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Forum member Michael Harper has just sent us a new set of scans from the latest issue of Empire Magazine which features a 18-page article on Prometheus. The article includes several new pictures, character descriptions and interviews. There’s also a mention to what the next piece of marketing will be like. A very interesting read. Check out the scans by clicking the image below.

 Prometheus Empire Magazine Scans

Thanks again to Michael Harper for these fantastic images.


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  1. I'm still reserving judgement, but - I'm worried.  Giant blue bald guy in a space tapir helmet.  Is that really going to fly?

    they are us. :laugh:

    Also note Scott's remarks about civilizations on earth half a billion years before our time.

    Maybe the Engineers are not aliens but origin from Earth?

    FWIW, there's an excellent science fiction book which deals with the invention of a wormhole camera, that let's you see anything in any place and any time.  At the end they look back into the early Earth's history and find another inteliigent species that was wiped out in an impact event. 

    I can't remember the title.  I believe Arthur C. Clarke co-authored it with a lesser known writer. 
  2. Eesh... I hope not much is made out of the 'prejudice' being alluded to in recent quotes. Like an emotionless robot somehow taking exception to things because it feels offended.

    That was the biggest problem I had with 'The Animatrix' when it came out. Why would anyone programme manual labour devices with the capability to feel depressed and angry at being used?


    The viral material states that Weyland is attempting to create robots that are indistinguishable from humans, and surely one of the requirements of this would be creating robots that can portray human emotions so convincingly that no one would be able to tell the difference. The question is then: do they actually feel offended, or do they just act on programming that tells them that they should feel offended.

    The truth is that there is no way to tell what a person/robot is feeling based on their actions and/or body language.

    This: :-[ - portrays embarrassment, but only a complete idiot would suggest that a 15x15 GIF image actually felt embarrassed. Now imagine that you asked a computer program how it was feeling and it posted this: :( - your immediate emotional reaction would be 'holy shit, the program is sad!', and you would have a hard time shaking that idea, even if the program in question just posted a random emoticon each time you asked it a question.

    Fight for robots rights, before they do. ;D

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07xDdFMdgw" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07xDdFMdgw</a>
  3. Eesh... I hope not much is made out of the 'prejudice' being alluded to in recent quotes. Like an emotionless robot somehow taking exception to things because it feels offended.

    That was the biggest problem I had with 'The Animatrix' when it came out. Why would anyone programme manual labour devices with the capability to feel depressed and angry at being used?

    The viral material states that Weyland is attempting to create robots that are indistinguishable from humans, and surely one of the requirements of this would be creating robots that can portray human emotions so convincingly that no one would be able to tell the difference. The question is then: do they actually feel offended, or do they just act on programming that tells them that they should feel offended.

    The truth is that there is no way to tell what a person/robot is feeling based on their actions and/or body language.

    This: :-[ - portrays embarrassment, but only a complete idiot would suggest that a 15x15 GIF image actually felt embarrassed. Now imagine that you asked a computer program how it was feeling and it posted this: :( - your immediate emotional reaction would be 'holy shit, the program is sad!', and you would have a hard time shaking that idea, even if the program in question just posted a random emoticon each time you asked it a question.

    Fight for robots rights, before they do. ;D



  4. If anything they're making David seem curious and open-minded, I don't see him as being easily offended.

    Feeling emotions such as depression and anger at how he is being treated, especially since he's watched over these people as they were in stasis for two years whilst he pottered about the ship with probably not much to do, I could see that.

    Also we have no idea why Vickers is getting physical with him in that scene. For all we know she's got mad at him for selling the humans up the river. Or not.
  5. Eesh... I hope not much is made out of the 'prejudice' being alluded to in recent quotes. Like an emotionless robot somehow taking exception to things because it feels offended.

    That was the biggest problem I had with 'The Animatrix' when it came out. Why would anyone programme manual labour devices with the capability to feel depressed and angry at being used?
  6. There's already stuff in the WI timeline that's dodgy.  It's like they're trying too hard.

    However, that doesn't have any bearing on what the film will reveal at this point.
  7. Im reading that we will find out about who layed those eggs in the cargo hold.
    Sounds to me that they will use a queen from Aliens? that would be something.

    One has to be careful not to confuse the journalist's narration and direct quotes. Seemed more like the reporter's personal supposition to me.

    the fact that they're acknowledging the mess at all just feels good.

    See above. Just supposition. I suspect two things will eventually be true:

    1: It won't really turn out to contradict two certain movies in any really meaningful way. At best, it simply won't reference them.

    2: 'Prometheus' will turn out to have at least one minor plot point which seems not to fit into known canon, rendering it a bit awkward when trying to reconcile it to the originals.
  8. amazing article. the timeline is especially interesting, there's no point in making canon arguments now.
    Are you talking about the timeline in the article, or the online timeline for Prometheus? Because the article timeline is a summary of the series as a whole, not a canon bible. It was pieced together by the magazine, not the film-makers.

    bit of both. they let them trash the AvP movies openly and the article mentions the story does indeed invalidate AvP. i say it's safe to asume only what the movie says counts.
    Indeed, though from what I've heard the online timeline was put there to explain the background of things they couldn't elucidate throughout the movie. That. and its viral purpose, of course.
  9. amazing article. the timeline is especially interesting, there's no point in making canon arguments now.
    Are you talking about the timeline in the article, or the online timeline for Prometheus? Because the article timeline is a summary of the series as a whole, not a canon bible. It was pieced together by the magazine, not the film-makers.

    bit of both. they let them trash the AvP movies openly and the article mentions the story does indeed invalidate AvP. i say it's safe to asume only what the movie says counts.
  10. I've just got the iPad Empire digital version, and I've screenshotted the feature. It should be fine apart from a couple of the character bios (because of the swipe for more), and the resolution is limited to the one of the iPad 2 (if anyone had the ipad 3 then that would've been better)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?x83man2lm30znbc


    Thanks! .jpg version here for anyone interested: http://imageshack.us/g/171/007bvdt.jpg/

    Is anybody able to export the original iPad file?
    That way I could rip all the original images from it.


    I can;t do that because my iPad isn't jailbroken :L The magazine itself is stored separately from the app, like an add-on download, which is stored on the iPad itself, not on iTunes

    Sorry if I am asking stupid questions but I have no idea how all this exactly works.
    But can't this additional file be moved or copyed to another media or storage device?


    No it can't. It stays on the iPad, unless it's jailbroken (i.e. hacked) When you have the Empire app (that you sync to your iPad with iTunes and back), it doesn't have the magazine in it, you have to download it separately within the app, and it saves onto a location in your iPad that only the app can access, and everything else (iTunes etc.) can't/ So you can't just copy the magazine from the iPad. But when you jailbreak it, you can browse thorugh you iPad's files and find the magazine files, and copy them over. Hope that makes sense.

    OK   :'(
    Thanks for the info.
  11. I've just got the iPad Empire digital version, and I've screenshotted the feature. It should be fine apart from a couple of the character bios (because of the swipe for more), and the resolution is limited to the one of the iPad 2 (if anyone had the ipad 3 then that would've been better)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?x83man2lm30znbc


    Thanks! .jpg version here for anyone interested: http://imageshack.us/g/171/007bvdt.jpg/

    Is anybody able to export the original iPad file?
    That way I could rip all the original images from it.


    I can;t do that because my iPad isn't jailbroken :L The magazine itself is stored separately from the app, like an add-on download, which is stored on the iPad itself, not on iTunes

    Sorry if I am asking stupid questions but I have no idea how all this exactly works.
    But can't this additional file be moved or copyed to another media or storage device?


    No it can't. It stays on the iPad, unless it's jailbroken (i.e. hacked) When you have the Empire app (that you sync to your iPad with iTunes and back), it doesn't have the magazine in it, you have to download it separately within the app, and it saves onto a location in your iPad that only the app can access, and everything else (iTunes etc.) can't/ So you can't just copy the magazine from the iPad. But when you jailbreak it, you can browse thorugh you iPad's files and find the magazine files, and copy them over. Hope that makes sense.
  12. I've just got the iPad Empire digital version, and I've screenshotted the feature. It should be fine apart from a couple of the character bios (because of the swipe for more), and the resolution is limited to the one of the iPad 2 (if anyone had the ipad 3 then that would've been better)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?x83man2lm30znbc


    Thanks! .jpg version here for anyone interested: http://imageshack.us/g/171/007bvdt.jpg/

    Is anybody able to export the original iPad file?
    That way I could rip all the original images from it.


    I can;t do that because my iPad isn't jailbroken :L The magazine itself is stored separately from the app, like an add-on download, which is stored on the iPad itself, not on iTunes

    Sorry if I am asking stupid questions but I have no idea how all this exactly works.
    But can't this additional file be moved or copyed to another media or storage device?
  13. Lindelof's comments at the end pretty much confirm for me we're going to see a Xeno at the end of Prometheus. What else could he mean by comparing it to the encore at the end of a rock concert? Think about the implications of that comment - when a classic pop/rock act play one of their most famous numbers as an encore, that means the fans get to see/listen to/experience something from the past that they all love. SUREly that's the Xeno?

    Plus I've always felt, since there's been this emphasis on the "final 8 minutes" or whatever, that they simply wouldn't be able to resist a Xeno moment. I know Prometheus is a very different film to a direct "prequel", but I've always felt the introduction of the Xeno, with its iconic status, is simply too powerful an image to overlook.
  14. I've just got the iPad Empire digital version, and I've screenshotted the feature. It should be fine apart from a couple of the character bios (because of the swipe for more), and the resolution is limited to the one of the iPad 2 (if anyone had the ipad 3 then that would've been better)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?x83man2lm30znbc


    Thanks! .jpg version here for anyone interested: http://imageshack.us/g/171/007bvdt.jpg/

    Is anybody able to export the original iPad file?
    That way I could rip all the original images from it.


    I can;t do that because my iPad isn't jailbroken :L The magazine itself is stored separately from the app, like an add-on download, which is stored on the iPad itself, not on iTunes
  15. I've just got the iPad Empire digital version, and I've screenshotted the feature. It should be fine apart from a couple of the character bios (because of the swipe for more), and the resolution is limited to the one of the iPad 2 (if anyone had the ipad 3 then that would've been better)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?x83man2lm30znbc


    Thanks! .jpg version here for anyone interested: http://imageshack.us/g/171/007bvdt.jpg/

    Is anybody able to export the original iPad file?
    That way I could rip all the original images from it.
  16. I've just got the iPad Empire digital version, and I've screenshotted the feature. It should be fine apart from a couple of the character bios (because of the swipe for more), and the resolution is limited to the one of the iPad 2 (if anyone had the ipad 3 then that would've been better)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?x83man2lm30znbc


    Thanks! .jpg version here for anyone interested: http://imageshack.us/g/171/007bvdt.jpg/
  17. I'm more than happy that Scott decided to have tons and tons of practical effects and props. It make the film and the actos' interaction with their environment so much more real.

    Take that, Lucas!
  18. Well, that was a good read. :) Lots of delicious photos too!

    - At this point I'm certain the characters and the dynamic between them is going to be great.
    - I'm loving everything I'm reading and seeing in relation to the visuals and sets.
    - I hope we get news of the rating soon so we can stop playing guessing games and, obviously, it better be R.
    - I don't know how I feel about the giant human-like creatures being the engineers.  I guess I wanted something more Giger.
    - It seems that mutation and those giant guys are going to form a large part of the horror in the story.
    - I have faith in Ridley Scott.  It's the Damon Lindelof contribution to this film that worries me.
  19. Random thought that came to me whilst reading the Empire article........

    Weyland transfers his consciousness/mind/essence or whatever you want to call it into either David or Vickers? Could this be what happens in the scene where David is wearing the yellow visor?

    Just avrandom thought - don't flame me peeps! Lol

    That might be the scene in which he's walking around the ship waking up the crew.

    They'd probably have a British actress in that place.

    That's very true. Overlooked Weyland's accent for a moment.
  20. Sweeps--I knew that shot would end up as your avatar. I knew it.

    Hehe... "C'mon... pull my finger..."  :D

    Weyland transfers his consciousness/mind/essence or whatever you want to call it into either David or Vickers? Could this be what happens in the scene where David is wearing the yellow visor?

    I think that's David observing the cryo tubes with the crew still inside them. Shaws cryo tube has a display that reads 'active visor link' or something like it. My guess anyway...  :)
  21. Random thought that came to me whilst reading the Empire article........

    Weyland transfers his consciousness/mind/essence or whatever you want to call it into either David or Vickers? Could this be what happens in the scene where David is wearing the yellow visor?

    Just avrandom thought - don't flame me peeps! Lol
  22. Maybe some acid added to his face might diffuse some of the magnetism... ;)

    I really like how the article doesn't delve to much about the plot, but I'm very satisfied with all the stills and brief character looks.
  23. Well now we don't have argue about whether or not the blue guy is the jockey. That said, it is obvious since the wondercon and imax trailers came out that his suit was visible under the opening/closing SJ ribs and arm armor. Also, the giant head had to be their head. It's nice to finally just have this confirmed. Nothing else would make sense. We only build monuments like that in our own image why wouldn't they? This also helps decode the early rumors about the giant head flying the ship. It's not the literal stone head, it's the figure depicted by the head statue.

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