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Old April 18 2012, 12:08 AM   #811
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Re: Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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Ha ha, yeah, apparently so.

And as a David myself I can't help but find it amusing that my name is apparently a good fit for creepy, expressionless androids who look like they could snap and strangle you at any moment. First the little kid in A.I. and now this.
Not to mention Ash in Alien.
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Old April 18 2012, 12:51 AM   #812
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Really liking the look of this film...glad to see Ridley isn't a slave to his past.

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I really like the sleeker style and design, but I still hope he keeps the same slow-build, documentary-style approach with the directing that we saw in the first Alien.

That's always been my favorite aspect of that movie, and I'd hate to lose it.
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Old April 18 2012, 12:53 AM   #813
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So has it always been known that Alien takes place in 2122? I was always under the impression the dates were kept pretty vague in the Alien universe, but clearly I wasn't paying enough attention.

In "Aliens", Ripley makes mentions that Burke sent the message to the LV-426 on I believe 06/12/79. So taking the year as being 2179, and Ripley having been frozen for 57 years, the events of "Alien" take place in the year 2122. So it does seems Scott is paying some respect to what canon Cameron established in the series.
I think it's best if sci-fi movies avoid specifying the year in which they take place. Or if they do give the year, just give the last two digits of the year, leaving the exact century to our imaginations, like Cameron did in Aliens or George Lucas did in THX-1138. THX-1138 leaves it to our imaginations whether it takes place in 1987, 2087, 2187, or some other century even further in the future. It helps to avoid the film feeling awkwardly dated later on, like 1984 or 2001: A Space Odyssey or all of those references to Khan being from 1996 in Star Trek.
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Old April 18 2012, 02:16 AM   #814
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I think it's best if sci-fi movies avoid specifying the year in which they take place. Or if they do give the year, just give the last two digits of the year, leaving the exact century to our imaginations, like Cameron did in Aliens or George Lucas did in THX-1138. THX-1138 leaves it to our imaginations whether it takes place in 1987, 2087, 2187, or some other century even further in the future. It helps to avoid the film feeling awkwardly dated later on, like 1984 or 2001: A Space Odyssey or all of those references to Khan being from 1996 in Star Trek.
THX-1138 takes place in the 25th century.


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Old April 29 2012, 09:29 PM   #815
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New trailer
Awesomeness & spoilers galore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1byZkbNB3Jw
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Old April 29 2012, 09:38 PM   #816
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New trailer
Awesomeness & spoilers galore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1byZkbNB3Jw
Man.... I so want to see this.
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Old April 29 2012, 09:42 PM   #817
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1byZkbNB3Jw

Man.... I so want to see this.
Ditto!
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Old April 29 2012, 09:49 PM   #818
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Old April 29 2012, 09:51 PM   #819
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Oh, this looks so great.

And I laughed a bit, when they had the exchange:
- "Not a map. An invitation."
- "From whom?"
And the next thing on screen is the text: "From Ridley Scott". Do they really have to spoil the ending?
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Old April 29 2012, 10:06 PM   #820
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Do they really have to spoil the ending?
As I understand it,

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Old April 29 2012, 10:42 PM   #821
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Fox Promises Prometheus Will Remain Uncut Even If It Gets An R Rating

http://sciencefiction.com/2012/04/27...s-an-r-rating/
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Old April 29 2012, 10:48 PM   #822
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Fox Promises Prometheus Will Remain Uncut Even If It Gets An R Rating

http://sciencefiction.com/2012/04/27...s-an-r-rating/
Nice.
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Old April 30 2012, 12:13 AM   #823
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Fox Promises Prometheus Will Remain Uncut Even If It Gets An R Rating

http://sciencefiction.com/2012/04/27...s-an-r-rating/
Thank god.
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Old April 30 2012, 12:20 AM   #824
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Yay, 3-D blood, guts and boobies!
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Old April 30 2012, 04:21 AM   #825
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Ha ha, yeah, apparently so.

And as a David myself I can't help but find it amusing that my name is apparently a good fit for creepy, expressionless androids who look like they could snap and strangle you at any moment. First the little kid in A.I. and now this.
Not to mention Ash in Alien.
David Ash?
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