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Behold the Space Jockeys!

16 January 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: LA Times

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"Behold" is perhaps not quite the right word; maybe "squint at" would be more appropriate. This new teaser image of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, revealed in the LA Times, is dark enough that you'll need to crank up your screen's brightness if you want to pore over it in any detail (or see below). But behind Noomi Rapace in that Giger-ish corridor... Yup, those are definitely Space Jockeys!

We're still using Alien terminology here, of course. In about six months time we'll learn to call them something else, and we'll never refer to them as Space Jockeys again. In the meantime though, we still don't know much about them. But we did learn before Christmas that the trunk-faced visage is probably not their actual form.

"Who is that, inside that suit?," asked Ridley Scott, referring to Alien's giant calcified corpse. "That wasn’t a skeleton, that was a suit. And if you open up the suit, what do you get inside it?"

What indeed? Come to think of it, is there anything inside these particular examples, or are they empty? Why are they mounted on a plinth? The LA Times has no answers, but it does have some new words from screenwriter Damon Lindelof.

“The movie is definitely epic in its scope," he says. "One of the filmmakers that we ended up talking about to a fair degree of redundancy was David Lean. We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces. That connected to the larger themes we were talking about: that we’re all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet.”

Prometheus, starring Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron, is out in the UK on June 1.

 

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RE: Beware The Space Jockeys...
FemShep?! More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 15:22 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Beware The Space Jockeys...
L: mafiaingrid L: DeeDubya64 Eh? The eggs come from the queen surely? Are you being intentionally silly? nywho, the space jockeys look good to me! Incredibly excited for this film! t was James Cameron that put the Queen into the Alien mythology. In the original Alien that Ridley Scott directed there was a scene where Ripley discovered Dallas after he was attacked by the alien. He was glued to a wall (similar to how the hosts are impregnated in Aliens) and was being transformed More

Posted by coljohnmatrix at 13:36 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

L V 426
eLizabeth shaw & meridith Vickers(the last two alive we pressume from the trailer), Liz & Vickers L & V = LV = LV426 This is the bollocks in my head because I can't stop thinking about this movie AHHHHHH........... Need to get out more!!! More

Posted by thefacehead at 11:23 on 22 January 2012 | Report This Post

must be muddy outside
they appear to be wearing wellies. More

Posted by supajem at 10:17 on 21 January 2012 | Report This Post

Extremely excited for this. Hopefully Scott will redeem himself for some shockers recently. More

Posted by tbird at 14:30 on 20 January 2012 | Report This Post

A L I E N / P R O M E T H E U S!
Excuse my ignorance What is a Space Jockey, Xenomorph/Protoform etc? GOOGLE them!! They will give you the answers you are looking for. Then, watch Alien again on DVD. More

Posted by Holbydude at 22:10 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

Excuse my ignorance
What is a Space Jockey, Xenomorph/Protoform etc? More

Posted by guysalisbury at 15:44 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

Can't wait!
From the trailer, cast and the pics coming out I have a really good feeling about this, and the fact that it's being made by Sir Ridley who gave us the first and best installement. The set design from this pic looks very similar in style to that of the first movie, which has to be a great sign! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 16:30 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

If Ridley Scott's previous record is anything to go by....
...he wil bring out a Director's Cut of 'Alien' as the concept created by James Cameron, ie: The Queen laying the eggs, was not the original idea. Time to dig out your DVD of 'Alien' and look at the deleted scenes. Looking at the above pic again, those figures are too small to be Engineers/Space Jockeys...maybe they are statues.... More

Posted by Holbydude at 13:49 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Beware The Space Jockeys...
L: DeeDubya64 Eh? The eggs come from the queen surely? Are you being intentionally silly? nywho, the space jockeys look good to me! Incredibly excited for this film! t was James Cameron that put the Queen into the Alien mythology. In the original Alien that Ridley Scott directed there was a scene where Ripley discovered Dallas after he was attacked by the alien. He was glued to a wall (similar to how the hosts are impregnated in Aliens) and was being transformed into an egg. I real More

Posted by mafiaingrid at 13:18 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Beware The Space Jockeys...
oooohh. Interesting,but I must confess I would rather like to see the SJ or suit for the first time in the cinema. More

Posted by DARKO_DONNIE_DONUT at 10:33 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Beware The Space Jockeys...
Eh? The eggs come from the queen surely? Are you being intentionally silly? nywho, the space jockeys look good to me! Incredibly excited for this film! More

Posted by DeeDubya64 at 10:32 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

Beware The Space Jockeys...
Yep, what we are seeing are two 'Engineers' in their Space Jockey suits. The Space Jockey we see in 'Alien' was sending a distress signal, picked up by the Nostromo, before he gave birth to a Xenomorph/Protoform. All those eggs Kane found in the ship are the remains of the Engineers and Prometheus crew....Bring on the Director's Cut of Alien where Ripley finds Dallas being turned into an Alien egg.... More

Posted by Holbydude at 10:24 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

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