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Subject: Research Station is named Prometheus!!! rss

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John Middleton
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Just got a copy of this game again at Genghis Con for 3 bucks and noticed that the deep space station is named Prometheus.

Funny since this games situation is a well known old rip off of the Alien film from 1979.

and now Scott has re-payed the favor. Coincidence or.... conspiracy?

HaHa.
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John "Omega" Williams
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You mean the Aliens plot that Scott ripped off from IT! Terror from Beyond Space and Voyage of the Space Beagle, and shares little with Intruder other than the cover art?

Weird thingies run amok in a space ship/space station were around long before Scott ripped them off.

Intruder came out the same year as Wreck of the BSM Pandora and those two share more elements than the movie.
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Actually, Ridley Scott didn't "rip off" anything; the story was written by Dan O'Bannon and Ron Shusett. They had to shop the script for a long time before they managed to get Brandywine Productions to produce it. Dan O'Bannon admits the story was "inspired by" previous SF stories. Though it was a tale re-told, Ridley Scott brought it to horrific life better than anyone before him, IMO.
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The game Intruder is a knockoff of aliens directly. Space station with scientists and engineers, no military types, misinformation with stray animals, using whatever weapons can be found, and a mutant alien creature. It shares much more with the movie than it does not.


Where ever the script originated the game copies the films basic premise.


Anyway the point of the post was to comment on the funny coincidence of the ship being named Prometheus just like the newer film.
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And it was a painting by H.R.Giger that inspred Dan O'Bannon (may he rest in peace) to start down the 'trapped in the house with a monster' in space route.
 
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DegenerateElite wrote:
well known old rip off of the Alien film

We prefer the term "pastiche."
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