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Covenant Ship on the Surface of Paradise

Covenant Ship on the Surface of Paradise

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PraetorianMember3422 XPSep-14-2017 10:51 AM

Covenant Ship on the Surface of Paradise

Mountains on Paradise

In the above promotion that featured John Denver's "Take me home, country roads", the below images below are flashed before the :13 mark.

Below, the images are cropped to compare the mountain meeting the water and wheat field I believe is shown in both images.

Does this (below, enhanced/labeled) look like David 8 took the Covenant ship down to the surface of Paradise?
8 Responses to Covenant Ship on the Surface of Paradise


PraetorianMember3378 XPSep-14-2017 3:34 PM

I hope Scott will reveal the explanation of the mystery in question.


PraetorianMember2861 XPSep-14-2017 5:32 PM

They might have had an idea for the ship to land, then changed their minds during production?






XenomorphMember1307 XPSep-14-2017 11:29 PM

Ingeniero I was looking at that picture featured on another post of yours and I did not figure out what you meant, I did not see the mountains through the window :)

Yiu have the sharpest eyesight and attention for details. How do you do it?

It would be awesome if Covenant lands on Paradise, then the Engineers return and confront David. Does anybody know if they saved the sets built for Covenant, in case they intend to use them again for Awakening?

I personally don't believe it's a goof from Ridley Scott knowing his attention for details.

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"


XenomorphMember1307 XPSep-14-2017 11:58 PM

After wiping out the Engineers David wanted to start over again with Shaw as Eve in a new Eden. What if he did not give up his initial plan? He has a new Eve, actually quite a lot of them.

"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"


PraetorianMember3422 XPSep-15-2017 10:21 AM

Taking the Covenant ship back down the the surface of Paradise always worked for me because David 8 could then leave in an Engineer ship daliens.

There obviously was an event that knocked the juggernaut out of the sky that David 8 was piloting when he attacked the Engineers.

David 8's juggernaut couldn't be far from the valley that the larger ship landed in (above), the Covenant crew walked to the crashed juggernaut before running to the temple after the neomorph attack.

I still believe (very wishful thinking) that Ridley Scott filmed more in 2016 and captured what happened on Paradise then. Why not?...all the actors are in place, same planet setting, same ship to film the scenario described in the prequel synopsis below.

"The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is make-or-break investment for the corporation—and for the future of all mankind.

Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch. While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife Daniels complete their preparations, security chief Daniel Lopé recruits the final key member of his team. Together they seek to stop the perpetrators before the ship and its passengers can be destroyed.

An original novel by the acclaimed ALAN DEAN FOSTER, author of the groundbreaking Alien novelization, Origins is the official chronicle of the events that led up to Alien: Covenant. It also reveals the world the colonists left behind."

Early Marketing for Alien: Covenant

The above images were marketed with date/time stamps and then we had an idea of the timeline showing how long the Covenant crew was on Paradise. The last image has a date/time stamp for two days after David 8 put Daniels to bed. The medical bay where Lope died is shown without his body in it.

Note: they flubbed the timeline in the early marketing above because the date "December 5, 2104" flashed when showing the Covenant hit in space by charged particles, weeks before arriving on Planet 4.  So, all of the dates should move forward "a few weeks" (around December 25, 2104) to account for travel from where the signal was acquired.

The Covenant crew then made their way to Planet 4 because of Dr. Shaw's signal discovered on December 5, 2104.

So, I believe the above picture was released with the date/time stamp showing a juggernaut two days after David 8 put Tennessee and Daniels into hypersleep with the assumption that the juggernaut is on the planet Paradise. 

David 8's juggernaut and the larger one waiting for him were both downed near the valley. The other Engineer ships underground may not have been affected because they were not in use.


XenomorphMember1307 XPSep-16-2017 1:19 AM

I remember Tennessee said he put the Mother offline for maintenance until 8:00 and once the Mother was on again she alerted Daniels about the unidentified life form in the medbay. So they got rid of the Protomorph after 8:00 the next day after mission on Paradise. I presume we are talking about 8:00 pm.

Is that pod in the picture of Daniels for sure?

I don't know how long was the day on Paradise or what time they kept on board.

Have to watch the movie again. I can't wait to do that. 

If Covenant lands on Paradise it must happen after the end of the storm or the Mother has to be offline again otherwise it would not allow landing as it happened when Tennessee tried to bring the ship as close as possible to the planet and Upworth needed to acknowledge his command.


"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"


PraetorianMember3422 XPSep-16-2017 11:56 AM

"Is that pod in the picture of Daniels for sure?, daliens"

No, I'm quite sure the pod below is not Daniels but one of the cryopods (above) lighting up as David 8 entered and spit up his creation.

David 8 put Daniels to be in the crew cryopods/hypersleep chambers in the adjacent room to the rows of the colonists' sleeping.

Below, is a timeline I constructed around the images' date/time stamp for another topic here.


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-21-2017 7:37 AM

daliens to Ingeniero:

'You have the sharpest eyesight and attention for details. How do you do it?'

Answer: He's an Engineer. :D

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