I'm not arguing it's not an issue but I do find it more palatable when I stop viewing it as a realistic science fiction like the original film, and more as a gothic romantic horror story that uses space as the backdrop.
This is my point when I said I enjoyed Raised by Wolves
If Scott had freed himself of obligations to the Alien
story-world (obligations such as a serious attempt at realism), by rewriting Prometheus/Covenant
so they had nothing to do with Alien
, then he could have put that unique aesthetic that we saw in Raised by Wolves
This disconnected version of Prometheus/Covenant
would have naturally created its own storytelling style (what Trash Queen describes in genre terms as “gothic romantic horror”) and if that entailed a bit of the bizarre and irrational, then so be it. It would have been a feature, not a bug.