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Meet Walter – Full Length Alien: Covenant Viral Video Released!

Earlier this week 20th Century Fox started teasing a new promotion for Alien: Covenant, #MeetWalter. So far we’ve had a short video (and what seems to have been an accidentally released second video) and a poster. Fox have just released the full length video.

“Walter is the world’s most advanced synthetic companion, designed to help you achieve a better human experience. Each model is individually calibrated to serve its owner’s unique set of needs and preferences.

Conceived by Ridley Scott and 3AM, directed by Luke Scott, and produced by RSA Films.”

Much in the same vein as the Introducing the David 8 video from Prometheus, Meet Walter serves as an advertisement for the newer model. We see the android being constructed (we saw some of this footage in the earlier clips).

It also ends with the previously mentioned link to As with the video, it’s a fictional promotional website for the Walter model, detailing his features.

As with The Last Supper, Meet Walter was once again directed by Sir Ridley Scott’s son, Luke Scott.

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    It got merged with this thread, Himmel.

    Some bts stills from RSA Films -

    Thanks to Matthew J. Spart via the Facebook page for these.
  2. bobby brown
    I interpret, this video is an in-universe commercial. Probably beautified and stylised, beyond the probably quite inhuman, industrialised manufacturing process. Like a fancy car commercial, as I saw mentioned earlier.
  3. Chris P
    Hey guys, haven't seen this posted anywhere here yet, so thought I'd drop a line. Just shared up a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos and conept art from the Meet Walter viral. Also, a new interview where the creators behind it confirm a "Walter 2.0 / phase 2" is on the way:

    Whole report:
  4. lv_226
    Quote from: markweatherill on Mar 14, 2017, 01:15:42 PM
    I'm glad this is just for a 'viral' piece.  In the 'real' dystopian Alien universe, we've seen hardly any product brands apart from W-Y. Either W-Y would have simply taken over AMD, or it would be irrelevant what chips were being used.

    (...I still don't understand why the new, improved 'Walter' model android looks pretty much like the 'David 8' model apart from it being one of the important plot points)

    Think of this way: the iPhone still looks like an iPhone from 5 to 7 except for a few modifications here and there.
  5. markweatherill
    I'm glad this is just for a 'viral' piece.  In the 'real' dystopian Alien universe, we've seen hardly any product brands apart from W-Y. Either W-Y would have simply taken over AMD, or it would be irrelevant what chips were being used.

    (...I still don't understand why the new, improved 'Walter' model android looks pretty much like the 'David 8' model apart from it being one of the important plot points)
  6. Huggs
    Well Filmed. The simplicity of the construction felt a bit odd. Instant android, just add....some liquid to a frame? The skin tissue I could see, but hair growth is a bit hard to buy. I take it that was David giving the "learn from me" speech after the trailer was over? Feels too ominous to be Walter. Feels like something David is saying to Shaw or a member of the Covenant, and it's been cut and reworked to seem like Walter.
  7. Pvt. Himmel

    QuoteWhen Zack [Eller of Fox] and Chris [Eyerman of 3AM] and the team came to us with the opportunity, this one struck a chord," explains Karl Stewart, President of 48 Communications. "Because it allowed us to show AMD not only in the right light, with machine intelligence and artificial intelligence, but it's an elevated story that allows us to show AMD both through the fictional use of where AI could be, as well as the application of real-world-today technology in application and other facets. It wasn't just 'let's put a logo on an android,' it's the full 360."

      The idea for the film quickly centered on the character of Walter, and on creating an in-world advertisement that would show how the AI technology in the Alien universe might be marketed to people looking for a possibly-evil sidekick.

    Once the brief made its way to Scott, he set about refining the idea, aware that he wasn't just creating a piece of branded content—he was also expanding the very nature of the Alien franchise by showing fans, for the first time, how the synthetics are made. "I took a lot of reference in the bio-medical world about 3D printing limbs and organs, going down to the molecular level about how Walter is produced from a genetic level and grown traditionally in an artificial womb, or is he—is it—created as an adult version, and then the information is implanted via the AMD chip?" Scott says. "We decided he was an adult, and 3D printed an exo-skeleton. There was a desire to put red and fleshy stuff in there, and we said, 'No, no, no,' to the designer. 'You can't do that.' This goes back to 1979 and Ash, he was all white liquid and weird organic milky fluid. So we had to take the technology out of it."

      Of course, when you start playing with an in-world concept in the Alien universe, you have to accept that you're operating in a dystopia. It's a franchise that means a lot to people in part because it's bleak, things aren't what they seem, and people (artificial or otherwise) tend to have a hidden agenda.

    "A lot of times, science fiction makes 100 years from now unrecognizable. You don't even recognize the world that you're living in anymore." says Zachary Eller, 20th Century Fox's senior vice president of marketing partnerships. "What's so cool about the Alien universe is that it's the future, yes, but it's still very much our world. So having AMD build the chips for a Weyland-Yutani android is not an unreasonable thing that could happen. That's why it all makes sense—it's not just to shove a product placement in something, it's to root fantasy in reality and create a real world where people say, 'This could actually happen.'" 
  8. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: acrediblesource on Mar 12, 2017, 02:21:53 AM
    So...they have a replica of the head. Foresight into the plot anyone? If it took 10 years for them to get to AC, then when did they manage to acquire the engineer head information or even make a replica?
    And this being seen, means that Walter's intentions are clearly to meet them.

    I don't think it's intended to be an Engineer head per se. Just a bit of a fun along the same themes and visuals.
  9. Rafael S.
    Maybe the recordings from the helmets of the Prometheus crew were sent to high CEO´s of the company. They know about the engineers, Peter Weyland´s fate and just about everything that happened in LV-223, and now they are up to finish –or perhaps, amplify– what their contemporaries did.
  10. Corporal Hicks

    QuoteIn a museum-like clinical setting, they meticulously put together Walter's 3-D-printed polycarbonate skeleton, a muscular system made of the "latest reactive polymer materials," internal organs composed of the "latest electrochemical wetware" and skin membrane, according to details provided by 3AM.
  11. Griffith
    I dont know if it was intended or an inside joke but saying that Walter's brain is powered by AMD could make complete sense to the scene where Bishop says:

    Burke: Yeah, the Hyperdine System's 120-A/2.
    Bishop: Well, that explains it then. The A/2s always were a bit twitchy.

    LMAO :D I wonder if AMD finally fixed their APUs overheating issues by 2104

    Sorry for the double post but I'm too excited, I live for the details, and they are taking notes very well.
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