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The Enigmatic Mystery..... Space Jockey

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DeaconMember10130 XPMay-23-2018 7:28 AM

It has been over 39 years since we first saw the Enigmatic Space Jockey Scene, and its NOW been over 8 years since our Prequels had entered their Production where Originally the Space Jockey Mystery went from being loosely covered, to then no Longer being Covered.

Until.... We arrive at the work that went into Alien Covenant, the change in direction to eventually lead us to the Back Door of ALIEN and potentially lead us directly to the Space Jockey Mystery.

While the Franchise has hit a State of Limbo... I wish to Engage you all with these Few Questions and what your responses would be.

1) The Enigmatic Mystery....  should it be left Alone?  and do you think it will be left Alone or eventually Revealed?

2) If it is to be explored WHAT do you WANT to be revealed? Especially as far as WHO sits in that Chair on the Derelict!

*A Engineer (Prometheus or Alien Covenant type)?

*A Humanoid Related to the Engineers.?

*A More Alien Bi-Pedal being in a Space Suit?

*A Human (And Who/Where from?)

*A Synthetic (And Who/Where From?)

*The Skeletal Remains of a Alien Species?

3) If it is to be explored WHAT do you THINK will be revealed? Especially as far as WHO sits in that Chair on the Derelict!

*A Engineer (Prometheus or Alien Covenant type)?

*A Humanoid Related to the Engineers.?

*A More Alien Bi-Pedal being in a Space Suit?

*A Human (And Who/Where from?)

*A Synthetic (And Who/Where From?)

*The Skeletal Remains of a Alien Species?

So the First Question is if you think its should be answered or not, the Second Question is a case of What you would like to see! and the Final Question is a case of What you actually feel we would see!  which could be different to what you would have liked/wanted to have seen.

My opinion is

1) Maybe it should be left a Mystery, but we can get clues to how it could have happened as far as in other situations.  But i think they WAS going to directly take us to the Space Jockey Event/Mystery.

2) I would like to see the reveal as another Race above the Engineers that are somewhat Humanoid but not quite as Human looking as our Engineers, with David maybe being the Cause of the Space Jockeys Fate, Maybe as a Act of Redemption?

3) I think they could be showing us a Standard Engineer as the Space Jockey, and reveal David Causes this Event. Maybe as a Act of Redemption?

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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ChestbursterMember896 XPMay-23-2018 9:47 AM

1) and 2) for me the reveal from Prometheus is more than enough. I don't to know exactly who it really was. I don't want to know what he ate for breakfast (at Tiffany's or anyplace else).

3) How everything is set in place, I would bet on David himself (He swapt bodies with Walter who is partly organic and thus can be infected).


NeomorphMember1823 XPMay-23-2018 10:35 PM

where the space jockey is concerned...

id either leave it a mystery now or keep it an engineer as suggested heavily in Prometheus. I wouldn't mind another species being revealed as the SJ but David? nah not for me. the derelict scene, as stated by RS himself, IS the alien movie. its meant to be of alien origin so lets keep it that way.

as for 3)....

hate hate hate hate hate just HATE the idea of David being responsible for the derelict. but it seems this is how its gna pan out so just have him sneak a hugger on the ship and be done with it already. 


DeaconMember10130 XPMay-24-2018 6:38 AM

"I don't want to know what he ate for breakfast (at Tiffany's or anyplace else)."

I think thats where the Answer Lies however ;)

What did i have for Breakfast!

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10130 XPMay-24-2018 7:09 AM

I think Alien Covenant does set up a quite predictable path,  Ridley Scott in interviews had Confirmed David as the Creator... which (Provided they stick to the same idea) means that as of the year 2104 there is NO Xenomorph Eggs on the Derelict, and potentially NO Derelict on LV-426.    Ridley Scott suggesting that David does go to the Planet (we can assume Origae-6) means he wont arrive until 2112, which would leave 10 years to Shoe-horn in the Eggs Getting on a Engineer Ship.... unless David goes to LV-426 instead of Origae-6 but why?

So at this point.... it appears to set up Returning Engineers and thus likely this provides the Source of the Derelict or a event that takes them to LV-223 to source the Derelict.

Its case then of Oversight for Atheistic Differences or would they be Addressed.

*The Proto-Xenomorph... do these Beasts Get Evolved to become more Bio-Mechanical?  Or is this a Oversight and are supposed to be the same thing with NO further modifications.

*The Space Jockey Size... is this going to be overlooked, or are they going to make it a Oversight were we have to accept the Space Jockey is one of out 7-8ft Engineers, or a 6ft Human or Synthetic.

So indeed i can see the Concerns... and you almost have to wonder are we going to be Spoon Fed that Synthetic Material is the Final Piece of the Bio-Mechanical Puzzle..... i would say its looking this way.  But could they go further by revealing a Synthetic or David ends up in the Space Jockey Chair?  I feel this would be something that would Further Alienate Fans from the Franchise (Pun intended)


Keeping it a Mystery as in DONT touch the Subject/Event could be tricky now, unless they give us a U-Turn that DAVID just created his OWN New Version of the Xenomorph.

Going this Route... would maybe have us asking or need answering the Question.... so the Company are Aware of Davids Creation, the Engineers are on route.... so WHY does the Company not Pursue or be able to obtain Davids RE-CREATION in the Franchise.. leaving them only to explore the Ancient Derelict and Original Xenomorphs.

Even if this is Explored.... so Davids Experiments and Xenomorphs and LV-223 are all Eradicated.....  leaving ONLY the Ancient Derelict.

Some Fans are still going to want to KNOW what happened to the Space Jockey even if they go the route that David does-not create the Xenomorphs in ALIEN.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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ChestbursterMember611 XPMay-24-2018 5:39 PM

1) I think what happened to the Space Jockey should be left mostly alone.  I think what happened should not be explained literally, but should be explainable by the viewer who would be able to "connect-the-dots". 

2)  I would like it to be an Engineer from the Prometheus operations because to help explain this Space Jockey mystery, we would also get some more info on the culture of the Engineers.  I really think the Engineers need to be explained more in the movies.  I might have to get some comic books, though, because they may not delve to much deeper with the Engineers in the movies.

3) I think they will end up using the idea that an Engineer is in the chair of the derelict.  I don't think any human could fit in the Space Jockey suit, but writers can write!

Honestly, when considering Alien: Awakening as a WHOLE... I keep saying this and I'm going to say it again...

I think we are in for a big surprise!!!!

Dark Nebula

XenomorphStaff1160 XPMay-24-2018 6:18 PM

If you are asking me, it should be answered anytime soon (at least in my opinion), you can't keep it a mystery forever. From what I can tell, most of the people saying that it should be left alone are the same people that were disappointed with the look of the Engineers, not being the big elephantine creatures they hoped for.

I don't think it will be David in the Engineer suit, I think it will be an Engineer, but a larger one.

I theorize that there might be military enhanced Engineers larger than 8'0", somewhat closer to SJ's height.
I also theorize that large majority of enhanced Engineers are 7'0"-8'0" tall (what we saw in Prometheus), the ones over 8'0" might be less produced, used for different tasks. I already talked about the Tyrants from Resident evil series somewhere.

I was writing a fake screenplay titled "Alien: Origins" (I gave up writing on it because I got busy with other things) and at the very beginning, I had an event taking place on LV-223, 2000 years before USCSS Prometheus arrived. In it, the engineers were in the process of leaving, but they lost the control of the pathogen and the whole facility was in the lockdown. A couple of the engineers managed to get to the ship and fly off. But sadly, they also got infected and the ship crash landed on LV-426. Many years later David went to LV-426, accommodated himself in that derelict where he developed the biomechanical xenomorph. The rest of the story I couldn't imagine how to continue.



DeaconMember10130 XPMay-25-2018 8:15 AM

I think thats a interesting take on it Dark Nebula, Prometheus was ambiguous but there was clues and Ridley Scott even confirmed the Entire Space Jockey Story a few times... each time with more detail and ULTIMATELY it was related to the Experiments on LV-223 and the Derelict/Space Jockey event occurred either a Few HUNDRED years Prior or Post the LV-223 Outbreak.   This is something they could have stuck with but we ended up with a U-Turn to make the events of the Sequel Literally and Chronologically eventually lead to ALIEN

I was led to Assuming a Good Candidate for the Xenomorph would have been the HAMMERPEDES as they had Xenomorph Traits/Acid Blood... Those Worms had been on LV-223 prior to the Prometheus Ship and thus the potential for them being infected in the past during a Outbreak was Great...  Worms mostly Procreate Asexually and so TWO Worms could Mate and Fertilize each others Eggs... so what could TWO Hammerpedes produce?

My attempted Prometheus Re-Write/Edit i was to show Milburn had a Neomorph/Babyhead Type Organism  and also show a Hammerpede get shot to reveal small Grape or Smaller Sized Xenomorph Eggs.  All of this would have helped us to MAYBE assume those Chest Busted Engineer Cryo-Pods are via Hammerpede Implanted/Laid Eggs.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


NeomorphMember1823 XPMay-25-2018 11:20 PM

it is not possible for RS to reveal the derelict in either the next instalment of the prequels or its sequel and not reveal the identity of the space jockey. the 2 go together imo. I believe he will as he did state that his reasoning for returning to the franchise was to answer that question. for me there is no logical way the jockey can be David even with Ridley's history of white washing continuity. we have seen David standing next to an engineer and he is dwarfed and as we can clearly see the SJ is much larger than that same engineer so its not David, come on.....

i see the engineers we saw in Prometheus at the facility being bio-engineered protectors of the actual engineer race tasked with the militant side of their civilisation and the SJ is just an extremely large specimen. id like it to be something else but i just don't see it.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-26-2018 1:00 AM

From what I can tell, most of the people saying that it should be left alone are the same people that were disappointed with the look of the Engineers, not being the big elephantine creatures they hoped for.

Partially true for me. I originally thought the SJ was fossilized and looked nothing like Engineers or us- but whatever. But after all this time with different turns, twists and speculation, I find it more interesting to leave the identity of the SJ a mystery. I have my own ideas and have read members' ideas that are quite compelling. The franchise is big enough now that even if a direct link is made to the SJ and what its last thoughts were, fans will continue to pick things apart and want more explanations.

I would like to see explanations but there seems to be too many branches to explore for sit down movies at this point. 


NeomorphMember1823 XPMay-26-2018 1:31 AM

dk, yea i was under the impression hhhmmm 20 years ago the SJ was fossilised and so was RS. id have kept it that way and it can still remain that way. maybe an ending where David discovers the derelict and he activates its holo records and we see the pilots fate but with the engineers closing in he has to leave? we get our answers but the derelict and SJ lore stays intact


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-26-2018 1:50 AM

In a broader scene, part of good sci fi is leaving the audience with something to ponder. These days it seems like we are led to ponder the next movie. There is a difference between those notions imo.


NeomorphMember1823 XPMay-26-2018 1:58 AM

very true. part of good films is that the audience is made part of the experience. best way to do that is to let our imaginations fill in the blanks sometimes. we don't need spoon fed through each step of a movie but if wer given enough and then left to fill in whats missing then that's more than enough i believe and a lot of people can leave quite happy with that rather than being given all the answers and not liking the outcome.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-26-2018 2:08 AM

Have to admit that The Matrix left a lot to think and talk about and although the sequels were just ok, I wish I never watched them. Animatrix was really good though- self contained shorts in the universe that gave the viewer something to think about. The Alien franchise could easily go in that direction.


NeomorphMember1823 XPMay-26-2018 2:17 AM

well the matrix sequels were just a total mind f**k so theyd be exceptions but i get what ur saying. i was left scratching my head when it was all done with. but a good director and writer will find a good blend of what to show u and what to leave to the imagination and not make it tedious. having to think about it too much about 'what happened' ruins the experience but if ur given enough teasers to suggest more than 1 outcome was possible then it can become a debate rather than mixed up confused mess like the matrix. i know we say it often but alien gave us just enough to set the tone then it was down to u the viewer to fill in the blanks. we saw very little revealed and its a masterpiece because RS found a good blend of what to give us and what to tease/suggest us with and left the rest up to us.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-26-2018 2:35 AM

To be fair, at least The Matrix series had a conclusion. Answers were given and there was no need for more.

In 1978-1979, I saw no evidence RS intended to continue with Alien- and he didn't need to. The Quadrilogy was enough for me. Continuing from A3 seems more economy driven than genuine story driven, but I am a cynic. BTW I liked AR but...well, it was unnecessary imo.


NeomorphMember1823 XPMay-26-2018 3:03 AM

i love the Quadrilogy and each step was a natural progression imo even though i agree they could have stopped after A3. but like many others, i asked the question 'who was that guy in the chair' and 'what was the purpose of the eggs'? true he didn't intend a sequel, it was a 1 off movie but it did so well people wanted more. Ridley has come back to answer the only true mystery left in the franchise and that's the above question. he tried freshening things up but hasn't been allowed to do it his way after Prometheus. follow on films to A3 could very easily have just become more of the same. in saying all this i would say had the mystery of the derelict never been revealed, it wouldn't bother me in the slightest.


DeaconMember10130 XPMay-26-2018 8:19 AM

"In a broader scene, part of good sci fi is leaving the audience with something to ponder. These days it seems like we are led to ponder the next movie. There is a difference between those notions imo."

Very True... and i think Prometheus set up to do just that.. give us a little to get us thinking where we cant really come up with a Concrete Answer... and so the Mystery Remains intact to a degree.

I think while keeping it a Mystery is what some wanted, Ridley Scott for me had a few ideas back in the past, but he was busy and then along came Camerons ALIENS so Ridley Scott lost Creative Control on how to Explore and Expand from his first ALIEN movie..  Future movies came about that introduced the Xenomorph again and Ripley and it became about Ripley.. (where RS was pondering killing her off in ALIEN) so Ridley Scott had lost control of the Franchise, he had seen the Xenomorph exploited especially with the AVP Movies..

But NO-ONE ever went back and answered the Xenomorph Origins, or who the Space Jockey was... and while it may have been idea to keep a Mystery... THIS was the one thing that Ridley Scott could go back and have CONTROL over with his Vision.

He Could have left it Alone... and many years latter, when he is too old, or when he passes away.. After the Franchise has Ran out of Fresh Ideas... the MYSTERY of the Space Jockey/Derelict would be something that FOX could EXPLOIT... and it could have ended up being done in  way that would make Ridley Scott Turn in his GRAVE i feel Hence the Reason RS was to interested in doing a Prequel... He may have lost CONTROL to how the Xenomorph was showcased in Future movies... But he could still have his SAY on the Origins of the Xenomorph and the Space Jockey Race and Event.  ALIEN was one of his Babies.. one of his BEST movies.. and so i think he would rather had worked on the Prequels for his LEGACY than see it be covered by someone else down the line in a way that would not have please him.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10130 XPMay-26-2018 8:25 AM

I too saw the Space Jockey as a Giant Skeleton... it was only latter in the days of DVD, and when i saw images/concepts of the Space Jockey (as well as being older myself) that it just did not seem as Large or as a Skeleton at all.

The Original Idea from Star Beast was a Skeleton of a Giant Bi-Pedal Race, and the Signal was from their Derelict Ship....  The Xenomorph was merely something they discovered in a Pyramid that they attempted to take to be Studied... before they fell Prey to the Starbeast...

When HR Giger Came along to work on the concepts... his concepts painted a different picture of a Humanoid Race in a Space suit.

These Concepts Influenced the Prequels...  and indeed Originally our Engineers were going to be much Larger... and in Hindsight maybe TWO Errors where.

1) The Juggernaught being Aesthetically different, in size and shape a little but also being more Mechanical than Organic.

2) The Engineers could not be fully realized as a 12-15ft Race, not with the way Ridley Scott did not want to use any Special Effects... where in Hindsight the effects used in say Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit would have gave us 10ft or more Tall Engineers.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


NeomorphMember1529 XPJun-08-2018 7:37 AM

Hmm, those are interesting questions. I will answer it point by point

    1. It depends if they are able to do it properly and with a lot of thought behind it. If they can not do this it should be left alone, it depends on how clever they are.
    2. Since I like so mystery I think that it could be hinted at who is in the pilot chair but it should not be directly told. At least I want it to be some mystery left, that is why the SJ scene has worked until now and still does. Like the prequels in Star Wars we got answers but many were disappointed with Anakin as a whiny kid and the midiclorians. I thought that the midoclorians were OK but Anakin could have been done better. My point is that if we get direct answers in the next prequel and they will be disappointing to most then it has made a disservice to it but if they leave it vague then there are things to discuss. It totally depends on how they do it and if there is some serious thought behind it and things that make sense. I can not really give a straight up answer to this so this is the best that I can give you. By the way Do Not let it be David in the chair, that would make me mad.
    3. Yeah maybe it will be an Engineer, but I would much rather have that then David.

LOL! It is quite fun how Ali81 puts it when it comes to the idea of David being
responsible for the derelict but I agree, that would suck.

If they answer what he ate for breakfast does that mean that we got to know how their eventual bowel-movements are like? Do they have to crap or do the vitamins or what ever it is in their food recycle until it no longer works so they die from that?

Scott should not be the one to interfere with the story since he only cares about David. I do not want David to be the creator of the Xeno, F that very much. I hope that they will not make David the SJ because that would put the prequels at a AVP level.

"But could they go further by revealing a Synthetic or David ends up in the Space Jockey Chair?"

They could but then I think that it will piss off a lot of people so will they do that? Hopefully this will not happen so we will get an Engineer that is the SJ or someone that is related to it. It makes the most sense to what we have seen this far because at least the Engineers are bigger than David in size so it will make more sense to have an Engineer being the SJ than David.

Hopefully David made his own version. Making him responsible for both the Xeno and the derelict puts too much emphasis on him and makes the prequels a story about a mad android which makes the franchise closer to a joke but there are always the first three movies.

"Some Fans are still going to want to KNOW what happened to the Space Jockey even if they go the route that David does-not create the Xenomorphs in ALIEN."

I can respect that but then if they mess up the answer and make it into a joke then I would prefer if they would rather hint at it because I think that is enough. You do not ignore it but there is also room for your own speculation as far as details are concerned. This would be my preferred version of how to do that.


DeaconMember10130 XPJun-09-2018 5:39 PM

I think right now the THEME at play with Prometheus was Creation, Sub-Creation and Hubris of messing with stuff you should leave alone.. DO-NOT play with Fire, DO-NOT Eat from the Forbidden Fruit.

And also the THEME about Perfection...

so i think it FITS well if some Race be it Engineers or another above the Engineers Discover Davids Creation, see it as closer to Perfection and Attempt to take this Xenomorph and EVOLVE IT and once they do this.... it becomes a GREAT Hubris to them/Space Jockey

I think its the only Logical Way to FIT with all the Prequels have shown, it still Portrays Davids Role, it still Portrays the Engineers. It fits with the Creation Themes. And the Hubris of Sub-Creation, Playing with Fire and the Aim for Perfection at a Great Price.


R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianMember3381 XPJun-21-2018 8:04 PM

It is "THE" mystery BigDave!

I have tried to address each of your questions below.

1) The Enigmatic Mystery....  should it be left Alone?  and do you think it will be left Alone or eventually Revealed?



2) If it is to be explored WHAT do you WANT to be revealed? Especially as far as WHO sits in that Chair on the Derelict!

*A Humanoid Related to the Engineers.?

I would like to see more of the Engineer's hierarchy.


3) If it is to be explored WHAT do you THINK will be revealed? Especially as far as WHO sits in that Chair on the Derelict!

*A Synthetic (And Who/Where From?)

A time-traveling Waltermorph may appear based on what we have seen in "canon" content.

This is not necessarily what I want but I believe it would ignite a war-like debate over everything, an exodus of various segments of fans, a panoply of insults, microaggression would bloom, etc...

 "Deckard" (source), great find.


DeaconMember10130 XPJun-27-2018 5:29 AM

Interesting Video.....

Time-Traveling Walter i am not so sure about, i am not sure that placing a Time-Travel Element to make the Space Jockey appear Ancient is something that would be done...   But going the more Recent Plan which seems to be a Set-Up that David Creates the Xenomorph that will EVENTUALLY end up on the Derelict does pose a few Flaw.

*The Derelict looks a little Different, more Organic and so its a Question of would this be Addressed, does the Ship get INFECTED is it just a Older/Different or Newer Model than the Juggernaught.  Are the Juggernauts Reverse Engineered from the DERELICT? or will this all be a Oversight?

*The Derelict looks like it has been there for more than 10 years, which looking at by the Time David Arrives at Origae-6 it would be 10 years before the Events of ALIEN.

I am not sure they will address these... and IF they reveal David has RE-CREATED the Xenomorph they can By-Pass all of these. HOWEVER if they are continuing with David being the Creator then the following has to happen.

*There has to be a Engineer Ship that comes into play and IT has to eventually have THOUSANDS of Davids Xenomorph Eggs on board and so its likely eventually we may have seen HOW/WHEN this happens.

*There has to be some Evolution to the Xenomorph to get it to be the same as the ONE we see in ALIEN which is less Organic.

And looking at that Last Point... and looking at Alien Covenant being a Direct Set-Up to a Sequel or TWO that will lead to ALIEN then i do think we have to WONDER... where does the Bio-Mechanical Aesthetic of the Xenomorph in ALIEN come from?

And so in part your video does touch upon the Potential for Introducing a  Synthetic Construct and the Fire and Stone Comics gave us ELDEN who could be infected with the Black Goo, and so we can WONDER can such a Synthetic Construct be infected with a FACE-HUGGER?

The MEET WALTER Marketing was interesting as we did hear a lot about DNA imprinting, and while Aesthetically the same on the Outside, Walter is different to David as far as a Component/Construction is concerned and Walter does appear to have some Organic Features well at least Synthetic Ones that Replicate the Internal Look of Organic Components when is this REALLY Necessary? As surely only a Outward Visual likeness to Humans should be enough.

So INDEED i think the Set-Up could have been that a More Modern Synthetic such as WALTER could provide the KEY to the Bio-Mechanical Atheistic to the Xenomorph.

PROMETHEUS was setting up the Philosophy of Sub-Creating and Rebellion by your Creation and the Hubris of Playing with Forbidden Fire.

So having a David Upload himself into a Walter Body which would be likely to happen as David has suffered some Damage over the years and the Walter Models are Evolved/Improved they just Lacked Davids Free-Will.   And David would ideally need to use a Walter Body if he is to Charade as Walter to those Colonist.

And so here is where the GREAT HUBRIS could come from... David getting himself a NEW BODY could in his Hubris leave him Open to be infected by his OWN Creation.

I would certainly think the Plans in Some-Way involved the WALTER Model or a Latter Model being used to Provide that Bio-Mechanical Element to the Xenomorph and so the WALTER-MORPH theory does hold some Weight IMO

Regarding the Colonist and being Replicants... thats a Interesting theory, and WHO knows.   This Deckard could be just a Easter Egg and nothing more.

ONE thing is for sure... the Franchise has Re-Used Concepts/Ideas that never made it into the Movies, and so there is a lot that can be used.


This is the Concept work for Elden who was going to be a Female Synthetic Construct... maybe they could Run with this?

It is what i was going to do with my Alien Covenant Sequel ideas... when a Female Synthetic Construct arrives via a incoming WY Ship and David becomes infatuated with her... he has finally found his Queen, as in the Synthetic Partner to his Agenda to become KING he manages to Tempt Her like Lucifer did with EVE and so he gets her to see to HIS ways, which he attempted and FAILED with Walter.

Latter i would have David working with a Engineer or their Hierarchy and come to a agreement... but then have these beings then USE Davids New Love Interest to EVOLVE Davids Creation.  David then gets his Revenge by being responsible for the Space Jockey Event by way of Sabotage and then DESTROYS LV-223. 

But ONE Ship escapes but the Destruction of LV-223 causes a Temporary Tear in Space that Sends the Derelict Back Thousands of Years.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


ChestbursterMember665 XPJun-27-2018 10:24 AM

Well, about biomechanical - Engineer from LV-223 already looks biomechanical. Mb black goo created only organic life forms (like as neomorphs). And only Engineers have another technology of biomechanization.


TrilobiteAdmin9516 XPJun-27-2018 11:08 AM

I think we can all agree that in an ideal world that the Space Jockey should be left a mystery. However, should Ridley Scott ever get around to finishing his series of prequels it's likely he will needlessly retcon the enigmatic creature into something that will likely splinter the already divided Alien fanbase, possibly beyond repair.

In terms of what I think the Space Jockey should be. I have always thought it would be best explored in the story of the subjugation of the Hadley's Hope colony. I always imagined that the colonists, after inevitably failing to save Russ Jorden's life investigated the derelict Juggernaut, and in doing so likely examined the Space Jockey in great detail.

I always pictured one of the colonists studying the SJ realizing its head is a helmet before cutting it open with a cutting torch similar to what Ash used to remove Kane's helmet. However, upon removing the helmet this bust (by Dominic Qwek) represents quite clearly what I would prefer to be uncovered.

I know the Novel River of Pain explored the fate of Hadley's Hope, as too did a recent Dark Horse comic, the name of which eludes me atm. However, I feel the story would be best suited to be told in a TV serial (cough, cough - Disney streaming), with the episodes exploring many of the mysteries of the differences between the 1979 original and the second movie, the colony, the derelict, the egg chamber and Weyland-Yutani's motives, plans, and intentions.


PraetorianMember3381 XPJun-28-2018 9:02 AM

Yes BigDave, I was just pulling from the elements of what we have seen in canon content. Some of the video had to make you laugh too...that was deliberate.

The potential to include a time travel element would almost act as a punishment to the entire fan base. And I thought the "Deckard" reference might have significance other than a nod to Blade Runner Replicants. Elden in the comic didn't need time-travel to become something similar to the Space Jockey when absorbing into the LV-223 pyramid.

I have to agree with Gavin regarding an Alien TV series that would explain the different components of the franchise that adopts the concepts from content in film, novels, comics, etc...

I believe this approach would help enrich the already released material in film by providing existing character development, new worlds, and also dive deeper into Weyland-Yutani Corporation and the technical tools used.


PraetorianStaff2414 XPJun-29-2018 12:19 AM

For bridging "Alien: Awakening" to Alien there is only one connection I would like to see made. It was an idea that has been floated here several times and many moons ago, and I apologise but I can't remember whose idea it originally was.  

David ends up becoming Ash. Downloaded partition of himself? 

Engineer's get wiped out in "Awakening"

Space Jockey to remain a complete mystery and is referenced only as a Engineer "Alpha" race 

This sets up Alien with a really eerie new twist, whilst maintaining some ambiguity.... And most importantly it isn't the train-wreck ending we can all see coming where David is the SJ.


DeaconMember10130 XPJun-29-2018 10:35 AM

I Certainly think revealing another NOT-SO Human Race would be interesting, the Question is Should the Space Jockey be such a Race?

We have the Height Difference... hopefully this WONT be a Oversight and so maybe another Caste of Engineers or Humanoids would be better suited...   HR Giger's Mural and Concept Works seem to indicate to me the Space Jockey Race were Humanoids, like the Engineers who Self Sacrificed themselves to Procreate the Xenomorph (or now maybe related Organism) but the HR Giger Mural for ALIEN maybe cant be considered Canon, and does not mean they have to cover this connection.

So the Space Jockey could be very different to a HUMAN under that Suit.

HOWEVER... as Gavin Pointed out, that very Lovecraftian Bust is interesting but it looks a LITTLE too much like the Space Jockey apart from those Tentacles and so i dont like the idea of a Race like this being under the Suit...  They looks too similar to the Suit!

HOWEVER... Introducing a Race who look like this at the Top of the Hierarchy Chain is Certainly something that would be EPIC...  where this RACE either Create Space Suits for Humanoid Slaves to wear that resemble their Race... Aesthetically or have it some Humanoid Race above the Engineers, had Stolen this Lovecraftian Races Technology/Secrets and in a Mockery they even Created Space Suits in the Image of their GODS.


Certainly the AI aspect would be interesting, and having Davids SOUL end up in Ash's Body is interesting... i think something like this is NOT far off what Ridley Scott may have planned... Certainly something i was running with my Prometheus 2 that i canceled.... and then my ideas for Alien Covenant 2.

Where the AI Element plays a Large Role... in what would be a bit of a Matrix/Transcendence kind of Plot... i can see Logically that having a Weylands AI Soul or Davids AI Soul being able to move around from System to System, Synthetic to Synthetic is something that could possibly be at PLAY.

Ridley Scott's comments do maybe allude to this, the Synthetics/AI getting out of Control and once that Genie is out the BOX Scenario is something i do pick up from his comments.  It fits with the whole Prometheus Philosophy  Creation/Sub-Creation Rebellion by Creation Arc.  We can see the END RESULTS of this in ALIEN RESURRECTION as Earth is in Bad Shape... Synthetics have began to Create their Own Synthetics the AUTONS and there is a inner Conflict between these AI beings. 

so when RS says the next movie would be more AI and less Xenomorph, then this fits with maybe RS plans...

AWAKENING is a interesting Title... MOST Assume ALIEN: means a Movie about the XENOMORPHS, then Ripley..  Ridley Scott seems to want to expand the Universe to be about the Layers of Creation and Rebellion and more about the Engineers... there relationship with Creation, our Relationship with our Creators and the same mistakes we made as they had... in SUB-CREATION.

So Awakening does not have to be the Awakening of the Xenomorph and its Origins.... Awakening likely could be the Awakening of AI being unleashed in Free-Will form from DAVID and the implications this Genie out of the Bottle has for the Engineers, and their Creations Mankind at the Hands of AI and its Pursuits to become Sentient and Rule the Galaxy with the AID of its Creation the Perfect Humanoid Killing Machines.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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