The Alien: Covenant “Bring in the Fool-Killer!” trailer.

I’m just going to come out and say what I’m thinking, here:  these idiots in Alien: Covenant kind of encapsulate Niven/Pournelle’s old saying “Think of it as evolution in action.”

And I don’t believe I’m the only one thinking it, either.  This entire escapade, from what I can tell, fell off of the stupid tree and hit every door down. You don’t walk onto the surface of a new world without wearing a spacesuit. Doesn’t matter if the air is breathable: in fact, you take double precautions in that case.  Why?  Oh, I don’t know: maybe because there’s a possibility that something in the ecosystem might be eager to take a bite out of you?

Yes, yes, it’s a horror movie. And it’s not like it’s satisfying that these people all died.  But none of them should be surprised.

Moe Lane

PS: As for the evil corporation – it’s an Alien flick; there’s gonna be an evil corporation – even evil corporations understand that providing remote-controlled-from-orbit drones is cheaper than, I don’t know, losing an entire spaceship to Giger-style alien monstrosities.  Sheesh, after Aliens you’d think that every team checking out these things would be made up entirely of androids.

9 thoughts on “The Alien: Covenant “Bring in the Fool-Killer!” trailer.”

      1. For the Nostromo, sure, that one seemed relatively new and shiny.
        The Prometheus was obviously purpose-built, but .. by *the* Weyland .. perhaps the cost of the loss forced the merger with Yutani..
        That said .. we don’t know what the normal “cost of doing business” (number of ships lost during normal operations) looks like .. the Spanish lost a significant number of galleons over the years, the crown may have seen losing one more as acceptable in pursuit of a big win.

  1. The quote from Niven and Pournelle is very appropos… Let me just look a little closer at this alien pod while wearing no protective gear. Too stupid for words…

  2. I gave up when they decided to pull out the ‘kill the couple having sex’ trope at the end of the trailer. Too cliche, even for this.

    But hey, its the internet.

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