In some of Spaihts drafts, Holloway and Shaw went to visit Weyland in his private residence, a space station orbiting around Earth. Another one included the couple travelling to Mars and visiting Weyland in his home which had a view of the terraforming work taking place on the planet.
This would have been cool, and they have done some weird thing like Weyland talking to them through a hologram which would've been young Guy Pearce.
Jon Spaihts imagined Holloway as an older person, perhaps inappropriately old for Shaw as a mate. Additionally Shaw was Holloway’s student at university.
This would have worked better with the character the way the film presented him. You could have said that he was near the end of his career or something and not finding his gods would actually drive his older man to drink and behave in that way.
There was a scene were Milburn discovers a little worm and talks about how important this discovery is. Lindelof mentions that this would have kinda explained why he was so excited about his later encounter with the Hammerpede.
Anything to build up Milburn, the worst scientist in the universe, was really needed.
Spaihts experimented with the idea that the Engineers saw in a whiter spectrum than human beings did. To David’s eyes, the ruins and catacombs showed interfaces that only he could see. Picking up clues that nobody else was picking up.
Great idea that would have been awesome with the movie being in 3d. Imagine seeing through Dave's eyes and seeing stuff through Jock vision popping out.
In Spaihts version of the story, Holloway awakens a Facehugger while he is exploring the pyramid. He is implanted with an Alien, the “classic model”. The “Alien” burst out of Holloway during the love scene between Shaw and Holloway.
EEEWWW that would have been good to see. Your husband with another penis coming out of his chest while have sex.
Spaihts’ draft included a cargo hold filled up with Alien eggs, David discovers this area. This scene revealed the purpose of the Juggernaut ship which was on its way to Earth to undo the human experiment. When Shaw follows David into the vaults of the ship, he deliberately infected her with a Facehugger. He also took her helmet so she couldn’t run back to the ship and save her life by using the med pod. She still makes it back there by holding her breath and using compressed air.
I guess that would have been ok back when the movie was a straight Alien Prequel.
Lindelof mentions that there was a two page dialogue exchange between David and the Engineer.
I can see what he thought of the scene when he first read it, "NOT VAGUE ENOUGH!"
^ I don't agree, it's just fan-service and rehash, that's all. I wish Lindelof and Scott executed their ideas more thoroughly, meticulously and more consistently.
wait... a similar story to what he got would be considered "fan-service rehash" just because the inclusion of the Alien creature?