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Updated: New Alien: Covenant TV Spots!

20th Century Fox has released three new TV spots for Alien: Covenant with some new footage. The spots are titled: “Run,” “Hide,” and “Pray.”

Most prominently, we get our first look at the front of the Covenant ship, a close up of the Xenomorph during the shower scene, a new shot of a Neomorph which appears larger than we’ve previously seen, as well as some new shots of the Engineer Citadel.

The marketing campaign continues to kick into high gear with little more than a month until the film’s release.

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Update #1 – Another spot called “Take Me Home” has been released. A tease of an important scene is flashed at the end showing…

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A longer version of the spot was posted on the official Alien Anthology Instagram.



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  1. Citadel
    Looking at these, I'm quite confident that Ridley has achieved something I never thought: the alien is actually scary again after so many years of misuse. Bar Isolation, of course.
  2. Necronomicon II
    I agree the differences in design aesthetic between ships are minor and I could very well be overthinking the more biomechanical elements of the derelict's architecture, sure, wishful thinking be damned, as I said it could just be part of an older fleet of ships, and that'd be fine, and perhaps some engineers were just a little larger than others; owing to genetic variance, etc, all fine. It's more that Chris Seagers stated that they're edging into the biomechanical aesthetic as far as the beast is concerned, and I'm just pondering the possibilities as far as how the derelict et al may figure into that.
  3. SpeedyMaxx
    In the original Spaihts script the flight suit is more specifically fused. In the final film of Prometheus it's only insinuated visually to the audience, but it's the same principle and that is all that is intended - to reveal this is the same suit the space jockey wore because the space jockey is an Engineer too, and the Engineer is very large in stature and the dead one in Alien has been there rotting/fusing even more for millions of years - i.e., this is how the space jockey looks the way he does. The end.

    As for the juggernaut, it is the exact same type of ship as the derelict and the derelict is the exact same type of ship as the juggernaut. The end.

    Honestly, you're overthinking very minor changes in overall design between movies made over 30 years apart. This is what it is and this is what it's likely going to stay. It's possible they may or may not change who is in the suit on LV-426 - I doubt that, honestly - but as to how the suit got that way, whether it's the same type of suit as Prometheus, same type of ship, that's not gonna change. Prometheus told people what it was about and hardcore fans on this forum have been pretending slight design tweaks to the look of the ship and the suit make them different ever since. It's not going to happen.
  4. Necronomicon II
    Well given that Ridley has a penchant for changing things, and how originally he had not intended to move directly into Alien back when he wanted to tangentially move further away, then I expect some explanation as to why this particular engineer was larger than those we've seen (genetically enhanced, perhaps?) and piloting a much more biomechanically designed juggernaut (older model?), these things won't be glossed over if Ridley intends to come in at the back end, thus how they'll handle it will be interesting. Again, I'm not hoping for an actual elephantine being, just pointing out that if the pilot's suit is completely enmeshed with its body then it became an elephantine looking creature/corpse, not that it was an elephantine being in actuality prior, and this is something they could play with if the suit was affected by the accelerant in some way, it'd be a pretty cool compromise. It could just be how the suits deteriorate, but yeah, there's some room to play around there potentially. Personally I'd prefer if the derelict was very ancient, perhaps we may see more of it; other chambers, etc, but given the climate on 426 then yeah, I could live with it not being ancient.




  5. SpeedyMaxx
    AFAIC the Engineer on LV-426 has been there millennia as Scott's always indicated in the past. Just another infected Engineer with his payload, just like what we saw on 223 and likely other satellite worlds. I think that's the angle Prometheus indicated as well. It was plenty for me, I was fine with it.

    That being said, Ridley seems keen to change a lot of things starting with AC and I don't have full faith he won't change this soon enough.
  6. windebieste
    It may not even take millions of years.   We may have to accept it possibly takes just a few decades.   

    Given the hostile nature of Acheron's climate, anything left in the open won't last long.  Anyone who's parked a car un-garaged will tell you it turns to shit after a few years.  Add LV-426 abrasive weather systems and anything will be degraded - even if it is tucked away inside the derelict. 

    The Space Jockey is no doubt a deceased Engineer - that's been established and anyone hoping it's some goofy elephantine ET is out of touch with the way the series is developing.  Aas to how long it's actually been there, well, it may range from a few decades to a few millennia.  The door is still open on the duration.

    'ALIEN: Covenant' may have the answer to this question - or maybe the next film will...

    -Windebieste.
  7. SpeedyMaxx
    Quote from: bunnyavpg on Apr 14, 2017, 01:45:24 AM
    In 'take me home' the shot of the room with the record player - where is it? The Covenant Lander is too small to house such a room and there are none of those hexagonal ports visible on the craft.

    We know this how?

    Quote from: Necronomicon II on Apr 10, 2017, 12:14:59 PM
    I've been wondering how they're going to handle the derelict pilot, like, he could be some freakish mutant - courtesy of the goo - where suit and body intermeshed; where there'd be no way to separate body and suit tech. So, for all intents and purposes, he would become an elephantine being.

    They already handled this in Prometheus. The flight suit fuses with the user's body (in this case, a very large Engineer). After millions of years dead the result looks like we found in Alien.

    May not be the explanation someone likes to hear, but it's very clearly what was given.
  8. bunnyavpg
    In 'take me home' the shot of the room with the record player - where is it? The Covenant Lander is too small to house such a room and there are none of those hexagonal ports visible on the craft. Also the room is too 'homely' for a mere shuttlecraft, it reminds me a bit of Shaw's quarters on the Prometheus.
  9. Necronomicon II
    Maybe their craft is more of an auto, with seat adjustment  :P, but I doubt there's gas peddles at the bottom of the pilot chair, and there's buttons perfectly within reach. David seemed to interact fine with the control board, for instance, just punch in an auto pilot course to paradise and walah. Now, that's awfully convenient, but if there was a scenario where the pilot was injured - or had to travel a long, long way - then he'd punch the autopilot and enter cryo just like on any reasonably advanced craft. As for landing and maneuvering, yeah, don't know, maybe an adjustable seat.   ;D
  10. fernandito
    Quote from: ChrisPachi on Apr 10, 2017, 11:13:37 AM
    I. raptus
    ? what?

    edit:

    Quote from: Necronomicon II on Apr 10, 2017, 12:14:59 PM
    I've been wondering how they're going to handle the derelict pilot, like, he could be some freakish mutant - courtesy of the goo - where suit and body intermeshed; where there'd be no way to separate body and suit tech. So, for all intents and purposes, he would become an elephantine being.
    don't worry they still have the even way more difficult_bordering on the impossible task of explaining how the heck one of the two dwarfs, either shaw or david it doesn't matter managed to sit on a chair designed to three meters tall beings, reach the helmet zone in order to engage the systems and get wrapped in by the SJ suit, all along for then finally be able to taking off.

    Note that all sorts of advanced technology DNA checks and what not that should be expected in such piece of unbelievable machinery the derelict-type ships are, built by a totally superior to us species have been left out of the equation, just for being merciful at them writers lol.  Plus of course the "David is so smart that understands how the systems work by only looking at the engineer managing stuff", being given an "ok-ish" attitude, just for the LoLz.

    The explanation they will have to come up with will be laughable, one way or another. Can't wait. Popcorn diet awaits
  11. Necronomicon II
    I've been wondering how they're going to handle the derelict pilot, like, he could be some freakish mutant - courtesy of the goo - where suit and body intermeshed; where there'd be no way to separate body and suit tech. So, for all intents and purposes, he would become an elephantine being.
  12. acrediblesource
    I think this scene will possibly be the most disturbing part in A:Cov.
    a. Shaw could be dead
    b. Shaw could have been a victim of Davids experiment
    c. From one of the screenshots of the hologram, it looks like she's wearing a mask as her face has no details to be seen,
    d. I think i saw an engineer's face slightly in one of the frames where he face should be,hense she could have been brutally mutilated.
  13. prometheusfire08
    thousand year fossilized comment ?

    Dallas just comments it looks fossilized , like it had grown out of the chair .

    and in all honesty , he had no clue what he was talking about .
  14. cliffhanger
    that's why she'll simply start up the thing through that seat and map out a course, then get to the space jockey seat where she steps into one of the space jockey suits which are huge but usable, and then sit into the seat where she will get chestbursted leading into lv-426 jockey (which would somehow be awesome but still not cool in retconning the thousand years old fossilization comment, but well). she wanted to go home quickly because of the 'impregnation' of the chestburster host.
  15. aliennaire
    Quote from: Pvt. Himmel on Apr 07, 2017, 01:30:30 PM
    A pic of Shaw in Hologram and it looks like she is
    Spoiler
    Shouldn't the one
    Spoiler
    be seated in the pilot aka Space Jockey chair to fly the ship? She's possibly looking at the Orrery up in the air in front of her. Crudup was also looking up and in the same direction standing next to Shaw's hologram in the TV spot.
    [close]
  16. shawsbaby
    Quote from: Pvt. Himmel on Apr 07, 2017, 01:30:30 PM
    A pic of Shaw in Hologram and it looks like she is
    Spoiler

    Hmm. Now this makes me think it would make a lot of sense if, as some have suggested, Shaw
    Spoiler
    wakes up to find that David bombed the planet and purposely crashes them so he can't escape and start more trouble elsewhere
    [close]
    .
  17. Oblivion
    Quote from: RidgeTop on Apr 04, 2017, 10:28:04 AM
    Just noticing it, not forming an opinion on the design or anything yet. Before it looked like it had "skin" now it looks like exposed musculature.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/k4M3po6DqkRva/giphy.gif

    Quote from: AXOR on Apr 04, 2017, 09:35:10 AM
    ARE WE ACTUALLY ANALYSING THE WIDTH OF THE ALIEN'S WRIST, OR HOW DEEP IT'S ELBOW GOES....PLEASE. THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS. I am a huge fan, and much prefer it when the design of the creature stays closer to that of the first two movies, ideally the first one. But really, I mean really picking apart details mentioned by me previously, that's ludicrous.

    Well, we do happen to be Alien nerds. Remember Anchorpoint Essays? That was speculation and analysis of the Xenomorph on a molecular level. Shit got deep.

    Do you have a link for the anchorpoint essay please? Or pm me. Thanks
  18. juxtapose
    Just finally got to download those tv spots. .and i am loving them all. .but whilst i was just reading about it. .i tried to imagine all the hatred towards the neomorph and the also the love. .and i was expecting at least a solid 3 or 4 seconds of footage. .turns out if you blink u miss it. .now people are complaining about textures and animation and the cgi looks fake and god knows what else. .how f**king ridiculous. .based on one split second?. .these people actually watch every movie at 10 percent of the normal play speed in order to form an opinion about the state of the cg?. .boggles my mind. .i loved it. .even at 33 percent play speed on vlc. .it only amounts to about 2 seconds. . .besides u not gonna have the luxury of slowing things down at the cinema when u go watch it. . Nit pickers paradice. .
  19. aliennaire
    Quote from: cliffhanger on Apr 05, 2017, 07:56:30 PM
    Quote from: ReluctantNerd on Apr 05, 2017, 07:50:18 PM
    Home yesterday?
    TIME TRAVEL ALERT!!  ;D
    space jockey fossilization in derelict explained!  :D
    Here we go again  ;) (I remember in the first rumoured spoilers for Prometheus, there was an allusion to harrowing time travel through a wormhole, but likely they were either scrapped out in the bud or just hearsays.)

    Addressing the Shaw's singing in the latest TV spot, what if she deliberately re-programmed Juggernaut's controls activation to her voice?

    As it has been revealed in the previous film, the Engineers - and David consequently - used to play a simple tune on the pipe to activate the console in the discovered ship. It won't be a far cry to presume that other Engineers' vessels also must have some sort of 'pass-tune' to gain control over them. And in the light of deteriorating Shaw and David relationship, she might have secured the Juggernaut's activation tune code to her voice solely, wishing to keep David away from wrecking even bigger havoc than he did on Paradise.

    Well, this is a blind guess, I know  :)
  20. Ingwar
    Quote from: cliffhanger on Apr 05, 2017, 07:36:37 PM
    lyrics of the song are quite interesting too

    Quote
    Almost heaven,
    Spoiler
    paradise
    [close]
    Blue Ridge Mountains,
    Life is old there,
    Spoiler
    engineers/humanoid species
    [close]
    older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.

    take me home to the place I belong.
    Spoiler
    earth
    [close]

    I hear her voice in the morning hour, she calls me,
    Spoiler
    shaw's radio message singing this song
    [close]
    the radio reminds me of my home far away.
    Spoiler
    earth,again
    [close]
    And driving down the road
    Spoiler
    en route to paradise or en route to fly off in the juggernaut
    [close]
    I get a feeling that I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.
    Spoiler
    she never should have gone there, like she said in prometheus; we were so wrong
    [close]

    how about that?

    Nice one!
  21. cliffhanger
    lyrics of the song are quite interesting too

    Quote
    Almost heaven,
    Spoiler
    paradise
    [close]
    Blue Ridge Mountains,
    Life is old there,
    Spoiler
    engineers/humanoid species
    [close]
    older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.

    take me home to the place I belong.
    Spoiler
    earth
    [close]

    I hear her voice in the morning hour, she calls me,
    Spoiler
    shaw's radio message singing this song
    [close]
    the radio reminds me of my home far away.
    Spoiler
    earth,again
    [close]
    And driving down the road
    Spoiler
    en route to paradise or en route to fly off in the juggernaut
    [close]
    I get a feeling that I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.
    Spoiler
    she never should have gone there, like she said in prometheus; we were so wrong
    [close]

    how about that?
  22. fiveways
    Quote from: Pvt. Himmel on Apr 05, 2017, 12:05:44 AM
    Quote from: SpeedyMaxx on Apr 04, 2017, 11:36:09 PM
    Quote from: Pvt. Himmel on Apr 04, 2017, 11:34:25 PM
    Quote from: SpeedyMaxx on Apr 04, 2017, 11:32:24 PM
    It's from the dropship, dude.

    Why would a drop ship have a room like that?? With a record player.

    Because some people (like Faris) spend a lot of time on the ship/lander just chilling out and minding the controls while other people explore the planet's surface. Presumably this would be the same when they touched down on their colony world - a lot of downtime while the colony team does its work.

    You may be right, but I don't know... Hmm.

    The hardest choice I would have to make if I was going on a mission like that isn't if I was taking a record player (that answer is yes), it is what records I would take with me.
  23. SpeedyMaxx
    Dude, you are seriously overthinking a miniscule amount of footage seen from the trailer and TV spots. We have zero way of orienting the ship's position on this planet based on what we have seen. We have not seen its full dimensions. You're making huge assumptions.

    It is the lander/dropship and it is likely a record owned by Faris and Tennessee. Playing while Faris hangs out aboard the ship waiting on the landing party, just in time for Karine and the infected character to return in poor condition. That's it. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and this movie is just this movie. It seems like people want to super-complicate it just because they don't like that the entire plot has basically already leaked months ago.
  24. cliffhanger
    Quote from: Pvt. Himmel on Apr 04, 2017, 11:34:25 PM
    Quote from: SpeedyMaxx on Apr 04, 2017, 11:32:24 PM
    It's from the dropship, dude.

    Why would a drop ship have a room like that?? With a record player.

    a good point made i must say. the dropship doesn't look that big, but we can be mistaken. obviously, it's bigger than we think as it has a medbay, which isnt particularly small, and there's a hallway/corridor where one of the guys runs away from the medbay. also, aboard, there is some cargo bay of sorts where she shoots at the neomorph and destroys the ship. there's also the cockpit itself, so it's bigger than we assume perhaps. it's not a star-trek shuttle size ship.

    i must say that when looking at the hull door opening up and looking at it from outside, it looks much smaller again. it's confusing.

    but even then, there's something to look into though. you notice clearly the wheat fields from the window, and the lake ,and some mountain ridge.
    if we then look outside of the ship, where it then should be facing, we see no window like that at all.

    matter of fact, if we look at both sides of the ship, one is visible on the ground, the other side is visible whilst going through the atmosphere,
    and we see not a single window like that anywhere on the ship. also, i find it hard to believe where it would fit.

    the ship is going through some rough rides entereing the atmosphere and then landing, so a vinyl album player working flawlessly is odd to start with.
    also, it seems they disembark rather quickly after landing. who's quarters would it be, captains? where would the rest reside? but we also see everybody disembarking, so who would stay behind to play the record and overlook the area, and why?

    i agree somethings off about it. whether it's continuity error already, or something else entirely, i don't know. it's odd either way.
  25. fiveways
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 04, 2017, 05:59:29 PM
    Quote from: markweatherill on Apr 04, 2017, 11:46:29 AM
    Quote from: zoidy on Apr 04, 2017, 11:04:36 AM
    vinyl

    ...in 2103, apparently. Who do we imagine this bright pink record belongs to?

    Why, Tennessee of course.  ;)

    QuoteHey, I wonder what format Capt.Dallas' classical music collection was stored on?

    According to Alien: Isolation, early 80's style audio-cassette boom boxes.

    Nothing wrong with cassettes if it is a good transfer with decent noise reduction and you have a quality tape deck.
  26. Pvt. Himmel
    Quote from: SpeedyMaxx on Apr 04, 2017, 11:36:09 PM
    Quote from: Pvt. Himmel on Apr 04, 2017, 11:34:25 PM
    Quote from: SpeedyMaxx on Apr 04, 2017, 11:32:24 PM
    It's from the dropship, dude.

    Why would a drop ship have a room like that?? With a record player.

    Because some people (like Faris) spend a lot of time on the ship/lander just chilling out and minding the controls while other people explore the planet's surface. Presumably this would be the same when they touched down on their colony world - a lot of downtime while the colony team does its work.

    You may be right, but I don't know... Hmm.
  27. SpeedyMaxx
    Quote from: Pvt. Himmel on Apr 04, 2017, 11:34:25 PM
    Quote from: SpeedyMaxx on Apr 04, 2017, 11:32:24 PM
    It's from the dropship, dude.

    Why would a drop ship have a room like that?? With a record player.

    Because some people (like Faris) spend a lot of time on the ship/lander just chilling out and minding the controls while other people explore the planet's surface. Presumably this would be the same when they touched down on their colony world - a lot of downtime while the colony team does its work.
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