originally seen here – blog.ted.com/TED2023/ This is a TED talk by Peter Weyland of the now infamous Weyland-Utani corp(the villains from the Alien and Predator comic/movie franchises).
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In a recent interview Scott revealed that Guy Pearce's character is truly the only real link between the movies Prometheus and Alien-
"When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in Alien. They sent the Nostromo spaceship.
The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, who is played by Guy Pearce. That's the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well."
heres the second viral video they produced..
heres the Weyland corp's timeline(among other things android David's production cycle)
and heres the full trailer for Prometheus