Alien: Covenant

The neutrino burst.

18,709 Views5 RepliesAdd A Reply


FacehuggerMember198 XPMay-13-2017 1:26 AM

I've yet to watch the film, but I was thinking about the neutrino burst that happens at the beginning of the film, apparently resulting in the death of the captain.

Is it possible there's a piece of technology on the planet which can release this burst of intense energy? I was thinking the engineers or an automated system did just that to kill off the lifeforms infected with the goo when David attacks, which results in the ship crashing and the humanoids being incinerated. (They look incinerated in the photos)

David then sees the approaching Covenant X years later and activates the burst, which damages the covenant and kills the captain.

5 Responses to The neutrino burst.


OvomorphMember87 XPMay-13-2017 1:43 AM

Good theory but |I believe the burst was from a nearby star and they would have pinpointed this from the planet.

I did find it strange though maybe something bigger at hand? Some alien race bigger than the engineers? 


ChestbursterMember516 XPMay-13-2017 1:58 AM

i have to wait until monday to see it due to commitments.

i have theorised what the neutrino might be since i saw the tracklisting last month.  i have been told too that it relates to the captains death.

however your idea that david has something to do with it is something i pondered too.

i was thinking that when prometheus embarked 10 years prior, the covenant mission will of been in the final planning stages for weyland yutani and therefore david will of had knowledge of planned colony mission.

my thoughts were that he had sent the signal (now looks like shaw did) knowing that there is a weyland yutani vessel in space and their directive is to investigate any signals found and that a signal would get covenant to investigate.

whether he used this neutrino burst in his plan is possible.

i think davids plan was to send a signal and covenant would detour, he infects the ground crew, makes it onto the ship and has 2000 colonists ready for alien:awakening (wakes the colony) where he has all the test subjects he needs.

it is plausible that the burst too has potential to do something that leads to them to decide on landing.


Take This.... This is the blood of our lord


FacehuggerMember198 XPMay-13-2017 2:34 AM

Yea I really don't know enough about science, but reading the good ol Wikipedia, they come from a variety of sources.

I wonder if the Engineers have a fail safe mechanism on their planets to eradicate any hostile organisms from a failed experiment.

Perhaps that gold thing on top of the temple, or maybe even that Dockonaught thing we see the juggernaut dock with (Was that seen in the film I wonder?)


OvomorphMember16 XPMay-13-2017 2:36 AM

I suspect it was just chance and playing on the whole Faith thing... everything happens for a reason/ everything is chaos


ChestbursterMember907 XPMay-13-2017 7:18 AM

@AdamPD c'mon man, everybody knows that thing is properly called a "Scorpodock".... ;)

Add A Reply
Log in to Post
Enter Your E-Mail
Enter Your Password

Stay Logged In
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Recently Active Forums
Alien Discuss all things Alien here
Alien FX TV Series
Alien FX TV Series Discuss the Alien FX TV series here!
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant Discuss the Prometheus Sequel, Alien: Covenant
Alien Games
Alien Games Discuss Alien games here
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
84% To Next Rank
85% To Next Rank
12% To Next Rank
Latest Alien Fandom Activity
Enoch333 started a new discussion: Ancient of Days Alien Videos

Alien: Covenant is a sequel to 2012's Prometheus as well as a prequel to 1979's ALIEN. Alien fans looking to know more about Alien: Covenant should check back often. is an information resource for film enthusiasts looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Alien: Covenant. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Alien: Covenant, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Alien & Predator Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Alien and Prometheus looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Alien: Covenant, Prometheus and its associated names, logos and images are property of 20th Century Fox and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Alien: Covenant's release. If you have any questions about this site, its content or the Scified Network in general, feel free to contact Scified directly.

© 2023
Sign in with your E-Mail & Password

Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Jurassic World
Aliens vs. Predator
Latest Activity
Search Scified
Sci-Fi Movies