Deleted Prometheus scene shows the 1st REAL alien encounter

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Dec 17, 2012

With the Blu-ray of Ridley Scott's Prometheus coming soon on Oct. 9, we've seen a ton of deleted and alternate scenes that were left on the cutting room floor. The latest? The real first alien encounter we didn't get to see in the theatrical version. Obviously, spoilers ahead!

The clip seems to fit in just as the crew is starting to explore the Engineer's ship, as a few of them spot a seemingly innocent creepy-crawly in the muck.

Though it may not drive very much of the narrative, it is a good character moment that sets the exciting mood of discovery ... you know, before all hell breaks loose and everyone starts dying.

Combined with the mountain of cut and alternate scenes we've already seen, it's amazing to think just how different this movie could've turned out with someone else in the editing room. Not to say it might be better, or worse, just different.

Check out the clip below:

What'd you think? Should this tidbit have made the cut?

(Via MSN)