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Introducing David 8, he can repair himself.

Introducing David 8, he can repair himself.

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PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-02-2017 11:24 AM

David 8 is different from previous David android models in his capability to repair himself.

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FacehuggerMember159 XPMar-02-2017 11:40 AM

I see it says "Major repairs or physical damage must be addressed through an authorized Weyland Cybernetics facility."  I'm guessing decapitation would be considered "physical damage" and require "major repair". :-)

I am certainly intrigued to find out how he gets his head back on!


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-02-2017 11:53 AM

Maybe David 8 was brought in for repair, via juggernaut, to the authorized Weyland Cybernetics facility just before heading to Paradise to address his displeasure with the Engineers for the removal of his head? Maybe not but I can't be sure.

He can perform his own maintenance and repairs but told Dr. Shaw he needed her help after she gave the Engineer something else to concentrate on.

She, Dr. Shaw, was kind enough to lug out his bottom portion to the new juggernaut. I'm sure he needed Dr. Shaw to assist him in connecting his head in order to begin repairing himself.


XenomorphMember1234 XPMar-02-2017 12:05 PM

David needed Shaw is order to get off LV-223, but would likely be able to instruct her how to reconnect him.


FacehuggerMember355 XPMar-02-2017 12:17 PM

David is smart, strong, and devious. That being said, he would need alchemy, Voodoo, and some serious Hollywood fantastical science in order to reconstitute himself without external support.

Most likely COA: One Elizabeth Shaw assisted him (with his guidance)


XenomorphMember1261 XPMar-02-2017 12:30 PM

Still trying to figure out how she can move bodies, heads in duffel bags, rappel out of jugs, wrestle engineers all right after just having squidward


FacehuggerMember355 XPMar-02-2017 12:37 PM


"Still trying to figure out how she can move bodies, heads in duffel bags, rappel out of jugs, wrestle engineers all right after just having Squidward"

LOL. What can we say other that she's a beast (figuratively and now after David's intervention, literally....)



XenomorphMember1234 XPMar-02-2017 1:32 PM

Considering she's doubled over in pain a lot of the time despite numerous pain killing injections - she manages with great difficulty.


OvomorphMember27 XPMar-02-2017 1:48 PM

Maybe she is a tranny XD thats why she cant have children...


DeaconMember10416 XPMar-02-2017 2:26 PM

its likely David was Semi Repaired by Shaw... then gained trust and was more repaired and then he managed to somehow perform a better repair or something on himself... or with the help of someone else....  who he then screws over too.

Just speculation however...

But indeed David will be in a semi-repaired state but then a fully repaired one after.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-04-2017 9:17 AM

I agree BigDave. I do think David 8 will be able to romance Dr. Shaw, sing songs, act out plays, and say whatever he can to gain her trust.

The David 8 model is bald upon creation from the company so I would think with growing hair he would be able to style it as he wishes. And if he can figure out how to fly a juggernaut and design a race of space demons to attack humans, then he would have the capability to change his hair color.

He's got a lot going for him.


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-04-2017 9:36 AM

S.M, I believe you are correct. Ridley Scott mentioned that below:

“You can’t have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive. So maybe he’ll persuade her to help him put the head back.”

Centauri covered this as well as DenzelTH's topic in regards to assistance from Dr. Shaw to David 8.


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-05-2017 11:21 AM

Does David 8 use this Weyland Industries technology on other Engineers to harvest secrets from their dead heads?


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-05-2017 3:02 PM

David appears to have more than one non-scorched Engineer in his workshop.

How many Engineers could have been asleep in the juggernaut David 8 used to get to Paradise?

Did David 8 harvest Engineers by sabotaging their hypersleep chambers on the juggernaut he traveled in?


DeaconMember10416 XPMar-05-2017 9:36 PM

Once again fantastic points Ingeniero

We really cant be sure... Fassbender did drop a hint a while back when asked about AC and David and Shaw traveling to Paradise alone...  Fassbender said they are alone "as far as we know"

Or similar lines... which could only mean a few things.

1) Deacon... but then why risk going back to the Lifeboat, and also Prometheus was shot to show us the Deacon happened after they had left.  Need to think problems faced with a Adult Deacon on the ship.

2) Engineer?  Maybe yes there could be some who have managed to get into Cryo-sleep  this would give David some to experiment with, but also what if some of these was infected like the other 3 Chest Busted ones in the same Ship as the Last Engineer in Prometheus... but these Engineers had not yet suffered this fate?

This would give David some starting point for experiments.

The Problem with this is Shaw would refuse to go on a Ship with Engineers, she would also be concerned what David would do when she is asleep and if he wakes one of them up.

Also would she maybe not want David to wake them up and get her answers, but she would make Sure David has a Bargaining Chip like the Black Goo as if they dont... we know what happened the last time a Engineer was woken up.

3) Worms... these could sneak onto the ship, in Shaws Backpack or anywhere and not be spotted and Black Goo + Worms means Hammerpedes...

Hammerpedes if they are taken from Worms are Egg Layers and would need TWO to reproduce and mate and as they are Hermaphrodites we would get TWO sets of Fertilized Eggs.

The Hammerpedes to me seem the most likely cause for the Outbreak as far as Chest Busted Engineers.

So i thought in regards to Fassbenders comments that Option 3 was the logical one.

But who knows.. maybe its option 2 after all?

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-11-2017 12:36 PM

The construction methods appear different for Walter than they were for David 8.

The metal skulls are different for David 8 above from the tissue matrix shown below (similar to stem cell organ templates) used to grow Walter in.

Familiar room.

Someone else (BigDave) mentioned a Yutani Corporation Geisha a long while back. 

Is this a Weyland Yutani Corporation Geisha building the Walter?


DeaconMember10416 XPMar-11-2017 12:44 PM

"Someone else mentioned a Yutani Corporation Geisha a long while back. "

Indeed i think that was me, well i mentioned it a few times as it was in my Prometheus 2 Draft i abandoned... where they was Assassins to Kill Vickers

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-11-2017 12:48 PM

I thought it was you BigDave. I envy IBM's Watson computer that stays current with 1,000's of medical articles per day. 

I try and study what people have said in related topics and can be a little weak in recognition once you go back months...(and days too).


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-11-2017 12:53 PM

So, BigDave.

It this Walter below waking up with Peter Weyland (based on the familiarity of the room) or is this David 8 (that went to LV-223) and he was built like the future Walter models?

Was the David 8 that accompanied Peter Weyland on the Prometheus built like the advanced models Weyland Yutani Corporation delivered with Walter?


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-11-2017 1:02 PM

And if so, was David 8 on Paradise built using Peter Weyland's DNA similar to the theorized contribution of DNA to the Walter Product?

"Customers with genetic abnormalities may not meet requirements for safety certification."

Is DNA used to construct Walter?


DeaconMember10416 XPMar-11-2017 1:45 PM

I would say its David in that shot...

Guy Pearce has confirmed he is in the movie, which adds up to the rumor a while back he was in a Scene with David when David is first activated and Weyland talks about creation and immortality and then David goes to play "Enter the Gods of Valhalla" on a Piano.

Well this shot clearly seems to be the case of that, i would say this is either David 1 in the year 2025 or up to David 3 in the year 2035

I also assume Each First Model Prototype so say David 1.00001 and David 2.00001 etc etc have their Memories and Experiences transferred over to the next Prototype Model

So David 8 is David 8.0001 for example and has nearly 70 years of memories, which is in essence his SOUL and in essence makes him IMMORTAL

I would say David 8 is 100% Synthetic..

I did wander about Walter right from when we was told Fassbender plays David and a Doppelganger before AC was announced and after...  And i was wondering why the Term Doppelganger  would we be seeing a Human likeness? a Synthetic Construct? or Replicant.

Once we had the Covenant Badge that confirmed Weyland-Yutani this ruled out a Human likeness..

Now we have the Meet Walter Viral site, i think Walter is just a advanced Synthetic and has no DNA too.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-11-2017 1:52 PM

Thank you BigDave


PraetorianMember3422 XPMar-19-2017 7:52 PM

A trailer for this topic has been uploaded to YouTube. 

Thank you all contributors.
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