Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Alien Covenant is a 2017 film by Ridley Scott. It is a sequel to the film Prometheus, and is part of a prequel series to the original Aliens trilogy. Use with the [alien-franchise] tag

11
votes
1answer
2k views

Why was the Covenant heading to Origae-6 instead of the Engineer's Planet?

In Alien: Covenant the ship was heading to Origae-6. After the neutrino blast and receiving the signal from Elizabeth Shaw the crew found out that near their position was a planet that was ...
2
votes
1answer
488 views

Why are the engineers completely different between movies?

There are dramatic differences in technological aesthetics and anatomy between the engineers across Alien, Prometheus and Covenant. The differences are extreme enough that they do not look like ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How/Where did the Yautjas (Predators) get the Xenomorphs

The Yautjas (or more commonly known simply as Predators) are an extra-terrestrial race of warriors who hunt for sport and honor. Their hunts included humans and several species (judging from the ...
4
votes
0answers
360 views

Why did the Engineers Home world appear so primitive

In the movies Prometheus, we see what appears to be an advanced race the 'Engineers' travel throughout space, they seem to be able to create life or at least cultivate it very well. Yet we see when ...
5
votes
0answers
158 views

Why are Cpt. Branson's hands cable-tied in this shot?

This isn't a head scratching, convoluted plot question. I'm just curious as to why the charred remains of James Franco (aka Captain Branson) has its hands cable tied together? Is that just a thing ...
7
votes
0answers
231 views

Does the Covenant have FTL communications capabilities?

At some point in the beginning of the recent Alien: Covenant movie, the crew discovers an odd signal and decide to alter course to investigate the source. However, a more logical course of action ...
6
votes
1answer
244 views

Interpretation of the dialog between David and Weyland

Alien: Covenant (2017) starts with a dialog between David and Weyland. At some point David says this: You seek your creator I am looking at mine. I will serve you, yet you are human. You will die ...
7
votes
1answer
624 views

How is Prometheus related to the Aliens, and how were the Aliens created?

I've just watched Alien: Covenant. I watched Prometheus quite a while back but don't fully remember the story, so I couldn't exactly relate the two movies. But from what I can tell, Covenant is just a ...
4
votes
1answer
343 views

How did Walter and David resolve their disagreement?

You should only read this question if you already saw the movie or are not afraid of spoilers. I cannot formulate this question without giving away crucial parts of the plot. In the a scene between ...
10
votes
1answer
708 views

Is Covenant canon with the first Alien movie?

This question is a little complicated but I will try to outline problem as neatly as possible. In Alien, the crew of the Nostromo land on a planet, find what we would now know to be an Engineer ship, ...
7
votes
0answers
786 views

How did David create the face hugger pods/eggs when previously only a queen was seen doing that?

In Alien Covenant, David lures Captain Oram into a room where we see what look like the eggs that only queens lay (refer to Aliens and Alien Resurrection films). David later admits that he has been ...
-5
votes
1answer
168 views

What does David mean by soul?

In Alien:Covenant, We learn later that What concept of the soul underlies the Alien movies? And how does that concept of a soul relate to what happens when an alien takes over a human. And is ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

What happened to the cryopod?

When the colony ship Covenant has suffered some severe damage some people aboard the ship die. Why? What happened to that cryopod? At least on-screen, none of the crew seemed to be concerned about ...
8
votes
0answers
440 views

What is wrong with the embryo?

As a part of his routine aboard the Covenant the android Walter checks the stored embryos. Nothing special has happened by that point, the colony ship and its crew and cargo (~40 crewmembers, 2000 ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

Who created the Alien xenomorph?

Since I couldn't post a spoiler as the question itself, I'll clarify what I mean here: The movies ‘Alien vs. Predator’ and ‘Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem’ take place in 2004, a hundred years prior to ‘...
24
votes
2answers
758 views

Why is the “Covenant” crew so careless?

It seems that the "Covenant" crew shares the same foolhardiness as the crew from the previous "Prometheus" movie: they descent on an unknown planet without any protective equipment other than rifles. ...
7
votes
1answer
772 views

Why was the alien released on board the Covenant?

Why did let the Alien out on board the ship? He already had the crew fooled, so all he had to do was to wait for them to go into hypersleep and then he could conduct as many experiments as he ...
-10
votes
2answers
281 views

Has anybody heard anything about a new “Prometheus” movie coming out?

I've been keeping up wit the updates for "Prometheus 2". According to wiki the movie costed $120–130 million to make, which doesn't include marketing costs, and took in 403.4 million dollars so it ...