Given the slightly underwhelming reception Ridley Scott's long awaited Alien (1979) prequel has received, the director has spoken out to answer some of the Prometheus (2012) head-scratchers. Unfortunately, who tea-leafed the scares and wrote the cheesy dialogue were not questions that were knocked on the head. But speaking to Empire Magazine Scott did kick some of the other question marks into touch.
The main grey area tackled was the odd opening scene with the Engineer downing a pot of the black liquid; Scott called it "a donation. Its fundamentally creation". After downing the dark stuff the Engineer's DNA deconstructs and flows into the water. We can thus assume this creates life, our life. But the planet this happens on is not Earth.
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