Ridley Scott shares five-minute prologue to Alien: Covenant

Darren Sullivan
February 25, 2017

The short film was directed by Scott's son Luke Scott and is appropriately titled Prologue: Last Supper.

The scene has the crew getting together to enjoy one final meal (and some booze) before entering cryosleep ... now doesn't that remind you of a certain scene in a little movie called Alien? Yup.

You can't make out the label, but it's definitely Aspen Beer, the same brew that Dallas and the Nostromo crew was issued before their fateful trip to LV-426 in director Ridley Scott's original 1979 film.

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The production of the movie Alien Covenant has been a long, rough, and nail-gritting ride. He doesn't seem to be feeling well, which isn't a good look for anyone in the Alien series. His reaction to two male crew members kissing is also typical of McBride - any potential discomfort is disarmed by a self-deprecating joke about his own sexuality. "[But] then they also did Alien vs. Predator, after which I thought, 'Uh-oh, that's it.' I waited a couple of years, I went back and made a decision to resurrect it". Welcome to the future, where your sexuality does not prevent you from going on terrifying space voyages!

Michael Fassbender, who played the android David in Prometheus, apparently plays another android of the same model, though named "Walter" in this scene. For that, we'll have to wait for May 19 this year, when the movie hits cinemas. We also know that Noomi Rapace will reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw, and that Fassbender will pull double duty as David again. This is the last time we will probably see these characters smile and laugh, so don't get used to it. It focuses on the crew of a colony ship who discover a paradise that unfortunately has one or more aliens on it.

Ridley Scott is returning to his Alien franchise, but don't fret, the first clip from the new feature film Alien: Covenant, which was partially shot in our own Fiordland, leaves Prometheus far behind.