…this isn’t something I actually comment on terribly often but wow that dress is super-gorgeous.
Expo, 32, freelance film and video editor and professional nerd living in the Pacific northwest.
expositionfairy said: oh god I can’t even with that one. FIVE YARDS TO THE SIDE AND YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE. (Honorable mention goes to “let’s pet the Facehugger-snake!”)
i kind of like to pretend that Weyland hired people he KNEW were unprofessional as fuck for the expedition crew and piloting crew just so he could focus on his agenda and make it look like a legitimate operation instead of just bringing his own personal crew along
like Janek had no idea how stupid it was to leave Fifield and Milburn alone over the radio to fuck Vickers
Vickers wanted him distracted
or at least i like to pretend that i believe that and that the movie isn’t THAT
BUT WHO KNOWS
also there’s a deleted scene where Milburn finds a small alien worm and picks it up and gets like balls to the walls excited about it so I guess he was riding off of that but it was like 30 seconds you could’ve left that shit in at least then but still just
Fifield and Milburn have obviously done space shit before, and been on these kinds of things before
there’s no excuse for writing them so shittily, i mean they could’ve been great characters to survive through the whole movie or at least up until the end parts
I mean shit Ford survived and her personality fluctuated between scottish and terrified of everything that was going on, she’s definitley my favorite tertiary character because she’s part of Weyland’s private crew and there’s so much we don’t know about who she is or why she’s doing this but
vickers come on you set a motherfucker on fire jUST MOVE TO THE RIGHT
…are you me?
This is pretty much exactly my in-universe theory re: the somewhat shocking unprofessionalism of the Prometheus crew. After all, as a strategy this was shown to be pretty much SOP for Weyland (-Yutani) in Aliens: hire a crew that has just enough of their shit together to have a reasonable chance of completing your objective, but inexperienced/undisciplined enough that they’re mostly easily manipulated. It’s a gamble, sure, but W-Y has shit tons of money and p.much absolutely no regard for human life that does not belong to its top officials.
Also you and I appear to share a similar love of neglected tertiary characters with five lines or less. <3
Oh hello there, Your Majesty. I’m a bit ashamed to admit I didn’t actually recognize you on first theatrical viewing, but in my defense it was a pretty blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot.
You are fucking kidding me
aww its a cute gif of a shark trying to bite but his mouth’s too smAHHHHWHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHIT OH MY GOD STOP NO STOP STOP STOP
I just keep watching it with this awful horrified look on my face
I love you too, Mr Fish.
oh my god it’s fUCKING ALIEN
Factsphere Sez: Goblin sharks were part of the inspiration for the Xenomorph’s design, and in fact they were used as the specific inspiration for the proto-xenomorph in Prometheus.
…that the Vashta Nerada were a MOTW in The X-Files S1 episode Darkness Falls fifteen years before they were a MOTW in the Doctor Who twoparter Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, down to the being repelled by light and being hatched from ancient trees cut down by loggers (to be hauled off to paper mills, perhaps…)
…that the Smallville S1 episode Craving is essentially the X-Files S3 episode 2Shy except the fat-sucking vampire MOTW is a high school girl instead of a creepy middle-aged dude? (Bonus point: both shows’ music was composed by Mark Snow)
…that the Black Oil is pretty much 100% exactly That Stuff From Prometheus twenty years before Prometheus was a thing, right down to its origins (created by aliens who were the Earth’s first sentient inhabitants exty million years ago) and effects (super strength, body horror, ZOMG CHESTBURSTERS in The Movie).
Project Prometheus was established in 2003 by NASA to develop nuclear-powered systems for long-duration space missions. This was NASA’s first serious foray into nuclear spacecraft propulsion since the cancellation of the NERVA project in 1972. The project was cancelled in 2005. Its budget shrank from $430 million in 2005 to only $100 million in 2006, $90 million of which was for closeout costs on cancelled contracts.
that random moment when I find myself vaguely amused by the irony
of having survived a situation in which an unkillable mutant lifeform attempting to devour my insides caused me to miss the midnight premiere of a movie I dearly wanted to see
…and it wasn’t Prometheus.
So on a lark today I threw my Alien SE DVD in because I wanted to watch the special features, and I watched the original 1979 trailer.
And realized that that creepy sound effect you hear played throughout the Prometheus trailer came, in fact, from the original.
Well played, Fox. Well played.
DFDSGHFSGFHDFS EXTENDED INTERNATIONAL TRAILER
IS IT JUNE YET
So this has probably been posted/blogged by everyone and their pet chinchilla already, but, as they say, look at all the fucks I give.
Get. In. My. Eyeballs.
Is it June yet?