Prometheus : Theodicy14,523 Views122 RepliesAdd A Reply
As some of you know I have begun working on a literary reboot of the prequel sequence from the point that the Prometheus slams into the Engineer Craft destined for earth towards the end of the movie Prometheus.
The work subject to tinkering and proof reading known as Prometheus:Regained is all but finished but all of the more casual readers who loved Prometheus who have acted as my feedback group would like me to treat the 48 hours beginning on the 25th December 2093 in the same mode.
To begin with I was against writing a novelisation of the movie but some of my work on Regained made me begin thinking about writing the story from a different perspective - Davids.
I have explained at my blog
http://myloveofprometheus.blogspot.com the advantages I
see in taking this approach so will not repeat them here.
So during the rest of this year I will complete the work and aim on the 25th December 2018 as a Gift to like minded individuals to share Privately the entire journey from the moment the huge grey craft settles atop the falls until ... well that would be telling. I am acutely aware that the source material is subject to copyright this is merely a conversation between friends.
This work is very much a labour of love and is not intended to stimulate argument and endless comparison or analysis (I have produced a glossary to answer all those sort of questions) but discussion, thought sharing and enable us to breath again "all about everything."
However to be fair and honest to readers if you like Alien:Covenant then this is not for you and if you did not like the tangental direction Prometheus was intended to go after 2012 you will hate Regained.
If only one person reads the Complete Prometheus, a form of Theodicy which explains how evil exists in an Intelligent Creation I do not mind, for me the most precious benefit is I now have Prometheus back and I know Charlie's death and Ellie's determination to keep going was worth it. In addition I am satisfied we really had only seen a fragment of the android who up until, the 27th December 2093 had been driven by his response to robot apartheid and the reality that he was an extension of someones else's vanity and a someone who lacked morality, conscience and had only one objective - to create for his own benefit survive and test the Gods... the real ones.
I am currently in Kwa Zulu Natal and went hiking with my Zulu guide this morning. The hike included Lone Rock which has beautiful ancient cave paintings on its wall. They tell a story of beings moving toward a Lone figure stood erect and above the Lone figure are six circular holes in the rock face which sit neatly over the template offered by Dr Charles Holloway.
The cluster to the right is a perfect alignment whereas with the second three the top hole is a little above and the Lone Figure could be taller but hey these are ancient bushmen. Life imitating art.