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Old March 18 2012, 07:58 PM   #676
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The company develops bullets made from material found in another solar system a year before they introduce the first FTL exploration vehicle.
Did George Lucas write that?
They could always explain that away as stuff harvested from asteroids (similar to how meteorites contain much higher concentrations of iridium than are found on this planet), which could even be a cover story for "we dismantled some alien stuff".
Not the way the time line entry reads.
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Old March 18 2012, 08:09 PM   #677
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This thing sets the bar way high. Apparently it blows Avatar away. JJ and the Trek people better be on their toes because Sir Ridley has officially entered the Building.
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Old March 18 2012, 08:15 PM   #678
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This thing sets the bar way high. Apparently it blows Avatar away. JJ and the Trek people better be on their toes because Sir Ridley has officially entered the Building.
Why do we have to compare them? Because they are both Sci-fi films? They are completely different types of film in style and content.
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Old March 18 2012, 08:19 PM   #679
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They are completely different types of film in style and content.
So one of them isn't heavy with special effects, danger, people running around,
and at least one scene of a woman removing her clothing?

And which one would that be?

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Old March 18 2012, 08:20 PM   #680
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The movie will be awesome no doubt. BUTTT, as we are all worshipping at the altar of Ridley Awesome Scott, if this same movie, shot for shot, were made by Michael Bay, would anyone of us be so excited or heaping praise at the trailer?
What an odd thing to say.

Michael Bay would not make something like this shot for shot, because Bay has a different visual palette than Scott. If Bay shot movies like this, he probably wouldn't be as disliked as he is.
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Old March 18 2012, 08:33 PM   #681
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The very different UK trailer.

I keep wondering if Noomi Rapace's character -- Dr. Elizabeth Shaw -- is meant as a subtle, yet deliberate, Doctor Who reference.
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Old March 18 2012, 08:45 PM   #682
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The very different UK trailer.

I keep wondering if Noomi Rapace's character -- Dr. Elizabeth Shaw -- is meant as a subtle, yet deliberate, Doctor Who reference.
And there's more dialog evocative of Alien: "They opened from the inside" "It was in my throat!"

Very interesting.
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Old March 18 2012, 09:16 PM   #683
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EDIT: Scratch that last bit. On the the Weyland website their inventions/projects timeline includes an entry for a single occupant lifepod capable of suspended life for 50 years. Weak. Why would they put that on the website? I suppose they could subvert and have the pod be destroyed, dooming the final survivor, but still, hold your cards a little closer to your chest, Ridley.
You see something lifepod-like launch just before the Prometheus rams the alien ship in the first trailer.
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Old March 18 2012, 09:30 PM   #684
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They are completely different types of film in style and content.
So one of them isn't heavy with special effects, danger, people running around,
and at least one scene of a woman removing her clothing?

And which one would that be?

No, but one is an action, adventure fun on the high seas type of film, while the other is an horror thriller. I just don't see the point of compare because of they are both sci fi.
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Old March 18 2012, 09:46 PM   #685
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Ooooooh... I think I like this trailer best of all. It builds up the concept of the story quite well, with some great scenes.

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Old March 18 2012, 09:54 PM   #686
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Ooooooh... I think I like this trailer best of all. It builds up the concept of the story quite well, with some great scenes.
I like this one a lot, too. However, it does raise an interesting concern.

Basically, the plot set-up of Prometheus appears to be the same as AVP. Archaeologists discover evidence of ancient civilization, they go in search of said civilization in remote place (Antarctica in AVP, what is presumably LV-426 in Prometheus), and then all hell breaks loose.

However, I have faith in Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott, and I'm sure that any similarities between the two stories are merely superficial.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:14 PM   #687
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^Actually, I was getting a strong Stargate (the movie) vibe. I half expected Daniel Jackson to show up in the first part of the trailer.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:35 PM   #688
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Man, there is so much awesome packed into that trailer! I imagine this has already been pointed out earlier in this thread, but.... I look at the Prometheus, and I see a Firefly-class ship with a far more sophisticated interior.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:37 PM   #689
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Great new trailers, I like both of them. Hopefully the film is as good as the trailers suggest it to be.

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David the android- Big things have small beginnings...

Could he be another android that knows whats going on like Ash?
Maybe he does. Or maybe he is just quoting from this commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ35p...eature=related
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Old March 18 2012, 10:52 PM   #690
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Ooooooh... I think I like this trailer best of all. It builds up the concept of the story quite well, with some great scenes.
Yeah the buildup is better, but I thought the second half of the other trailer was FAR more intense.
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