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What if Shaw's distress signal was modified by David?

What if Shaw's distress signal was modified by David?

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OvomorphMember15 XPNov-05-2017 3:19 AM

As I watch Kroft's theory here, what if the distress signal intercepted by Covenant is different than the signal in the juggernaut? As I rewatched A:C again, Kroft is right about Shaw's face in Tennessee's Visors. Her eyes were closed and her mouth opened in a weird manner. In the Juggernaut signal, I observed that the signal and the video shots from The Crossing Prologue is somewhat similar.  Photo below.

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DeaconMember10416 XPNov-06-2017 4:58 AM

I will watch that theory latter...

But before... i have mentioned about this Signal before, and indeed i am not sure Dr Shaw left any Signal, i think David had gone through some Recordings on the Juggernaught and then he edited a portion to be sent out to ATTRACT the Attention of near by Human Ships down the line.

Dr Shaw looked in a Panic in the Hologram Recording the Covenant Crew had seen when they entered the Juggernaught, but then it could have been from the time in The Crossing when she was activating the controls while David was in the Pilot Chair.

Here is what is interesting however.. why would she be singing Take Me Home? when they actually are not heading HOME?

I had mentioned before, and prior to AC being released, that if she was attempting to leave Planet 4/Paradise she could be in a rush/panic for some reason and maybe Singing the TAKE ME HOME is a way of trying to calm her Nerves

Questions then would be WHY? and so why was she in a panic and trying to activate the control panel?

Possible Explanations would be..

*To prevent David from doing the Bombardment, she realized what he had done, and attempted to stop it... However you would think David would have allowed Dr Shaw to remain in Cryo-sleep while he performed his Agenda.

*To take off after she was aware of Davids Sinister Agenda or Personality, but then the Ship was Crashed.

i) Did she try and take the Ship off, even though it had crashed?

ii) Had the ship crashed or landed someplace else, and she latter tried to take off but ended up crashing the Ship?

With Wayne Haaggs comments about the Docking Ship and Juggernaught having a Dust-Up (Thats a Battle) and in the movie we do see the Docking Ship crashed, could this had left both ships crashed and hence Option i) is the viable answer?

Or maybe after the Dust Up, The Juggernaught did not get so badly damaged, and so Dr Shaw latter tried to escape in the Ship?

On set some reporters did mention how it looked like Dr Shaw had attempted to Secure and Hold up in the Juggernaught away from David.   She either could have locked off parts of the ship, as if this was post Crash, then we can see the opening the Covenant Crew used would be easy for David to use... but then the Covenant Crew managed to also managed to access the area Shaw used and so David could done so easy too.

Maybe the Writing was not so good, and so its ambiguous and a bit contradicting...

The only Logical Explanation i have and had before is this.

Dr Shaw was in Cryo-Sleep during the Bombardment, David would know she would want her Answers even if it meant she may get none and would be killed,  David wanted the Engineers Dead for TWO Reasons.

1) He would be free to explore their World, as he knows the Danger a Engineer can pose to him and he simply does not wish to be dis-activated, David sees himself as Sentient and he wants to Survive.

2) David was fond of Dr Shaw and Loved her and he would not want her to risk any chance she would be killed or used by the Engineers.

So he carried on with his own Plans...

POST Bombardment i think the Ship Crashed,  and David at some point awoken Dr Shaw and gave some reason or excuse for why the Bombardment happened, be it accident, or he had to do it because he found the Engineers are Hostile and about to attack.

David then informs Dr Shaw the Atmosphere outside is not Safe, and the World is contaminated and it will take so many Months/Years before its Safe.

This keeps Dr Shaw locked up in the Ship, where David would come and go and provide her with Food/Water, and allow David free reign to do as he pleases.

I would say at some point David either allowed Shaw to leave, or she left herself and down the line she either or both... found out what David had actually done and planned, and also made Advances towards her.

She then plotted to escape and in a act of desperation she attempted to get the Crashed Juggernaught off the Surface... to No Avail.. before David got to her.

The Revelation after the DVD/Blu-Ray release, that Originally they intended Dr Shaw to be doing the LORDS PRAYER instead of the TAKE ME HOME i think shows us indeed Dr Shaw was in a desperate rush to try and Escape Planet 4 and Go HOME.


R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


OvomorphMember15 XPNov-06-2017 7:17 AM

Ooohhhhh. Good 'ol Ridley keeps shaking our minds. Haha. I guess we just have to wait for his another prequel series. Thanks for your thoughts man!


PraetorianMember3378 XPNov-06-2017 7:34 AM

repacitor - You'll find more images here:


OvomorphMember15 XPNov-06-2017 3:43 PM

Thank you Ati


PraetorianMember3378 XPNov-06-2017 4:20 PM

repacitor - You're welcome. That video is great. I think the whole transmission was created by David.

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