Audiomorph: “Nature Boy” – Lyrical Analysis in Relation to Alien Covenant

In the first of a new periodical series called Audiomorph, we explore the context behind Nature Boy, the song used in the Alien Covenant teaser trailer.

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

Creatives: Alien Day 2018 – Creatives: Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, Set Dec Illustrators and Concept Artists – Episode 9 – Yutani Podcast

Title card design by Frans Hattingh Welcome to our Alien Day Creatives series special! We have a jam-packed 2.25-hour podcast filled with special greetings from many in the Alien Universe. https://youtu.be/2OJBnTD7xyg We would also like to announce that Dane and Matt are releasing a special David 8 Visual Art Diary, due to be released at SDCC. … Continue reading Creatives: Alien Day 2018 – Creatives: Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, Set Dec Illustrators and Concept Artists – Episode 9 – Yutani Podcast

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

The Book of Job and Elizabeth Shaw

At the beginning of the book of Job, Job is described as being a good person who is pure of heart and soul. Someone “who revered God and turned away from evil” (Job 1:1), and because of this they have been rewarded in life by God. Elizabeth on her quest for answers and still keeping … Continue reading The Book of Job and Elizabeth Shaw

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

Fan Creatives: Mr H Reviews, YouTuber – Episode 3 – Yutani Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkdKp7-Ng2U I got in touch with the mysterious Mr H on twitter and asked him if he'd like to be a part of our Fan Creatives series, and of course, he said yes. I hadn't really planned to interview him so randomly, I just decided to get in touch with him after a live stream and … Continue reading Fan Creatives: Mr H Reviews, YouTuber – Episode 3 – Yutani Podcast

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