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ALIEN: Paleontology 101




Posted Aug-05-2016 4:24 PM

Lets cut to the chase:

What if the Derelict ship was actually built around the Space Jockey? 

Here's my theory:

A Space Jockey is scouting the land, perhaps feeding upon minerals of the planet surface when all of a sudden--- it dies! Millions of years later, it becomes fossilized and its found by a race of extraterrestrials. The pure awe at the Space Jockey's body makes the extraterrestrials worship it. So they build an entire structure (the derelict) in hopes of preserving, studying, and transporting the idol.

Now then, is there evidence? A little...

1) Note differences in the material of the Space Jockey and the chair it sits upon.

2) In PROMETHEUS see how the suit is integrated into the chair (perhaps the engineers carved the fossil hollow).

3) The architecture of the Space Jockey pit looks like an excavation site.

4) The technology throughout the Juggernaut and Derelict are very varied and unusable by ALIEN's Space Jockey organism (b/c of size and texture). Perhaps built by another species.

I know that there are elements I haven't considered and many holes in this theory. But the point is that I just want to share a concept. I just want to contribute some discussion and imaginative wonder to the awesome site of Scified!


Something Real



Posted Aug-05-2016 4:36 PM

FACEHUGGERS! - What an exceptionally engaging theory! Hmm...there certainly is no evidence to the contrary. I would say that the ship could very easily have been constructed or even grown around the Jockey itself! :)




Posted Aug-06-2016 1:19 PM

@Something Real

Ah, thank you!




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Posted Oct-01-2016 3:24 AM

@sunsanrichard welcome to scified!Your explanation is very interesting indeed.

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Posted Jan-06-2017 10:25 AM

yeah in alien isolation we get a look at how small the passage ways are and they are just slightly bigger than the average human and when you finally get to the jockey what strikes you immediately is the sheer size of the jockey and how there is no way that it could possibly fit through those corridors




Posted Jan-06-2017 1:12 PM

All that means is they might be vents.




Posted Jan-06-2017 1:19 PM


Exactly, good connection!


That is quite possible though, or perhaps they were the hallways that Engineers walked through---and over time with age, the derelict shrunk to the size we see in the game.  


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