Thus Sprach Zarathustra and Prometheus/TED 2023

Advertisements Thus Sprach Zarathustra is a tone poem by Richard StraussAlso known as Op. 30 was composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name. In 2001: A Space Odyssey the same tune is used for some of the most arresting scenes. In Prometheus Sir Peter Weyland murmurs the… Continue reading Thus Sprach Zarathustra and Prometheus/TED 2023

David, The Engineers and The Hypocrites

Advertisements The chasm of the Hypocrites is mainly filled with those who sinned against religion, the cloaks of the Hypocrites, are actually are instruments of torture. “Hypocrites – they wear gorgeous cloaks lined with lead; pretty outside, awful inside; heavy cloaks force them to behave sedately, although seething within; cloak true character in false appearance.”… Continue reading David, The Engineers and The Hypocrites

The Engineers, David & Janus

Advertisements   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,… Continue reading The Engineers, David & Janus

Meet Walter Analysis

Advertisements Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allowVictor, Frankenstein… Continue reading Meet Walter Analysis

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

Advertisements 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… Continue reading A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

Advertisements 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… Continue reading The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

Alien: Resurrection, Alien: Covenant & The Nativity

The Nativity by Piero della Francesca

Advertisements On completing my audiobook of Alien: Resurrection, it became even more apparent that perhaps instead of Alien: Covenant paying homage to Alien: Resurrection by repeating its themes. They were both based on the same inspirational texts, particularly in this scene where the breath is symbolic of new life.  “The Ripley twitched helplessly in her… Continue reading Alien: Resurrection, Alien: Covenant & The Nativity

Advent: Transmission D964ZB

Advertisements 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… Continue reading Advent: Transmission D964ZB

Flora: Lumpy Gourd

Advertisements Massam Corrumpit Hard outer casing surrounding a somewhat fleshy substance which seems to be sufficient in satiating appetite. When extracted correctly the remaining shell creates a useful vessel. This concept art was by Matt Hatton I have identified this to be a bumpy gourd. It’s interesting that David mentions it’s sufficient to satiate an… Continue reading Flora: Lumpy Gourd

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