I’m interested to hear what you think of the theories here and I really want to hear your theories and /or questions!
Why do the Engineers/Space Jockies Want to Kill Us?
A. They see us as an imperfect creation and wanted to destroy us.
B. Their ultimate goal was not to make a copy of themselves, but rather it was the Alien that they wanted so they made a planet full of hosts for the creature.
C. There can be multiple factions of Space Jockeys. Not all of them want us dead. Maybe one faction wants to destroy the others’ creation?
D. Ridley Scott said in an interview wanted to have Jesus be a Space Jockey emissary. The Space Jockeys want to kill us because we killed Jesus. This is the worst idea ever, unless they made it a Jesus-like character and not THE Jesus. Regardless, its not in the least way mentioned or hinted at in the film, so I go by the theory that isn’t canon unless it shows up in a follow up film.
What’s with the Black Goo? Why does it do different stuff?
A. We could be seeing different evolutionary states of the Alien creature at the same time. Like seeing the thing that crawled out of the ocean and an ape at the same time.
B. Aliens are combined from several species. We’re seeing some of the species that the Aliens were taken from and good is mixing and melding it down a combined evolutionary path.
C. It’s different strains of the same type of bio-agent that creates different results.
D. The creators mention that it depends on the mental state of the creature using it. That’s just stupid and again not explained in the film, so we’ll see.
Why was that face hugger so frigging big?
A. The film makers wanted a big scary creature that could take down the gigantic Engineer/Space Jockey.
How does the proto-Alien at the end tie into the film Alien?
A. It doesn’t. That work site was abandoned after the disaster and research continued elsewhere.
B. It continued evolving. Its possible that some of those guards that were bitch slapped by the Engineer/Space Jockey lived and were “used” by the creature to create another step in its evolution. Perhaps the Engineers/Space Jockeys came back and collected the now perfected species to take with them and that’s the ship in Alien.
Why did David infect that annoying scientist?
A. He was under orders from Weyland.
B. He’s amoral and curious with no programming to protect human life at all costs.