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Wayland the Smith

hox

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:01 AM

From Germanic mythology, Wayland the Smith is described as "the weird and malicious craftsman, Weyland".

Coincidence?

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Lawrence of Arabia

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:07 AM

Nice eye! I believe there is some relevance to that as the parallel is uncanny. Peter Weyland was a blacksmith of our times.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:16 AM

hox - 'Coincidence?'

Yes, it is. The name comes from Leyland.

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:18 AM

"One of the things I enjoyed most about Alien was its subtle satirical content. Science fiction films offer golden opportunities to throw in little scraps of information that suggest enormous changes in the world. There's a certain potency in those kinds of remarks. Weylan Yutani for instance is almost a joke, but not quite. I wanted to imply that poor old England is back on its feet and has united with the Japanese, who have taken over the building of spaceships the same way they have now with cars and supertankers. In coming up with a strange company name I thought of British Leyland and Toyota, but we couldn't use "Leyland-Toyota" in the film. Changing one letter gave me "Weylan," and "Yutani" was a Japanese neighbor of mine."
—Ron Cobb, "The Authorized Portfolio of Crew Insignias from The United States Commercial Spaceship Nostromo Designs and Realizations" by John Mollo and Ron Cobb

http://alienanthology.wikia.com/wiki/Weyland-Yutani

Lawrence of Arabia

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:25 AM

Nice Ati :)

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

hox

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:25 AM

The name Weyland has a strong connection with the 'superman of his day'. When did the letter 'd' get added, and by whom?

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:37 AM

hox - By Cameron. Visit the link added by me in my previous comment, you'll find everything there.

Ati

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Posted Sep-21-2017 11:38 AM

Lawrence of Arabia - :) It's a nice day. Scott is the boss. :)

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Alien: Covenant Movie

Release Date:

May 19th, 2017

Plot Synopsis:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS -- and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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