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Posted by Kradan
 - Nov 22, 2021, 04:30:05 PM
They even had to be saved from their virginity
Posted by The Eighth Passenger
 - Nov 22, 2021, 04:11:11 PM
Quote from: nanison on Nov 21, 2021, 12:28:40 AM
How did they not notice the derelict on such a small planet?

They were dumbass colonists.
Posted by Xenomrph
 - Nov 22, 2021, 08:26:25 AM
It was also behind a mountain range and a good distance from the colony, if we're talking why it wasn't detected after the colonists made planetfall.
Posted by SiL
 - Nov 21, 2021, 01:35:02 AM
"It looks like a rock" and "the signal was deactivated" are basically why the derelict was never discovered.
Posted by BlueMarsalis79
 - Nov 21, 2021, 01:28:09 AM
I suppose that's true, and it is "dead" as stated, in the Prometheus Art of the Film book.
Posted by Local Trouble
 - Nov 21, 2021, 01:11:22 AM
Even if they bothered with the expense of placing satellites in orbit to photograph LV-426 through its pea soup atmosphere, the derelict could have easily been mistaken for a natural rock formation.

Posted by BlueMarsalis79
 - Nov 21, 2021, 12:56:34 AM
But how did they not notice the Derelict? It is a good question honestly, but the answer's that the film did not see technology getting to a point where you can easily photograph an entire planet, never mind it happening in the modern day.
Posted by Local Trouble
 - Nov 21, 2021, 12:53:05 AM
My guess is that it was surveyed later and selected for colonization simply because it could be terraformed into a habitable planet.  The company co-financed the whole thing against mineral rights.

That doesn't mean they scanned every square inch of the surface first.  The derelict was probably next to impossible to detect due to thick cloud-cover and the mountainous terrain.
Posted by nanison
 - Nov 21, 2021, 12:28:40 AM
Was it all a scheme? How did they not notice the derelict on such a small planet? How did they find out about the planet when the only ship that knew about it was the Nostromo?

These are probably old questions but I can't seem to remember the film answering them.
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