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Yutani Corporation Quiet Eye Dr. Elizabeth Shaw intercept April 8, 2079, Weyland Industries Project Genesis

Yutani Corporation Quiet Eye Dr. Elizabeth Shaw intercept April 8, 2079, Weyland Industries Project Genesis

Ingeniero

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Posted Jun-17-2017 10:50 AM

Yutani Corporation Quiet Eye Dr. Elizabeth Shaw intercept April 8, 2079, Weyland Industries Project Genesis

I looked at the timeline of the Yutani Corporation Quiet Eye intercept and part of the below Alien: Engineers script to catalog some of the background leading up to the Prometheus expedition to LV-223.

I brought in images that matched up to the Alien: Engineers script descriptions of the meeting between Dr. Holloway and Dr. Shaw with Peter Weyland, Vickers, and David near the timing of the Yutani Corporation intercept. The furniture in the room is similar to what is shown in the hologram played on arrival to LV-223.

Alien: Engineers (Script by Jon Spaihts, beginning page 7, names reconciled to Prometheus)

INT. WEYLAND’S WHEEL - RIM - FOYER 

A luxurious lobby. Tasteful lighting. Eames-era furniture in wood and chrome: the past’s vision of the future. David leads past models of planets, moons and asteroids. Holographic labels and data swirl around them.

David

These are all the planetary bodies on which Weyland Industries has mining claims.

The end of the hall is dominated by a huge globe of Mars.

Markings indicate widespread surface activity.

 

David (CONT’D)

And Mars. Weyland’s crown jewel.

 

Dr. Charlie Holloway 

How is that going? The terraforming.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw

They say you’re getting diminishing returns. It’s not working.

 

David

It’s the greatest engineering project ever attempted. Challenges are inevitable. Mr. Weyland’s a determined man.

 

Dr. Charlie Holloway
This is the writing of the Engineers. We’ve found it on every continent. And last year, we found our Rosetta Stone. 

The display shows the Engineer obelisk under the sea. 

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
The writing is a formula giving the location of a single star in our sky. 

 

Peter Weyland 

Which star? 

 

Dr. Charlie Holloway
We’re keeping that confidential for now. But that’s where we want to go. 

 

Peter Weyland
You want me to pay for an interstellar research expedition! 

 

Dr. Charlie Holloway
It’s a chance to be part of a revolution in scientific... 

 

Dr. Charlie Holloway
Don’t sell me, professor. You’ve been turned down by every university and government agency under the sun. Nobody’s going to gamble that kind of money on your hunch. 

Holloway deflates. Watts winces. This is a bloodbath. 

 

Peter Weyland (CONT’D) 

Nobody but me. 

(he grins)
I’ve read your research. 

 

Dr. Charlie Holloway
That’s impossible. Our research is- 

 

Peter Weyland
Quantum encoded on secure servers, yeah. We have an A.I. division, you should know. Doing impressive things. 

(he leans across the desk)
I know which star you’re wishing on. 

The scientists stare at Weyland. 

 

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw

You’re bluffing. 

 

Peter Weyland 

Zeta Two Reticuli. 

He regards their shocked faces with satisfaction. 

He swivels back to his desk. Rummages in a drawer. 

 

Peter Weyland (CONT’D)
My people checked your science. They say it’s solid.
He pulls a thick contract out. Drops it in front of Holloway. 

 

Peter Weyland (CONT’D)
I’ll give you your expedition. Ship and crew, supplies, support. One condition. 

Holloway picks up the contract with the cautious joy of a man double-checking a lottery ticket. 

 

His voice is husky: 

HOLLOWAY What’s that? 

 

Peter Weyland
You get the discovery. Control of the site. But any technology you find? Anything at all. That’s mine. 

Holloway reaches out slowly and picks up the contract. Riffles the pages of small-print legalese. 

 

Peter Weyland (CONT’D)
You take David with you. My eyes and ears. And Vickers...you’re going too. 

 

Vickers stares at Weyland in shock. 

Mr. Weyland was notified about the Yutani Corporation interest in Dr. Shaw in a series of memos and updated on the progress of Project Genesis.

The Yutani Corporation intercept was in Scotland, see below.

If Dr. Shaw was calling Peter Weyland from Scotland then it is most likely during her work with Dr. Holloway on the Isle of Skye shown in Prometheus.

 

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tdby2

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Posted Jun-17-2017 11:26 AM

God damn illuminati or what

Nathan Adler

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Posted Jun-17-2017 2:20 PM

@Ingenioro:

What's really interesting about this is the memo mentioning that finding the origin of mankind is "an initiative in line with the mission of Weyland industries".  What exactly is the mission statement of Weyland Industries?

 

And if Peter Weyland wants all technology found at the LV-223 site, might this suggest David is still fulfilling this purpose for Weyland Industries by the time of Covenant?

Ripleys_Ghost

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Posted Jun-17-2017 2:56 PM

This was Sir Ridley's version of Blade Runners' voight kampff test.

More background about Peter Weyland, Weyland corp and how they operate can be found in these discussion about the various versions of the prometheus scripts:

Jon Spaihts’ Alien Prequel

"As it turns out, Weyland already knows everything Watts and Holloway are telling him, thanks to elements within his company spying on the two scientists. But Weyland’s not entirely egotistical or greedy. Despite having already obtained and confirmed the veracity of their research, he is charitable enough to offer them a contract and a claim on any archaeological finds; bar any alien technology they might uncover. Holloway signs, and Weyland informs him that David will accompany the expedition as his “eyes and ears” – as will Vickers, much to her own shock."

Damon Lindelof’s Prometheus

Weyland Industries Timeline

Peter Weyland

Ingeniero

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Posted Jun-18-2017 9:01 PM

Thank you for the great links Ripleys_Ghost. I love this background stuff.

Ingeniero

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Posted Jun-19-2017 8:58 AM

Thank you again ninXeno426 for telling me about the Quiet Eye intercept months ago. I can't imagine how I missed it in 2012 but I did.

Cerulean Blue

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Posted Jun-19-2017 9:49 AM

@Ingeniero - This is great stuff!  Up Voted!

Ingeniero

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Posted Jun-19-2017 10:13 AM

Wow, thank you Cerulean Blue. I love your stuff too.

Ingeniero

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Posted Jun-19-2017 10:14 AM

The timeline image is large if you open it in a new window.

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