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Deleted Scene?

By Robert T. Trate     June 18, 2012
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Warning: This post contains Prometheus spoilers.
 
Ridley Scott’s Alien quasi-prequel Prometheus raised a lot of questions. Questions like, “How come it’s the guy with the state-of-the-art 3-D mapping thingamabobs who gets hopelessly lost?” And, “Who exactly decorates their house with a big statue of their own head?” And, “Does Stephen Stills even own an accordion?” And…
 
“What was that opening scene all about?”
 
We can’t help with the first three queries but we can offer some fresh information about the film’s first sequence. The Prometheus Forum has acquired an image from some presumably deleted footage which finds the Engineer who commits planet-enriching suicide hanging out with a character who doesn’t appear in the film at all.
 
You can see the image below although, alas, it just raises more questions. Is this so-called “Elder Engineer” an AARP-ized version of his humanity-creating colleagues? Is he from a different alien race altogether — one which engineered the Engineers?
 
 
Concept art in the newly published Prometheus: The Art of the Film shows the Engineer from the opening sequence being handed his fatal dose of black goo by a hooded figure who looks so much more wizened than his buddy that he might indeed be from a different alien race.
 
Your theories on the subject would be most welcome…

 

 


Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.

 

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Wiseguy 6/18/2012 6:01:43 AM

Is it still new 3 days later?

SmokingFrog77 6/18/2012 6:07:44 AM

I've got a feeling that there will be revelation after revelation about what this film means. Could be just the way things turn out, could be a response by the filmmakers to how baffling so many people found it, or it could be planned all along, kind of a multi-platform idea to enrich the film, which would be cool if it was the case, as long as it doesn't require us to buy this book and this exclusive downloadable content and go see the movie 50 times to get it all.

Wiseguy 6/18/2012 6:32:49 AM

What it means? according to interviews it's pretty simple. Our creators thought we got out of hand, especially with religion and the conflicts it led to. They even thought of portarying Jesus as one sent by the engineers and we cruxified him which was possibly the last straw before they decided to terminate us.

Of course that isn't canon cause it isn't in the film yet but that's it. Not really that confusing but as fanboys we want details and explanations and I look forward to a sequel with some answers

invisage 6/18/2012 6:34:41 AM

 I think the issue with the movie is that some of the weaker points would normally be overlooked in many other movies. But because it does raze so many questions (which I love), it makes you question some of these weaker points more. In other words a tighter script, better editing or whatever it was that was its shortcomings would have made this a better movie. Maybe some do this will be fixed in the directors cut. Still a great scifi movie in my opinion

flyinroo 6/18/2012 8:02:25 AM

 It was those "weaker points" that made me not like this movie. I love the questions that were left and I would like a sequel to answer them, but I really want better characters and much better writing.

shac2846 6/18/2012 9:31:45 AM

 Just ordered the book this weekend. Should be here this week really looking forward to seeing the concept art and behind the scenes work. 

silversurfer 6/18/2012 10:31:08 AM

Maybe they weren't completely from a different race, as they may have been opposites from the same race. One peaceful and one a conqueror. Maybe they were out to destroy what the other one created to eradicate everything? The one who drank it and caused genocide may not have been the one that was bad...remember in that first sequence you saw a ship leaving going somewhere...(?) I don't know...just rambling I guess...

DarthoftheDead 6/18/2012 2:05:14 PM

@silversurfer - No, no, I like that....thats a good Theory....Thats using your imagination.....

elrushbo 6/18/2012 2:31:31 PM

Here's what I do not get about this movie. The aliens had been killed 2000 years ago at the 'installation', so we are left to assume it was around that time when they decided to wipe us out. The cave paintings are all much older. We're assuming since the aliens created us and the paintings depict aliens friendly towards us, it is logical to assume that when the cave paintings were made the aliens were in fact friendly and had not decided to kill us.

So WHY do the coordinates found in the paintings lead them to the place where the weapon to kill us is being created??

gammenon 6/18/2012 3:11:07 PM

@elrushbo...Then that kinda makes what silversurfer theorized more of a possibility.   Maybe one part of the alien population is a violent faction and the other one is peace seeking.   The non-hostile group might have tried to tip us off so we could destroy it there before the boneship holding it could launch its way towards Earth. 

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