History Film / Prometheus

20th Feb '17 10:45:11 AM fgenzo159
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* ArcWords: Since David is (at least, partially) based on Lawrence's character, and since he is an important character, three ArcWords of ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' get to become ArcWords of ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', as they are symbolically related to the plot for various reasons :
--> '''David''': "The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."
--> '''David''': "There is nothing in the desert, and no man needs nothing." [[note]]this quote is from Faisal, not Lawrence.[[/note]]
--> '''David''': "Big things have small beginnings." [[note]]this quote is from Dryden, not Lawrence.[[/note]]
11th Feb '17 11:57:07 AM MarqFJA
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* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: Shaw and Holloway gave the Engineers their name because they were the ones who "engineered" (i.e. created) humankind.
11th Feb '17 10:13:15 AM MarqFJA
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* RubberForeheadAliens: A very interesting example. The [[spoiler: Engineers]] are [[HumanSubspecies genetically human]], but looking into their eyes, you see they are ''[[HumanoidAbomination unutterably alien]]''.

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* RubberForeheadAliens: A very interesting example. The [[spoiler: Engineers]] are [[HumanSubspecies genetically human]], but while very humanoid in general appearance, their bodies look like they're [[SculptedPhysique carved from white stone]], they're 9 to 10 feet tall, [[OrganicTechnology their flesh is apparently fused to their skeletal-looking space suits]], and looking into their eyes, you see they are ''[[HumanoidAbomination unutterably alien]]''.
11th Feb '17 10:09:54 AM MarqFJA
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* HumanAliens: A very interesting example. The [[spoiler: Engineers]] are genetically human, but looking into their eyes, you see they are ''[[HumanoidAbomination unutterably alien]]''.


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* RubberForeheadAliens: A very interesting example. The [[spoiler: Engineers]] are [[HumanSubspecies genetically human]], but looking into their eyes, you see they are ''[[HumanoidAbomination unutterably alien]]''.
29th Dec '16 3:11:19 AM BigBadTroper
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A team of scientists and astronauts set out on the research vessel ''Prometheus'' to unravel the mystery of the dawn of mankind. They seek the Engineers, an alien race who may be humanity's creators; scientists Shaw and Holloway believe they have uncovered an "open invitation" to find the Engineers within a reoccurring star pattern found in several ancient human writings. The team soon learns that the location is far from welcoming… and that what they've discovered could endanger the entire human race.

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A team of scientists and astronauts set out on the research vessel ''Prometheus'' to unravel the mystery of the dawn of mankind. They seek the Engineers, an alien race who may be humanity's creators; scientists Shaw (Creator/NoomiRapace) and Holloway (Creator/MichaelFassbender) believe they have uncovered an "open invitation" to find the Engineers within a reoccurring star pattern found in several ancient human writings. The team soon learns that the location is far from welcoming… and that what they've discovered could endanger the entire human race.
10th Dec '16 9:58:48 AM trumpetmarietta
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** [[spoiler: Milburn's death by asphyxiation - or perhaps, worse still, massive internal injuries - when a creature forces its way into his body through his mouth. What occurred beforehand was also ''very'' unpleasant]].

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** [[spoiler: Milburn's death by asphyxiation - or asphyxiation—or perhaps, worse still, massive internal injuries - when injuries—when a creature forces its way into his body through his mouth. What occurred beforehand was also ''very'' unpleasant]].



** Vickers is set up as something of one for Ripley, at least to start with - aloof, no-nonsense, and mercilessly by-the-book when a crew member returns to the ship infected with ''something''. [[spoiler:No doubt deliberately done as a red herring to further Creator/RidleyScott's pre-release claims that Vickers would be the lone survivor]].

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** Vickers is set up as something of one for Ripley, at least to start with - aloof, with—aloof, no-nonsense, and mercilessly by-the-book when a crew member returns to the ship infected with ''something''. [[spoiler:No doubt deliberately done as a red herring to further Creator/RidleyScott's pre-release claims that Vickers would be the lone survivor]].



** When Shaw uses Vickers' autodoc to [[spoiler:remove the fetus]], she is initially told that the machine is only programmed to treat a ''male'' patient. This foreshadows [[spoiler:Weyland's appearance, and the reveal that Vickers is his daughter - the autodoc was for his use in case he needed it]].

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** When Shaw uses Vickers' autodoc to [[spoiler:remove the fetus]], she is initially told that the machine is only programmed to treat a ''male'' patient. This foreshadows [[spoiler:Weyland's appearance, and the reveal that Vickers is his daughter - the daughter—the autodoc was for his use in case he needed it]].



* LaserGuidedKarma: Vickers explicitly tells [[spoiler:Weyland]] that going down to the planet will [[spoiler:result in his death]]. She's absolutely right - [[spoiler:he is mortally wounded by the Engineer]] and dies soon afterwards.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Vickers explicitly tells [[spoiler:Weyland]] that going down to the planet will [[spoiler:result in his death]]. She's absolutely right - [[spoiler:he right—[[spoiler:he is mortally wounded by the Engineer]] and dies soon afterwards.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Holloway]] asks for this - and gets it - from Vickers. Granted, [[spoiler: a flamethrower]] doesn't seem all that merciful, except compared to what was happening to him.

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Holloway]] asks for this - and this—and gets it - from it—from Vickers. Granted, [[spoiler: a flamethrower]] doesn't seem all that merciful, except compared to what was happening to him.



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Shaw's belief in God and wearing a cross is treated as somewhat unusual. Justified in that the people shown to look down on her beliefs are either scientists, ruthless industrialists, or an android - not groups that are generally known for their belief in a higher power. Even if it were a modern day setting (ignoring the android) she'd still likely be the odd one out.

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Shaw's belief in God and wearing a cross is treated as somewhat unusual. Justified in that the people shown to look down on her beliefs are either scientists, ruthless industrialists, or an android - not android—not groups that are generally known for their belief in a higher power. Even if it were a modern day setting (ignoring the android) she'd still likely be the odd one out.



** Shaw again, slightly earlier: [[spoiler:when the Engineer ship is rising up from its circular pit, she jumps from segment to segment of the opening hatch above it, nearly falling between the widening gaps at one point - and then stands stock still on one moving segment to address the other crew members on board ''Prometheus''.]] Only when the conversation is done [[spoiler:does she make a run for the edge of the opening, where she could have completely avoided the risky jumps in the first place]].

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** Shaw again, slightly earlier: [[spoiler:when the Engineer ship is rising up from its circular pit, she jumps from segment to segment of the opening hatch above it, nearly falling between the widening gaps at one point - and point—and then stands stock still on one moving segment to address the other crew members on board ''Prometheus''.]] Only when the conversation is done [[spoiler:does she make a run for the edge of the opening, where she could have completely avoided the risky jumps in the first place]].



-->"You bet he has feelings." - Creator/RidleyScott

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-->"You bet he has feelings." - Creator/RidleyScott"—Creator/RidleyScott
10th Dec '16 9:48:20 AM trumpetmarietta
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A team of scientists and astronauts set out on the research vessel ''Prometheus'' to unravel the mystery of the dawn of mankind. They seek the Engineers, an alien race who may be humanity's creators; scientists Shaw and Holloway believe they have uncovered an "open invitation" to find the Engineers within a reoccurring star pattern found in several ancient human writings. The team soon learns that the location is far from welcoming...and that what they've discovered could endanger the entire human race.

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A team of scientists and astronauts set out on the research vessel ''Prometheus'' to unravel the mystery of the dawn of mankind. They seek the Engineers, an alien race who may be humanity's creators; scientists Shaw and Holloway believe they have uncovered an "open invitation" to find the Engineers within a reoccurring star pattern found in several ancient human writings. The team soon learns that the location is far from welcoming...welcoming… and that what they've discovered could endanger the entire human race.



--> ''I can carry out directives that my human counterparts might find... distressing, or unethical.''

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--> ''I can carry out directives that my human counterparts might find... find… distressing, or unethical.''



* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The ''Prometheus'' crew foils the Engineers' plan to wipe out life on Earth, but Shaw (the sole survivor of the expedition) still has no idea why they decided to destroy the species that they helped create. Desperate for answers, she boards an Engineer spacecraft and, with David as her guide, plots a course for the Engineers' home planet...]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The organic [[spoiler:and corrosive]] black substance that not only does... ''curious'' things to tissue and living hosts, but can apparently both create and destroy entire ecosystems.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The ''Prometheus'' crew foils the Engineers' plan to wipe out life on Earth, but Shaw (the sole survivor of the expedition) still has no idea why they decided to destroy the species that they helped create. Desperate for answers, she boards an Engineer spacecraft and, with David as her guide, plots a course for the Engineers' home planet...]]
planet…]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The organic [[spoiler:and corrosive]] black substance that not only does... does… ''curious'' things to tissue and living hosts, but can apparently both create and destroy entire ecosystems.



* AStormIsComing: ''"...and lots of static. This is not good."''

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* AStormIsComing: ''"...and ''"…and lots of static. This is not good."''



* BigBad: The Engineer race. [[spoiler:They seeded life on Earth, but now they want to get rid of it for some reason. The means they use to achieve this are... ghastly]].

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* BigBad: The Engineer race. [[spoiler:They seeded life on Earth, but now they want to get rid of it for some reason. The means they use to achieve this are... are… ghastly]].



* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler:Shaw discovers she's three months pregnant, despite sleeping with Holloway only ten hours before. Made a lot more horrific because Shaw was sterile and had wanted to have children...]]

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* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler:Shaw discovers she's three months pregnant, despite sleeping with Holloway only ten hours before. Made a lot more horrific because Shaw was sterile and had wanted to have children...]]children…]]



** [[spoiler:The suits, the gun on the ship... etc.]]

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** [[spoiler:The suits, the gun on the ship... ship… etc.]]



** Milburn deliberately tries to touch the "Hammerpede", a snakelike creature that emerges from a pool of the black liquid. This is despite Fifield's pleas for him to stop what he's doing. It ends...badly. As noted under TooDumbToLive below, this is a ''biologist'' who apparently does not recognise a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threat_display threat display]].

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** Milburn deliberately tries to touch the "Hammerpede", a snakelike creature that emerges from a pool of the black liquid. This is despite Fifield's pleas for him to stop what he's doing. It ends...badly.ends…badly. As noted under TooDumbToLive below, this is a ''biologist'' who apparently does not recognise a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threat_display threat display]].



* DeadStarWalking: Guy Pearce appears to be this. It's said in the film that he was close to death just before the ''Prometheus'' set out for LV-223, and recorded a final message knowing his time was at an end...[[spoiler:then it turns out he was on the ship all along]].

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* DeadStarWalking: Guy Pearce appears to be this. It's said in the film that he was close to death just before the ''Prometheus'' set out for LV-223, and recorded a final message knowing his time was at an end...[[spoiler:then end…[[spoiler:then it turns out he was on the ship all along]].



* FetusTerrible: [[spoiler: "It's... [[BodyHorror not a conventional fetus]]."]]

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* FetusTerrible: [[spoiler: "It's... "It's… [[BodyHorror not a conventional fetus]]."]]



** Shaw and Holloway talk onboard the ship when they come back from the first expedition to the structure. Holloway makes a point of asking Shaw if her inability to conceive a child was caused by faith. Later on, she does find out that she's pregnant...[[spoiler:except it isn't a traditional fetus]].

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** Shaw and Holloway talk onboard the ship when they come back from the first expedition to the structure. Holloway makes a point of asking Shaw if her inability to conceive a child was caused by faith. Later on, she does find out that she's pregnant...[[spoiler:except pregnant…[[spoiler:except it isn't a traditional fetus]].



** [[spoiler: Holloway too]]. He says that he is prepared to do "anything and everything" for the mission to succeed. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: David]] takes that a little too literally...

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** [[spoiler: Holloway too]]. He says that he is prepared to do "anything and everything" for the mission to succeed. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: David]] takes that a little too literally...literally…



* LawOfInverseFertility: Shaw is infertile and had always wanted a child with Holloway [[spoiler:just not [[FetusTerrible like that]]...]]

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Shaw is infertile and had always wanted a child with Holloway [[spoiler:just not [[FetusTerrible like that]]...]]that]]…]]



-->'''[[spoiler:Peter Weyland]]:''' There's... nothing.\\

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-->'''[[spoiler:Peter Weyland]]:''' There's... There's… nothing.\\
10th Dec '16 9:47:16 AM trumpetmarietta
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* ApocalypticLog: The recordings that the Prometheus crew encounter when they first explore the ship. They see the aliens in the recordings running away, indicating that clearly something went wrong, and they come upon one that had its head decapitated by a gigantic door.

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* ApocalypticLog: The recordings that the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' crew encounter when they first explore the ship. They see the aliens in the recordings running away, indicating that clearly something went wrong, and they come upon one that had its head decapitated by a gigantic door.



** Everything in the ''Prometheus'' is this. The doors look similar to the ones in the ''Nostromo'', even down to having icons on top of them. Also some of the visuals for the ship's system look similar to the ones in the Nostromo, especially [[spoiler:the animated red X countdown seen when Janek prepares to ram the Prometheus against the Engineers' ship.]]

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** Everything in the ''Prometheus'' is this. The doors look similar to the ones in the ''Nostromo'', even down to having icons on top of them. Also some of the visuals for the ship's system look similar to the ones in the Nostromo, ''Nostromo'', especially [[spoiler:the animated red X countdown seen when Janek prepares to ram the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' against the Engineers' ship.]]



** Justified, as the Prometheus is a brand new expedition ship whilst the Nostromo from ''Film/{{Alien}}'' was an old space truck designed for cargo.

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** Justified, as the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' is a brand new brand-new expedition ship whilst the Nostromo ''Nostromo'' from ''Film/{{Alien}}'' was an old space truck designed for cargo.



** [[spoiler: Fifield's helmet melts into his face. After he's mutated - which forced his body to crawl the entire way to Prometheus legs over spine - and shows up at the ship, [[RasputinianDeath he gets shot repeatedly, run over, and is set on fire]]]].

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** [[spoiler: Fifield's helmet melts into his face. After he's mutated - which mutated—which forced his body to crawl the entire way to Prometheus ''Prometheus'', legs over spine - and spine—and shows up at the ship, [[RasputinianDeath he gets shot repeatedly, run over, and is set on fire]]]].



* DeadStarWalking: Guy Pearce appears to be this. It's said in the film that he was close to death just before the Prometheus set out for Lv-223, and recorded a final message knowing his time was at an end...[[spoiler:then it turns out he was on the ship all along]].

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* DeadStarWalking: Guy Pearce appears to be this. It's said in the film that he was close to death just before the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' set out for Lv-223, LV-223, and recorded a final message knowing his time was at an end...[[spoiler:then it turns out he was on the ship all along]].



* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: The crew of the Prometheus all wear clear domed helmets with lights on them.

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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: The crew of the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' all wear clear domed helmets with lights on them.



* RammingAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler: Since the Prometheus is designed for long-range space travel with little in the way of weaponry, Janek sets the ship on an intercept course with the discovered Engineer ship to prevent it from leaving orbit and attacking Earth]]. Unusually, [[spoiler:the Prometheus is completely destroyed, while the Engineer ship is merely brought down intact to the ground]].

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* RammingAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler: Since the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' is designed for long-range space travel with little in the way of weaponry, Janek sets the ship on an intercept course with the discovered Engineer ship to prevent it from leaving orbit and attacking Earth]]. Unusually, [[spoiler:the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' is completely destroyed, while the Engineer ship is merely brought down intact to the ground]].



* SideBet: The pilots of the Prometheus have a 100 credits bet regarding the findings of the mission.

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* SideBet: The pilots of the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' have a 100 credits bet regarding the findings of the mission.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: After being attacked by the zombified [[spoiler:Fifield]], several crewmembers of the Prometheus shoot him, burn him with a flamethrower, then [[CarFu run him over twice ]] with a truck, and then blasts him one final time with fire to make sure it's really dead.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: After being attacked by the zombified [[spoiler:Fifield]], several crewmembers of the Prometheus ''Prometheus'' shoot him, burn him with a flamethrower, then [[CarFu run him over twice ]] with a truck, and then blasts him one final time with fire to make sure it's really dead.



** Generally speaking, at the beginning of the film, there are seventeen crew members on the Prometheus, but [[spoiler:only about ten of them]] die onscreen. What happened to the others ?

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** Generally speaking, at the beginning of the film, there are seventeen crew members on the Prometheus, ''Prometheus'', but [[spoiler:only about ten of them]] die onscreen. What happened to the others ?
10th Dec '16 9:41:26 AM trumpetmarietta
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* CoolStarship: The SS Prometheus looks every bit the $1 ''trillion'' she cost to make.

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* CoolStarship: The SS Prometheus ''Prometheus'' looks every bit the $1 ''trillion'' she cost to make.
23rd Nov '16 2:17:09 AM eroock
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* BrokenFaceplate: Mutated Fifield, during his rampage, smashes the helmets of several of his crew mates.
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