it could land in any position, really. even with the tongs facing the ground. in prometheus, it's possible that the upright position is in fact the right position due to the space jokey(s) trying to correct the descent path for it into a soft landing. though i have a strange feeling the front of the ship is the "head" of the compass. and that it flies while dragging the two tails behind it.
That's an interesting point-of-view but perhaps landing/crashing head first (with the head where you say it is) is the best manoeuvre to quickly and easily disembark from the ship. But then as I found, this kinda contradicts the other Derelict in Alien whic has the eggs and ****pit parallel to the planetoid surface.
Nice idea, and i now also think that the
SJ vessel is designed for such hard impact
Landing. Any other human vessel would
desintegrate to millions of pieces. But this
one is strong enough.
it also has to be mentioned, that the
derelict is a gigantic vessel, maybe the size
of 10 Nimitz class carriers. And we dont know
what else it transported besides the eggs.
So how about this:
The Derelict ship in Alien shows no damage of a mid air collision like in the trailer for Prometheus. That leads me to believe there might be a second ship. Also as far as landing/crash landing or whatever, what if the sj ship takes off a planet like we acctually do on earth. Like the real space shuttle, the astronauts face up into the sky. As they level off or land on earth, everything is right side up where its supposed to be. So maybe the alien ship is ready for take off. So what do you all think?
Thanks! I've been saying all along there are 2+ Derelict ships. There is another trailer out there that BioMechanic has.. and if you watch that, you will notice that there is a second explosion in addition to the one that we see in the released trailer!
Do you guys ever consider the fact that maybe the Egg chamber and the ship are two separate things? The pilot chamber has that Xenomorph biomechanics styling, just like the egg chamber, doesn't mean it is one and the same. The ship may crash on top of the egg chamber (Kane discovers a hole or an opening, rather than a door), and the Xeno may have biologically "infect" the whole ship with its "slime" or "goo." Do you see the deleted cocoon scene of ALIEN? That particular section of Nostromo has Xenomorph/Giger biomechanic styling on the side of wall where the alien cocoon is.
Ship crashes into Xenomorph temple
Xenomorph awakened by impact
Xenomorph crawls out of its hole
Xenomorphs cocoon the whole ship
Space Jockey turned into a host
Nostromo walked into the whole monstrosity
Game Over Man!OvomorphMember0 XP01/18/2012
That is an interesting theory. But that all seems to random. That means you had one ****ty day. Something goes wrong with your ship, darn. Then you crash your ship, god damn. You crash into a Xeno temple, holy ****. You get facehugged, wtf. Then a xeno burst out of your chest, son of a *****! :) But who knows you cant ever discount anything.
Well, in another thread it was argued and shown that if you consider the dimensions of the egg chamber and the overall dimensions of the derelict then, strictly speaking, the two are incompatible, which gives credence to the opinion that we are dealing with separate bodies. However, this is probably a continuity error rather than a deliberate and conscious effort by Ridley to convey two separate bodies - which is a pity because it would, for my theory, go some way in allowing the Alien Derelict to indeed be crashed. However, the SJ ****pit is still orientated parallel to the ground. So unless the SJ ****pit is usually at right-angle (or some acute angle) to the ground in normal landed position (of course trailer refutes this) then my theory (or desire really) for the Prometheus Derelict to be landing is still blown out of the water.
@ Game Over Man
"That means you had one ****ty day. Something goes wrong with your ship, darn. Then you crash your ship, god damn. You crash into a Xeno temple, holy ****. You get facehugged, wtf. Then a xeno burst out of your chest, son of a *****!"
@Game Over Man
There is an early treatment of the script for ALIEN which has that ship sitting on top of an ancient temple. There is a theory that the ship & the temple is one organic whole (very interesting idea) to draw people for some "crazy-ass ****", and then there is the other theory where the ship is somehow drawn towards the temple by the use of coordinates which the Ancient Terraformers left behind for humans to find. Not random.
i have a fantastic book called gigers alien by titan books london.it charts the entire design of alien as seen through the eyes of giger himself.its full of early sketches of all aspects of the derelict as seen in alien.ive just read through it again and although it never states that the ship has crashed it does show that the designs for its orientation with the surface of lv426 are that of a ship that has merely landed normally.the astronauts climb in through an opening at the foot of the huge vessel at ground level,make their way through a spiralling corridor like the inside of a snail shell and end up in the ****pit which is topped with a large glass dome through which the pilots telescope is pointing.the pilot is 8m(26 ft) tall and they then used children as stated earlier to give the feeling of scale.directly below the pilot through a loose floorboard? is the shaft leading to the eggsilo.also looking at the sketches it is clear that gigers designs for the ship had the hammer heads at the front of the ship and not trailing behind as you might first think.
Does anyone think for a moment that possibly the giant disk we see in the trailer over the waterfall is in fact maybe a landing pad that may be in close proximity, say ... behind the temple. People keep thinking it is another ship or something but i think it is a landing pad. Like a helicopter pad.
Like this from Dubai.
Interesting to see what people think.
@ WalterHiller "it could land in any position, really. even with the tongs facing the ground. in prometheus, it's possible that the upright position is in fact the right position due to the space jokey(s) trying to correct the descent path for it into a soft landing. though i have a strange feeling the front of the ship is the "head" of the compass. and that it flies while dragging the two tails behind it."
I liek your thinking, that would mean that in the trailer we see it crashing, so it must have been leaving the surface, probably with bad intention rather than incoming to the surface.
Herk MondoOvomorphMember0 XP01/18/2012
@danrald and bigbirdjimmy,
Hold on mo guys, not I'm not saying anybody is right or wrong here, I just want to put a thought into your minds;
Now, whilest they could be [i]two different 'derelicts'[/i], looking at the mid-air explosion/collision (as again, we don't know for [i]definate[/i] what has happened there, it still looks to me as if it has happened to the far side of the far prong - a side none of us have seen in any picture or scene yet. So we do not know the extent of any possible damage from the mid-air incident, yet along at what point in the movie's time line it occurs. My point is seen as how we haven't seen derelict from that side or angle yet, it's anyone's guess and the vessel in Alien could still be the same one in Prometheus, or it might not be.
Isn't speculation fun? Just remember to keep you're minds open to any possibility gang and try not to turn things into arguements. Or, an oppertunity to put someone down - I'll name no names.
@ Herk Mondo "Isn't speculation fun? Just remember to keep you're minds open to any possibility gang and try not to turn things into arguements. Or, an oppertunity to put someone down - I'll name no names."
Here Here, some people just dont get it. All ideas welcome. Well said
I am telling you , it is a landing pad, does nobody agree?
@Apollo, have to disagree about the landing pad theory for 2 reasons:
1. The landing pad seems to be moving in the trailer - what purpose does a moving landing pad have? Furthermore, where is [i]it[/i] going to land?
2. Usually landing pads satisfy some neccesity to land in a given spot. So the pic you supplied is a pad on top of a building, which is fair. But why would there be a neccesity to land on top of a waterfall? What's wrong with the firm ground a few feet away from the perillous drop?
In any case, I like your thinking out-of-the-box, keep it coming.
@ Herk Mondo & Apollo
If my post seems like I was arguementive, then I failed in relaying my opion. Trust me, I know this is all in fun. Why else would I be here. I have posted on many different topics and have always had fun doing it. We ALL are having fun here and telling our opinions. We All cant wait for this movie!
As far as a temple for the xeno's, I just keep thinking of AvP movie. I am not saying its wrong or anything but thats what I keep going back to.
Yes it is just a hypothesis to fill in a hole and explain the sequence of events. And it is fun! lol. But someone else is right about the ship landing on top of some "egg production" plant. The egg chamber under the derelict looks to big to be in the ship..
@ Starbeast ... Well i didnt think it looked like it was moving the landing pad but maybe my eyes decieve me. However it may the perfect place for a landing pad. Inside the temple they are not just tunnels but look more like large caverns possibly, then basically refurbished by the jockeys, just as we have done throughout history. If they are natural caverns and tunnels which by the way in the trailer and some pics it does clearly look like they go down some strangely possibly naturally shaped tunnels. If this is the case it would make perfect sense that it is next to a waterfall as the water/ river whatever would in time have carved a cave system. Perhaps this temple, is an underground base/bunker/alien lab or anything rebel hidehout possibly. Dont just dismiss this theory yet. What else could that disk possibly be, it baffles me a lot but this is all i could come up with.
Yep point taken; we know very little about the waterfall scene, and I certainly haven't seen any discussions about whether the waterfall is an extension of the chambers we already know about. For it to be in the trailer, it must be of some significance, imo.
Game Over Man!OvomorphMember0 XP01/18/2012
@Engr101 ~ I was just poking a little fun had that actually been what happened to the SJ and the ship crashing. :) I do agree what you are saying could be a possibility but I think it would be more of a deliberate action if the derelict came to rest above a xeno temple and an egg chamber at that. I personally think it would be to random to crash and end up in that exact spot. Just my opinion.
Herk MondoOvomorphMember0 XP01/19/2012
@bigbirdjimmy (and danrald too)
Sorry guys but the last part of my earlier post wasn't actually aimed toward you to at all, but a third party and was for all to read though :-) ...apologies if that part of my post came across as being other wise :-). Oh and bigbird, I couldn't have said that better myself!
Oh and danrald - totally! :-) I always thought that the egg chamber we see in Alien was a little too long-looking (especially in one particular shot - as looks to have an 's-bend' shape to at as someone else noticed) to be actually still within the derelict. But again, who knows for sure about this? And who knows if we'll even find out about that little puzzle. However its wall surface architecture/contruction was the same as what we saw in areas that were definately within the derelict. This could mean one of two things, a) the egg chamber is also of SJ origin just like the derelict, or b) the xenos have been at work setting-up home to encompas the derelict too (which is my personal preferance).