« on: June 23, 2012, 11:18 PM »
So...saw Prometheus tonight, and kept thinking back to this thread throughout. I thought it was pretty good overall, sort of started to fall apart a little bit after the whole self-caesarean thing, but solid for the most part.
Most of the previous comments about the surgery etc I could suspend disbelief for, but the biggest plot holes for me were the gap between this film and Alien.
Why is the planet known as LV-426 in the Alien moves but LV-233 (or whatever) in this film? Are we to believe these were not the same planet?
Well, assuming it is the same planet, which I think is logical, then you have to assume the crashed ship from this film is the one the crew of the Nostromo encounters. Which begs the question - how does the Engineer get from the escape pod back to his pilot's chair in the ship, with full flight suit on, AFTER the alien has already burst out of him? Because that's clearly where he is when the crew of the Nostromo board the ship and enter the bridge room. That seems like a big continuity error to me.
So I guess you also have to assume that the alien that burst from the Engineer was the Queen, and she subsequently laid all those hundreds of eggs throughout the ship, asexually somehow?
I think the black ooze was simply a biological weapon the Engineers had created to wipe out life after they had created it previously someplace, for whatever reason. It was a pathogen designed to mutate its host and create a parasitic organism that would essentially destroy everything.
Of course, then you're left with a whole planet full of aliens/facehuggers/eggs, so I don't see how that is an improvement really, but maybe they had a plan for that too.