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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...