Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film by Ridley Scott and set in the Alien universe.

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Does Ridley Scott foreshadow a revelation early in Prometheus?

Early in the movie Prometheus, we see the ship traveling through space with wording being displayed on top of it. As you can see, the crew count is displayed as 17. During the briefing after the ...
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How did the Prometheus crew know where to land?

When the Prometheus enters the LV-223 atmosphere, the crew starts to look for a place to land. The planet was big. They would have to have incredible luck to go into the atmosphere where actually the ...
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What is the translucent green sun-dial looking thing in the vase/head chamber in Prometheus?

When they first enter the chamber with the giant head, Charlie walks to the back of the chamber and looks at the scary Geigeresque mural. Enroute, he passes a table with a green translucent looking ...
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How does the seeding of life work in Prometheus?

In Ridley Scott's movie "Prometheus" at the beginning My question is, if Engineers seed life and create it on fertile planets from scratch, how can the evolutionary path from a single primitive ...
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Would creatures of the same species evolve into different creatures if they came into contact with the 'black substance' in Prometheus?

In the movie Prometheus, the worm which came into contact with the 'black substance' quickly mutated into a snake-like creature. What are the odds that other worms of the same species that came into ...
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Why is Nostromo's technology so… 1980s?

"Prometheus" is meant to be a prequel to "Alien", happening 30 years before (src). If that's the case, how come one of the very earliest spaceships, Prometheus from 2089, has a spiffy new technology, ...
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Why did the Engineers leave the clues to their military installation (as opposed to somewhere else)?

Dr. Shaw (and her bf) told the crew of Prometheus in their presentation that Engineers left - as far back as 35,000 years - clues as to the location of their planet in the form of a star pattern in ...
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Why do the engineer's ships in Prometheus look that uncomfortable? [closed]

The Engineers share our DNA and we basically came from them, so why do their ships appear to be so uncomfortable? Surely they need to sit and lie down but the only place we saw anything like this was ...
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In Prometheus we see lot of dead space jockeys/Engineers with their chests burst open. Where are the alien creatures?

In Prometheus we see lot of dead space jockeys/Engineers with their chests burst open, so where are the alien creatures? One possibility is that they died of old age but we know that the evolved ...
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In Prometheus, why did only the humans evolve from the space jockey/Engineer who drank from the cup and not the alien creatures [duplicate]

In Prometheus, why did only the humans evolve from the space jockey/Engineer who drank from the cup that contained the alien gene/recipe and not the actual alien creatures they are supposed to create ...
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What was depicted on the cup with black liquid in first scene of Prometheus?

The black liquid is seen in sacrifice scene. An engineer opens the cup and consumes the black liquid, which disintegrates his body. There was some embossed image on the cover of the cup. It looks like ...
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Where is the possible location of Engineer's sacrifice scene?

Is this scene happening on the Earth? I mean, perhaps this scene was made completely with CG effects. But if not, which waterfall looks like that? Please, answer with images and sources.
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Why Did Engineers Use A Flute To Start Their Spaceship?

Why do they use a flute to start their spaceship? Are the note played a reference to something else, or are they significant at all?
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Why Did the Engineer Sleep For 2000 Years?

In Prometheus, we saw that the last Engineer on LV-223 slept for 2000 years until humans came. Why did he sleep for 2000 years? Why didn't he go to "Paradise" immediately?
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Why did the astronauts use completely glassed helmets?

In Prometheus, why did all the astronauts use helmets completely made of glass? I mean, is the idea that a person will look out the back of his head? Is it not safer to have helmets like astronauts ...
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Does Prometheus contradict Alien vs. Predator?

At the end of Prometheus one sees a creature that looks surprisingly like the xenomorph alien. Does that scene show the actual origin of it? Does it contradict the version from AVP1 (Alien vs. ...
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Who discovered the Engineer's language (and how it sounded)?

On the trip to the Engineer's world, David was learning to speak their language. But where did the lessons come from? On the star maps that were left, they showed a few symbols, but a) there don't ...
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Motivation of Engineer in final scenes

The following is a spoiler of the final scenes of Prometheus :
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Was the atmosphere on LV-223 3% Carbon Dioxide or Monoxide?

While making some search for this question I found this article on LV-223 article on Xenopedia (emphasis mine) The atmosphere's main components are similar to Earth's; 71% nitrogen, and 23% ...
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How was the Engineer able to reach this location?

In the end of Prometheus, But: So : How did he reach this location?
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How long is the alternate ending of Prometheus, and is it canon?

I just bought my copy of Prometheus on Blu-Ray yesterday and I'm going to watch it tonight. The copy I bought says it has an "alternate ending and beginning". I have two questions about this: How ...
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Why did the engineer eat the alien substance?

In the opening scene of Prometheus, do we know why the alien eats the thing that kills him? The alien looks at his spaceship and then eats the thing that modifies his DNA after killing him.
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What did the Engineer say to David?

Is it known from any trusted source what the engineer was saying here. David was clearly saying "I told him he want to live forever". EDIT: I also found the same conversation was spotted here.
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What did the engineers actually initiate on Earth in Prometheus?

In the beginning of Prometheus (the opening scene and the briefing scene), the film conveys that the engineers did something on earth that either started life itself on earth, or started human life on ...
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How does the Xenomorph evolution timeline work in the Alien/Predator universe?

I'm wanting to know how the timeline works in the Alien/Predator universe, specifically in relation to the Xenomorph's evolution. What I want to know is how this ties in with Alien Vs Predator? As ...
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How did the *spoiler spoiler* so fast in Prometheus

Dr Shaw Later, at the end of movie, she revisits the room and How did it grow so fast?
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Is the ship the crew of the Nostromo find, the same “Engineer” ship that crashed in Promethus?

At then end of Prometheus, I had expected the Engineer to go back to his ship and sit in that large chair he previously used when attempting to leave the planet. I assumed this because in Alien ...
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In the Alien series, what is the meaning of the “LV” designation for planets and moons?

Alien and Aliens take place on LV-426, Prometheus on LV-223. What does "LV" stand for?
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Were the fleeing Engineers already infected, or being chased by monsters?

Were the fleeing Engineers already infected? And if so why would they run TO the refrigerated chamber of Black Liquid, noting that this one chamber was more of a Temple (with the giant head) as ...
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Was the Robed Engineer a Good Guy?

I have read many posts here r.e. the Engineers in PROMETHEUS, but what stands out is that the Robed Engineer in the beginning of the movie is SOMETHING DIFFERENT. The opening scene Engineer is ...
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Prometheus: how did the geologist manage to get lost?

This is driving me crazy: how did the geologist in Prometheus get lost? He has advanced mapping technology (the flying robots), is an expert on caves, and the spaceship has real-time tracking ...
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Why did the Prometheus crew get briefed after arrival instead of before?

Why would the crew of the Prometheus crew get a brief on their mission and location only after they arrived? It would seem to me that if I was going into stasis I'd want to know where I'd wake up and ...
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Why did this character in Prometheus kill without reason?

I was not able to understand why he goes mad. Why does he kill without reason?
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In Prometheus, how did the black liquid help worms but none? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How did the “black liquid” work in Prometheus? Is the black liquid inclined towards certain kind of life forms and deadly to others? The question is, why ...
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What is the purpose of this room on board the Engineer's ship?

Where is this room and what is it used for? Technically it is not confirmed where this room is, whether it is on the ship or on the planet but in either case, I could not determine what the purpose ...
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How did ancient civilizations obtain the information to create the star map?

The star map found in all those ancient civilizations pointing to the Engineer outpost - do we know anything about how the ancients obtained the information needed to create the star map? It has to ...
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How are the engineer's ships made in such a way that they have rubble debris throughout?

I've only watched Prometheus once, but I believe the tunnels in the ancient Engineer's ship were full of debris that looked a lot like rock fragments -- and not like chunks of metal. And, IIRC in ...
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Why would the engineer's ship play the holographs of space jockey drama?

The storytelling aspects of the holographs of space jockey's / engineers running in panic seems well justified as far as the script is concerned. I just cannot figure out why the ship would project ...
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What time period did the Engineer disintegrate himself on Earth?

I was unclear if the Engineer who drinks the black liquid and disintegrates at the beginning of Prometheus seeded life or just human life -- was there any indication of when in time that part ...
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What did David say to the Engineer?

Right after they wake the surviving Engineer from stasis there is a bit of an argument about what to ask it. Did David ask Mr. Weyland's question? Elizabeth's? Something else? Is there any way we can ...
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What is David's intention?

In the film Prometheus, the android David does something that I'm unclear on: What is his intention?
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How did the “black liquid” work in Prometheus?

I just saw Ridley Scott's “Prometheus” and I’m still confused about how the black liquid works. Can anyone elaborate on what its function was and the mechanism by which it operated? I surmise that ...
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What info is available about the Engineers from Prometheus?

I just saw the Prometheus movie today and as a sci-fi fan I was more than pleased. However, the story made me curious and I would like to know more about the Engineers. For example (possible ...
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Why is David obsessed with Lawrence of Arabia?

In Prometheus, while the other members of the crew are in hibernation, David busies himself watching Lawrence of Arabia. He seems so obsessed by the film and the eponymous character that he imitates ...
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What evidence points to Xenomorphs being biologically engineered?

It has been suggested elsewhere on SF+F that the Xenomorph species in the Alien franchise is bio-engineered, possibly with specific focus on targeting the human species. Apparently this may be a plot ...