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Prometheus Poses Eternal Questions About Science and Creationism

There are 7 comments on the Wired story from Jun 8, 2012, titled Prometheus Poses Eternal Questions About Science and Creationism. In it, Wired reports that:

In Prometheus , David is an android who lives amongst his makers and is unimpressed.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Jun 8, 2012
The author of the article did not do the story justice. It was more akin to them believing that the answer was humans being genetically engineered only to discover that what they thought created humanity, and only humanity through the use of genetic manipulation, decided to destroy it.

I was actually disappointed with the movie as it was suppose to be tied to the Alien series but it was tied in so loosely that it only resembled it a little. I think Ridley went too deep into the existential story and sacrificed the really strong story he had originally developed for the sake of positing a rather pointless notion. Not to mention the movie was poorly executed in many areas, such as not running perpendicular to an oncoming rolling object. I seriously was disappointed. Wait for the DVD if you have not already seen it.

“Psalms 47:1-9”

Since: Apr 11

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#2 Jun 10, 2012
Thanks for the review! I loved the Alien movies. I was hoping this would be good as well. I can wait.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#3 Jun 11, 2012
Old Lady Pam wrote:
Thanks for the review! I loved the Alien movies. I was hoping this would be good as well. I can wait.
I'm still trying to figure out how Prometheus ties into the others, it's like he's doing a reboot and not a very good one. There was some squid thing and all the alien life was pale skinned.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#4 Aug 24, 2012
Thank's for starting this thread!
KittenKoder wrote:
The author of the article did not do the story justice. It was more akin to them believing that the answer was humans being genetically engineered only to discover that what they thought created humanity, and only humanity through the use of genetic manipulation, decided to destroy it.
They thought we were a danger. All of the Prometheus race was destroyed by an escaped biological warfare agent. In the end, the God believer scientist goes searching for the Prometheus home world. I loved the search for God, wonder and beautiful scenery of Earth and beyond.

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KittenKoder wrote:
I was actually disappointed with the movie as it was suppose to be tied to the Alien series but it was tied in so loosely that it only resembled it a little. I think Ridley went too deep into the existential story and sacrificed the really strong story he had originally developed for the sake of positing a rather pointless notion.
I got it the Promethius E.T.race is our creator. We are an escaped bioweapon project created by fallible creatures with our DNA., the Aliens are our cannibal brothers.

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KittenKoder wrote:
Not to mention the movie was poorly executed in many areas, such as not running perpendicular to an oncoming rolling object. I seriously was disappointed. Wait for the DVD if you have not already seen it.
I agree, and 3% CO2 isn't so deadly you have to hold your breath.

The character's weren't sympathetic. Fassbinder was a terrific android and a horrible human being. The abortion damaged the hero, even though it had to be done for the life of the mother. I'm sorry K.K. didn't like it, it was long and ugly too.

I wan to buy it on Blu-ray.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#5 Aug 24, 2012
"If there is a quest for scientific facts about the origin of life, then can’t that also be considered a search for god, if “god” is understood to be “creator”? If the quest of science is to find out what we came from, or “how we got here,” then finding the answer isn’t that much different than finding religion. All theories — scientific as well as religious — involve at least some faith in their until they’re proven — it’s just that some people believe in the lab and use it to test their hypotheses, while others believe in the Word."
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/06/promet...

It's how you get there; the science in the movies involves exposing subjects to bioweapons without consent. CO2 greenhouse gas adaption policy with bubble helmets. Corporate plutocrat palatial interstellar space ships, dying workers and crew. Dutiful daughters smashed under the the wheel of fate by the unforeseen acts by a deadbeat dads.

“Do not bend, fold, staple or”

Since: Jan 11

mutilate. Point down range.

#6 Dec 25, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
The author of the article did not do the story justice. It was more akin to them believing that the answer was humans being genetically engineered only to discover that what they thought created humanity, and only humanity through the use of genetic manipulation, decided to destroy it.
I was actually disappointed with the movie as it was suppose to be tied to the Alien series but it was tied in so loosely that it only resembled it a little. I think Ridley went too deep into the existential story and sacrificed the really strong story he had originally developed for the sake of positing a rather pointless notion. Not to mention the movie was poorly executed in many areas, such as not running perpendicular to an oncoming rolling object. I seriously was disappointed. Wait for the DVD if you have not already seen it.
I waited for the DVD. I wasn't as disappointed in it as you were. However, it did add elements that weren't in the original Alien as you indicated, the eel-like vectors for instance. It did show why the pilot looked like he did in the original movie with that biomechanical suit. The field of pods containing the crustacean/cephalopod vectors looked like made artifacts rather than something produced by a living organism and the alien at the end was totally different from that seen in original movie. If you take into account that there were a supposed to be more ships burried on the planet, then perhaps different ships contained different itterations of the bioweapon alien. The main premise of the story isn't new. I have read a number of stories along the same lines since I was a kid. The cinematography and special effects were top notch. I liked it but something about it left me wanting or didn't feel right. I am not sure if I can put my finger on it.

I agree with you about the running in the same vector as a rolling hoop-shaped space craft. It doesn't make any sense. Especially for a tough, intelligent and capable character. I have seen similar scenes executed just as senslessly in a number of movies. A person running from a gunman or running from a large toppling structure by running straight away instead of moving out of the path of danger. It seems to be a recurring flaw amongst different writers.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#7 Dec 25, 2012
Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace were wonderful in the movie. Prometheus is good eye candy.

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