Sep-16-2016 7:27 AM
Ridley Scott had informed us what has happened... he did so not long after Prometheus came out..... yes a few things have changed since ideas after Prometheus to the movie Alien Covenant but these basic principles i think are still at play.
*David with Shaw did leave LV-223 in a Juggernaught and David at very least had made it to Paradise.
*David does get put back together, Shaw has no choice she needs David to be intact in order to leave LV-223... She has no choice but to put David back together to some degree... She is reluctant but David is very persuasive. These comments show us that indeed Shaw can not fly the Ship, and needs David in more than a head and body condition.
*Once the head goes back on, David is very dangerous and Shaw is left open to what ever agenda he has.... this means if we assume Shaw puts him back together and goes into Cryo-sleep there is no way she can control or tell where David would go... does he go to Paradise? does he have a detour first.
He is free to go where he wants, or to communicate back to the company if he does so wish.... we dont know what happens however.
*The Juggernaught they obtain does contain some Bio-Weapon, as David was bringing Hell with him.
These are the things we know for 100% sure...
Now its a case of do we get shown how David is put together, how he manages to make sure Shaw can survive the journey.
We already know how the Juggernaught is operated... David can operate the Control Navigation Chair, select the course to Paradise and bobs your uncle...
What about the Pilot Chair?
We dont know if its needed for Flight... could it be like a Commercial Airplane and that once its into the right altitude you can enter Auto Pilot?
We have to ask why the Cryo-Sleep Pods on the ship, do we assume the Pilot Chair can support the Engineers Life Support and do they remain in the Chair for the journey? Do they only take off and land from the Chair then go into Cryo Sleep like we can assume the Prometheus Take Off/Land Procedure is?
What if the Pilot Chair is only used as a Weapons Guidance... we have to ask why the Chair was designed like a Massive Canon, or Telescope... etc.....
So who knows if the journey from LV-223 to Earth would have been Quick?
There is a lot of unknowns... but then its a case of do they need to fill in every detail? is is needed?
It was never needed in Prometheus to show us that what we can ASSUME... is indeed David and Shaw managed to find and take off with a Engineer Ship.... so those questions of how David got from being in two parts and how Shaw would survive and how/who flies the ship was never answered at the end of the movie... what we was shown was the Post event that they indeed had managed to find and operate and leave LV-223 in a Juggernaught..
So why would the next movie cover, the events prior to that scene after after Shaw recovers Davids body?
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