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The setting of Alien: Awakening

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ChestbursterMember554 XPApr-27-2017 6:23 PM

While posting on another thread I started thinking about exactly where Alien: Awakening will take place.

The question is, will Scott set the bulk of Alien: Awakening against Shaw and David's story prior to arriving at Paradise? Or will he set the Bulk of the film against what happens after David bombs the engineers and begins experimenting?

A film called Alien: Awakening needs some horrifying alien creatures. It can't be limited to the ship with only the story of David and Shaw's relationship or David simply studying the engineers and transcending his programming prior to the bombing. There must be some setting with creatures and creatures that protagonists struggle to survive against. It doesn't seem like this is possible if the movie is set only in the Juggernaut in space.

So are these requisite creatures going to be dealt with on LV-223 (Deacon, hammerpedes, trilobites, etc.?) or are they a whole slew of new creatures that will result from the bombing/experiments on paradise.

What do you think Ridley will choose and beyond that, which would you prefer? Do you agree we are limited to these two options or is there a possibility I've missed?

17 Responses to The setting of Alien: Awakening


XenomorphMember1261 XPApr-27-2017 6:28 PM

QES - I agree it can't just be D&S relationship building 101.  I think ADF's AC prequel book is going to hit on a lot of points that Riddlers will incorporate into a AW.  I think the whole "dr. frankenstein" thought process David takes on starts on LV-223 prior to them leaving.


FacehuggerMember194 XPApr-27-2017 6:31 PM

I'd be just fine if AWAKENING ends up focusing on the Engineers more than the Xenomorphs. ALIEN and its myriad sequels as well as COVENANT are xeno-heavy, so I wouldn't mind if Scott took a detour to give us a better look at the Engineers. Just my opinion.


XenomorphMember1261 XPApr-27-2017 6:33 PM

Hey Raido we're all entitled to our opinion.  I can't say I disagree with it, but we still have a lot to see in AC before making a final decision.  We could learn a sh*t ton about the Engy's before AC is over.


ChestbursterMember554 XPApr-27-2017 6:36 PM


I agree. My thought wasn't that xenos were required. Just creatures. Something more like Prometheus where the focus is on the big questions, but horrific organisms are still showcased. Indeed Awakening will need to focus on the Engineers and/or David's "Awakening" heavily.


FacehuggerMember357 XPApr-27-2017 6:40 PM

After digging around in some comments sections on Youtube etc, something that did grab my eye was where did Shaw get equipment to fix David and other Earth type implements that appear in the trailer? Is there an implication that Shaw and David did not just pick up things from LV 223. I think this opens the door to the idea that maybe they get them from somewhere else on the way to Paradise. Are there other travellers in space that Shaw and David come across? We only known ( unless someone proves otherwise) that the Covenant turns up 10 years later after Prometheus. This does not imo mean David and Shaw were in one place for 10 years.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPApr-27-2017 6:43 PM

I agree about the Xenos or creatures in general. Maybe AC will be so over the top with creatures and violence that fans will be over it and more receptive to concentrating on other ideas like the engineers.


PraetorianMember2267 XPApr-27-2017 6:44 PM

crazy great topic @QueenElizabethShaw

@Batchpool... right..?

my brain swells with thoughts  





 "Must be something we haven't seen yet.."__Bishop




DeaconMember10358 XPApr-27-2017 6:49 PM

I think it will be interesting to see.

I would think that Awakening will cover Questions that Alien Covenant will leave us with, most likely relate to the Engineers, what caused David to carry out his actions.

And maybe the starting point for those experiments.

So i have a feeling it would cover the time when David got his head back on... and maybe the ADF Book will cover the time leading up to when David places Shaw in Cryo-sleep?


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OvomorphMember12 XPApr-27-2017 6:55 PM

Shaw, David, and the Deacon on lv-223 for the week they were there before leaving for their next destination.    Shaw gathering supplies and such for a week with that deacon lurking around seems like a good prequel. 


FacehuggerMember167 XPApr-28-2017 2:23 PM

What if awakening takes a totally different tack from what one usually expects from alien films.............

David is alone on the engineer ship, he accesses the onboard library, which contains stored consciousness of the engineers civilisations greatest minds, now extinct, he travels through the engineers history with these 'ghosts' and learns about them and lives through the things they do. It would be like when you dream and you can interact in the dreamworld, but there is a narrative of sorts. This gives rise to david experiencing things he shouldnt? Or cant comprehend, such as engineers committing atrocities against others.

David becomes twisted by this and his own android consciousness fuses with the engineer entities, david becomes a true alien consciousness, neither android,human or engineer!

it would enable lots of engineers, xenos, the religous themes, all on the ship before covenant. These movies are so interesting to contemplate.


OvomorphMember63 XPApr-28-2017 3:12 PM

One of my favorite songs describes what I think it will be if RS decides to make another trilogy, as he has alluded to wanting:

"Prequel to the Sequel"

Let's hope it (possible future trilogy) is done with his mind and not, god forbid, someone in his stead. I am reserving judgement, but I feel Like AC will right the ship for journey back to atmospheric storytelling, ala Prometheus. I so yearn for a movie such as that, but with a solid script and acting on par with what I have seen from AC.


DeaconMember10358 XPApr-28-2017 5:06 PM

I think there is the potential to find out more about the Engineers, where they are placed in the order of creation and who created them and what other things they created and the whole Agenda for these.

But i am not sure so much now, if we will be going deeper into Engineer History... we may only touch upon whats needed to drive the Alien into the Story

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianAdmin4319 XPApr-28-2017 5:40 PM

Excellent post QueenElizabethShaw, i'm going to feature it. :)


OvomorphMember13 XPJun-06-2017 10:24 AM

Something sinister, All the ship captains through out the series especially in Alien they die or go missing in unexplained strange cir***stances. Could they hold the missing piece in the puzzle. I think these capts the one of the covenant included.. knew something all along which the rest of the crew was unaware. Tom Skirrets character and captain of Nostromo, what if he were to make a entry some where down the prequel line up.


OvomorphMember13 XPJun-06-2017 10:32 AM

Tom Skirrets character and captain of Nostromo, what if he were to make a entry some where down the prequel line up.


OvomorphMember13 XPJun-06-2017 10:32 AM

Tom Skirrets character as captain of Nostromo, what if he were to make a entry some where down the prequel line up.


ChestbursterMember528 XPJun-06-2017 11:18 AM

I wrote a post here but it fits here too.

Eine Theorie die nicht auf Etwas solidem basiert ist für gewöhnlich nur Geschwätz.

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