Prometheus: Behind The Scenes

Take a look at the props from the best sci-fi film of the year.

Take a look at the props from the best sci-fi film of the year.

Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel, Prometheus, sets out to answer many of the riddles left puzzling us by his original movie. We’re not quite sure if it succeeds or just opens a whole new can of parasitic space worms, but nonetheless we liked it – so much so that when Fox announced they were releasing it on lovely, shiny Blu-ray and were going to showcase some of the cool kit featured in the movie to celebrate the event, we jumped at the chance to have a look around, meet some of the brains behind the movie’s design and stroke an alien.

The effects team had literally hundreds of rubber and latex aliens on set and ready to go to camera.

A movie featuring androids just isn’t sci-fi unless said cyborg gets its head separated violently from its synthetic body. Cue remote-control eyebrows and gurgling android servo lube.

The rather workman-like day suits the Prometheus’ crew sport were inspired by World War II uniforms.

The rubber Engineer, complete with slashed chest ready to eject birth gunk and alien foetus.

The rubber alien in the foreground was dropped in gloop and literally shaken in front of the camera for live scenes.

Early sketches of the Prometheus space suits…

…and the actual suit used, complete with protective body armour.

Prometheus is out now on Blu-Ray and DVD.

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