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David and Walter

David and Walter

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OvomorphMember34 XPFeb-20-2017 12:53 AM

I don't want to talk about the two androids but about their names. There are two people who are in the history of the Alien movies from the beginning. They are David Giler and Walter Hill. They rewrote Dan O'Bannon original script for the first movie and they were in every movies (including the two AvP movies and Prometheus and now in Alien: Covenant of course) as writer and/or producer.

I think the new android's name did not begin with "E" because David and Walter are tribute to David Giler and Walter Hill.

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NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-20-2017 12:57 AM

logical reasoning. they have been huge influences on the alien franchise. maybe in the future an android could be called Bannon (wev had 'D') and Ron


ChestbursterMember935 XPFeb-20-2017 4:38 AM

metalos: You might be right. I was first thinking of a kind of castling: In 2001 David was the protagonist and Hal the dysfunctional computer. In Prometheus/Covenant David is the dysfunctional computer/synthetic. But I think you might very well be right when it comes to choosing the names.


PraetorianMember3073 XPFeb-20-2017 5:05 AMIt's been said.David has some biblical themes to his name,while Walter is a little more obvious.When they named David,i'm not sure it was the intention,but with Walter,it's become a tribute.Even though neither of them have been very involved said Alien 3.

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OvomorphMember34 XPFeb-20-2017 5:25 AM

@ninXeno426 Yeah, maybe when they named David that wasn't the case, but with Walter it became obvious in my opinion. They produced and wrote the screenplay (with Larry Ferguson) for Alien 3.


DeaconMember10416 XPFeb-20-2017 8:54 AM

I think indeed this was the case...

Maybe it was Coincidence that Prometheus would carry on the Alphabet Order with David (Ash, Bishop, Call) Fire and Stone carried on with E for Elden.

So many may have thought would Alien Covenant not carry on with a Francis etc?

So indeed this could and seems likely is a nod to David Giler and Walter Hill

I do however think that Walter is a David 9 model and Walter is just his given name by the Crew or who ever purchased him.

I mean if in the real World we create Androids who are all say David 8 model... would every company that owns one or person who has one as a Personal Butler..

Would you all call them David? or give them your own name.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10416 XPFeb-20-2017 8:57 AM

I agree that David name does play well with the continuation of Android Names....

And it also does fit well within the religious undertones that Prometheus was doing as Biblical wise David is a very important Character.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianMember3378 XPFeb-20-2017 9:05 AM

BigDave, and now it is time to find who Goliath is in the story. Weyland-Yutani?

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