Fox have just launched a new Alien viral website! Unlike the Alien: Covenant specific sites, this one lets users input data to the iconic MU/TH/UR computer, also commonly referred to as MOTHER. This is the interface Ripley and Dallas used in Ridley Scott's original Alien film back in 1979 and if you input the exact same codes Ripley enters in the film, you get the same responses! It's quite fun and likely houses some hidden goodies for Alien: Covenant.
As with any viral website of this nature, the name of the game is guessing the right key words and phrases. Inputting select lines of specific code does clearly generate alternative responses.
As a community, let's see what hidden content we can unlock by trying to crack MU/TH/UR's security settings. Post your attempts and their results in the comments section below! I will update this post as new discoveries are made.
The favicon for the website is an image used for the videogame Alien: Isolation, if that lends any clues.
As a side note, it is interesting to note that although the website clearly coincides with Alien: Covenant, the URL encompasses the entire Alien Universe. This could suggest that this website may hold secrets to not only Alien: Covenant, but possibly even Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 as well. Only way to find out for sure, is to get cracking.
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Entered "Primary mission" it told me that Ripley encountered a type "XX121" xenomorph. That means Wayland already knows many of them, logically 121 different type minimum... But it only knows xx121, the other queris are unable to compute :(
Typed in "Where is David?" and got the answer "Where-abouts unknown". It also tells you the crew of the prometheus, and the nostromo, and some basic info about Peter Weyland. Those are the only things I've found that I haven't seen on here.
Look what happened when I typed in "planet test" into Mother:
If I'm reading this right, it sounds an awful lot like LV-426 is the planet that the engineers tested their black goo on (notice at the bottom of the infographic that it says the info came from an engineer manual).
My crank theory is that they sent in the Space Jockey with the eggs to eliminate whatever life was there, but he had a little mishap on the way over. So plan B was to drop the black goo in. By the time Ripley and Co. show up, well..."no indigenous life", etc. etc.
Something else interesting:
It also responds to "ryan gosling", "Harrison ford", and "2049". Now why would it do that???
Lastly, I've been snooping around the Weyland industries viral website for phrases to use. I pulled "cosmic call 2" from the mission database page, and after entering it into mother, it read "130748". How mysterious!
THE TRILOBITE WAS THE RESULT OF CHARLIE HOLLOWAY BEING INFECTED WITHCHEMICAL A0-3959X.91 – 15 AND ENGAGING IN SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH ELIZABETHSHAW. IT IS NOT MADE CLEAR IF THE CREATURE WAS CONCEIVED BY THEIRINTERCOURSE OR IF THE INFANT CREATURE MERELY MOVED INTO SHAW FROM THEINFECTED HOLLOWAY.
If you play about with the HTTP request, the metadata in the response gives a hint to how the back end works e.g. if you simply put 'engineer' in, it seems to reference a unique database entry with the name "How did the Sacrificial Engineer seed a planet?". If you enter 'sacrificial engineer' it returns the entry for "What is a Sacrificial Engineer?"; "Unable to compute" is referenced as "Default Fallback Intent".
It also seems to keep a 'score' that keeps track of the percentage of successful requests you make.
just a few , the narcissus,executive officer gilbert kane,ashs job?,where was gilbert kane born?,eggs in cargo,enhance request.lockmart starcub light shuttle,what does the adult decon look like? that give diffrent answer then just: Deacon.
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