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Author Topic: Engineer's planet or "seed-race" that the Engineers "planted"?  (Read 5604 times)

Nightmare Asylum
Mar 19, 2021, 03:12:07 PM
Reply #30 on: Mar 19, 2021, 03:12:07 PM
Going to drop some Into Charybdis spoilers here, so don't open if you haven't read the book yet and want to remain unspoiled:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Corporal Hicks
Mar 23, 2021, 08:25:36 AM
Reply #31 on: Mar 23, 2021, 08:25:36 AM
Don't forget it looks like we'll be seeing one in Fireteam too!


David Weyland
Mar 23, 2021, 08:10:37 PM
Reply #32 on: Mar 23, 2021, 08:10:37 PM
I like to think the beginning of Prometheus is the seeding of Planet 4 rather than Earth


Immortan Jonesy
Mar 24, 2021, 12:36:42 AM
Reply #33 on: Mar 24, 2021, 12:36:42 AM
I like to think the beginning of Prometheus is the seeding of Planet 4 rather than Earth

And the ship returned millions of years later to serve as a roof for their children. Everyone lived happily until David's arrival.
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Moral of the story ~ Never let your robot play the flute.


bb-15
Apr 03, 2021, 10:32:10 PM
Reply #34 on: Apr 03, 2021, 10:32:10 PM
Is discovered planet in Covenant actually The Engineer's planet? The race David exterminated doesn't look exactly the same like Engineer's from Prometheus. No pale white skin, no black eyes. Their city doesn't look technologically advanced either. It's ancient Greek and Roman alike. Docking ship floating above the city is the only technology that resembles the technology used by Engineers in Prometheus.

Are "Engineers" in Covenant another "seed-race" that the real Engineers "planted"?

My thread was inspired by Twin Perfect video (21:59)



The behavior of the Engineers as not being "advanced" enough has been a complaint going back to "Prometheus".
Would advanced beings sacrifice themselves?

In "Covenant" we have similar complaints that an advanced society would never have architecture in their cities which doesn't look advanced compared with modern earth skyscrapers.

I don't accept any of those criticisms. As Ridley explained in an interview, he is taking sacrifice from the Mayan‘s civilization and applying it to a super advanced society.
As for old architecture, there are ancient buildings in several cities around our world, such as Florence or Venice, where people live in old buildings but they have advanced technology.

* Ridley understood something which has been missed by many fans of the Alien franchise. That the Xenomorphs as weapons are not that advanced.
They are biological creatures with some upgrades but they are not much more lethal than a grizzly bear combined with a spitting cobra.
- When Ridley was contemplating the meaning of the Space Jockey‘s civilization (in the “Alien” DVD commentary), he had to come to grips with this.

His description of super advanced tech combined with more primitive cultural aspects led Ridley to show us a hybrid  civilization. That it has carried over for millions of years ancient practices which appear less advanced.
* However, the important thing to remember is that our modern world has such hybrid societies combining ancient practices with advanced technology.

;)


Trash Queen
Apr 04, 2021, 12:34:24 AM
Reply #35 on: Apr 04, 2021, 12:34:24 AM
Not much more lethal? Yeah... Right...  ::)



Trash Queen
Apr 04, 2021, 04:24:32 AM
Reply #37 on: Apr 04, 2021, 04:24:32 AM
That's the one way you can get Ridley behind it.


judge death
Apr 04, 2021, 04:34:43 AM
Reply #38 on: Apr 04, 2021, 04:34:43 AM
I wish the Engineers were a cult that worships another species.





Not much more lethal? Yeah... Right...  ::)

Maybe he went too far in a few places.
This would explain and fix so many issues with ridleys prometheus and to a degree covenant movies.




[cancerblack]
Apr 04, 2021, 08:11:41 PM
Reply #41 on: Apr 04, 2021, 08:11:41 PM
Just throw in something about Shub-Niggurath and her thousand young, jobs a goodun.


TNF
Apr 05, 2021, 12:00:43 AM
Reply #42 on: Apr 05, 2021, 12:00:43 AM
There is quite the pantheon, and I am just getting my feet wet...



Baron Von Marlon
Apr 06, 2021, 12:36:33 AM
Reply #44 on: Apr 06, 2021, 12:36:33 AM
Wish Jon Spaiths and Lindelof would write a book or something with all their ideas on the Engineers.
Since there were already plans for on sequel (or more), they were planning on telling us more.
Alas...

Gods upon gods upon gods.

Until you get to a primordial being that spawned more beings, before dying.
I'd be ok with that.


 

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