i am not a sci buff or sci fi know it all. i am just a lover of it. sci fiction for me is a place where anything can be possable - where anything can be changed added or taken away at will without fear of retribution and / or punishment.
that is why i joined, i have always loved the concept of what might have been or what could have been.
it allows you to explore avenues that otherwise remains hidden.
what is given is sometimes questionable but is it redeemable and to who does it really belong ??
Prometheus is a possablilty of at least revisiting that universe that was in alien. the mystery etc. the xeno i think is just a small part of it,
i now also realize that solving the mystery would kill a lot of what made alien so great.
hence ridley gave us Promethues or perhaps it was fox that made it so however it may not be exactly what we may have wanted.
but it is a tantalizing glare at that universe - and perhaps even it was for most of the part a re starting for the exploration for the newbies (of which i am living proof - yes fox you got me there - you got me good- you dangled the carrot and i fell for it hook line and sinker) it is still a great many possibilities revisited and new ones created.
either fox made a piece of crap or they did exactly what was required to hook people to start exploring the whole universe from the start without destroying all the mystery.
i believe its the latter.
and fox will milk it for all their worth.
question is how long will they pussyfoot around it.
depends om what alien blomkamp does at the box office. i have a feeling that prometheus 2 might come out after alien blomkamp. its no secret that ridley will guide and tote him what to do.
and then fox might lindeloff the crap out of alien blomkamp wiyhout our knowledge.
the problem with prometheus 2 is that green and paglen are writers in the same style as paglen dont know about green.
they are just not as good as lindelof at it.
so expect p2 to be well delayed after alien blomkamp and the p3 alien p3 tie in (if at all) to come or maybe replace the p3 tie in.
this all been said many times in the past.
just acknowledging that.
i think scified is great. it will eventually become the defacto sci site on the web.
time is money and everything is about ime isnt it ??
Prometheus might justify itself after alien blomkamp. but without prometheus that avenue of doing something new would never have been axplored and alien blomkamp fails then what will people say then.
Prometheus was cleverly written to be just exactly what it was:
a carrot dangled to get people to revisit the whole universe. and when people comes crying foul after alien blomkamp fox might decide to go the alien tie in.
every ones rebooting anyway.
again without prometheus the process would have been more sluggish
it was either kill the mystery or redo some old stuff do some new stuff add a new carrot or two .
Prometheus 2 i now believe will be more of the same . what concerns is who will direct it.
what if blomkamp directs it ??
Cheers Mr Scott.
and why does everyone say ridley hasnt made any good movies in the last ten years. who has made good movie constansly in the last 10 years ?? according to the afi he has made the 6 and 7th best scifi movies of all time?
what other director has two under the top 10 ??
still hoping the sj and engineers being 2 seperate entities. that would be epic.
i a m a fan of the original alien movie's subtle and mysterious horror. the xeno being pure evil is ok what controls this evil ??
aliens copied all the beats and then comercialised it and used many unused ideas. i inderstand that when mangement changed at fox after aliens a lot of people thought alien 3 was a way to get back at cameron to destroy what he did with the original alien.
dont know if this the truth or not.
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