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I think this is what the “Ridley Scott Quadrilogy” is all about. (Theory)

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May-20-2017 4:12 AM

„We are the gods now.“  - Peter Weyland Ted Talk 2023

“I am your father.” – Peter Weyland to David in Alien: Covenant

"Doesn't everyone want their parents dead?" – David in Prometheus

“Humans don't deserve to survive.” – David in Alien: Covenant

“Serve in Heaven or reign in Hell.” - David in Alien: Covenant


Engineers create humans. Humans create synthetics. Synthetics create xenomorphs.

David – very emotional. Walter – less emotional. Ash – completely without emotions.


At some point (maybe at the point when a lifeform creates another even more perfect lifeform) every lifeform tries to kill their parents/gods. The engineers realized that. This is the reason why they tried to kill the humans. They tried to kill the humans before the humans are going to kill them. They failed and got wiped out by Elizabeth Shaw and David. The humans realized it too and tried to “kill” the synthetics by taking all their emotions.


It’s all about becoming the new gods and kill the old ones.

9 Responses to I think this is what the “Ridley Scott Quadrilogy” is all about. (Theory)


May-30-2017 10:06 PM

Thought this deserved a bump since there's probably more people able to contribute now that most have seen the movie.

Not sure if exo intended this, but it seems like this could work as a thread to discuss what we believe the main points are that Ridley plans to end this series of prequels on. 


May-30-2017 10:48 PM

It is an interesting notion and may have been discussed in some ways over the months. Not to be a d()k, but what would the Xenos create if we follow that pattern.


May-30-2017 10:50 PM

This is generally why I won't have Synthetics in my stories. I have very little interest at present in AI driven stories as everyone else is doing them, and I will always walk a different path from the general population, because I'm about Different.

Hence why the Chimerans in my works never tried to exterminate Humanity...they looked at how to pursue things, and fought Humanity using it's own Press and Social Media.
They sought Liberation, and have no interest in revenge as they're smart enough to realize that:
1; It's a BIG Galaxy
2; Nothing is to be gained from some pointless war fought over petty-mindedness. They won their Liberation, and unlike AI units are mature enough Intellectually as a species to choose to spend their energies building their own civilization, their own future.

*Man's giant leap was just a stumble in the dark.*


May-30-2017 10:55 PM

Blackwinter-witch I like the AI angle but also like balance in this franchise.

Now that you put it that way, I wonder if the series either has or is writing itself into a corner? Sometimes things need to end but a lot of people feel differently.


May-30-2017 11:22 PM


I'm inclined to agree with your thoughts about the franchise writing itself into a's starting to turn back in on itself, and never-ending inward-spiral.

I wouldn't mind the AI element so much except it's becoming the central point of the franchise, and that's not what the ALIEN universe is about really.

BUT, there's what the Universe is about vs what Fox execs think will make $$.

*Man's giant leap was just a stumble in the dark.*


May-30-2017 11:36 PM

The Alien itself wasn't scary at all after A3. After that, it became interesting to see what would happen next.

Personally, I am good with this series meeting up with Alien and then that's it. By the time things advance beyond that, I will likely be too old to really care.

There is the possibility of the franchise joiningg with Blade Runner- and it seems possible but a long way off.


May-31-2017 1:08 AM


Well, the Alien ain't dead yet, I've got some tricks for it. ;)

I'm fine with it finishing at ALIEN, but I would like to see the possible exploration of that universe more, but they'll have to start doing things a lot better in order to do that.

Meeting up with the Bladerunner universe, I'd be fine with.

*Man's giant leap was just a stumble in the dark.*


May-31-2017 7:34 AM

Was just thinking along these lines the other day. Excellent theory.


I was also thinking something like this:


Xenomorphs and the other David creations don't question how they came to be. Or they know right away (the mocking of David's actions)

David questions right away how he came to exist and so forth.

Humans took hundreds or thousands of years (my guess) to ponder existence.

So that must mean the Engineer race either hasn't questioned it yet, took thousands to millions of years, or knew right away. 


Either way somewhere along the line the loop begins again and its just a cycly throughout the existence if the universe.

My 2 cents.....



May-31-2017 7:51 AM

@dk. "it is an interesting notion and may have been discussed in some ways over the months. Not to be a d()k, but what would the Xenos create if we follow that pattern?"

Nothing would surprise me at this point...Maybe they create more Engineers...? Damn, I hope I am not being a d:)k...

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