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It has been one of the most asked questions as of late that’s spread across the internet universe, it’s caused fierce arguments between bloggers and Alien movie fans, mass amounts of speculation and caused the breakup of numerous families (not really). The big question in discussion is whether or not Ridley Scott’s new movie Prometheus is a prequel to the first Alien movie or is it the start to an original Sci-Fi movie project? With the new Prometheus trailer released, it in my opinion has not reduced the amount of speculation regarding this film. As of now Ridley Scott has “danced” around the issue of whether or not his new film is a prequel or not, he has said that the movie takes place in the same world as Alien which would make sense namely because of a few clips you see during the trailer; 1) The ship you see in the trailer is the same type (if not the same one) you seen in the first and third Alien movies 2) In one of the scenes you see the skull or helmet of a “Space Jockey”( you also see a corpse of a Space Jockey in the first Alien movie 3) towards the end of the trailer you see the scene of the “Space Jockey Cannon” rising up from the platform (with a possible space jockey standing next to it?). These are a few of the things that I’ve noticed about the trailer and I’m sure since the movie doesn’t release to theaters until June 8th of this year, there will be more pictures and trailers released and there will be even more time for speculation.    

                For now Mr. Scott has done an excellent job of keeping us all mystified and in the dark as well as continually guessing as to what’s going to take place during this movie. There is enough shown during the trailer to catch our attention and to keep our wide eyed and drooling faces inches away from the screen, as we watch the trailer 20 times in slow motion just to catch a glimpse of anything that might give us more information about the upcoming movie. I for one hope that it would be a prequel to Alien, as someone who loves “back story” I would really like to know the answers to a couple of questions I have about the first Alien movie; 1) What caused the ship to land/crash or stay on that planet? 2) What happened to the alien that came out of the dead Space Jockey? 3) Who created the aliens and why were they on the ship? Ridley Scott I have a question that I would like answered; if Prometheus isn’t going to be a prequel would it instead be a start to an entirely new saga? If that is going to be the case I wouldn’t be disappointed if we saw a Xenomorph or two pop up every now and then.  There are so many unknowns regarding this movie so for now my barrage of questions will have to remain unanswered.  So to the readers out there; what are your “chest bursting” thoughts regarding Prometheus?


The newest Prometheus trailer once again jumpstarts my excitement about Ridley Scott movies, cannot wait for the newest trailers and screen shots yet to come. How about you?

Woke up to good news today, felt like a little kid on Christmas morning when I saw that there was a new poster released for the movie Prometheus directed by Ridley Scott.  This is definitely a teaser for me, especially since there hasn’t been an official trailer released for the movie yet, trust me I’ve looked all I’ve been able to find are the crappy fan made trailers which are basically slide shows with screen shots of the movie. Why oh why do must you torture me Ridley Scott! Well for now the screen shots will have to do. For those who’ve been in a cave or been living under a rock, here’s what we know about the movie; the storyline is a team of explorers discover an ‘Alien’ craft that may hold a clue to origins of mankind on earth. This leads them to the corners of the universe and must fight a battle to save the future of the human race (which is more or less the basic storyline of any alien/sci-fi movie). So obviously that leaves us very little to go with. In April of 2010, MTV had an interview with Mr. Scott about the his “Alien Prequel”, he satisfied my unyielding nerdy curiosity by talking a little about the plot and the creation of new aliens;

“It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley]. It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair. Remember that? And our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says “There’s been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?” I’m basically explaining who the space jockeys were”

“I think, I have to design — or redesign — earlier versions of what these elements are that led to the thing you finally see in “Alien,” which is the thing that catapults out of the egg, the face-hugger. I don’t want to repeat it. The alien in a sense, as a shape, is worn out. (Giger’s) still around. Once I get more serious and get going, and the big wheels start turning, we’ll certainly talk. And maybe we’ll come up with something completely different.”

 There were some rumors spreading around saying that Prometheus wasn’t going to be a prequel for the first Alien movie. How anyone could think that especially after seeing the screens shots, the posters and reading the interviews of Ridley Scott is beyond me. Another highlight regarding the movie is the cast list, several of them you might recognize such as Charlize Theron (Hancock 2008), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class 2011), Patrick Wilson (The A-Team 2010), Idris Elba (Thor 2011) and Guy Pearce (The Kings Speech 2010) amongst others. With such a talented and versatile cast as well as a Legendary Director I do not see at this point how this movie could fail. I do ask one thing, it’s a request I’ve made in a few of my previous articles…please stay away from the dark path of 3-D.