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Author Topic: New Footage Shown at CinemaCon!  (Read 28739 times)

Alien Runner
Apr 02, 2017, 08:37:44 AM
Reply #255 on: Apr 02, 2017, 08:37:44 AM
I don't get what is so difficult to accept.

Engineers spread through the galaxy by sacrificing one of their own to start a new. Not every engineer civilization will be as advanced as the ones we saw in Prometheus because they might be at an infant stage of development. David probably encountered a young Engineer civilization and dropped the hammer on them to prevent them from evolving into something like their predecessors. Its that simple.


Scorpio
Apr 02, 2017, 08:41:32 AM
Reply #256 on: Apr 02, 2017, 08:41:32 AM
I would prefer it to be completely unexplained to be honest.  Leave it a mystery.


Infected
Apr 02, 2017, 09:09:30 AM
Reply #257 on: Apr 02, 2017, 09:09:30 AM
Remember this time before Prometheus, all those space tapir memes came out. Remember, remember.... rip Fifield.


Corporal Hicks
Apr 02, 2017, 10:07:23 AM
Reply #258 on: Apr 02, 2017, 10:07:23 AM
ssshhh quiet kid, and listen to the ones who really know how this actually works:

I'm getting very bored of seeing a condescending attitude from you. If I see it again, you will no longer have the ability to post on this website.

We shouldn't have to keep reminding people to be civil or respectful. You're supposed to be adults. Behave like it please or you simply aren't welcome here. It's that simple.


XenoBishop
Apr 02, 2017, 10:27:58 AM
Reply #259 on: Apr 02, 2017, 10:27:58 AM
Can I just add my two-cents,

I just watched a reaction video from GeekTyrant (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKSICi_spRo) - they are usually reliable. They were quite clear that the footage shows a NEW type of species being destroyed by the black-goo bombs. As some people stated from the set-leak that the dead bodies didn't look large enough to be Engineers, according to this video, its because they aren't.

They are apparently another (less advanced, Roman empire-like) race, like humans in which the Engineers created.


So, ya.


bunnyavpg
Apr 02, 2017, 02:25:44 PM
Reply #260 on: Apr 02, 2017, 02:25:44 PM
I don't get what is so difficult to accept.

Engineers spread through the galaxy by sacrificing one of their own to start a new. Not every engineer civilization will be as advanced as the ones we saw in Prometheus because they might be at an infant stage of development. David probably encountered a young Engineer civilization and dropped the hammer on them to prevent them from evolving into something like their predecessors. Its that simple.

David's 'Lab' has what looks like papyrus and charcoal drawings on the walls and his instruments and tools are medieval. There is no sign of any modern technology whatsoever. Add this to the set report about a sacrificial altar and we are looking at a species equivalent to the Aztecs or ancient Egyptians. These are not the Engineers from the start of Prometheus but another product of them.


rabidranger
Apr 02, 2017, 02:27:46 PM
Reply #261 on: Apr 02, 2017, 02:27:46 PM
The existence of another, more primitive alien race related to humanity/Engineers makes sense given David's commentary. Humanity was doomed to destruction and this group was the do over attempt. David feels this attempt is also doomed to fail so he wants to prevent it's inevitable rise.


bunnyavpg
Apr 02, 2017, 02:37:14 PM
Reply #262 on: Apr 02, 2017, 02:37:14 PM
The existence of another, more primitive alien race related to humanity/Engineers makes sense given David's commentary. Humanity was doomed to destruction and this group was the do over attempt. David feels this attempt is also doomed to fail so he wants to prevent it's inevitable rise.

There could be other planets out there inhabited by variants of Engineer created 'humans' in differing stages of advancement. David could have his hands full.


Denton Smalls
Apr 02, 2017, 02:50:04 PM
Reply #263 on: Apr 02, 2017, 02:50:04 PM
Confused about one thing...the footage reports say the derelict is in the act of docking above the citadel, while the trailer shows it clearly crashed in the forest.

What could have transpired to cause that? Maybe David tried to take off and do the same thing to another planet?


fiveways
Apr 02, 2017, 03:00:48 PM
Reply #264 on: Apr 02, 2017, 03:00:48 PM
Confused about one thing...the footage reports say the derelict is in the act of docking above the citadel, while the trailer shows it clearly crashed in the forest.

What could have transpired to cause that? Maybe David tried to take off and do the same thing to another planet?

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Huggs
Apr 02, 2017, 04:39:16 PM
Reply #266 on: Apr 02, 2017, 04:39:16 PM
If Covenant is indeed set hundreds of years after David attacked the engineers, then Shaw is probably dead or was left in an engineer cryo-pod. Judging by that nap the engineer in Prometheus took, I'd say it's entirely plausible. But I wonder if the effects of such a long sleep would effect humans differently than the engineers. Ripley pulled a long stretch, but not hundreds of years. Could brain death or insanity occur after say, 100 -150 years? Either way, David definitely appears to be hostile towards humanity, whether this extended to Shaw or not is the thing. I Personally don't think it's set that far into the future from Prometheus, but you never know.


Darth Vile
Apr 02, 2017, 04:48:04 PM
Reply #267 on: Apr 02, 2017, 04:48:04 PM
This is still a prequel to Alien, so we know it's not hundreds of years post Prometheus.



The Eighth Passenger
Apr 02, 2017, 05:29:20 PM
Reply #269 on: Apr 02, 2017, 05:29:20 PM
Confused about one thing...the footage reports say the derelict is in the act of docking above the citadel, while the trailer shows it clearly crashed in the forest.

What could have transpired to cause that? Maybe David tried to take off and do the same thing to another planet?

They also say that there were evidently other Engineer ships escorting David. Maybe they decided to shoot him down after he started nuking the inhabitants with the accelerant. But what became of those ships then?


 

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