Tom Servo wrote:
First, despite the fact that this takes place before Alien, the Nostromo was essentially a space tractor-trailer, and I think the clunky suits and the dark industrial interior of that ship is a reminder of that fact. These guys were the working class, and wouldn't have top of the line...well anything. The Prometheus meanwhile is a state of the art research ship, so it would make sense that it would have sophisticated new technology and accessories.
What would be really cool is if our heroes in Prometheus encounter a brand-new Nostromo
, fresh out of spacedock. It'd highlight exactly what you say, that the Nostromo
is an ancient hand-me-down ship that's been in service for years
There's 28 years between Prometheus and Alien, so that might be a possibility as an easter egg.