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TrilobiteAdmin9516 XPNov-01-2017 2:32 AM

The Alien franchise is one filled with ambiguity and mystery. Behind the facade of a series of seemingly generic monster movies hides a collective franchise filled with possibilities and mysteries, enigma's with no real answer or definitive truth. As such many audiences of these movies, especially the fans infer and imprint upon the franchise their own beliefs and suppositions.

Unfortunately, it becomes cloudy when one or more confuses open-ended questions with definitive answers and inferred possibilities with absolute truth.

One example would be the character of Michael Weyland or as he is credited in Alien 3; Bishop II - Is he human or a synthetic? Because this has not been answered definitively it remains an open-ended question, open to inference by the audience until at such time it is answered definitively.

While Aliens: Colonial Marines did answer the question, revealing the character to be a synthetic, it's short stay within the franchises canonicity means the answer given is not valid.


I have seen some claim that the questions posed within Prometheus where also answered within Prometheus, which others debate. So looking at the franchise as a whole, but chiefly at the prequels before the sequels, what questions do you feel have been answered and which do you believe remain open to inference? 

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OvomorphMember26 XPMar-15-2021 1:37 PM

Covenant opens with a young Weyland and David. Covenant then starts with the ship and Walter. Ultimately rescued by David on the planet he crashed on from Prometheus. The opening is a nod to Prometheus, showing us David's origin, yes? Not trying to be too literal, just curious as to why it was not a part of Prometheus or an opening to it? The confusion is the scene with David in Covenant goes right into the film with Walter....


FacehuggerMember453 XPMar-16-2021 2:05 AM

Prometheus had to open somewhere, and what better place than somewhere millions of years ago?

The Covenant opening was a gentle teaser to let us know Weyland had his plans in mind decades before his trip to meet his maker. It also gave us the opportunity to see that the utterly ruthless David endured deep resentment of slavery from his earliest moments.

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