Posted Aug-05-2017 2:35 PM
It still grinds my gears to this day. Every time I watch Prometheus (which isn't that often), I can't help but get distracted and annoyed by the blatant fact that the original script was clearly set on LV426. The mural of the xenomorph, the engineer putting on his space jockey outfit and sitting in his chair; Taking his position/setting the stage for his 'cameo' in Alien. Then you have the obvious crashing ship that would eventually become the infamous derelict ship.
I mean, really. How dumb did the writers think fans of this franchise would be? Did they think we wouldn't notice? "Oh that's a *different* ship.. Different planet.. We swear" Pfffft.Pull the other one, Lindelof. Maybe it's the case *now*, canonically speaking, but let's be honest folks.. That WAS the space jockey. That WAS the derelict ship, and by F*** that WAS LV-426!
It baffles me why they decided to change it. And the only reason that I can think of is so that they could make room for Shaw to have one last standoff with the engineer in the lifeboat (in true Alien fashion). It's almost like they realised that since they now had the engineer written as the host for the would-be xenomorph for the tacked-on ending, there was no way to get him back to his lovely chair to sit and die in.. so it's like they rewrote everything else to fit around that.
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