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December 22, 2011

"Prometheus" Trailer (Alien Quasi-Prequel)

Ridley Scott seems to deliver on, seriously not snarkily, the most important thing to me in a science-fiction movie: production design. As much I find Blade Runner boring and ponderous, no one can knock its look.

What's that I see here? Is he really using real sets and practical effects and what looks like miniatures and matte paintings? I'm not sure, but stuff looks more real here, in the old-school, expensive, and better-looking way, than in the typical "Pretend this is not totally a soft-focus cartoon" CGI way.


Verum Serum questions how this plot could fit into the Alien mythology, but I don't really remember Alien, so it's fine by me.

Incidentally, just to throw some trivia out there, but the 1990s Kurt Russel sci-fi actioner Soldier, which I think was underrated, was claimed to be a "sidequel" to the Blade Runner franchise, as one of Blade Runner's screenwriters wrote the script, and tossed in various name-check references to the Blade Runner universe. (The suggestion is that Kurt Russel is in fact one of those damned combat-model Replicants.)

And that also contained references to weapons mentioned in Aliens.

So, to be total nerds and stuff, I guess we should be wondering if this movie is actually a sequel to Blade Runner and a prequel to Alien.


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