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Submit your questions for Ridley Scott and the cast of Alien: Covenant!

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EngineerAdmin21074 XPApr-24-2017 11:43 AM

Since creating this topic, I have announced I will be attending the world premiere of Alien: Covenant and will also have the opportunity to interview Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir and Danny McBride.

Please submit any questions you have, below! I will try to include as many as I can!

78 Responses to Submit your questions for Ridley Scott and the cast of Alien: Covenant!


ChestbursterMember554 XPApr-30-2017 11:24 PM

I would probably only have one question for Ridley Scott. Since I doubt he'll give us the lowdown on the black goo (as that's probably a major plot point later) I would ask if he plans to explain how it works. This question would need to be framed a certain way if we're to get a straight answer. It would begin with a statement.

Mr. Scott, in Prometheus and from what we've seen of Alien: Covenant, it would appear that the pathogen which has been dubbed "the black goo" has varying effects when a living organism is exposed. Will the reason for this be explained in Alien Covenant? If not, will a reason ever be given in any of the subsequent films or is this one thing that will remain a mystery?


Really hoping he would say there will be an answer provided. If there isn't, it could completely unhinge the integrity of the films.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPApr-30-2017 11:39 PM

QueenElizabethShaw Nicely phrased.


ChestbursterMember554 XPMay-01-2017 1:46 AM


Thanks. Now if only there was a way to somehow get the questions on this thread addressed. It would be fantastic if at some point, the admins here could get some interview time booked or arrange a video chat session.

I'm sure it's easier said than done though.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-01-2017 1:48 AM

QueenElizabethShaw Chris will be meeting RS face to face for an interview and that is why he made this thread. Were you aware of the announcement? Here it is in case you did not see it.



FacehuggerMember143 XPMay-01-2017 4:23 AM

I'll have to agree...why no androids first and drones. Why no helmets...And no protection. It's just unrealistic. The aliens will find a way it's so easy to make a plot to include realism/caution and infection...after all you already did it with alien! And why all the stupidity in Prometheus...was it supposed to be a haunted house in space? They should have been bimbo teenagers :) . 

 "It's almost as if they are making it up as they go along" :D


PraetorianMember2674 XPMay-01-2017 5:56 AM


Please thank Sir Ridley for me, for returning to his Alien Universe. Both with PROMETHEUS and COVENANT. I wish he could make Sci-fi movies and in particular Alien prequel/sequels forever more!

From the images and footage we have seen so far, I have gathered the impression that Sir Ridley is paying homage not only to A L I E N itself, but to the many great talents he worked with on A L I E N. The likes of H.R Giger, Moebius, Gerry Goldsmith etc. Does he agree with that ?



"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


PraetorianMember2674 XPMay-01-2017 6:02 AM

To the cast: I would like to ask them what it was like to step onto The Master World-builders sets and have so much detail and realism to work with?

[For the record I think they are the luckiest people in the world!]


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


PraetorianMember2674 XPMay-01-2017 6:21 AM

To Michael Fassbender: Post the "Meet Walter" video I'm getting quite an Ash from A L I E N vibe from Walter, re his haircut and certain mannerisms. Were there any particular films, or roles by other actors which influenced your basis for Walter's character and nuances? Did Sir Ridley suggest any for inspiration? 



"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

Dark Nebula

XenomorphStaff1171 XPMay-01-2017 7:01 AM

You can choose some of the questions.

Q number 1:

"Ridley, heroic son, what was the most challenging and difficult thing to you while making Alien: Covenant?"

Q number 2:

"Ridley, heroic son, how was it working with the new actors on the set of Alien: Covenant?"

Q number 3:

"Ridley, heroic son, what can you tell us about the Engineers? Their agenda,culture, anything about them. You described them as elegant, dark angels."

Q number 4 to everyone:

"What would you rather prefer? James Cameron's Xenomorph queen or Giger's unused Egg silo from the first Alien. Now we all know about the xenomorph queen, but Giger's idea was different, more nightmarish. In Giger's mind, the eggs were produced from pregnant biomechanical looking bellies that were on the walls of the Egg silo. And what are your thoughts about Giger's idea?"





ChestbursterMember554 XPMay-01-2017 7:17 AM


I did not see it and you just made my day. This is pretty cool. Some of the questions on this thread are really good. It'll be awesome to find out what Ridley and the others have to say.


OvomorphMember32 XPMay-01-2017 7:41 AM

Sir Ridley, please tell us AWAKENING would be what we PROMETHEUS fans have been waiting for since you mentioned ALIEN - PARADISE LOST the first time!

And, as mentioned by dk, Sir Ridley, would you please release a proper DC of Prometheus?


OvomorphMember52 XPMay-01-2017 9:08 AM

Following Prometheus - and if you remember, back then people thought it would lead up to "Alien" and answer questions, turned out the movie postet way more questions than it answered in the first place - there were hugh discussions in the fan-community what this or that has to mean, the mythological connections between greek mythologie and Christianity - speaking of Prometheus vs Lucifer for example - and dozens of valid interpretations and theories.

My question to Sir Ridley Scott would be, if he was aware of these vivid discussions in the community and a) if he took pride in it (taking it as an indicator that the movie was interesting and inspiring) and b) in how far some theories that he may have read online may have had an influence on the direction in which the Alien Mythologie will move. Or had he made up his mind and knew from the beginning exactly where he would go with the sequels?

Much greetz from Germany

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OvomorphMember11 XPMay-01-2017 10:07 AM

Where is Ellen Ripley??


ChestbursterMember554 XPMay-01-2017 10:10 AM


It didn't even occur to me to ask that but it's a great question. Definitely something I've wondered about in the past.


OvomorphMember51 XPMay-01-2017 3:51 PM

I would ask if it is scary on set


EngineerAdmin21074 XPMay-02-2017 11:52 AM

If anyone has any questions they would like to add, please post them up! I will only be able to add new ones for another day!


PraetorianMember2674 XPMay-02-2017 12:16 PM

Chris, have the greatest time!

Can't wait to hear all about your wonderful experience, see you on the other side ;)



"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


EngineerAdmin21074 XPMay-02-2017 12:30 PM

Thanks Lone! :) I'm very excited but at the same time, very anxious. To sit in the same room as Ridley will be incredibly humbling. I can't wait!


PraetorianMember2861 XPMay-02-2017 2:23 PM

Chris, again, to ditto the above, I and my family and friends who are not on this forum wish you a wonderful time!!







PraetorianMember2861 XPMay-02-2017 2:28 PM

Question for R. Scott and any producers:

Are they aware of the game ALIEN: Isolation, and do they consider it to be a genuine part of the ALIEN Universe, considering it draws so heavily from ALIEN and was done with an obvious deep appreciation of that film?






DeaconMember10324 XPMay-02-2017 4:56 PM

Indeed hope you have a great time Chris, if i could not celebrate by Birthday Weekend and have £$$£ instead of anything i could jumped down to London myself ;)

Hope you have a Fantastic Time, and what a Privilege this would be, meeting Ridley Scott Personally would be amazing, must be a Bucket List for many...  Shame that HR Giger was not around no more R.I.P as i bet that would have been a great meeting too.


Then maybe asking Ridley Scott this.

We see the Derelict in Alien seems more Bio-Mechanical and very HR Giger Atheistic compared to the Engineers Technology in Prometheus and maybe Alien Covenant.  It was mentioned we have not yet reached this Aesthetic Yet. Does this mean the HR Giger Influences are something to come, or something very Ancient.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


OvomorphMember21 XPMay-02-2017 9:59 PM

I would like to ask Ridley Scott, how long has he known where the Alien story truly began?


OvomorphMember28 XPMay-02-2017 11:52 PM

I am not whining but am just curious. Does the complete absence of East Asians(especially men) in your movies not warrant some kind of explanation? like some kind of disease wiping out only Asian men but not women?  Or some kind of Black Panther taking over the US and killing all Asian men at least in the US?  It kind of bothers me not from political activists' point of view but just for the sake of plausibility.


FacehuggerMember143 XPMay-03-2017 11:41 AM


I've wondered about that: I would like to ask Ridley Scott, how long has he known where the Alien story truly began?

Because it's seems like he's been making it up as he's been making the film's. At least that's what he said...i wonder if he had any rough ideas earlier on.


It's difficult to ask questions as many of them will be answered or not by watching the new film :) . Like when will we see this demi God...or other higher beings as hinted in the Prometheus art book or...are there prophecies involved with this set of films.


Anyway it is looking very good so far could well be the film many people wanted with Prometheus...hopefully we see this story open up into the enormity that could well be something like what actually exists in our universe...things almost as old as the universe...And maybe some older!....fingers crossed! And good luck...

 "It's almost as if they are making it up as they go along" :D

Glenn R

OvomorphMember23 XPMay-11-2017 3:16 AM

To Michael Fassbender - 

1. I came away from Alien Covenant with the conclusion that the biggest monster in the entire Alien franchise was not the was David. Was it difficult play someone so morally indifferent?


OvomorphMember15 XPMay-12-2017 5:25 PM

Please ask RS

1) if David the new hero, a metaphor for us technology loving humans with confused emotions and reservoir of creative intentions yet destruction capabilities 

2) if RS is a replicant from the future with answers about our origins,  you can poke himor something.



OvomorphMember11 XPMay-13-2017 1:23 PM

I have a question for Ridley.

At what point did you completely lose grip on the genius you created with Alien (1979)? At which point did you decide to abandon the mystery and creepiness of the xenomorph and turn it into a terrible CGI mindless monster in Covenant?

Generally interested to know how aware he is that he has undone all the amazing lore he set down. How aware he is that James Cameron showed you how to add action to Alien and still be incredible and interesting. How aware he is he's lost all constraint?



OvomorphMember18 XPMay-13-2017 3:25 PM

To the cast and crew of Alien Covenant:


Do you feel that the story of Alien Covenant is any of the following..


1) A paradoxical polar opposite to Alien Resurrection that is able to withstand the depth of Resurrection

2) A representation of the idea that self-awareness is a false bias (an idea which relates particularly to the fate of Elizabeth Shaw)

3) A representation of an external force using an original and its replication as replications of each other


Thank you very much. I'm a lifelong Alien fan, and wanted a sequel to Prometheus that was about Elizabeth Shaw, but am nevertheless happy with the sequel that was made.





OvomorphMember19 XPMay-14-2017 8:03 AM

To Ridley Scott,

Do you and John Logan have any plans on bringing the Space Jockey front and center as a major character in your future installment(s)?  In addition, will it be something beyond an Engineer in a chair suit??




OvomorphMember11 XPMay-14-2017 9:20 AM

I hear that the engineers are pretty much ignored in covenant.And that most of the important questions from promethius don't even get addressed. Mr. Scott, come on man...What the hell? Been waiting a long time for this movie, now gotta wait some more?I like the mindless killing monsters as much as anyone.But you really had something going with Promethius.I really hope that all of that genius storytelling does not just get ignored.

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