Questions tagged [prometheus]

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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does the Engineer turn murderous, seemingly without reason?

When the team from Prometheus enters the Engineer's chamber and wakes him up (from a hypersleep of 2000 years), the Engineer wakes up and starts killing everybody without speaking a word. He does not ...
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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 info is available about the Engineers from Prometheus?

I just saw the film Prometheus 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 spoiler)...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...