Damon Lindelof finally clears up Prometheus' Alien connection

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 16, 2012

We've heard a lot of elusive rhetoric from the filmmakers behind Prometheus about how it may or may not have anything to do with the Alien saga, despite the presence of space jockeys, face huggers and android inventors. Now, notoriously secretive writer-producer Lindelof goes on the record.

Of course, Lindelof's "on the record" is still a little shifty and hard to pin down, but he does finally admit that there is a very clear path from Ridley Scott's Alien to Ridley Scott's Prometheus and the responsibility the filmmakers felt to both pay heed to the earlier work and give audiences something new and original.

He also fields a question about Star Trek 2—which wraps production in May—and plans to debut footage at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

Note that I said "fields a question" not "answers a question." Because if this video proves anything, it's that Lindelof has Shaolin monk-style dodging skills.

(via Slashfilm)