History Film / Prometheus

18th Jun '16 8:07:51 PM ElectroKraken
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** The flashback viewers see of Dr. Shaw's childhood, which is set in India sometime around the 2060s-70s can easily be mistaken for TheSixties or TheSeventies of the twentieth century from the clothes used. The Scotland 2089 scenes wouldn't look out of place in 2012.

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** The flashback viewers see of Dr. Shaw's childhood, which is set in India sometime around the 2060s-70s can easily be mistaken for TheSixties or TheSeventies of the twentieth century [[TheSixties 1960s]]-[[TheSeventies 70s]] from the clothes used. The Scotland 2089 scenes wouldn't look out of place in 2012.
14th Jun '16 5:38:52 AM Zeiss
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** Janek explaining that the alien base is a military installation stockpiling bioweapons. He didn't see enough of the installation to be the one to come to that conclusion, and there's no guarantee he's right.

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** Janek explaining explaining/speculating that the alien base is a military installation stockpiling bioweapons. He didn't see enough of the installation to be the one to come to that conclusion, and there's no guarantee he's right.
10th Jun '16 2:19:58 AM TrollBrutal
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* GenreSavvy: Almost the entire cast demonstrates this at one point or another.
** Shaw runs on first trope when hell starts to break loose in [[spoiler:the Engineer ship]].
** Fifield and Milburn know to get the hell out of Dodge when the party discovers an Engineer corpse - but then Milburn, a biologist [[spoiler:who should know better than to play with snakes, thinks that strange hissing snake thing is ''cute''...]]
** Vickers refuses to let [[spoiler:Holloway back on the ship when he is obviously infected with the black mutagen]], and Holloway [[spoiler:forces Vickers to kill him with a flamethrower when he realizes the implications of his infection.]]
** Janek [[spoiler:refuses to allow anything related to the black mutagen to leave the planet, up and to sacrificing the ''Prometheus'' and his life to disable the Engineer vessel set to release said mutagen on Earth]].
** [[spoiler:The Engineer they first find deliberately decapitated himself to prevent the mutagen from activating]].
** When running from [[spoiler:the falling Engineer ship, Shaw escapes to the side while Vickers runs straight forward and is crushed]] - but it's only because Shaw fell and so wouldn't catch up.


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* IdiotBall
** Yes, go ahead and pet the strange hissing cobra thing; we all want to see what happens. Scratch that, we've ''paid'' to see it.
** Fifield and Milburn get this together. There are plenty of featureless chambers with good sight lines but they decide it's best to camp out in the room with the creepy vials and the rivers of black goo on the floor.
** Why ''oh why'' would anyone on an alien world take their helmet off? Even if the air's composition is chemically breathable, it's still dangerous, especially since the body has zero preparation for any microscopic contagious life it encounters.
** The fake Weyland Corporation timeline says that the company has developed advanced bioscanners that can detect microscopic life-forms. However, this still doesn't excuse them removing their helmets and introducing ''Earth'' micro-organisms into an alien environment.
** Did anyone stop to consider that maybe the aliens might be hostile?[[note]] Yes they did, they even brought guns and flamethrowers just in case. Unfortunately for everyone else involved, the guy who funded the exploration and the two scientists he says are in charge of the mission don't allow their use.[[/note]] While it is true that there was peaceful contact in the past, they don't consider that maybe there was a reason it stopped. Everyone seems to think that their arrival will be met with fanfare, that Contact they'll be greeted heartily and all their questions will be answered.
** Two of your crew are lost in a hostile environment, with no supplies and no way to provide backup to them until next morning? Sure, captain, go to bed. Don't leave anyone on watch to monitor them in case something happens to them. For that matter, don't have rotating watch shifts either, it's not like ''your'' ship is in a hostile environment either. Don't move the spaceship any closer to the cave allowing them a better chance of getting there.
** So the suit of one of those crew members shows up inexplicably right outside the door, and you the captain realize that something is amiss? [[spoiler: Whatever you do, don't actually tell the rest of the crew, instead of just talking to yourself, or physically stop the doors. Because that would be helpful]].
** If Shaw and Vickers had just run to the side to begin with, [[spoiler: they would have avoided both the ship rolling and tipping over]]. Shaw [[spoiler:only survives because she falls down and realizes she can roll out of the way]]. [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/06/13 Thoroughly mocked]] by ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.
** Fifield managing to get lost on the way out of the ruins. This could be understandable, if he weren't the very guy in charge of mapping the place. And if he didn't later provide Janek with his ''exact'' location by way of coordinates. Gauntlet mounted tracking/mapping device and he relies on his own sense of direction to try and get back.
10th Jun '16 12:44:31 AM deusexadamjensen121
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* GenreSavvy: Almost the entire cast demonstrates this at one point or another. It's however undermined by IdiotBall (see also below).

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* GenreSavvy: Almost the entire cast demonstrates this at one point or another. It's however undermined by IdiotBall (see also below).



* IdiotBall
** Yes, go ahead and pet the strange hissing cobra thing; we all want to see what happens. Scratch that, we've ''paid'' to see it.
** Fifield and Milburn get this together. There are plenty of featureless chambers with good sight lines but they decide it's best to camp out in the room with the creepy vials and the rivers of black goo on the floor.
** Why ''oh why'' would anyone on an alien world take their helmet off? Even if the air's composition is chemically breathable, it's still dangerous, especially since the body has zero preparation for any microscopic contagious life it encounters.
** The fake Weyland Corporation timeline says that the company has developed advanced bioscanners that can detect microscopic life-forms. However, this still doesn't excuse them removing their helmets and introducing ''Earth'' micro-organisms into an alien environment.
** Did anyone stop to consider that maybe the aliens might be hostile?[[note]] Yes they did, they even brought guns and flamethrowers just in case. Unfortunately for everyone else involved, the guy who funded the exploration and the two scientists he says are in charge of the mission don't allow their use.[[/note]] While it is true that there was peaceful contact in the past, they don't consider that maybe there was a reason it stopped. Everyone seems to think that their arrival will be met with fanfare, that Contact they'll be greeted heartily and all their questions will be answered.
** Two of your crew are lost in a hostile environment, with no supplies and no way to provide backup to them until next morning? Sure, captain, go to bed. Don't leave anyone on watch to monitor them in case something happens to them. For that matter, don't have rotating watch shifts either, it's not like ''your'' ship is in a hostile environment either. Don't move the spaceship any closer to the cave allowing them a better chance of getting there.
** So the suit of one of those crew members shows up inexplicably right outside the door, and you the captain realize that something is amiss? [[spoiler: Whatever you do, don't actually tell the rest of the crew, instead of just talking to yourself, or physically stop the doors. Because that would be helpful]].
** If Shaw and Vickers had just run to the side to begin with, [[spoiler: they would have avoided both the ship rolling and tipping over]]. Shaw [[spoiler:only survives because she falls down and realizes she can roll out of the way]]. [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/06/13 Thoroughly mocked]] by ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.
** Fifield managing to get lost on the way out of the ruins. This could be understandable, if he weren't the very guy in charge of mapping the place. And if he didn't later provide Janek with his ''exact'' location by way of coordinates. Gauntlet mounted tracking/mapping device and he relies on his own sense of direction to try and get back...
20th May '16 3:11:02 AM Naresh
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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The twisted, squid-like monstrosity that Vickers had the bad luck to be impregnated with.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The twisted, squid-like monstrosity that Vickers Shaw had the bad luck to be impregnated with.]]
29th Apr '16 3:26:12 PM Arawn999
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* CanonDiscontinuity: ''Prometheus'' apparently ignores the ''AlienVSPredator'' films. The Weyland Corporation [[https://www.weylandindustries.com/timeline timeline]] notably does ''not'' feature Charles Bishop Weyland, who founded Weyland Industries in that canon. Subverted in a sense because [[spoiler: The Engineer's suits and equipment resemble that of a Predator's armor and weapons and many the "pictures" in the room resemble both Xenomophs and Predators]].

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* CanonDiscontinuity: ''Prometheus'' apparently completely ignores the ''AlienVSPredator'' films. The Weyland Corporation [[https://www.weylandindustries.com/timeline timeline]] notably does ''not'' feature Charles Bishop Weyland, who founded Weyland Industries in that canon. Subverted in a sense because [[spoiler: The Engineer's suits and equipment resemble that of a Predator's armor and weapons and many the "pictures" in the room resemble both Xenomophs and Predators]].
29th Apr '16 9:39:54 AM k410ren
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* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Shaw
** TheLancer: Holloway
** TheSmartGuy: David
** TheBigGuy: Fifield
** TheChick: Milburn
6th Mar '16 9:07:15 PM eroock
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* WithDueRespect: Crewman Ravel to Janek before joining him on the suicide mission to bring down the alien space ship: "All due respect, captain. You're a shit pilot and you're gonna need all the help you can get."
3rd Mar '16 4:04:01 PM Arawn999
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A sequel, ''Alien: Covenant'', is being made and is targeted for a 2017 release.

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A sequel, ''Alien: Covenant'', ''Film/AlienCovenant'', is being made and is targeted for a 2017 release.
26th Feb '16 12:34:17 PM MAI742
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What makes this more baffling is that they shouldn't have the desire to remove their helmets in the first place. It isn't addressed in the film, but realistically they would still have to carry their helmets around with them anyway, as apposed to it conveniently sitting atop their shoulders. Its even said that the temperature inside the chambers is a low as minus 16, which is damn cold in Fahrenheit and Celsius. If you had the option to wear a temperature controlled bubble or have that cold air hit your face, you would go with the helmet.

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What makes this more baffling is that they shouldn't have the desire to remove their helmets in the first place. It isn't addressed in the film, but realistically they would still have to carry their helmets around with them anyway, as apposed to it conveniently sitting atop their shoulders. Its even said that the temperature inside the chambers is a low as minus 16, which is damn cold in Fahrenheit Celsius and Celsius.''especially'' so in Fahrenheit. If you had the option to wear a temperature controlled bubble or have that cold air hit your face, you would go with the helmet.
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