1 June 2012

Prometheus has been teasing us for months now. The campaign started by drawing the lines between the 1979 Alien and the year 2023 in a series of viral videos. Peter Weyland (of Weyland-Yutani who sent the Nostromo into space in Alien) presents a TED talk in the year 2023 about his visions of a changed world through humanoid technology created by Weyland Industries. We then met Weyland's most recent creation, David 8, the humanoid robot who claims he "will do almost anything you could possibly ask of him" in a promo trailer for the product. After that came Elizabeth Shaw's classified Prometheus Crew File where she explains to Weyland how he must assist her hunt to find the beginning of humankind. Then finally, we are introduced to Prometheus' landing sequence, seemingly a piece of cake for such a large ship! For the people who just couldn't wait, we hosted a 00:01 screening in the early hours of this morning. 

The film released today is part prequel to the Alien trilogy and part an further exploration of the original themes. Just where did that lone humanoid corpse found by the crew of the Nostromo come from? It also gives director Ridley Scott a chance to get his hands on the kind of CGI technology he could have not imagined in 1979. 

A team of explorers have landed on the Planet Zeta 2 Reticuli (an actual planet), suggested by the scientist Elizabeth Shaw as a source of alien scrawls within caves and within the scriptures of ancient civilisations on Planet Earth. These drawings are apparently an invitation from the aliens to "come and find us"... But, as emblazed on the promo posters for the film this "search for our beginning could lead to our end" and the whole human race comes under threat. 

Just watching the trailer for Prometheus gives me goosebumps, this film is definitely not to be missed. And in case you were wondering - the ship Prometheus is named after the titan who was tortured by the gods for giving fire to the humans, and we all know what happens when you play with fire....

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