Recently the new Alien: Covenant trailer was released and it makes me think the movie has various symbolisms with Dante's Divine Comedy.
On the trailer, the tag line is "The path to paradise... starts on Hell." The Divine comedy is Dante´s journey to Paradise to see his beloved Beatrice. The first chant is called Hell. So Dante´s path to paradise starts on Hell.
The trailer starts with the Covenant arriving to a planet, the vrew discover some overgrowth wheat, then Waterson said: "You hear that? no birds, no animals, nothing." then shots of a tall forest, and partially cloud covered sun. Some dark. In Divine Comedy, Dante is on a dark forest "where the sun is silent", interpreted as a dark silent jungle, with the sun behind a mountain.
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Following my last theory (Blog below), that of the Prometheus movie and its relation with greek mythology, now I have the theory for the upcoming Alien: Covenant film.
Prometheus was about the origin of mankind, created by the titan Prometheus (Good engineers) who give the gift of Fire, Technology and Science. but also the titular ship. Now, Ridley Scott say Alien: Covenant is about the origin of the Xenomorph, and following the relationship with the myth and Hesiod account of the story...
Covenant is again the name of the ship, named this way because is the first ship produced by the merged Weyland and Yutani companies, a pact or Covenant. But in a double meaning, may also refers to the first part of the Prometheus' story...
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I was thinking about there´s must be a logic reason for the future tech showed in Alien/Aliens seems less advanced than Prometheus's. That´s because the first two films were made before the internet, touchscreens, even laptops and more.
But as the Aliens universe timeline concerned, there´s no valid reason. Then, I had an idea:
By 2029, technological advance allow mankind built spacecraft, automated medpods, touchscreens and holographic screens, but by circa 2122, tech are almost like that of the 1970s: Buttons, radio signals, analogic screens. Why?
First: Prometheus is both an experimental and advanced exploration ship. So it incorporate the latest technology, Nostromo is just a Hauler. Not a glorified truck per se, but a utilitarian ship. W…Read more >
I watched Prometheus last weekend and was wondering about what the movie was about. Scott and Lindeloff said the movie had many conections with christianity, I read about a conection with summerian mithology, specifically about the Anunnaki. But, as Peter Weyland mentions the Titan Prometheus, I read the Hesiod account of the story. The film has many, many more conections to the myth than Christianity, so here´s my Theory:
In mithology, Prometheus was a Titan as his brother Epimetheus, both charged with distribute positive traits to the animals from the creation. Prometheus (which means "forethinking") give mankind the arts (including science and technology) and fire.
This is alluded in the original script in which an Engineer sacrifice hims…Read more >
This is a very short story about the colonial marines I wrote one evening, It's heavily based on Aliens Colonial Technical Manual by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood, and introduces some of its facts, equipment and characters, plus ones I imagined or assumed.
0824 Hours, January 24, 2165 / 1 klick south of Forward operation base of the Marine Force Eridani, Helene 215 (82 Eridani II).
Corporal Adam "Moose" Rakunas finished his duty before dusk and sighted. he spent all the 3 hours of the evening laying a mine field in an aleatory pattern and then covering some parts of the field with mounds of bunny drop. The corporal knew that bunnies activated the sensitive anti personnel mines but not the anti tank mines, so his company has been using this to their a…Read more >