Both movies have androids in them - Ash and David, both villains who look down at people and are in awe for new creatures they discover. There is also a captain of the ship, willing to sacrifice himself. And then there is the ship itself, almost a separate hero of the story with all the labyrinths and meticulous designs that create it. Both films share the disturbing and inspiring images, creatures and objects designed and inspired by H.R. Giger and deal with loneliness in space - where no one is coming to rescue you. And certainly no one can hear your scream.
(The screencaps were made from Alien: Director's Cut and Prometheus + deleted scenes of the movie)
Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew, Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas, are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.
Final report of the vessel Prometheus. The ship and her entire crew are gone. If you're recieving this transmission, make no attempt to come to its point of origin. There is only death here now, and I'm leaving it behind. It is New Year's Day, the year of our Lord, 2094. My name is Elisabeth Shaw, last survivor of the Prometheus. And I am still searching.RELATED POSTS: