Alien: Covenant, Paradise Lost and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

remember, that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel.The Creature, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley Mezzotint Print by Gustave Dore, Paradise Lost by john Milton In this verse from Frankenstein, the Creature compares himself to the fallen angel Satan. It is quite … Continue reading Alien: Covenant, Paradise Lost and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

USCSS Covenant Decends Upon Paradise and Satan Descends Upon Earth

The Covenant enters Planet 4's atmosphere and Satan descends upon Earth; Plate 12 by Gustave Doré, from Paradise Lost  by John Milton 1866 This plate depicts Satan’s fall from grace as he is banished from Heaven, his entrance to Earth corrupts all mankind. The fate of the Covenant crew and the colonists is foreshadowed by the aesthetic … Continue reading USCSS Covenant Decends Upon Paradise and Satan Descends Upon Earth

Paradise Lost and The Crossing

Featured Image: Illustration for John Milton's “Paradise Lost“ (Adam watches as Eve sleeps) - Gustave Doré (1832-1883) Paradise Lost As David lays down Shaw to sleep there is a visual parallel to Adam watches as Eve sleeps. Since this is a story turned on its head where Satan is victorious. In 'Paradise Lost' Satan takes on … Continue reading Paradise Lost and The Crossing

Alien Bible: Kokopelli, Azathoth and The Drinking Bird

Throughout the Alien franchise, the image of the drinking bird has been a recurring motif. Is it a simple throwaway visual gag? or can we draw a deeper meaning to its inclusion in the films? I connect it with the flute, water, wheat, the sun, and insects, plus mythological creatures found in Native American cultures, … Continue reading Alien Bible: Kokopelli, Azathoth and The Drinking Bird

David as Satan

Satan in Hebrew: שָּׂטָן‎‎ satan, means “enemy” or “adversary”; Arabic: شيطان‎‎ shaitan, means; “astray”, “distant”, or sometimes “devil.” In the meet Walter website one of the models is called Adversary (which is also a legal term for Lawyer) and when Daniels asks Walter what is was like meeting David he replied “It’s like meeting a … Continue reading David as Satan