Prometheus (2012)

In space no one can hear you develop a bad screenplay, but on this track you can listen to us rip into one of 2012's most disappointing movies: Prometheus (2012). Directed by Sir Ridley Scottt, "written" by Jon Spaihts & Damon Lindelof.

On this track we cover:

- The deeply flawed screenplay
- The complete lack of science and logic
- Connection to the franchise
- Crackpot internet theories
- And we offer changes to improve the script

PS: We apologize for David pronouncing all names wrong.


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Participants: David Bjerre and Dennis Rosenfeld.
Day of recording: October 11th, 2012.
Version: Bluray or NTSC DVD.
Movie runtime: 2:03:45


Prometheus arrives at LV-223.

Weyland's briefing was bad...

... But it was nothing compared to the next act.

Oh my God! Do you SEE that plothole?!

A clever production designer gives the internet more fuel.

See those yellow dots in the bottom left corner? Those are the guys you're looking for Captain.

Gorgeous effects. They got that part right.

The new maps app is awesome.

Noomi is a trooper.

This is where the Alien franchise ended up. So sad.


Prometheus: The Art of the Film, by Mark Salisbury
Prometheus: Alien Genesis, article by Joe Fordham
American Cinematographer, July 2012, article by Benjamin B


Bluray extras.

FXGuide #149: Prometheus Visual Breakdown. Link.

FXPodcast: Prometheus. Link.

The VFX Show #149: Prometheus. Link.

Half in the Bag: Prometheus. Link.

The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe, Episode 363. Link.


Prometheus: rebuilding hallowed vfx space, by Mike Seymour. Link.

The Science of Prometheus, by Steven Novella. Link.

Astronomer uncovers the good, bad and WTF science of Prometheus, By Phil Plait. Link.

Prometheus: An Archaeological Perspective, by Henry Rothwell. Link.

The Science of Prometheus, by Frank Swain. Link.

5 Scientists Share Their Baffled Reactions on the Science in 'Prometheus', Carol Pinchefsky. Link.

What’s Wrong With Prometheus, by Julian Sanchez. Link.

Prometheus Unbound: What The Movie Was Actually About. Link.

IGN - Official Quotes. Link.

Screenwriter Jon Spaihts On The Prometheus That Never Was, interview by Nick de Semlyen. Link.

The Blade Runner - Prometheus Connection Explained, by Scott Neumyer. Link.

Backstory. Link.

IMDb. Link.

Wikipedia. Link.


Apparently the Big Bang has nothing to do with the stars moving. We blame our non-existing astronomy education - Thanks to Sven.