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Old 06-09-2012, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by adamclark52 View Post
I saw it today but I got a few questions, since I'm not too big on the Aliens mythos.

1. Didn't the crew in the original Alien find the Space Jockys corpse in the control pod of the ship?
2. Why did that one guy turn into a sort-of contortionist mutant?
3. Am I to believe that the Alien at the end is a queen?

Overall I thought it was a really good movie. I loved the imagry inside the ship (I love H.R. Giegor). It did seem a little cut short to me. It felt like it was just starting to get going when it ended. I could've sat through another hour, that's the sign of a good movie.
1. Didn't the crew in the original Alien find the Space Jockys corpse in the control pod of the ship?

They were on a different planet, Prometheus is set on LV 233, Alien/Aliens is LV 426. Promethus basically tells us they have several planets in a system of sorts.

2. Why did that one guy turn into a sort-of contortionist mutant?

The stuff we see in Prometheus is a mutagenic weapon created by the engineers. From what I gathered, it reacts different with every system, and mutates with each systems and grows.

3. Am I to believe that the Alien at the end is a queen?

No, that was merely to show the birth of the Xenomorphs. It could be a queen, and it probably more than likely is, but I think it was just to show us that the mutagen had reached the beginning of the Xenomorph species.


Essentially, I'd explain what we see in the film like this:

>Engineers create mutagen, a weapon.
>They intend to use it to destroy Earth, though I believe we were created as a means for them create a huge army by combining us with the mutagen.
>Lose control of the mutagen, kills most of the engineers on LV 233, the only planet we have fully accounted for.
>One engineers survives in cryo-sleep in a separate, safer part of the ship.
>Active mutagen is locked in a fail-safe room which is unlocked by the humans.
>Whole plot is discovered, Prometheus movie ensues.

That's what I gathered from everything in the movies anyway, could very wide of the mark, but I think I'm about right! Hope it helps dude!
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