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Posted Feb-01-2017 2:16 PM

Several Alien fans believe that the Engineer ships are/were grown like ordinary plants in a vegetable garden.

But if we look at some concept art images (Steve Messing) of the ship in question, it is easy to see that they are very similar to hammerhead sharks. Is it possible that the Jaggernaut was made of/from a dead animal? You decide!


17 Responses to ENGINEER SHIPS – Animal origin?


Feb-01-2017 2:21 PM

So the derelict is actually a skeleton? Wow, now that's a game changer,  g r e a t    i d e a !

Now I wonder... What does it look like naked with skin?



Feb-01-2017 2:26 PM

That's something I've thought.Thanks to Giger's magnificent art work,it has the same biomechanical look as the xenomorph leading one to believe it may have been alive at once point in time.

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 


Feb-01-2017 2:53 PM

Engineer ship concept art by Gutalin and frog skeleton:


Feb-01-2017 2:54 PM

I think it was envisioned as some living Organism, maybe part basic Organism and Part Plant?

Basically say a Star Fish Meets Pumpkin with some Mechanical Elements lol

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Feb-01-2017 2:55 PM

@Ati good observation with the Frog

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Feb-01-2017 3:00 PM

Thx, BigDave, look at the shark's mouth. The ship has a 'mouth' as well. And look at the rays of light. :D


Feb-01-2017 3:12 PM

LOL yeah when i look at it like that its uncanny

Wither that was the intention though... but yes looks like one.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Feb-01-2017 5:33 PM

Other Prometheus concept art images:



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Feb-02-2017 8:26 PM

I've always envisioned the Juggernauts growing amongst cliffs in huge channels of some writhing Giger biomech landscape and then flying off to other worlds by a space jockey who is also grown within each ship. When they reach their destination the two ends of the U or C shape meet in coitus and the ship impregnates itself thus creating the Alien egg cargo which is then deposited from the clearly labial openings of the ship.


Feb-04-2017 12:17 AM

I think of the design of the Derelicts/Juggernauts every time I see this picture:


Feb-04-2017 7:46 PM

Nice aux!


Feb-05-2017 2:17 AM

There are some alien fans that prefer that the derelict ship was grown out like a plant. I am more of a naturalist/realist or what ever to call it and I think that the ship is something that the engineers built or maybe found somewhere when they were traveling in space and took back to their planet to evolve it. Just because they have the same shape as a shark doesn’t mean that they were grown like shark, they simply have the same shape. For example if you make a statue that looks like a horse it means that it has a shape like a horse but these are not the same things.


Auximenes: That is an interesting observation


Feb-07-2017 9:30 AM

Impregnates itself... Interesting idea. Like blood worms - they can do that if I'm not mistaken.


May-02-2017 5:21 PM

/Talking about a scorpion-like ship again.../

I think it's a good idea to revisit this thread, the old topics can be new for the newcomers.

A more or less relevant and rare image of the Derelict with closed entrance, I can't find it in higher res:

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