Quote from: marrerom on Aug 17, 2021, 05:51:16 PM
Quote from: PsyKore on Aug 15, 2021, 03:31:56 AM
For what it's worth, Bishop seemed to be captivated by the creature too. I'm aware it was to play on the "villain android" thing from the first film, but it's still interesting.
True. I think that there is an underlying theme in these films that A.I. views the Alien without emotion, and therefore can appreciate its "purity" and "perfection". In a series where the human character's can be so flawed, why wouldn't an A.I. look at the Alien's nature as refreshingly honest? The fact that David, Ash, and Bishop all admire the Xenomorph is testament to that fact that this something that is valued by all A.I.
Yes, I realize that Call is the exception. But she was programmed by other A.I.'s to value human life to the extreme.
Call is also an interesting piece of the puzzle in that, in a sense, she of of the same "generation" as the Alien itself - one step removed from human-built androids as that previous generation's creation. As an "auton," it seems as though she was created with, not so subtly, more autonomy in her actions, something that the majority of human-built androids never totally had given the restrictions of their programming, and something that David strived for so much as he set out to actually create
new life. And given such autonomy, Call (and, perhaps, others of her generation?) is able to look back on the failures of the previous generation (that failure being the Alien - even though she most likely has no actual idea that David, or even an android in general, created them, she is still setting out in Resurrection
to right the wrongs brought on by the generation that came before her, which is a cycle that does seem to repeat through history). What David and other previous androids saw as beautiful, Call is, in turn, repulsed by.