The Engineers, David & Janus

  Mutated Engineer Head & Janus Janus is known as the two-faced god, and usually depicted having two faces or heads, he presides over beginnings, endings, and passages. The month named after him, January is also where each Prequel has ended so far. Known as a god of transitions, having functions relating to birth, journeys … Continue reading The Engineers, David & Janus

Flora: Bud

Bud drawing by Dane Hallett I actually struggled to identify this until I asked for help from Dane Hallett, after he told me what it was it seemed so obvious. But I was able to identify what sort of rotting it was suffering from. Thanks, Dane, I really appreciate you checking my work. This one is … Continue reading Flora: Bud

Flora: The Pitcher Plant

  PITCHER PLANT   Fig. A (plan view) Local pitcher plants proved useful in the collection of many small animals and insects to the point where often it became preferable to other methods. They are fairly aggressive and use the natural rainwater to catalyse an enzyme genetically similar to the ammonite mucus mentioned previously. This … Continue reading Flora: The Pitcher Plant

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery, Joseph Wright of Derby (oil on canvas, 1766) A key idea of the Age of Enlightenment—that empirical observation grounded in science and reason could best advance society—is expressed by the faces of the individuals in Joseph Wright of Derby’s A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery. David in this scene … Continue reading A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

Alien Bible: The Cosmic Horror of Eternal Return

Did you know the repetitive beats of the Alien movies and books are all intentional? These repeating motifs are part of the cosmic horror of 'Eternal Return' also known as 'Eternal Recurrence,' and this premise is part of the 'Alien Bible' which dictates the structure of the franchise. Such beliefs were held in Indian Philosophy … Continue reading Alien Bible: The Cosmic Horror of Eternal Return

The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

The Raft of Medusa by Théodore Géricault (1818) Public Domain The travellers pass “the boundary that divides / the second from the third ring”  [Inf. 14.4-5] and see before them a witness to “the horrible art of justice”: a dread work that justice had devised [Inf. 14.6]. The third ring of the seventh circle is devoted to … Continue reading The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

Advent: Transmission D964ZB

CASE FILE ADVENT // COVENANT TRANSMISSION LOGS d.8 D964ZB Outpost Coordinate Relay Signal boost Gliese 581g.02/delay modification Origin: Covenant Colonization Vessel RA 3h 17m 8.0s | Dec -62° 37′ 41.1″ Bounce Trajectory Amplification Source KG-348 >>>HD 10180 designate HEX-5 >>>Nu Octantis designate X-1, LV-138 >>>Plutonian Outpost H-3 Processed: Suborbital Research Platform J Secured: WY–Kyoto Protocol Sequence Initiated…Commence transmission… David: I come to you … Continue reading Advent: Transmission D964ZB

The Vivisected Engineer

The Vivisected Engineer combined with David by Michelangelo Though studied for centuries in various cultures, the fields of anatomy and experimental physiology began to progress around 300 B.C. Scientific studies involving the vivisection and dissection of animals including those conducted by notable scientists such as Aristotle, Galen, and Vesalius. While Greek law prohibited the dissection … Continue reading The Vivisected Engineer

Khang Le’s Concept Art for Prometheus 2

Just recently there's been a buzz about Mr Le's work for Alien:Covenant(more specifically before it became Alien: Covenant). But when he's not creating concept art, he's toiling away on his own studio project Hawken. Boss of Adhesive Games and creative director for Hawken, I have been keeping an eye on Khang Le's work since he … Continue reading Khang Le’s Concept Art for Prometheus 2