Ridley Scott back to operatic sci-fi in Raised By Wolves

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I'll watch it.
I am the only person on earth who liked Prometheus.

I dug 'em - got both on 4K BR too! Too bad it's likely we'll not ever find out how it all ends, especially given the last scene of Covenant.

But this new one definitely has the look and feel of a Ridley Scott flick. I remember hearing him talking about doing an AI / Robot flick - but not sure how its gonna be as a TV show vs a movie.
 

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Prometheus has a few good fanedits. The theatrical cut is lousy though.

This show looks like it could be good. Bonus points because I like girls with short hair. I wish he would finally make a movie version of the Forever War, but with his recent track record it might be for the best if he doesn't.
 

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Way to many daddy issues in prometheus for me, I deal with enough of that shit from my inlaw.

edit: I will say this looks good, hopefully it is, Ridley is one of my favorite directors.
 
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Looks awesome! Really hyped for this.

Prometheus was okay, too many plot holes though.

Covenant was horrible, really poor showing.
 

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Prometheus has a few good fanedits. The theatrical cut is lousy though.

This show looks like it could be good. Bonus points because I like girls with short hair. I wish he would finally make a movie version of the Forever War, but with his recent track record it might be for the best if he doesn't.

I'm fully onboard with a Forever War movie. One of my favorite novels.
 

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I'm fully onboard with a Forever War movie. One of my favorite novels.

Ridley's been sitting on the rights to the Forever War for something like 25-30 years. It'll probably end up as one of his many unrealized projects. The guy is 82 already. At that age studios are going to be thinking about contingency plans for replacement directors...
The Forever War comic book has been reissued in English though if you're interested in that. The book also got re-released several years back in a sort-of revised "author's cut".
 

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How. The hell. Did the Derelict. END UP ON LV-426.

That's all I want to know!

This doesn't look too bad though. There isn't a single Alien movie I didn't like. I've been a fan since I first saw the movie when I was, like, seven. :D
 

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I'll watch it.
I am the only person on earth who liked Prometheus.
Prometheus is a great movie that tells a compelling story about who our creators might actually have been....someones science experiment......but it tried to be too clever for its own good and it had some questionable-at-best actors in the roles.......a lot of people saw the female lead as a ripoff of, errr, Ripley.......but I found the male characters to be unconvincingly immature in their roles, like the movie wasn't woke but it was "If these are scientists there's no way we would have ever left the atmosphere"........ I found the story to be epic, and dug the subversive elements. The old guy simply wanted to live longer, the android is scary, the engineers (although this is where the story gets too confusing, are there more of them, are they they last of their kind, etc, etc, why did they create us and were they going to wipe us out, if so why, etc, etc, etc, what was that goo....and why was it there blah blah blah).......in the end I loved it, and still do, but I get why people didn't like it. It wasn't Alien....and it wasn't Aliens.....

This looks pretty good...but only in that "I know it will only be ok" kinda way.....

Also:
Covenant was shit, its almost irredeemable
Forever War would be amazing
Old Mans War is also something I'd like to see on film.....
 

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Eh I'll watch it
Prometheus was awesome.....if its the ship we are talking about
Everything else was rubbish
 

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First comment on the youtube video lol

" This is Ridley Scott trying to out-sci fi himself. "
 

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I'm hoping this show ends up being more Prometheus (mostly tight plot) and less Covenant (which had a crap ton of plot holes).

Like everyone else, I had some issues with Prometheus (mostly just the ferris wheel of doom) & Covenant (the main characters were acting way too cavalier for being on alien worlds - wandering around and what not / or the fact that there was no security on the robot / ID / Bluetooth or wifi except a freakin haircut?) but in the end decided to give all of that a pass in order to appreciate the whole "Aliens as God / Creator" idea.
 

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Could be good, depending on how much annoying religious bs he crams into the story.

Do not have high hopes after Prometheus/Covenant.
 

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I'll watch it.
I am the only person on earth who liked Prometheus.

You're not the only one who liked it.

I liked it, aside from a couple of scenes.

I even liked Covenant, but it could of been way better.
 

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I'm hoping this show ends up being more Prometheus (mostly tight plot) and less Covenant (which had a crap ton of plot holes).

Covenant was a joke, phoned-in......felt like a contractual obligation film, honestly if you take a step back...it's a B-Movie, campy in all the wrong places, only its budget is too high....

Like everyone else, I had some issues with Prometheus (mostly just the ferris wheel of doom) & Covenant (the main characters were acting way too cavalier for being on alien worlds - wandering around and what not / or the fact that there was no security on the robot / ID / Bluetooth or wifi except a freakin haircut?) but in the end decided to give all of that a pass in order to appreciate the whole "Aliens as God / Creator" idea.

This film above looks like he's back in the "God versus Man" mode again, I expect to see lots of Prometheus and Covenant in it. I mean, technically, androids raising kids....isn't that COvenant? An android watching over human settlers starting on a new world? :p

Prometheus is good, I'd almost call it great.....the whole "Hey Stupid, just run left or right and you'll be fine" Ferris Wheel from 1941 scene notwithstanding :D

Ok that's not the only thing but it boiled down to this for me: The one thing that film was missing was Maturity, felt like a boat-load of 20somethings in space. Where were the grown ups :) When you watched Alien you said "These people have been grinding it out in space for a long time, those guys work in the boiler room" etc.....Prometheus had a bunch of impulsive children in roles which blew the whole idea that they were super scientists picked to go on the biggest space mission of all time :p
 
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I've often wondered why David killed Dr. Shaw. She couldn't have children, and perhaps he needed the embryos for creating the Xenomorph? Sooo...he tried "fixing" her to access tot he embryos?
 

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Considering she knew he was evil, why did she re-attach the head to the body in the first place. She could have just kept the pet head sitting on a desk. It wouldn't have made any difference.
 

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Considering she knew he was evil, why did she re-attach the head to the body in the first place. She could have just kept the pet head sitting on a desk. It wouldn't have made any difference.
Valid point.

ffs, I wish Scott would just close the loop to Alien and call it done.
 

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Considering she knew he was evil, why did she re-attach the head to the body in the first place. She could have just kept the pet head sitting on a desk. It wouldn't have made any difference.

I read that ending as two enemies have to rely on one another's skills to survive, alluding to an uneasy alliance against their common foe, the Engineers.....Shaw still wanted answers, David had his own motiviations. Its a shame Covenant wasn't a deeper and more layered story, in the end we got The Island of Dr. Moreau.....

Alien, Aliens, Prometheus.....in that order. Every other Alien film is terrible.....Alien 3 is the worst, it literally delivered nothing. Alien 4 is almost a Sam Rami parody film.......yes yes, I know, French Director, but.....that movie is 1 step away from Army of Darkness.....
 
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It looks grim and joyless. Not that I want everything to be a Marvel-esque lighthearted romp but, for me and probably many others, I like my escapist entertainment to be on the lighter side in these times.
 
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The opening sequence looked like proper sci-fi but then for me the trailer quickly degenerated into DGAF territory with interpersonal drama and such.

I consider Prometheus one of the absolute best sci-fi movies I've ever seen but didn't care for Covenant at all.
 

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Interesting... but also could be too woke to be fun entertainment with all the religious/political stuff :/
 

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So bumping this up, since according to the interwebs 6 episodes have been released. Anyone see them? got a review? Is it worth the time commitment?
 
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