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Prometheus: space secrets to be revealed at last (Ridley Scott)
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5:41PM BST 25 May 2012 | By John Hiscock

Posted on 05/25/2012 3:29:06 PM PDT by dennisw

Thirty-three years ago, a science-fiction thriller with the memorable tag-line, “In space, no one can hear you scream” was released with little advance publicity and few expectations. Alien, which was only director Ridley Scott’s second film, became an instant classic for its revolutionary depiction of a future where corporations used grimy space “truckers” in their quest for interplanetary profits and for its blood-curdling thrills.

The film, which cost £5 million to make, went on to gross £85 million worldwide and spawned a media storm of comic books, video games and toys, as well as three sequels and two prequel films. It also launched Sigourney Weaver’s acting career, and the story of her character Ripley’s encounters with the alien creatures became the thematic thread that ran through the sequels Aliens (1986, which was directed by James Cameron), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection.

Now, aged 74, he has returned with Prometheus, technically a prequel to Alien, a term Scott disapproves of, insisting that although it takes place in the same universe as Alien and it contains “strands of Alien DNA”, it stands on its own as a story.

The secretive Scott has kept details of it hush-hush, and websites have been devoted to frame-by-frame analyses of trailers, images and whatever clues Scott and cast members have let drop.

In the first film, the unlucky crew of the space freighter Nostromo finds a derelict spaceship with a “space jockey” – a giant humanoid with an exploded chest in the pilot’s chair. Who he was and what he was doing there was never explained and the question has dogged Alien buffs ever since. Scott pitched the idea of a film answering the space jockey question to Fox studio executives but as he developed it, “a grand new mythology” emerged, he said later.

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1 posted on 05/25/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

This is going to be another summer blockbuster, can’t wait.

It will not have any of the iconic “xenomorphs” in it though.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: dennisw
So some whacky chick writes this review:

As a White Anglo Saxon Protestant woman & corporate attorney married to a Hispanic GANGSTER Rapper musician with a shaved head & tattoos from Los Angeles California USA, The Alien movies was really about Feminism & the ancient Aztec & Mayan cultures of Mexico. As a Liberal White woman being married to a Mexican-American man, I see the portrayal of the Monster & Grotesque which is a big part of Mexican culture where sacrifice of Human Beings is a way to please the Aztec & Mayan Gods. On the Feminine side, I see the Mother Alien as a beast who wants to self-generate herself to perpetuate her Aristocracy which is deeply ingrained in ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England which I studied in my English families genealogy. But as a fan of The Alien movies, I would like to see the Meredith Vickers character played by Charlize Theron turn into the mother Alien in this PROMOTHEUS movie which would suit her personality & character

And my response? Obviously:

As a White Anglo Saxon Christian Male and Computer Developer working with a major international entity, I see the Original Alien as an expose of success of capitalism and the Tea Party (as the 99%-ers in the Nostromo are mowed down one by one) and a good proof that Keynsian economics cannot work. The Aliens are Socialistic beings who share everything equally and devour everything in their path, yet the White Anglo-Saxon and presumably Christian Ripley defeats them. In the second film, we see the female (the "Bitch" alien) sardonically representative of the militant feminism movement, where she seeks to kill and maim men, and lays her eggs indiscriminately, like she has the privilege of a N.O.W. membership, enslaving her hapless male drones to her will, as is extant in the real corporate world.

See? Two of us can play the lame psychobabble game, chicky.

:)

3 posted on 05/25/2012 3:43:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Molon Labbie

I’m just gutted that Jerry Goldsmith isn’t alive to do the soundtrack...


4 posted on 05/25/2012 3:45:03 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Molon Labbie
...but it will have some good scenery.
5 posted on 05/25/2012 3:45:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Lazamataz

That is a fine response.


6 posted on 05/25/2012 3:49:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Lazamataz

“whacky chick” is right - that is one of the nuttiest things I’ve heard since Obama made up his birth story as part of the Selma March of 1965.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 3:51:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Lazamataz

That there are people so brainwashed by the modern educational system and liberalism; that there are people who are so smitten with the ‘idea’ that a friggin monster movie becomes some kind of exercise in mental masturbation, is yet more evidence that we as a species are to stupid to survive.

Bring on the Xenos...Hell bring on Xenu if it will rid us of these inbreds.


8 posted on 05/25/2012 3:52:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: EEGator

I followed up with: “Oh, and get me a beer and make me a sandwich. And SHADDUP over there.”

LOL!


9 posted on 05/25/2012 3:52:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: F15Eagle

Yeah, but I believe I successfully out-whackied her. :)


10 posted on 05/25/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Lazamataz

Little miss Atzlan wannabe would probably be bummed to find out that Pvt. Vasquez of “Aliens” was played by Jenette Goldstein.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 3:53:09 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Oh TOO funny. LOL!


12 posted on 05/25/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Lazamataz

Gads, her grammar and syntax are atrocious!


13 posted on 05/25/2012 3:55:05 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: EEGator

She looks very accomplished to me in at least two areas


14 posted on 05/25/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Lazamataz

Gosh, Laz, I don’t read your ‘critique’ as psycho babble. You seem to have captured the essence of the flick’s power to terrify!


15 posted on 05/25/2012 4:00:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: dennisw

bttt


16 posted on 05/25/2012 4:02:30 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Lazamataz

Makes one wonder which of the two thinks they married up.


17 posted on 05/25/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"Hey, Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?"
18 posted on 05/25/2012 4:02:49 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: dennisw
Every time I look at her, my IQ drops by at least half. Bonus pic:
19 posted on 05/25/2012 4:10:49 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: dennisw
a future where corporations used grimy space “truckers” in their quest for interplanetary profits

He says that as if its a bad thing.

It was precisely the image of blue-collar entrepreneurial space exploration that I found compelling.

I suppose thats also what I like about the Firefly series.

I don't know if thats how its going to be, but its how I hope it will be.

20 posted on 05/25/2012 4:10:49 PM PDT by marron
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To: EEGator; Lazmataz

Doesn’t she have rather high-cheekbones?


21 posted on 05/25/2012 4:30:36 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: sgtyork

She must be part Cherokee.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

and How.


23 posted on 05/25/2012 4:46:12 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: EEGator

Yezzir, that there my FRiend is the heat.

And apparently she survives the mayhem....


24 posted on 05/25/2012 5:33:49 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Molon Labbie
This is going to be another summer blockbuster, can’t wait. It will not have any of the iconic “xenomorphs” in it though.

Indeed. The trailers look awesome. I don't know how the xenomorphs will play out in the prequel. One of the trailers shows a small worm-like creature emerge momentarily from one of the characters eyeballs. Pretty creepy!


25 posted on 05/25/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Lazamataz
As a White Anglo Saxon Protestant woman & corporate attorney married to a Hispanic GANGSTER Rapper musician with a shaved head & tattoos from Los Angeles California USA,

I didn't find her review, but I did find a lot of her other posts she starts with that phrase. She is more obsessed than Cato the Elder ending every speech with "Carthago delenda est".

26 posted on 05/25/2012 6:04:45 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: 6SJ7

You’ll love this new alien then...

http://i.imgur.com/8obeT.gif


27 posted on 05/25/2012 6:13:02 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Lazamataz

You so rock, dude.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 6:14:27 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lazamataz

Classicaly gutting.


29 posted on 05/25/2012 7:43:09 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Lazamataz
So some whacky chick writes this review:

As a White Anglo Saxon Protestant woman & corporate attorney married to a Hispanic GANGSTER Rapper musician with a shaved head & tattoos from Los Angeles California USA, The Alien movies was really about Feminism & the ancient Aztec & Mayan cultures of Mexico. As a Liberal White woman being married to a Mexican-American man, I see the portrayal of the Monster & Grotesque which is a big part of Mexican culture where sacrifice of Human Beings is a way to please the Aztec & Mayan Gods. On the Feminine side, I see the Mother Alien as a beast who wants to self-generate herself to perpetuate her Aristocracy which is deeply ingrained in ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England which I studied in my English families genealogy. But as a fan of The Alien movies, I would like to see the Meredith Vickers character played by Charlize Theron turn into the mother Alien in this PROMOTHEUS movie which would suit her personality & character

And my response? Obviously:

As a White Anglo Saxon Christian Male and Computer Developer working with a major international entity, I see the Original Alien as an expose of success of capitalism and the Tea Party (as the 99%-ers in the Nostromo are mowed down one by one) and a good proof that Keynsian economics cannot work. The Aliens are Socialistic beings who share everything equally and devour everything in their path, yet the White Anglo-Saxon and presumably Christian Ripley defeats them. In the second film, we see the female (the "Bitch" alien) sardonically representative of the militant feminism movement, where she seeks to kill and maim men, and lays her eggs indiscriminately, like she has the privilege of a N.O.W. membership, enslaving her hapless male drones to her will, as is extant in the real corporate world.

See? Two of us can play the lame psychobabble game, chicky.

:)


30 posted on 05/25/2012 11:47:35 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Lazamataz
As a White Anglo Saxon Protestant woman & corporate attorney married to a Hispanic GANGSTER Rapper musician with a shaved head & tattoos from Los Angeles California USA....

That's all I needed to know she's got a fat ass.

31 posted on 05/26/2012 12:09:50 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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As a White Anglo Saxon Protestant woman & corporate attorney married to a Hispanic GANGSTER Rapper musician with a shaved head & tattoos from Los Angeles California USA....

I just wonder how she prospers in her career as a corporate attorney, possessing, as she testifies, a shaved head and tattoos.

32 posted on 05/26/2012 2:10:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Lazamataz

That you did


33 posted on 05/26/2012 7:20:16 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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