This is what happens when you bash and smash scripts and cut out huge swaths of exposition. Basic stuff doesn't make sense.
Originally, all four engineers were "infected." The "Last" Engineer was not too happy to be woken up, as it mean the crew of Prometheus had signed his death warrent.
In the movie as it is, we have no idea why anything is happening.
With the exception of Janek's theory that it was a bio weapons facility far away from home, and... Ya know, really Earth shattering stuff.
Quote from: oduodu on Jan 11, 2022, 06:35:35 PM2000 years prior to the weyland crew visiting lv 223 was written very deliberately to not make sense.
That's not actually true. The script Lindelof wrote actually explains a great great deal of what is supposed to be happening and has a lot of exposionary dialogue that was outright chopped out of the movie. I've started to suspect that the reason isn't because they wanted a lot of mystery, so much as having David go on for paragraphs about the history of the Engineers and what's this, what's that... It was so stilted that it was just cut.
Quote from: oduodu on Jan 11, 2022, 06:35:35 PMlindelof is very good at this while keeping people interested.
He's good at raising questions and not answering them, generally, on Lost... And that started to frustrate the audience of Lost. Which is why I was not happy when I heard he was involved as a writer for Prometheus.
Quote from: City Hunter Yautja on Jan 12, 2022, 02:46:56 AMIt is possible the Engineer was put in stasis as a form of punishment, to neutralize him because he was part of giants wanting to wipe out homosapians. Of course that's with the interpretation that there were two sects of Engineers.
We can only go by intent. In the Lindelof script none of that is there. The Engineers are a dying race, desperately trying to extend their lives. Something that should not have been cut because it so perfectly ties into Weyland's motivation... But what the Hell, who wants consistent themes that pay off?
Bottom line is, their experiments blew up in their faces, and the Engineers tried to put themselves in lockdown to avoid it.. and all but the one we meet failed.
Quote from: City Hunter Yautja on Apr 01, 2022, 09:58:18 PMMost likely the stasis Engineer was a back up, kept asleep in case everything "went to pot."
Another possibility is the Stasis Engineer pit himself in stasis to avoid the outbreak.
The most likely answer is that the Engineer was simply not infected. He got lucky, and nobody else did.