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A few sites are picking this up and running with it at the moment. In an interview with German newspaper Blick, Ridley Scott made some interesting comments:

Scott speaks of Erich von Daniken: “He has guessed right. Millions of years ago, there were intelligent creatures everywhere.”┬áIt is a time when HR Giger’s monster didn’t exist. “I have to create something new.”

Now what this means exactly we don’t know but JoBlo took this to mean we’ll actually see millions of years ago.Thanks to Valaquen, BoneSaw and PrometheusAlien for the links.



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  1. Teape
    Anywhoo...

    Space Jockey's rule the universe millions of years ago by using the xenos, it gets outta hand, things go bad.  Archaeologists in the future find some of their bio-tech.  They use the tech to more properly chart courses through space via a big giger head, think System Shock woman giger face thing.  Bio-tech head is inevitably linked telepathically to remaining Space Jockeys.  Thus bringing the curious Noomi and the others face to face with said Jockeys where secrets of the universe are revealed.  Maybe the Jockeys see this as some sort of opportunity to reclaim their place as gods of the universe.
  2. Teape
    Just signed up here, so forgive me.  However I've read 80% of the Aliens EU stuff and it's a common theme throughout that the SJs and Aliens are telepathic, particularly Outbreak aka Earth Hive, and Female War.  Sometimes its pheromones, sometimes its "royal jelly" causing hallucinations.  DEFINITELY not saying that the creators of Prometheus are reading this stuff, but some of the news tidbits have been strikingly similar to what was done by Dark Horse in the 90's.
  3. dandan
    I know, I was just wondering where the assertion that they were definitely telepathic came from. Didn't mean to come across as rude, just surprised :P

    tbh no one knows but ridley him self and his crew whats going on... so no one can say that jockeys don't use  telepathic to control there ships how do you know that ? they could do ? but no one knows
  4. Wobblyboddle77
    If you read alien harvest, space jockeys kind of rest motionless when piloting one of their ships, and control the ship telepathically, it's in the second half of the script when the jockey ship is being pursued by the human ship. They pretty much do alot of communicating through telepathy.If some of  the alien harvest script has made it to prometheus final draft such as how space jockeys live and communicate through telepathy.Im betting these consoles being built are for the human ships of the film. 
  5. Wobblyboddle77
    i think these are human consoles, space jockeys operate their ships telepathically as they are biomechanically grown into them, and communicate all through mind transfer. That's assuming prometheus has space jockeys or Scott changes how the jockeys operate and make them more physical in the movie. My perspective is Noomi Rapace was rumoured to have a part a few months back and so was Michael Fassbender, it was all true, so i'm kind of believing this info of a space jockey set in pinewood to be true also. i'm loving logging in here every day and reading all the news and discussion transpiring about this film. Scott was bang on about changing it from a direct prequel to prometheus. Let's hope the fox execs let scott get on with it and don't stick their corporate noses in too much
  6. nendo
    I hope this bridges the gap from AvP to Alien, maybe Ridley can show a Predator ship, you know just have it in the back ground or something.

    in all honestly why would he do that? The predator was never a part of the alien franchise he created. It came about through comics which is commen to do. Think terminator versus predator etc. From there is spawned games and then movies.

    Why would ridley want to accept this as part of cannon to the alien franchise?
  7. Bad Replicant
    No, it means if it's an Alien film, O'Bannon gets credited, as he did for every other Alien film in a 'Characters Created By' credit. Since it's been rumoured to be an Alien film, and they haven't been contacted, then they're curious to know what's going on. She didn't mean anything at all 'suing,' lawyers are also intermediaries for business, and may be need to prick the ears of someone who, after several attempts, have been ignoring the other party.The film won't be put into delays over a bloody 'Characters Created By' credit. As for the rating issue, that seemed to be rumour amid all the other BS that was floating around.

    I've noticed a few reports have listed David Giler and Walter Hill with their usual billing as producers. If that's for real, seems like Fox would have to give O'bannon and Shussett their credits as well.
  8. Valaquen
    The whole million years into the future could be another mislead from fox. Perhaps they heard it and said "wow... That is so not our script... but hey, we can use this to mislead even more!"
    All we have is speculation, I guess. I asked Diane O'Bannon about it via FB, here's what she told me:

    Frankly, I have calls in to 20th about this new non-Alien Alien prequel, since they have contractual obligations to the writers if it is part of the Alien franchise. No one has gotten back to me. Perhaps it is so very secret, even their legal department doesn't know. I am thinking that soon perhaps my attorney will ask them.

    Is it me, or is there an aura of, "we'll sue for not being consulted about the fact of if this is an alien franchise or not related film from the O'Bannon clan?. Fair enough if they're entitled to some of the profits from the film rights, but why can't both sides just sit down and thrash this out in a civil manner. I know fox are not known for being the easiest people to liase with when it comes to money and royalties. but frankly it's posts with comments like this which get the wheels of legal and copyright breach proceedings turning. Which can lead to production and release delays. It nearly happened with watchmen a few years back. Off the subject ,does andyone know if Ridley got his R/18 rating he was pushing for after for prometheus? or did Rothman and his buddies get the PG13 they wanted?
    No, it means if it's an Alien film, O'Bannon gets credited, as he did for every other Alien film in a 'Characters Created By' credit. Since it's been rumoured to be an Alien film, and they haven't been contacted, then they're curious to know what's going on. She didn't mean anything at all 'suing,' lawyers are also intermediaries for business, and may be need to prick the ears of someone who, after several attempts, have been ignoring the other party.The film won't be put into delays over a bloody 'Characters Created By' credit. As for the rating issue, that seemed to be rumour amid all the other BS that was floating around.
  9. Wobblyboddle77
    The whole million years into the future could be another mislead from fox. Perhaps they heard it and said "wow... That is so not our script... but hey, we can use this to mislead even more!"
    All we have is speculation, I guess. I asked Diane O'Bannon about it via FB, here's what she told me:

    Frankly, I have calls in to 20th about this new non-Alien Alien prequel, since they have contractual obligations to the writers if it is part of the Alien franchise. No one has gotten back to me. Perhaps it is so very secret, even their legal department doesn't know. I am thinking that soon perhaps my attorney will ask them.

    Is it me, or is there an aura of, "we'll sue for not being consulted about the fact of if this is an alien franchise or not related film from the O'Bannon clan?. Fair enough if they're entitled to some of the profits from the film rights, but why can't both sides just sit down and thrash this out in a civil manner. I know fox are not known for being the easiest people to liase with when it comes to money and royalties. but frankly it's posts with comments like this which get the wheels of legal and copyright breach proceedings turning. Which can lead to production and release delays. It nearly happened with watchmen a few years back. Off the subject ,does andyone know if Ridley got his R/18 rating he was pushing for after for prometheus? or did Rothman and his buddies get the PG13 they wanted?
  10. Valaquen
    The whole million years into the future could be another mislead from fox. Perhaps they heard it and said "wow... That is so not our script... but hey, we can use this to mislead even more!"
    All we have is speculation, I guess. I asked Diane O'Bannon about it via FB, here's what she told me:

    Frankly, I have calls in to 20th about this new non-Alien Alien prequel, since they have contractual obligations to the writers if it is part of the Alien franchise. No one has gotten back to me. Perhaps it is so very secret, even their legal department doesn't know. I am thinking that soon perhaps my attorney will ask them.
  11. MrSpaceJockey
    Hey, SM asked a question and I provided a possible answer.  I didn't mean to offend anyone.

    Rhetorical in the question and false seriousness in the discontentment.

    Yeah, but how does Jesus fit in?

    Predator Jesus?
    http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/8499/2386760.jpg

    Well I was going for Zoidberg Jesus, but okay.
     
  12. Valaquen

    Could be, but JoBlo said the interview was in December, not last summer.

    Well, this the Blick interview link was given a couple of days ago at AlienExperience.com and it just so happens that Joblo picked up on it. Probably Joblo read the date on the Blick article which was 12.05.2010 as if it were written in the American way and not the European way.  So he would think it was the December 5th rather than 12th of May


    So we also have a comparison to Back to the Future to think about!
    Always on the ball, wmmvrrvrrmm  8)
  13. wmmvrrvrrmm

    Could be, but JoBlo said the interview was in December, not last summer.

    Well, this the Blick interview link was given a couple of days ago at AlienExperience.com and it just so happens that Joblo picked up on it. Probably Joblo read the date on the Blick article which was 12.05.2010 as if it were written in the American way and not the European way.  So he would think it was the December 5th rather than 12th of May


    So we also have a comparison to Back to the Future to think about!
  14. Sharp Sticks
    If anyone cameos I hope it's this guy

    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g425/mrmagoo6/2001-ape.jpg
    But now he's got a weapon, so the Predator shoots him.



    Jesus could have been a jockey or some other alien that created the human race in his image.  That's why we worshipped him and "God", though I don't think many religious groups would be too enthused at having that idea in a movie. :-\
    We're all Space Jockeys!

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