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New Prometheus Featurette [Updated]

ITunes has released a new Prometheus featurette showing new clips, interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes footage from the movie. Make sure to watch it below. Alternately you can download it here in HD.

Thanks to MrSpaceJockey for the news.

Update 26/04/2012:  Channel 4 is airing the world premiere of the trailer of Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ in the first break of ‘Homeland’ on Sunday April 29th. Click here for more info.



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  1. Dutch_Hicks
    Loved Neverending Story as a kid lol. I'm not advocating that the face starts to walk and talk but i'm willing to bet those eyes open at some point. Oh and how creepy that will be...can't wait!
  2. Rick Grimes
    I wonder when people are going to finally adopt calling these guys Engineers, and the Engineer ship from Prometheus the "Juggernaut" (as it was referred to in the official Fox released "Sets and Props" article).

    This could prevent more stupidass names like "Blue Guy" and the nonsensical re-use of the "Derelict".

    They 'were' Engineers before they become "Space Jockeys" and the Juggernaut is still a 'Derelict' since it crashed and is just a pile of scrap metal.
  3. Dutch_Hicks
    Okay after seeing this new clip I am now convinced that the face at 0:52 opens its eyes and comes alive at some point and the shot at 0:38 when they're racing back from sandstorm Shaw is holding some sort of bag, maybe they steal something they shouldn't?
  4. bioweapon
    I got the impression with that line that David was being flippant and deprecating toward his human colleagues, rather than commenting on their level of technology.
    David8 is freakin'out constantly like a kid as soon as they enter Giger's corridors. Not to mention when he reaches the chair chamber. Why does he start messing with the control panel? lol

    The rest of the crew behaves just as common sense demands in such kind of situation, cautiously excited...

    yes that´s very Ash/Bishop reaction, but David steal the show  :laugh:
  5. Barringer
    The biggest indication that this isn't the same planetary system from ALIEN is the time it takes to get to LV-223.  I think in ALIEN they stated that they were 10 months out from Earth.  The crew of the Prometheus were in Cryo Sleep for 2.5 years.

    Perhaps, but keep in mind that this is in 2085, and Alien is in 2122. It was a ten month trip in 2122. In Aliens, set in 2179, it was a three week trip. Their FTL technology seems to improve its speed rather rapidly.
  6. OpenMaw
    I'm pretty sure she doesn't say any such thing anyway. At least, if we're talking about the same clip from the trailer.

    "They're leaving." - David
    "To go where?" - Shaw
    "Earth." - David.
  7. Jenga
    this .gif also might explain why we have that hologram of the engineer running away. I think what we're going to see here is a recording of something bad about to happen and one of the engineers (The survivor) fleeing the scene.
    that sounds pretty good, but there're a couple of problems. First, the engineer boy approaching head on David8 is no hologram, and second, If Shaw says somewhere in the film "they are living" that means there are engineers over there.

    I like the engineer part fleeing too. You mean the derelict dude being a rogue and then getting his punishment?

    Personally I think there is a very good chance that is not an engineer but the mutated crew member in the running hologram. I saw this because of the appearence of dome or globe around the head and what appears to be a box-like protrusion on the back. I think it's a human all suited up. Could certainly be wrong though.
  8. escroto
    this .gif also might explain why we have that hologram of the engineer running away. I think what we're going to see here is a recording of something bad about to happen and one of the engineers (The survivor) fleeing the scene.
    that sounds pretty good, but there're a couple of problems. First, the engineer boy approaching head on David8 is no hologram, and second, If Shaw says somewhere in the film "they are living" that means there are engineers over there.

    I like the engineer part fleeing too. You mean the derelict dude being a rogue and then getting his punishment?
  9. Deuterium
    A lot of shots that are in more than one trailer/featurette have flipped sides.
    For example when Shaw jumps the gap.
    And other things have been changed over time as we all know.

    Well, I guess that would make a third possibility.  However, when the film is finished (in the can, so to speak), then possibility #1 holds, and the planet should stay in the same position in the sky, relative to the observer.  In other words, if we see the planet "behind" the front of the Prometheus at one point in the film (and assuming the Prometheus doesn't move), then we shouldn't see it on the opposite side, in some other shot.  For example, when we are viewing the crew convoy either approaching or moving away from the front of the Prometheus, then the planet should never appear "behind" the convoy, as that is the opposite part of the sky.

    Also, the large angle/inclination of the planet's rings, as observed from the moon, makes for an aesthetically pleasing image...but not one that would be typical.  Even "artistic" paintings of Saturn, as hypothetically viewed from the surface of one of it's moons, typically show the rings at a significant angle.  However, this is not the case in reality.  In reality, on Saturn's natural moons, the rings would be almost invisible, since the moons orbit almost exactly along the same plane as Saturn's rings...and the rings are so incredibly "thin" when viewed edge-on.  The exception would be small, captured moons, which were not an original part of the Saturn-moon system.  Captured moons (typically very small in relation to the natural moons) can orbit at extreme angles in relation to the planet's rotational plane (and rings).
  10. LarsVader
    amazing!!!

    btw, did the ringed planet change positions?

    http://i.imgur.com/LPl0K.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/xkrlZ.jpg

    Good catch.  Two things are possible.

    1)  The FX team didn't do their homework (didn't hire me as a consultant), and they F@&Ked up.  ;D
    As Prometheus appears to have landed on a moon which is in orbit around a massive, gas giant, it is almost certain that the moon would be tidally locked to the parent gas giant.  A tidally locked moon makes one revolution about it's axis in the same period as it makes one orbital revolution around it's partner planet.  That means, it always shows the same face to the gas giant.  This also means that the main "planet" will  appear fixed at the same point in the sky, for any given observer's location on the moon (presuming they are on the hemisphere which faces the planet, of course).  As an example, the Apollo astronauts would always see the Earth in a fixed, unchanging position in the sky.

    This situation occurs with the Earth-Moon system, as well as the moons around Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  Pluto and Charon are approx. the same size, and they are mutually tidally locked.  Therefore, unless the Prometheus ship moved, and changed orientation, this could be an oversight/mistake on the part of the production team.

    2)  Per my last point...it is possible that the Prometheus has moved position and orientation between these film sequences/clips.  I suppose it is even possible that they have left one moon, and moved on to another moon in the system.
    A lot of shots that are in more than one trailer/featurette have flipped sides.
    For example when Shaw jumps the gap.
    And other things have been changed over time as we all know.
  11. ThisBethesdaSea
    Comparatively, LMG's acting will stick out juxtaposed to who he's acting with. Everyone else appears to blow him outta the water acting wise. At least he's pretty to look at. Strangely enough, he's 36 but looks 22.
  12. Deuterium
    amazing!!!

    btw, did the ringed planet change positions?

    http://i.imgur.com/LPl0K.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/xkrlZ.jpg

    Good catch.  Two things are possible.*

    1)  The FX team didn't do their homework (didn't hire me as a consultant), and they F@&Ked up.  ;D
    As Prometheus appears to have landed on a moon which is in orbit around a massive, gas giant, it is almost certain that the moon would be tidally locked to the parent gas giant.  A tidally locked moon makes one revolution about it's axis in the same period as it makes one orbital revolution around it's partner planet.  That means, it always shows the same face to the gas giant.  This also means that the main "planet" will  appear fixed at the same point in the sky, for any given observer's location on the moon (presuming they are on the hemisphere which faces the planet, of course).  As an example, the Apollo astronauts would always see the Earth in a fixed, unchanging position in the sky.

    This situation occurs with the Earth-Moon system, as well as the moons around Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  Pluto and Charon are approx. the same size, and they are mutually tidally locked.  Therefore, unless the Prometheus ship moved, and changed orientation, this could be an oversight/mistake on the part of the production team.

    2)  Per my last point...it is possible that the Prometheus has moved position and orientation between these film sequences/clips.  I suppose it is even possible that they have left one moon, and moved on to another moon in the system.

    *EDIT:  I may have been too hasty in my analysis.  Looking closer at the two pics, it does appear that the ringed planet remains "behind" the front of the Prometheus (with the Prometheus bow/cockpit facing the camera)...at least in these two pics.  The small change in the planet's relative position is simply a change in the perspective/view of the two shots of the Prometheus.
  13. NGR01
    Kol,
    really don't see an interesting story arc with Holloway.
    To me his death will trigger Shaw's rage or something.
    Thats all i see him doing.
    He's no major actor, pure cannon fodder in my mind.
    But i could be wrong.

    But Weyland has an interesting story arc.
    The wannabe god.The secrecy about his presence on board.
    Same with David, how Ridley and co seems to be saying that he's not a regular David 8 but has become something more during the 2 years trip, also to me he's a potential Prometheus a higher being.
    But i know some don't agree and see artificical human as lower.

    ThisBethesdaSea,
    very disapointed by the survivor thing really wanted to see several of them in action and not only Holograms.
    Well it does give weight to my theory that they have been wiped outby xenos.
    Whats exiting tho is that this planet is not their homeworld but some colony.
    A sequel taking place in the home of the gods on Paradise, is possible ^^
  14. ThisBethesdaSea
    We don't know who ends up wearing a suit, or if there even is a suit......point in fact is that the latest spoilerific behind the scenes blurb mentioned that the crew of the Prometheus stumble upon a survivor of an ancient race (or something). Going ONLY BY WHAT WE KNOW (which is very little) it's safe to say that there's only ONE Jockey, and holograms depicting more.

    ALL of this is speculation.
  15. NGR01
    People who said that the Engineers\SJ weren't enormous can go blow themselves lol. Here's some solid proof that they're very big:

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5634/davidonnery4.gif

    Compare them to David8.

    Basically, NGR (I think his name was) who gave me shit in another thread for doubting his assertions based on the perspective of the camera angles (regarding jockey size). In particular, I remember using the shot of the SJ standing on top of the orrery console as an example that we had little to compare him to. Well, now we do and it's quite clear that they are massive compared to regular humans.

    Keep in mind that while the univerze/planetary systems 'zoom in' the size of the engineers does not fluctuate. To me, this is quite indicative of their actual size.

    Before getting allantsy to point fingers please learn to read.
    NOBODY and i mean NO BO DY said that there were no giant Engineers.
    That includes me.
    Actual Engineer are GIANT.
    It's a fact everyone has agreed upon.

    Now what i've been saying is that there is also a character wich is human sized that is wearing an Engineer suit.
    Who is that character is still open for discution (my take is David or Weyland).
    3 images show that human sized Engineer suited character.
    The one rising from the console is human sized, you just need to compare him to the shot where DAVID is kneeing near the console, check the console design and size you will see that the rising character is human sized...

    http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2318/prometheusofficialfullh.jpg
    http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/2318/prometheusofficialfullh.jpg
    http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6152/prometheustlrgh1080pmov.jpg

    BTW I've had confirmation of the human sized Engineer from the same person who told me about ARTHUR MAX vs GIGER...

    Now you can go blow anything or anyone you like mate ;)
  16. Kol
    Well then the look of the newborn must have been lifted from Gigers earlier work as clearly, the concept has been around since the 70s. The Newborn could've actually been scary if it had been puppetteered correctly. It moved terribly slow, and had ZERO menace to it. ADI couldn't get that great of a performance out of the creature.

    it was ugly, indeed, but it scared me. it was a 3-meter baby, that want to "cuddle" your head till it explodes.  :o

    i am a bit doubtful if the "creatures" in this movie will be scaring, or have an original design as the xenomorph.
    not that at it should copy it, but aliens (in every sci-fi movie) in general, deserve an extraordinary design.
  17. Mustangjeff
    LV-223 could be another moon in orbit around the Jovian planet, but where I had read LV-223, there was some question as to whether that was a mistake on the part of the press report since some other detail was incorrect. Is it definitely confirmed that it's LV-223 and it wasn't a misreporting of LV-426?

    The biggest indication that this isn't the same planetary system from ALIEN is the time it takes to get to LV-223.  I think in ALIEN they stated that they were 10 months out from Earth.  The crew of the Prometheus were in Cryo Sleep for 2.5 years. 
  18. EGM1966
    People who said that the Engineers\SJ weren't enormous can go blow themselves lol. Here's some solid proof that they're very big:

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5634/davidonnery4.gif

    Compare them to David8.


    Basically, NGR (I think his name was) who gave me shit in another thread for doubting his assertions based on the perspective of the camera angles (regarding jockey size). In particular, I remember using the shot of the SJ standing on top of the orrery console as an example that we had little to compare him to. Well, now we do and it's quite clear that they are massive compared to regular humans.

    Keep in mind that while the univerze/planetary systems 'zoom in' the size of the engineers does not fluctuate. To me, this is quite indicative of their actual size.

    this .gif also might explain why we have that hologram of the engineer running away. I think what we're going to see here is a recording of something bad about to happen and one of the engineers (The survivor) fleeing the scene.
    It's also obvious from the size of the chair David sits in as well.  the SJ are much bigger than humans, although I think Scott has dialed their size down a bit from the potential size implied in Alien (probably due to composition challenges I'd guess).

    From what we've seen so far we're either going to get a mutated human who becomes a bit like a SJ or that plus some genuine SJ too.  Just having mutated humans and nothing but hologram SJ would seem a little timid so I'm guessing we're going to see some large, genuine SJ too.

    On another topic I'm curious about the running time vs the number of implied scenes we've seen so far (Earth based sequence, on-board briefing sequence, landing sequence, visit to temple sequence, Shaw removing the embryo sequence, fighting mutated crew members sequence, ramming the ship sequence, etc. etc).

    Either the pace of this is going to be a lot closer to Aliens than Alien or these scenes merge very tightly together, otherwise I'm struggling to see this all fittng into the reported 119 minutes.  I suppose it is possible that, like Alien, Scott has gone for a much slower pace initially then cranks it up to a non-stop fury of scenes for the bulk of the film.

    Can't wait either way.  Everything I've seen looks interesting and even though I don't buy the aliens visited Earth theory implied in the film for a moment I'll happily suspend belief if the film delivers the goods.
  19. Kev Loaf
    People who said that the Engineers\SJ weren't enormous can go blow themselves lol. Here's some solid proof that they're very big:

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5634/davidonnery4.gif

    Compare them to David8.


    Basically, NGR (I think his name was) who gave me shit in another thread for doubting his assertions based on the perspective of the camera angles (regarding jockey size). In particular, I remember using the shot of the SJ standing on top of the orrery console as an example that we had little to compare him to. Well, now we do and it's quite clear that they are massive compared to regular humans.

    Keep in mind that while the univerze/planetary systems 'zoom in' the size of the engineers does not fluctuate. To me, this is quite indicative of their actual size.

    this .gif also might explain why we have that hologram of the engineer running away. I think what we're going to see here is a recording of something bad about to happen and one of the engineers (The survivor) fleeing the scene.

    Where can I find the gif that shows the engineer running away?

    I agree the Engineers are big. I never doubted it anyway. However, the one in Alien was a lot bigger. Its no big deal anyway. Most people (apart from fanboys) wont give a shit anyway - they will just think, "wow those guys are massive" :)

    Also, so you think these guys are holograms? Someone also said that the 4th engineer is sitting on the chair. Can this person explain how they know this since I see nothing.
  20. ThisBethesdaSea
    Well then the look of the newborn must have been lifted from Gigers earlier work as clearly, the concept has been around since the 70s. The Newborn could've actually been scary if it had been puppetteered correctly. It moved terribly slow, and had ZERO menace to it. ADI couldn't get that great of a performance out of the creature.
  21. Vulgotha
    People who said that the Engineers\SJ weren't enormous can go blow themselves lol. Here's some solid proof that they're very big:

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5634/davidonnery4.gif

    Compare them to David8.


    Basically, NGR (I think his name was) who gave me shit in another thread for doubting his assertions based on the perspective of the camera angles (regarding jockey size). In particular, I remember using the shot of the SJ standing on top of the orrery console as an example that we had little to compare him to. Well, now we do and it's quite clear that they are massive compared to regular humans.

    Keep in mind that while the univerze/planetary systems 'zoom in' the size of the engineers does not fluctuate. To me, this is quite indicative of their actual size.

    this .gif also might explain why we have that hologram of the engineer running away. I think what we're going to see here is a recording of something bad about to happen and one of the engineers (The survivor) fleeing the scene.

    Who said that they wern't big.

    There was some drama about the size of the jockeys based on a few images. Most prominently the shot of him crouching in the orrery and standing up and the one with Shaw on the ground confronting something in the Prometheus. All I said was that, from the perspective of the shots, it would be hard to assert that the jockey was 'definitely humans sized'. We'd need a more straight forward image.
  22. Effectz
    People who said that the Engineers\SJ weren't enormous can go blow themselves lol. Here's some solid proof that they're very big:

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5634/davidonnery4.gif

    Compare them to David8.


    Basically, NGR (I think his name was) who gave me shit in another thread for doubting his assertions based on the perspective of the camera angles (regarding jockey size). In particular, I remember using the shot of the SJ standing on top of the orrery console as an example that we had little to compare him to. Well, now we do and it's quite clear that they are massive compared to regular humans.

    Keep in mind that while the univerze/planetary systems 'zoom in' the size of the engineers does not fluctuate. To me, this is quite indicative of their actual size.

    this .gif also might explain why we have that hologram of the engineer running away. I think what we're going to see here is a recording of something bad about to happen and one of the engineers (The survivor) fleeing the scene.

    Who said that they wern't big.
  23. OpenMaw
    Some very interesting visuals in this. Gotta agree about the dude's acting. He's pretty uninspired.

    Love that face on the "pyramid" structure though. Freaking incredibly nightmarish.

    WANT! MORE!   :D
  24. Vulgotha
    People who said that the Engineers\SJ weren't enormous can go blow themselves lol. Here's some solid proof that they're very big:

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5634/davidonnery4.gif

    Compare them to David8.


    Basically, NGR (I think his name was) who gave me shit in another thread for doubting his assertions based on the perspective of the camera angles (regarding jockey size). In particular, I remember using the shot of the SJ standing on top of the orrery console as an example that we had little to compare him to. Well, now we do and it's quite clear that they are massive compared to regular humans.

    Keep in mind that while the univerze/planetary systems 'zoom in' the size of the engineers does not fluctuate. To me, this is quite indicative of their actual size.

    this .gif also might explain why we have that hologram of the engineer running away. I think what we're going to see here is a recording of something bad about to happen and one of the engineers (The survivor) fleeing the scene.
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