FirefighterUKOvomorphMember0 XPSep-22-2012 4:35 PM
Definetly a resemblence but I dont think there is a link. More of a nod to some of the Gieger stuff in my opinion,
joeyjoeOvomorphMember0 XPSep-22-2012 4:39 PM
i think it depicts the transformation from a humanoid form to a xeno-esque form brought on by the black goo housed within. Think: fifield's transformation as well as the humanoid(ish) skull that was visible in the xeno shown to us in Alien (no reference to alien insurrection imo).
SubsumeYouOvomorphMember0 XPSep-22-2012 4:58 PM
InIn my opinion: no link.
warrior7OvomorphMember0 XPSep-22-2012 5:01 PM
It looks like an early Giger concept of the xeno's head. I saw a drawing just like it in Necrominon
SvanyaPraetorianAdmin4319 XPSep-22-2012 5:07 PM
Itt isn't the xeno from the Alien 4 movie, it was made for the failed DUNE project from the 70s that was going to be directed by Jodorowsky. It does reminisce of a skull and crossbones warning. There were supposed to be Temples like this in Alien but time and budget got in the way. Ridley added the temples back in as a nod to Giger.
It was talked about quite a bit in the past here. I will post the best links for you guys to peek at. Might have some answers you are looking for.
1-[url=http://www.prometheus-movie.com/community/forums/topic/8063]Skull carving on top of the Engineer structure[/url]
2-[url=http://www.prometheus-movie.com/community/forums/topic/3001]Harkonnen Temple, a Symbol of Intemperance & Brutality[/url]
VoidhawkOvomorphMember0 XPSep-22-2012 6:10 PM
Probably it is a kind of homage to the franchise...
Hope it ends there....I really hope it deviates totally from that franchise...
I also noticed that and posted it in another thread...
It also could enhance the idea of a military research facility...
Oneironaut 717OvomorphMember0 XPSep-22-2012 7:05 PM
Another newbie here!
I think the skull is a clear warning of death, just like we have the skull and crossbones labelled on toxic substances.
It's a warning for outsiders to keep out! Enter at your own risk - as we see in the film, the crew of Prometheus didn't heed that warning.
VoidhawkOvomorphMember0 XPSep-22-2012 8:26 PM
I agree on this, if we take the view that it is a weapn's research facility. It is a place to develop death, and thus the huge skull at the top.
Fits the bill perfectly
CyberdeathOvomorphMember0 XPSep-23-2012 3:15 AM
I'm pretty sure it's supposed to signify where Skeletor lives...and where He-man draws his powers from....(not seriously)
CypherOvomorphMember0 XPSep-23-2012 7:30 AM
I used to have that Shaw ;-)
"Is it dead this time?" "I dunno, poke it with this stick and see."