Alien: Covenant Poster

Alien Covenant Poster, multiple influences just like Dan O'Bannon's first draft script for Alien. “I didn’t steal from anybody,” he explained, “I stole from everybody!” The works most commonly cited and acknowledged by O’Bannon as key influences on Alien include 1956’s Forbidden Planet and the aforementioned It! The Terror From Beyond Space, released in 1958. Literary influences include a wealth of Weird Science and … Continue reading Alien: Covenant Poster

The Engineer’s Demise and The Punishment of Thieves

Parallels: The Engineer's demise & Punishment Of The Thieves by Gustave  Doré from Dante Alighieri's, The Divine Comedy. Now the thief engages in obscene and rebellious defiance of God, in the action of his raised fists and in his speech “Take that, God! It’s aimed at you!” [Inf. 24.3].until he is silenced by the serpents. As … Continue reading The Engineer’s Demise and The Punishment of Thieves

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

The Peacock Angel

Melek Taus (Ezdiki: Tawûsê Melek), also spelled Malik Tous, translated in English as Peacock Angel, is one of the central figures of Yazidi religion. In Yazidi creation stories, God created the world and entrusted it to the care of seven Holy Beings, often known as Angels or heft sirr (‘the Seven Mysteries’), preeminent of which … Continue reading The Peacock Angel