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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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 ...