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Alien: Covenant Trailer 2 Analysis - Shaw's Dog Tags and Engineer Suits!

Alien: Covenant Trailer 2 Analysis - Shaw's Dog Tags and Engineer Suits!

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The second trailer for Alien: Covenant came packed with new footage. Today we look at two specific cut-scenes which answer some questions we were pondering. The first of which addresses who's dog tags were discovered by Daniels in the crashed Juggernaut and the second looks at a set piece from Prometheus that has been re-used for Covenant!

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw's Dog Tags

The dog tags discovered by Daniels is in fact Shaw's. When you crop the image and rotate it, you can make out the words "DR. E SHAW". This scene likely takes place in the Hypersleep Chamber of the Juggernaut. A recent set visit report revealed that Shaw locks herself in this Hypersleep chamber and uses it as a refuge, likely from David. Whether or not Shaw is actually discovered in this room or not has yet to be explained.

Alien: Covenant Trailer 2

Space Jockey Suits - Engineer Pressure Suits

Of course, as the Covenant crew investigate the downed Juggernaut, they will pass through similar passages we saw in Prometheus. Prior to entering the Orrey room, like in Prometheus, a series of Engineer Pressure suits line the walls before the door. These suits and this hallway was teased briefly in the new trailer:

Alien: Covenant Trailer 2

Alien: Covenant Trailer 2

Also - it's interesting to note this screenshot below, which shows the crew initially entering the ship. It looks like the Juggernaut crashed against a waterfall. Water is seen running from off-screen, under the downed craft, outwards, down the mountainous terrain beneath it.

Alien: Covenant Trailer 2

It's possible upon crashing on the planet's surface, some of the Black Goo leaked from the Urns which housed them, into the water of this new planet. Perhaps this is how the spores were created?

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2017-03-02 13:03:56

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14 Fan responses to Alien: Covenant Trailer 2 Analysis - Shaw's Dog Tags and Engineer Suits!

SuperBerserker

Mar-02-2017 1:12 PM

@Chris Are you still going to post the full review with the screenshots in HD? There are more things I wanted to discuss, but I'm waiting for you to post the most accurate analysis of the trailer altogether.

Apex_Predator

Mar-02-2017 1:14 PM

I just think landing on a waterfall is just too convenient to move the plot along. Unless it was done on purpose which will likely be the case.

Now that I think about it. David told Shaw about the other ships and that he would take her back to Earth. Perhaps David knew there was more black substance on those other ships and wanted to use it on Earth. Since Shaw did not want to go back, David probably thought "hmm well I can always use them on the Engineers since they are an exact match with humans. I think David knew everything that was written on the temple walls.

 

Chris

Mar-02-2017 1:19 PM

@SuperBerserker, Yep! There's so much to analyze though, so I'm trying to separate some of it into smaller articles, I've got a few more on the way to round it out.

Ryan_C

Mar-02-2017 1:24 PM

Chris:   I like the waterfall theory.....      Do you think when david and shaw left 223, they took the toxin with them?   

Otih

Mar-02-2017 8:21 PM

Guys it looks like there is a body of a baby protomorph on the table in the David lab scene.

Karstenphd

Mar-02-2017 9:28 PM

Love you Chris! :-) too cool! Thanks! :-)

Chris

Mar-02-2017 9:32 PM

Appreciate the love! Haha

@Ryan_c, If by toxin you mean a cargo bay full of Black Goo filled urns, then yes. I am 99.9% sure they had a full payload of bio-former on board.

Ryan_C

Mar-03-2017 5:47 AM

Ah I see.  That's a pretty good theory regarding the waterfall and spores.  I'm liking it

chli

Mar-03-2017 8:14 AM

It sure will be interesting to find out what happened to Shaw . . .

Shasta cyclone

Mar-04-2017 7:33 AM

What's interesting is that they crash landed the juggernaut and seem to be stuck there.

Why are there no more ships on a planet that supposedly the engineers are from or colonized themselves. There is obviously ( in the trailers ) engineers technology there. I also noticed that there seems to be no "power" at the engineers metropolises. Why? Could it have been something that also killed the engineers which makes believe David didn't do it. Perhaps it's tied to the civil war that many have brought that could deep'n the story even more.

Gravity .86

Mar-06-2017 11:15 AM

At the 2:02 mark it shows and I'm guessing it's Walter, it shows him trying to dodge something or he's scared of something. I'f the reports are that Walter is more "Robotic" why does he seem to be fearful? In Prometheus David didn't flinch an eye in dangerous situations. I just thought it was a strange thing to see and I wanted to know if anyone picked up on that?

Walter: Robotic and benevolent.

David 8: Smug, god complex dickhead that sometimes helps people before poisoning them. 

Babylonxeno

Mar-06-2017 11:38 AM

Maybe the director will not explain what happened to the engineers, just like in Prometheus with the stacked bodies. Its very symbolic of ancient accounts of plagues and so on eh.

for me, i think that ship they crash releases the black goo payload, once thats out there, what are you going to do about it? Leave the planet? I cant see david using it as a weapon on a planet of engineers, outnumbered and outgunned.

observation: ship appears to have crashed on a hill, wouldnt it disintegrate on impact? 

Robert Aya.

Mar-08-2017 10:30 AM

I like the whole idea of this movie, I rather not to expect much to be wowed. But I think elizabeth shaw will be in this movie as a video or a hologram explaining something. James Franco's is still a mistery for me, since we only see in the trailer the ship that lands but not the mother ship from the trailer. Lots of mystery here!

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