If i'm to be honest, Ridley in most of his interviews doesn't make sense, he pack peddles a lot and then contradicts himself.
That's how evolution works.
Director Clint Eastwood has him beat! He just wrapped another film four weeks ago called ‘Cry Macho’ at the young age of 90!
To be fair, his films are much smaller in scope. Ridley still does big scale productions.
Well it's gotten worse as he's got older tbh. Stuff he says makes no sense lmao. Still love listening to Ridley, especially on the behind the scenes of making his movies, it's great to see his thought process. But yeh, he's all over the place with train of thought and direction during interviews. I don't think even himself knows the direction of the Alien series half of the time, the guy's probably winging ideas and seeing which one sticks.