Damn, why had he to pass away?
Bar some 'ehh's here 'n here, guy was pulling out fantastic ideas all the time.
At this point, I wonder if we can make an 'expanded universe' kind of thing and make a film in the Alien saga that actually proceeds with the Jockeys being sentient races that have some kind of ancestral connection with humanity, kind of like the Old Ones... and the Aliens are the equivalent of the Shoggoths, creatures that overwhelmed their masters
, that crafted them to work for them.... My God! If that was actually printed on a film, it would be all kinds of.... wah, immense.
Also, on a side note, this is my vision of a Deep one: