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"That's fuckin' John Denver. That's "Take Me Home, Country Roads"."
"You've got to be kidding."
"Oh, no. I'd never kid about John Denver."
Tennessee and Sgt. Lopé (from Alien: Covenant)
Rogue transmission

A Rogue transmission was discovered by USCSS Covenant pilot Tennessee while conducting extravehicular repairs to the damaged colony ship. When geometric data within the transmission was traced, it lead the crew of the USCSS Covenant to Planet 4.

History

Origin

The rogue transmission originated from a Juggernaut ship piloted by the survivors of the doomed Prometheus expedition to LV-223. The transmission depicts Elizabeth Shaw, piloting an Engineer ship while humming the tune of the country song "Take Me Home, Country Roads".

DIscovery by the USCSS Covenant

While undertaking a spacewalk to conduct exterior repairs, pilot Tennessee picks up a fragmented, distorted transmission via his suit's communications systems. When the message is analyzed on board, the crew are able to discern an unidentified human humming a classic country song within the image. When Mother is able to trace the rogue transmission to its source, they find it originated from a nearby planet perfect for human habitation, better even than the predictions for Origae-6. Presented with a seemingly perfect home just a few weeks away and with none of the crew wanting to re-enter hypersleep after witnessing the late Captain Branson's fate, the crew's new Captain, Oram, elects to investigate.

Trivia

  • The song being hummed by Shaw in the rogue transmission was "Take Me Home, Country Roads" from John Denver's 1971 album Poems, Prayers & Promises.
  • The Covenant's discovery of the rogue transmission and the events that followed highly resemble the Nostromo's discovery of a beacon that lead them to LV-426 in the film Alien.

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