Special Extended Edition: This version of the podcast now includes my final analysis at the end (around the 1.44 mark), answering many of the questions raised by the film by examining the original script by John Spaihts. This is available to view on YouTube with a ton of visual aid by searching for “Digital Gonzo: Prometheus Final Analysis”.
33 years after the original film, the director that started off the series returns to the same universe to start a new one. Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS is arguably the most anticipated prequel to be released since The Phantom Menace, but is that word even an apt description of this film, considering what happens and what doesn’t? You could make a case that it serves as a remake as well. What’s certain is that after only a few days of release and before it’s even out in the USA, this film has caused a storm of negative and lukewarm responses, and a backlash of equally vociferous defense.
I am joined at the helm of the bad ship Prometheus by Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse, Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet, Matt Ramsey of DorkTunes and James Perkins of Geek Wad. This time there is opposition and a clash of opinion as we set out to get a balanced yet impassioned view on the movie. Spoilers abound from the start so be sure to watch it before listening.
Prometheus: Final Analysis
This is two things.
Firstly it’s a video epilogue to the Digital Gonzo podcast, episode #80 where along with Joshua Garrity of Cane & Rinse, Sharon Shaw of DorkCast, Matt Ramsey of DorkTunes and James Perkins of Geek Wad I reviewed Prometheus. Since then I read through the *original* script for ALIEN ENGINEERS and that has explained far more about the film than any review. In this video I break down what was in that screenplay for you guys and examine the movie this could have been (and in retrospect thankfully wasn’t).
Once you know that stuff, you’ll probably be less confused too, which is always good.
The second thing this is, is a first go at adopting the style of the fantastic series of internet lectures on the video games industry, Extra Credits on Penny Arcade TV. The artwork is provided by that show’s creator, my good friend Dan Floyd himself and this serves as both a try-out and an homage.