drag him to see...it will be the hobbit.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:37 am
by Barathorn
I think it will be viewed as a prequel no matter what anyone says. I personally just want to know who/what the Navigator/Jockey is and what relevance LV-426 has.

It has been announced recently that Aliens are in the film, although that isn't a shock to me considering there is the massive egg chamber in the trailer.

Looks like a good year for film.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:29 am
by tullock
One of the key reasons for the corporation not beleiving Ripley about the ship filled with eggs was that humanity had never come in contact with any kind of sentient life, anywhere, in all of their colonization... So i really dont see how a prequel about different aliens can work. Not that im not looking forward to the movie, it looks like a great time, i just dont see how it can be a prequel.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:54 am
by Invisusira
I'm looking forward to this quite a bit, and yeah I love the trailer. We actually just sat down and started to work through Alien Legacy this weekend, because Nika has never seen them. \o/ She's like "but sigourney weaver is ugly" I'm like "well there is a cat in it too."

As for being a prequel:

"[Prometheus] was originally intended as a prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien, but Scott decided to turn it into an original film with Noomi Rapace (who was already set to star in the prequel) still in the cast as one of five main characters. Some time later however it was confirmed that while the movie will take place in the same universe as Alien, and greatly reference that movie, it will, for the bigger part, be an original movie and not a direct prequel. "

pretty much what Bara said, imo. The trailer has the same type of ship as the crashed one from the first movie, crashing, (assumedly) piloted by the same kind of big space jokey dude thing from the first movie.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:14 am
by Nikachelle
Invisusira wrote:We actually just sat down and started to work through Alien Legacy this weekend, because Nika has never seen them. \o/ She's like "but sigourney weaver is ugly" I'm like "well there is a cat in it too."

JONESSSSSS!

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:50 am
by Barathorn
Nikachelle wrote:
Invisusira wrote:We actually just sat down and started to work through Alien Legacy this weekend, because Nika has never seen them. \o/ She's like "but sigourney weaver is ugly" I'm like "well there is a cat in it too."

JONESSSSSS!


Only a cat could get half the crew killed and be meh about it. They should have flamer'ed it at the start.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:13 am
by Flex
Jones took up residence in the neutral inn in Dalaran after Aliens.

WoW and the Alien universe are the same.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:57 am
by Barathorn
Flex wrote:Jones took up residence in the neutral inn in Dalaran after Aliens.

WoW and the Alien universe are the same.


I concur as I have seen plenty of people in WoW standing in acid and dying just like the Aliens universe.

I do feel like quoting Vasquez to Gorman at them but I know it would be wasted on window lickers.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:33 am
by crazyharry
tullock wrote:One of the key reasons for the corporation not beleiving Ripley about the ship filled with eggs was that humanity had never come in contact with any kind of sentient life, anywhere, in all of their colonization... So i really dont see how a prequel about different aliens can work. Not that im not looking forward to the movie, it looks like a great time, i just dont see how it can be a prequel.


<tinfoilhat>

Never come into contact with sentient life could also mean... they have but no one survived to talk about it!!!!111eleven!

</tinfoilhat>

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:40 am
by Skye1013
Invisusira wrote:I'm looking forward to this quite a bit, and yeah I love the trailer. We actually just sat down and started to work through Alien Legacy this weekend, because Nika has never seen them. \o/ She's like "but sigourney weaver is ugly" I'm like "well there is a cat in it too."

I haven't either.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:00 am
by twinkfist
the first still scares the sh!t out of me...so much suspense.

the one in the prison or whatever it is...is crap.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:14 am
by Barathorn
twinkfist wrote:the first still scares the sh!t out of me...so much suspense.

the one in the prison or whatever it is...is crap.


I used to think this as well, but Alien 3 really grew on me the more I watched it.

The first 3 films are simply just great films for different reasons.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:48 am
by Flex
Horror, Action, Slasher. Extended cut of 3 is pretty okay. The Fourth one is a steaming pile of garbage and the reason Joss Whedon sucks.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:20 am
by Kelaan
tullock wrote:One of the key reasons for the corporation not beleiving Ripley about the ship filled with eggs was that humanity had never come in contact with any kind of sentient life, anywhere, in all of their colonization..

Or, given the militarization of the Corporation, perhaps such encounters were covered up, sanitized from the records, etc, to the point where a century or two in the future hardly any one knew about it. ;)

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:35 am
by alayire
tullock wrote:One of the key reasons for the corporation not beleiving Ripley about the ship filled with eggs was that humanity had never come in contact with any kind of sentient life, anywhere, in all of their colonization... So i really dont see how a prequel about different aliens can work. Not that im not looking forward to the movie, it looks like a great time, i just dont see how it can be a prequel.
that's not at all how I remember it.

What I remember is that Bishop(the robot) was the one that changed the ships course and made the unscheduled stop to investigate the "egg ship" after receiving intel that it was there . It was also his "mission" to obtain either an egg or specimen of said alien since it posed no threat to him (him being, you know, non biological) by any means, which is why he opened the bay to let them back onto the ship even though the officer in charge (Ripley) declared quarantine and refused to let them on the ship in the first place as was the protocol.

Soooo actually the corporation not believing Ripley was just so they wouldn't have to pay her or just to cover shit up. She was a cryo pilot/second officer and after she got back she could only take a job as a docks worker, she got blamed/burned for the incident. And no it's not that they didn't believe her since they actually sent someone to investigate(the colonists that up untill then were actually fine and dandy living on the same planet with the egg ship) and then when not hearing anything from them sent a military hit squad to assess the situation.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:59 am
by Levantine
Bishop was the android from Aliens, and a good guy. Ash is the one you're thinking of.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:01 am
by alayire
Levantine wrote:Bishop was the android from Aliens, and a good guy. Ash is the one you're thinking of.
way to prove a point by fucking up the first and probably most important statement. but yeah your totally right, Ash was the first bot, don't know why that slipped my mind.

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:47 am
by Levantine
Didn't realise a 26 year old movie required spoiler tags.

No wait. What? What are you even saying?

Re: Prometheus by Ridley Scott

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:53 am
by Skye1013
Levantine wrote:No wait. What? What are you even saying?

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. Best I could figure was he was bashing himself for messing up his own statement? Even that seemed like a stretch, but it was the best I could come up with.