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Old June 24 2012, 02:11 AM   #759
Nightowl1701
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Re: PROMETHEUS - Grade and Discuss

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
You don't think in the world of Alien there's a (capable) scientist who would be willing to work for a TON of money, who would sign a contract?
Obviously there WAS - Elizabeth Shaw. (Or at least Weyland thought so.) SHE wouldn't run away, and her quest for answers would override any desire for fame and glory. Holloway, as events proved, was simply along for the ride as her boyfriend (to keep Shaw happy). He was in the same category as Millburn & Fifield = Canary in the Coal Mine/Cannon Fodder.

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
If it was that important to Weyland that HE be the one to discover, why didn't he just go with a shipload of Davids? David was MUCH more capable of... well, EVERYONE... Weyland HAD the destination... Why did he need a human crew? IF it was so important that HE be the one to discover the Aliens... and not just getting a longer life.
Good question. Obviously Weyland wouldn't have the prejudice against robots Holloway and others displayed. Vickers, on the other hand...

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
AND, ...Michael Collins was a fucking hero. And NOT an idiot.
AMEN to that. But ask anybody these days under 30 who was on that mission, and you get "Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and...uh, the other one..."
(I really wish there was a thumbsup that didn't have the wink.)
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