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Prometheus gets a little less vague with a new plot synopsis

Sep. 27, 2011by:

No poster or trailer yet, but how about some nice interesting WORDS out of the PROMETHEUS camp? Hey, it's better than nothing, right?

We've heard rumblings about the plot for a while now, but this new synopsis released for the film via the PROMETHEUS Facebook page seems to have the most detailed information yet about what we can actually expect from the hotly anticipated film.

Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Not super illuminating, but interesting to see the bit about the origins of life on earth. How do the ALIEN aliens fit into that? How about the Space Jockey (above) that was promised to have a central role in the plot?

Extra Tidbit: No poster or trailer yet, but how about some nice interesting WORDS out of the PROMETHEUS camp? Hey, it's better than nothing, right? We've heard rumblings about the plot for a while now, but this new synopsis released for the film seems to have the most detailed information yet about what we can actually expect from the hotly anticipated film. Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Not super illuminating, but interesting to see the bit about the origins of life on earth. How do the ALIEN aliens fit into that? How about the Space Jockey (above) that was promised to have a central role in the plot?
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12:01AM on 09/29/2011
Silly heathens who insist upon giving me thumbs down. Even the name Prometheus supports the theory. Prometheus, afterall, helped humanity evolve by giving us fire. Perhaps the Space Jockey's species are "Prometheans".
Silly heathens who insist upon giving me thumbs down. Even the name Prometheus supports the theory. Prometheus, afterall, helped humanity evolve by giving us fire. Perhaps the Space Jockey's species are "Prometheans".
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5:03PM on 10/03/2011
or "Space Jockeyeans"
or "Space Jockeyeans"
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4:33PM on 09/28/2011

Sold!

It's Ridley Scott back in the Alien universe! How much more do you need to know?
It's Ridley Scott back in the Alien universe! How much more do you need to know?
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4:16AM on 09/28/2011
I once read a plot summary on io9.com. I hope they are able to bring the ideas onto the screen the right way.
I once read a plot summary on io9.com. I hope they are able to bring the ideas onto the screen the right way.
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4:14AM on 09/28/2011
Wasnt keen on the main story....however the tidbit was fantastic
Wasnt keen on the main story....however the tidbit was fantastic
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2:32AM on 09/28/2011

what happened with the extra tidbit? Something got snafued.

sounds pretty cool. If it's as good as the original film, then I will be super happy to see it in the theaters!
sounds pretty cool. If it's as good as the original film, then I will be super happy to see it in the theaters!
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8:55PM on 09/27/2011

Extra Tidbit

I usually like this part but I cant help but feel ive got DejaVu.... Maybe something in the matrix was changed.
I usually like this part but I cant help but feel ive got DejaVu.... Maybe something in the matrix was changed.
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7:09PM on 09/27/2011

Is this not old news?

I read this a month ago
I read this a month ago
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6:39PM on 09/27/2011
I like what Ridley Scott is doing with this. I truly hope that this is a different film in the same Alien universe. I'd rather see a fresh film with some fanservice tidbits than an attempt at a prequel.
I like what Ridley Scott is doing with this. I truly hope that this is a different film in the same Alien universe. I'd rather see a fresh film with some fanservice tidbits than an attempt at a prequel.
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6:06PM on 09/27/2011
It sounds like this movie will somewhat confirm theories that have been floating around for decades. Namely, the Space Jockey species are geneticists who create new life forms and help others evolve. One major theory postulates that the Space Jockey species created the Aliens. It's all very reminiscent of Star Craft (which, I believe, is inspired by the Aliens franchise). In Star Craft, there is an ancient race of beings called the Zel Naga (spelling?), and they created the Zergs and the
It sounds like this movie will somewhat confirm theories that have been floating around for decades. Namely, the Space Jockey species are geneticists who create new life forms and help others evolve. One major theory postulates that the Space Jockey species created the Aliens. It's all very reminiscent of Star Craft (which, I believe, is inspired by the Aliens franchise). In Star Craft, there is an ancient race of beings called the Zel Naga (spelling?), and they created the Zergs and the Protoss.
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4:58PM on 09/27/2011

I really hope it isn't the "aliens helped humans" story

that's been overused in EVERYTHING in the last like 10 years. "Gee help us Mr. Alien, we can't eat soup, we only have forks". Seriously, how many movies have there been with Aliens that doesn't have them teaching us how to do stuff?
That being said, I'm pretty stoked for this movie.
that's been overused in EVERYTHING in the last like 10 years. "Gee help us Mr. Alien, we can't eat soup, we only have forks". Seriously, how many movies have there been with Aliens that doesn't have them teaching us how to do stuff?
That being said, I'm pretty stoked for this movie.
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2:35AM on 09/28/2011
Gee help us Mr. Alien, we can't eat soup, we only have forks". LOL! I had a good chuckle with that!
Gee help us Mr. Alien, we can't eat soup, we only have forks". LOL! I had a good chuckle with that!
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4:50PM on 09/27/2011

If it wasn't for Screen Rant...

I'd be absolutely clueless and ecstatic about this news but unfortunately I came across the film's plot details that pretty much ruined the damn movie for me. HOWEVER, Screen Rant has been wrong on occasion so here's hoping that this new synopsis is not what I think it is. I'm still digging it. I love how Scott's not really trying too hard to impress the Alien fans. He's leaving our memories intact while blasting off with a new space epic. What sort of "Alien DNA" is he referring to? I'm hoping
I'd be absolutely clueless and ecstatic about this news but unfortunately I came across the film's plot details that pretty much ruined the damn movie for me. HOWEVER, Screen Rant has been wrong on occasion so here's hoping that this new synopsis is not what I think it is. I'm still digging it. I love how Scott's not really trying too hard to impress the Alien fans. He's leaving our memories intact while blasting off with a new space epic. What sort of "Alien DNA" is he referring to? I'm hoping the figurative kind. I doubt there's gonna be much to tie this in with the Alien franchise other than a few cameos and a Xenomorph or two.

By the way Tassi, Love the tidbit.
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4:44PM on 09/27/2011

Alien is Dead

-- End of Line --
-- End of Line --
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5:06PM on 09/27/2011
Tron Legacy Was Mediocre -End of Line-
Tron Legacy Was Mediocre -End of Line-
8:32PM on 09/27/2011
Tron is Life
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Tron is Life
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2:36AM on 09/28/2011
ignorant statement! end of line!
ignorant statement! end of line!
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4:35PM on 09/27/2011
Whenever you screw with old movies to make a sequel or a prequel, nine times out of ten it ends up sullying the memory of a truly good movie. All because Hollywood doesn't have the balls to try out something new.
Whenever you screw with old movies to make a sequel or a prequel, nine times out of ten it ends up sullying the memory of a truly good movie. All because Hollywood doesn't have the balls to try out something new.
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2:38AM on 09/28/2011
yea, but Ridley freaking Scott is directing this! I'm excited!
yea, but Ridley freaking Scott is directing this! I'm excited!
3:50PM on 09/27/2011
Interesting Tidbit!
Interesting Tidbit!
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4:52PM on 09/27/2011
hahaha, you beat me to it.
hahaha, you beat me to it.
3:28PM on 09/27/2011

They had me at Lindelof

I kind of like the idea of barely knowing anything about it outside of the people and pedigree involved. In this day and age when they practically gift wrap spoilers in the fricken' trailers, it's nice going into something fresh.
I kind of like the idea of barely knowing anything about it outside of the people and pedigree involved. In this day and age when they practically gift wrap spoilers in the fricken' trailers, it's nice going into something fresh.
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3:21PM on 09/27/2011
So it's basically the amazing plot synopsis we heard a few months ago without the details? Okay then.
So it's basically the amazing plot synopsis we heard a few months ago without the details? Okay then.
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3:18PM on 09/27/2011

As Oliver said...

please sir, may I have more?
please sir, may I have more?
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