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Mission Briefing - New Alien: Covenant set photo released!
Scified2016-06-21 07:55:22
Written by David 71,704,454 Reads25 Comments2016-06-21 07:55:22

A new production shot has been up loaded. The shot includes director Ridley Scott and Danny McBride on the set of Alien: Covenant! The background looks almost like a ship cockpit, check it out:

This came via the Alien Anthology on Twitter and Facebook page!

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AdminEngineerJun-21-2016 8:27 AM

Thanks for the news! I elaborated a bit on your initial post and added a bit to the title. But great find!


MemberXenomorphJun-21-2016 8:30 AM


Is that a Christmas ornament?

Love the bush buttons and trackball!

Hulu girl!

Neutrino detector.


MemberPraetorianJun-21-2016 8:39 AM

Fabulous...fitted out with tons of detail, as per Ridley's forte!

Has the same claustrophobic vibe as the Nostromo bridge.

*Rubs hands together* This is so exciting!


David 7

MemberFacehuggerJun-21-2016 8:45 AMThanks Chris! Def looks like the ****pit of the ship and Danny McBride could be a pilot of some sort. The art design of the ship has Alien in it and it is good to see.


MemberNeomorphJun-21-2016 8:46 AM

I like the design, hopefully the characters will be equal to the design because then we will have a hell of a movie but I have my doubts.

David 7

MemberFacehuggerJun-21-2016 9:38 AMI'm feeling that Danny McBride will be the Yaphat Koto "Parker" of this film. I think he will have that attitude.


MemberOvomorphJun-21-2016 11:31 AM

Hi Guys,

I'm not new here, been following this place for ever just never posted. Besides; you guys and Michelle :) are way advanced any ways :)

I just wanted to drop a line on this pic as I noticed a detail in the background that got me wondering. (enthusiasm building up with a die-hard fan)

I'm sure this could be something similar to a ****pit aswel. Though, then the massive hydraulics (2 units, left center and far right) seem out of place.. Is this in a separate module/pod? I'm just having a hard time imagining why the main bridge would have need for such gigantic hydraulic cylinders that could easily do 30000N or more? I noticed theres some sort of mechanical assembly operated by these cylinders. Releasing mechanism? 


..or did set design get a bit carried away :)





David 7

MemberFacehuggerJun-21-2016 11:50 AMI'm also thinking this is a separate vehicle that detaches from the Covenant....a landing ship to take the survey team and Danny McBride is one of the pilots that flies the dropship to the surface.


MemberOvomorphJun-21-2016 12:04 PM

Dropship is the word..


MemberPraetorianJun-21-2016 12:36 PM

Materializer...many of us were lurkers before we took the plunge XD

Welcome aboard!

It could be a lower deck, cargo hold area, hence the hydraulics?

....or it's just a cramped shuttle with everything built in?


MemberNeomorphJun-21-2016 12:46 PM

David007: I am not sure if it is so smart to recycle old characters (you mention Danny McBride). The Parker character was well done but I would prefer if they would do something new but at the same time it must be interesting and well thought out.


MemberPraetorianJun-21-2016 12:48 PM

how awesome is this picture :)  the controllers are so Alien! Ridley and crew must be having so much fun. check out mcbride lol Eastbound & Down but in space...He must be the comic relief, and possible horrifying casualty of some bio mechanical nightmare or alien incident...


MemberNeomorphJun-21-2016 12:51 PM

bladerunnergunner: Yeah it is indeed a nice throw-back.


MemberOvomorphJun-21-2016 12:52 PM


I figure it will turn out to be the latter:

-control stick (bottom center, just above the blurred patch), and navigational screen (top right, showing a planet with a moon?)


So being very cramped as it appears this might indeed be a smaller vessel. I just feel the Covenant would have a wider scene, fit more team/crew, center of operations.. The "station" with the two chairs just feels like sort of all-in-one: 'Takes just two to operate'... 


..lurking indeed ;)


edit: darn.. just finally noticed the image is more hi-res than I first saw.. it is not a planet with a moon on the top right screen/panel.. but something to do with neutrino stuffs..

A lifeboat sort of unit? neh.. Dropship/research pod instead.



MemberPraetorianJun-21-2016 1:04 PM

I love! btw hello to all!


MemberPraetorianJun-21-2016 1:51 PM

BRG....Right now Ridley is having a ball, and I bet the entire cast and crew are loving being a part of his universe! XD


MemberOvomorphJun-21-2016 2:18 PM

Looks like he's getting back to the "space trucker" tech. Floating holograph touchscreens begone!! Well,it hasn't been through the editing department yet...fingers crossed ;)


AdminEngineerJun-21-2016 3:58 PM

Hey Materializer, welcome to Scified! 

I agree folks, this looks like a smaller, more cramped ****pit, likely that of a Life Boat or Dropship. Nice job pointing out the hydraulic cylinders in the background. Definitely could act as a detachable unit from the main hull.


MemberXenomorphJun-21-2016 4:03 PM

Yes, Nice catch!

I'd say this is a dropship....Hope they have a few more.

David 7

MemberFacehuggerJun-21-2016 6:58 PMAfter looking at the external set photos of the partial built ship that was blown up, it is considerably smaller then the Peometheus. Grant it, it is partial as the rest will be added in post production but the walkway is smaller than most bigger ships....

Necronom 4

MemberNeomorphJun-22-2016 1:17 AM

It defo reminds me of the bridge of the Nostromo. I'm wondering if there will be the autopilot helmets just off screen behind the seats.

BTW, those seats look proper uncomfortable! 

Patient Leech

MemberFacehuggerJun-22-2016 6:04 AM

I never would have expected someone like Danny McBride to be working alongside Ridley in an Alien film... heh. Hope it works.

Good lord I can't wait for this film.


MemberOvomorphJun-22-2016 4:30 PM

Nice catch and nice hi-res image ...

Seems like the same crew patch, that Fass has on his ball cap ... I knocked this up for the Fass ball cap thread ... but here it is again ... for this thread ...

Covenant Crew Patch [different version]:


MemberDeaconJun-23-2016 8:49 AM

Well spotted... yes it would appear this could be a smaller drop ship perhaps, definitely something that could land on the surface.


MemberNeomorphJul-04-2016 2:08 PM

I wish so much I could borrow that set just for 1 day!

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