Posted by: Johan Normark | March 18, 2012

2012: Prometheus has landed

The new trailer for Ridley Scott’s prequel to the Alien movie, Prometheus, is now available. It is probably no coincidence that the movie is released this year. In the trailer we can see Noomi Rapace’s character “archaeologist”/pseudoarchaeologist Elizabeth Shaw (related to my colleague Justine Shaw?) discovering a pictogram (in a cave) that apprently is found in seven ancient cultures. They are using a modified version of Pakal’s sarcophagus lid to represent the Maya (41 s into the clip, second picture from the left). Some stars can be seen on the lid and they are not there on the original lid.  Shaw interprets these pictograms as an invitation of some sort (to a star constellation of some sort?). Anyway, this takes a bunch of people to the planet/moon where the aliens/xenomorphs were discovered in Alien. From there everything goes wrong. How convenient for 2012ers who believe that ancient cultures, such as the Maya, were being planted here by aliens. Let’s see if the star constellation is the open star cluster called the Pleiades…

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  1. Im not so sure about that. If you point out that all that aliens-have-designed-us crap is Hollywood-imagination, you kinda win the discussion by guilt by association.

  2. Not sure what you mean but the alien part is not only Hollywood imagination, but an important part of some 2012 ideas. I am sure the producers behind the movie hopes the general interest in “ancient aliens” will attract people to the movie, pretty much like the Mexícan government hopes that tourists visit ancient Maya sites (alien or not) because of the 2012 hype.

  3. Yes, but when something is made into Hollywood movies, they become easy to attack as a figure of imagination of movies. I know its only retorical, but Ive used it several times when people talk about catastrophic movies. People dont like do be associated with Hollywood products.

    I know that the movie sadly will attract seeking people to the idea of visiting aliens, but Im also sure it will be possible to use the “guilt by association” to Hollywood to more easily dismiss them.

    One other aspect of it all is that Ive read that the aliens (space jockeys) of the movie are far from friendly. So that kinda kills the “they built the pyramids”-bs.

  4. Lighten up chaps – it’s just a movie…….

    • Thanks for the info. I thought it was a documentary based on a true story.


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