I see these new Alien movies taking place in an alternate universe, cause when you look at the previous films starting with the 1st Alien, all the technology is very retro, and when you look at these two prequels, the tech is way more advance then what you see from the previous films, as far as continuity, I don't see how you can go from highly advance tech, to the outdated tech that you see in Alien.
If he's gonna continue making Alien movies, he might as well remake his own movie, and I can totally see that happening, since it looks like this franchise is getting the JJ Abrams Star Trek treatment of creating an alternate reality.
I take the difference in tech as the type of ships used.
The Nostromo was industrial for ore shipping. The WeylandYutani Corp wanted something durable and easily repairable while also as cheap as possible... so reliable low tech was used.
Weyland's private vessel spared no expense because he was filthy rich and this was his personal yacht.
The other movies can be similarly plotted out tech wise.
Personally, I think Alien, Alien: Isolation, and Aliens form the real trilogy and all the other movies are just Cryo-sleep dreams because it's all more enjoyable that way.
Hey, you're tell the world Ridley just, made this shit up outta thin-air. Really?
So. Alien, the movie that was so aptly named because it introduced the derelict, the xenomorph, and the space jockey. Things that appeared totally foreign to cinema goers. It all had a Lovecraftian feeling to it; an ancient derelict filled with mysteries and monsters that easily end our fellow human beings.It felt like it truly was man encountering the vast unknown and having his ass handed to him.
It was humbling, scary, and fascinating.
Ridley, you are totally stripping away the mystery, the foreignness, and the science; reducing it all to a Christianity morality play that all stems from man's lineage.
So, there's no real aliens. Nothing really foreign. You've turned your original movie title into a lie.
My reply doesn't seem to have posted (possibly due to the Youtube link), so I'll try again.
RidgeTop, respectfully, you'll find that's in reference to the spelling, not the pronunciation (as an art student, I saw the incorrect spelling many, many times). If you look up the fifty minute video 'H R Giger Revealed Documental' on Youtube, you'll hear the man himself pronounce it with an 'ee' rather than an 'eye' within the first few seconds.