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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

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With the revelations about what David created, are alien queens effectively retconned out?

In Alien: Covenant we learn that David has been experimenting with, and modifying, the engineers bio technology, and in doing so created the face huggers which are vital to the alien lifecycle. In ...
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Did David cause the Covenant to stop near to his location?

The whole plot of Covenant seems to hinge on a "singular, random" event, as described by android Walter: a random burst of neutrinos that could not be detected by the ship, that causes the ...
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Prometheus: Immortality of David?

I am trying to think how his makers know that or even could know that David (and other androids) are immortal. The fact that androids have sort of messy and complex insides suggests to me that they ...
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Was a scene in "Alien: Covenant" inspired by the death island painting of Böcklin?

In the movie Alien: Covenant there’s a shot of a dramatically illuminated rock on which tall, thin, poplar-like trees grow. I took a picture of the scene. The movie was on TV tonight. When I saw the ...
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How is it that the alien grows to full size in like 5 minutes in Alien Covenant?

Don't get me wrong, I love Alien, but there seems to be extreme inconsistency in how fast it grows. Out of curiosity, is a canonical answer ever offered for how the life cycle in Alien Covenant is a ...
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Was David rogue or just as designed by Peter Weyland?

Was David's behavior consistent with his design and his loyalty to Peter Weyland (even after the latter's death) or due to some malfunction? Is it implied that David's mind is based on Weyland's and ...
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Xenomorphs spreading by infection from adult xenomorphs?

In Covenant we see a particularly insidious way for xenomorphs to propagate. In any book, etc. is it suggested that adult xenomorphs might reproduce by shedding viral/nanoparticles similar to what we ...
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What is the difference between the Xenomorph in "Alien: Covenant" and the ones in "Alien vs Predator"?

I've been binge watching the whole Alien franchise (following the right time line) and now I'm stuck right after Alien: Covenant because I didn't get one thing. At first I thought that the engineers ...
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Why are androids in the Alien franchise so fascinated with the alien?

Why they are so fascinated by the creature? Why do they speak of the xenomorph as being a superior life form?
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How does David maintain a secret cabin in the ship without any human knowing about it?

In the final scene of Alien: Covenant (2017), David owns this cabin which contains alien embryos & some humans in hypersleep. How does David maintain a secret cabin in the ship without any human ...
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What are these hanging lamps used in Alien: Convenant?

In Alien: Covenant, hanging lamps start to glow when David approaches them. What are they, anyway?
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Why doesn't Tennessee have a tether attached during his EVA?

In Alien: Covenant, a stellar neutrino burst damages the ship. Tennessee comes out of the ship to fix the damage, but he has no tether, the way normal astronauts have. Why doesn't Tennessee have a ...
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Why statue's face is hidden like this?

In Alien Convenant, this statue looks like greek to me, but it is hidden like this. Why statue's face is hidden like this?
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Why didn't David help the alien in killing Daniels and Tennessee?

In final scenes of Alien: Covenant, the alien enters the ship and kills Upworth and Ricks. Mother alarms all the crewmembers about it. So Daniels and Tennessee kill the alien with David's help. Why ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why did the Engineers' Home world appear so primitive?

In the movie 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ‘...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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