don't get me wrong, I'm okay with shoehorning Prometheus in with Alien, visual style differences and all, but I'm saying that I totally get why people would consider it an anachronism that not a single iota of the fancy, shiny new holographic tech in Prometheus manages to disseminate into any sort of usage seen in any of the movies or the bulk of the EU, and we get a pretty good cross-section of life across the movies and EU (ranging from civilian, to military, to scientific, to corporate) spanning a timeline of centuries. To date the only EU source I can think of offhand that uses fancy holographic tech is AvP2010 (and that managed to come out pre-Prometheus
Like yeah, you can handwave the discrepancies on a case-by-case basis, like why there aren't tabletop holograms at Ripley's ICC inquest in 'Aliens' (or why the map of the Hadley's Hope colony isn't a tabletop hologram), but flat-out ignoring the visual style discrepancy as if it isn't there seems silly.
It's obviously not a deal-breaker for me and I can look past it, but I'm not going to act like I don't understand why people might be irked by it.
To be completely fair, the mapping balls are on the Weyland Industries website as proprietary Weyland tech.
There's a difference regarding 3D TVs and Prometheus tech; those are still new so no one has them but the Prometheus tech has been around for over 57 years, 257 if you include A:R, yet neither the Sulaco nor the Auriga have it.Okay. How many people do you know with old TVs and VHS players hooked up into them in their bathroom.
Also, even though Fifield invented the mapping balls, it didn't stop Wey-Yu from using them in A:CM and they utilize the exact same weapons and technology as the colonial marines.That's A:CM's fault for not paying attention, not Ridley's.
To be fair, the Weyland industries website is proper wank made up by the marketing people.
But i guess it's canon somehow.
Loads of people on this forum were hell-bent as citing it as canon as "proof" that the AvP movies never happened.
I'm okay with it being canon, but I'm also of the opinion that the site is intentionally meant to be taken with a HUGE grain of salt. It's marketing wank, but not the way you're thinking.