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 did the Engineer say to David?

Is it known from any trusted source what the Engineer was saying here? David was clearly saying "I told him he want to live forever".
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What did the Engineers actually initiate on Earth in Prometheus?

In the beginning of Prometheus (the opening scene and the briefing scene), the film conveys that the Engineers did something on Earth that either started life itself on Earth, or started human life on ...
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How did the alien grow so fast in Prometheus?

Dr Shaw Later, at the end of movie, she revisits the room and How did it grow so fast?
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Is the ship the crew of the Nostromo find, the same “Engineer” ship that crashed in Prometheus?

At then end of Prometheus, I had expected the Engineer to go back to his ship and sit in that large chair he previously used when attempting to leave the planet. I assumed this because in Alien the ...
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In the Alien series, what is the meaning of the “LV” designation for planets and moons?

Alien and Aliens take place on LV-426, Prometheus on LV-223. What does "LV" stand for?
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Were the fleeing Engineers already infected, or being chased by monsters?

Were the fleeing Engineers already infected? And if so why would they run TO the refrigerated chamber of Black Liquid, noting that this one chamber was more of a Temple (with the giant head) as ...
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Was the Robed Engineer a Good Guy?

I have read many posts here r.e. the Engineers in PROMETHEUS, but what stands out is that the Robed Engineer in the beginning of the movie is SOMETHING DIFFERENT. The opening scene Engineer is ...
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How did the geologist manage to get lost?

This is driving me crazy: how did the geologist in Prometheus get lost? He has advanced mapping technology (the flying robots), is an expert on caves, and the spaceship has real-time tracking ...
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Why did the Prometheus crew get briefed after arrival instead of before?

Why would the crew of the Prometheus crew get a brief on their mission and location only after they arrived? It would seem to me that if I was going into stasis I'd want to know where I'd wake up and ...
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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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In Prometheus, how did the black liquid help worms but none? [duplicate]

Is the black liquid inclined towards certain kind of life forms and deadly to others? The question is, why did it help the worms?
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What is the purpose of this room on board the Engineer's ship?

Where is this room and what is it used for? Technically it is not confirmed where this room is, whether it is on the ship or on the planet but in either case, I could not determine what the purpose ...
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How did ancient civilizations obtain the information to create the star map?

The star map found in all those ancient civilizations pointing to the Engineer outpost - do we know anything about how the ancients obtained the information needed to create the star map? It has to ...
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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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Why would the engineer's ship play the holographs of space jockey drama?

The storytelling aspects of the holographs of space jockey's / engineers running in panic seems well justified as far as the script is concerned. I just cannot figure out why the ship would project ...
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What time period did the Engineer disintegrate himself on Earth?

I was unclear if the Engineer who drinks the black liquid and disintegrates at the beginning of Prometheus seeded life or just human life -- was there any indication of when in time that part happened?...
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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 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 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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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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Why is David obsessed with “Lawrence of Arabia”?

In Prometheus, while the other members of the crew are in hibernation, David busies himself watching Lawrence of Arabia. He seems so obsessed by the film and the eponymous character that he imitates ...
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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 ...