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Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film by Ridley Scott and set in the Alien universe. Use in conjunction with the [alien-franchise] tag.

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Is there an in-universe scientific explanation for the Engineers having white skin?

In Prometheus, the Engineers have very pale white skin. Is it explained why? Has an in-universe scientific explanation been given?
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In Prometheus, is it possible that the trilobite which attacked the Engineer was protecting Shaw?

Is there any indication that (perhaps in some script version), as in Alien 4, that the trilobite, being the offspring of Shaw, recognizes her and that motivates it to attack the Engineer which, in ...
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Why did the engineers leave the map to their military base planet? [duplicate]

Prometheus starts with the finding of the cave paintings of a star map. Shaw and Holloway had interpreted it as an invitation. In the further action it occurs that the place pointed to by the map was ...
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Why do Janek plus at least two other crew members throw their lives away when one could pilot the ship?

At the climax of Prometheus, Janek and two other human characters (and possibly more offscreen) make a kamikaze suicide run, ramming their ship against the alien craft and destroying themselves in the ...
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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 did the engineers give a map to their weapons of mass destruction?

In Prometheus they are given a map, Ordinarily you would think that at the time they would be giving the map to their position of where the Engineers originated from. So why was the map to the ...
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How did the ancient people of Scotland know about Zeta Reticuli if it's in the Southern Sky?

In Prometheus, Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a star map in Scotland that matches others from several unconnected ancient cultures that leads them to the Zeta Reticuli system. How is ...
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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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Why was the Prometheus more advanced than the Nostromo? [duplicate]

I am aware that the Prometheus was an important research ship whereas the Nostromo was just a mining ship, but that alone is not a satisfactory explanation for the sheer technological difference ...
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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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Can the Prometheus planet and the Alien planet be in the same system?

AFAIK there is word of god that the planet in Prometheus and the one in Alien are not the same (different Numbers, Atmosphere, etc.). I'm not as sure about this but I think I read somewhere that there ...
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Prometheus “star map”

At the beginning of Prometheus movie, the two archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a "star map" among several unconnected ancient cultures. That map will led the Prometheus ...
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What is the purpose of the holograms in Prometheus?

What is the purpose of the holograms in Prometheus that show what the Engineers did 2000 years ago? (Apart from the fact that they were used as a story telling tool) Was there any reason in or out of ...
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Does the Engineer bow to humans immediately after waking up? Why?

In Prometheus we see the awakened Engineer standing up and apparently bowing in front of the humans that he kills minutes later. Was that a sign of respect or was he just feeling sick after standing ...
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In the movie Prometheus, what makes Fifield turn into a Monsterous Psychopath? [duplicate]

We see David poison Charlie with the black ooze, but Charlie doesn't go crazy and try to kill everyone, and the other scientist appears to just be killed by the freaky snake thing inside of the dome ...
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Is the derelict vessel in 'Aliens' an Engineer ship? [closed]

Is the area with all the xenomorphs in the missing derelict in the same place as on an Engineer ship? I thought they might be the same because it has the big gun-like star map found in Prometheus.
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What is the ancestral form of language used in the fable that David was studying during the flight?

David studies linguistics during the flight to LV-223. We get to listen and read a fable. Is it written in a real language? What is the name of the language? Can the fable be translated? Approximate ...
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Is the alien inevitable?

At the end of Prometheus we get to see the famous alien of Alien. It's born through the following steps: David (the android) infects Dr. Holloway with the black liquid Holloway impregnates Dr. Shaw ...
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Where is LV-223?

In the movie Prometheus, we hear an exchange of dialogue which proceeds roughly as follows: Janek: You know, if you wanna get laid, you really don't have to pretend to be interested in the pyramid ...
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Why did the Engineer have to sacrifice himself?

Why did he have to die to seed intelligent life on Earth (if that was the aim of the experiment)?
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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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Is there a cut of Prometheus including the missing scenes (fan-made, perhaps)?

I'm a big fan of Alien, and I've the Prometheus collector edition (Including Alien Quadrilogy and Prometheus), but in the box, there is only a separate Blu-Ray with all the cut scenes in a single ...
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Could Dr. Shaw have run around like that immediately after her Caesarean-Section?

Wouldn't the muscles that had just been sliced through and stapled back together inhibit her movements? She slid right out of the med-pod, and ran around. Wouldn't this have physically impossible to ...
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In Prometheus, does David dislike humans?

In the movie, does it ever state that David has disdain for humans in general? Is there any confirmation of his opinion of his fellow crewmates?
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What do Engineers breathe?

While entering the atmosphere of LV-226, the captain is informed that the moon's atmosphere is comprised of 3/4 hydrogen and the remaining is oxygen. So a human can't breath for more than 2 minutes. ...
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Was that planet “Earth”? [duplicate]

In the film Prometheus, is the planet shown in the beginning of the film Earth or was it some other planet?
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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 boy friend) 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 ...
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Why do the Engineers' 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 the black liquid in the 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 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 notes 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 Alien vs. Predator ...
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Who discovered the Engineer's language (and how it sounded)? [duplicate]

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 there don't seem ...
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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% oxygen....
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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.