11 May 2012

Ridley Scott: great director, bad astronomer?

By Robbie Graham Silver Screen Saucers

A new extended featurette for Ridley Scott’s upcoming blockbuster Prometheus looks at ancient aliens and reveals new footage from the movie.

Also notable – and somewhat bizarre – is that Scott says that the aliens’ home world of Zeta(2) Reticuli is “an existing moon just off Io.” Say what?? Surely Scott is aware that Io itself is a moon – and not an extra-solar one either, but rather belonging to Jupiter?

As noted yesterday here on Silver Screen Saucers, the Zeta Reticuli system is located around 39 light years from Earth (and is also thought by many in the UFO community to be home to the “Greys”). But perhaps Scott was momentarily confused, or maybe the facts got fudged in the featurette’s editing process. In any case, I think it’s pretty unlikely that Prometheus and her crew will be paying a visit to Jupiter this June. They’ll be meeting their makers much farther afield.

Watch the new featurette over at ComingSoon.net.



  1. OK, so the man's astronomy classes are a bit rusty.

    But COME ON! It's Zeta ZOMG! Reticuli. Prometheus is going to end up being the best marketing campaign UFOlogy in general —and the AA in particular— has had in a very, VERY, long time ;)

  2. not a great director either - usual marketing overkill - oh Ridley Piddley you are not Hitchcock, not Jean luc Goddard - not Kubrick not Lynch not even David Lean - at least this new offering wont have the awful cliched " you are your fathers son" or WILL IT!
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