So, the time has finally come upon us. Ridley Scott has returned to the science-fiction genre with a film originally intended as a prequel to Alien
, but finalized as more of a semi-prequel set in the same universe and a few of the same elements, but telling a whole new story that can stand on its own while still leading into the beloved franchise.
That semi-prequel is, of course, Prometheus
In support of this film, they launched a couple viral marketing-style websites, one based on Weyland Industires (http://www.weylandindustries.com/
), the other focusing on the eponymous Project Prometheus (http://www.projectprometheus.com/
). The former is absolutely loaded
with a treasure trove of in-universe information regarding the early stages of the Aliens Universe, including what's probably a subtle reference to the creation of the Colonial Marines in its corporate timeline, and even an image of the Weyland Storm Rifle, the precursor to the M41A Pulse Rifle. Hell, I half-expect to see the rifle in the theaters come next month when the film releases.
I strongly recommend perusing the Weyland Industries site in particular. We could probably use some of that info if implemented properly, and besides that the whole thing's just really damn cool.
So, who else plans to see the movie?