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View Poll Results: Prometheus - Poll
A + 16 6.90%
A 27 11.64%
A - 32 13.79%
B + 43 18.53%
B 33 14.22%
B - 21 9.05%
C + 19 8.19%
C 8 3.45%
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Old June 25 2012, 02:38 AM   #781
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Weyland's desire to meet the aliens, to ask for more life, THAT makes sense... but why hire these people? That makes NO sense, unless one twists and twists.
Shaw: "Well, if we...if we can't make contact, why did you even bring us here?"
Vickers: "Weyland was a superstitious man. He wanted a true believer on board."

And with Shaw on board, Holloway HAD to come too - neither he or Shaw would have it any other way. And, until a living Engineer is found and Weyland's ready to step out from behind the curtain, it wouldn't do to have just the two of them going into the temple without some kind of Company-provided aid. It couldn't be just David and the lady doctor - David would likely have to split off from the main party at some point to pursue his "agenda," and the doctor is, well, a doctor. It can't be any of the other main Prometheus crew members, they're needed to fly the ship. So a pair of extra scientists, just to make Shaw/Holloway feel supported and secure. And Doubting Vickers, who doesn't want to see the mission succeed anyway, has no intention of making things any easier for our two "true believers" by hiring any professionals. So she picks out a pair of "anything for a buck" union types.
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Old June 25 2012, 02:40 AM   #782
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Either that or his mimicry of contempt and wonder is so precise as to be indistinguishable from human emotion, in which case the difference between them being real emotions or not is largely a moot point.
I think it's more than a moot point. My Sims show happiness and glee when I buy them a new CRT TV. Are they really feeling happy?
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Old June 25 2012, 03:02 AM   #783
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Have you even listened to Dexter's internal monologue in social situations?

"What do they expect me to do now/ look happy? I think it's happy... Show some teeth."

Matt LeBlanc's character Matt leBlanc said something along these lines in his new series Episodes... "Special effects? I'm over it. You know how I was in Lost in Space, well I'll tell you a secret... I wasn't really lost in Space."

The actor pretended that the character might be feeling emotion in a funny accent.

But he's been programmed to not beleive that he has emotion, and he's been programed to reject that he has emotion even as he is experiencing emotion and exhibiting emotion...

Data should have put his foot through Rikers face for lauighing at him when he was learning to whistle.
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Old June 25 2012, 05:03 AM   #784
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What is the smoke monster
Who are the others
What is jacob
What is the hatch?
What do the numbers mean?
Well, obviously the smoke monster is a person... who was sucked into the glowing rectum of the island and turned evil, but who really wants to only get off the island. He can take human form, but instead of using this ability from the beginning thought it would be more fun to appear as L.A. smog and take actions that repeatedly block his chances of escaping the island... like killing the pilot... because he totally likes to be unpredictable.
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Old June 25 2012, 06:08 AM   #785
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The Smog Monster is explained in the second to last episode.

Is his twitter feed still active?
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Old June 25 2012, 10:44 AM   #786
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l'm still trying to figure out why the polar bears were on the island.
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Old June 25 2012, 11:58 AM   #787
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l'm still trying to figure out why the polar bears were on the island.
It was explained in some Lost special "webisode" that followed the finale if I recall correctly. The thing of it is, I can't seem to remember what the hell the explanation was.

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Old June 25 2012, 12:09 PM   #788
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They were shipped there from a DHARMA facility. I can't remember exactly why.
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Old June 25 2012, 12:17 PM   #789
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Weyland's desire to meet the aliens, to ask for more life, THAT makes sense....
Actually, even that doesn't make much sense. Prior to the launch of the mission the movie presents no information to even remotely suggest that the beings depicted in the cave paintings are our creators.

Aliens from another world, yes, definitely, but not the slightest scrap or clue that these beings made us and have the ability to prolong human life.

Someone, presumably Shaw, jumps to the conclusion that these aliens created us. She somehow manages to convince others of this, including Weyland. How I don't know, as she has no evidence. I guess she just chose to believe, and Weyland inexplicably chose to believe her.

So perhaps it all makes sense. Weyland was a senile old fool who gathered together a group of clueless idiots on a fool's errand of epic proportions.
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Old June 25 2012, 12:41 PM   #790
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Old June 25 2012, 02:02 PM   #791
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Weyland isn't a Senile old fool.

He's doomed.

I'm sure they said something like that his life expectancy was measured in days not months, and as long as he was in cold storage, he was the chairman of the board, till he got back and died minutes later, which pissed Vickers off since the old fart might outlive her, if the ship didn't come back quickly.
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Old June 25 2012, 02:03 PM   #792
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The next film in the series will be a Forbidden Planet remake with the engineers being the Krell and Robbie replaced with Robert, another android.

One thing I thought of, who's to say the Engineers don't eventually succeed in their plans to bomb Earth with the goop? We never visit future Earth itself in the ALIEN movies (ALIENS is on a space station), it's referred to as a "shit hole" in Alien Resurrection. According to General Perez, the xenos were needed for "Urban Pacification". Maybe Earth is full of killer mutants?

It's just common knowledge so no one says it outright in the films. Like the Stormtroopers being clones in the Star Wars universe.
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Old June 25 2012, 02:13 PM   #793
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The next film in the series will be a Forbidden Planet remake with the engineers being the Krell and Robbie replaced with Robert, another android.

One thing I thought of, who's to say the Engineers don't eventually succeed in their plans to bomb Earth with the goop? We never visit future Earth itself in the ALIEN movies (ALIENS is on a space station), it's referred to as a "shit hole" in Alien Resurrection. According to General Perez, the xenos were needed for "Urban Pacification". Maybe Earth is full of killer mutants?

It's just common knowledge so no one says it outright in the films. Like the Stormtroopers being clones in the Star Wars universe.
I think there's an alternative ending to Resurrection where Ripley and the rest of the survivors land on Earth and it's a wasteland.
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Old June 25 2012, 03:00 PM   #794
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The next film in the series will be a Forbidden Planet remake with the engineers being the Krell and Robbie replaced with Robert, another android.

One thing I thought of, who's to say the Engineers don't eventually succeed in their plans to bomb Earth with the goop? We never visit future Earth itself in the ALIEN movies (ALIENS is on a space station), it's referred to as a "shit hole" in Alien Resurrection. According to General Perez, the xenos were needed for "Urban Pacification". Maybe Earth is full of killer mutants?

It's just common knowledge so no one says it outright in the films. Like the Stormtroopers being clones in the Star Wars universe.
I think there's an alternative ending to Resurrection where Ripley and the rest of the survivors land on Earth and it's a wasteland.
Which always made me wonder why everyone was so shit scared of Aliens getting to earth?
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Old June 25 2012, 03:29 PM   #795
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Which always made me wonder why everyone was so shit scared of Aliens getting to earth?
Probably one of the reasons it got cut.

I always pictured Earth in Alien universe as a Blade Runner style planet. Polluted, over-populated, dystopic (corporate owned), but still home.
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