It you’re one of the few people who have said to yourself, “Boy, I liked the approximately 38 minutes worth of Prometheus footage I’ve seen in the movie’s countless trailers and TV sports, which have almost certainly revealed every single plot point in the film, but I could use just a few more seconds of footage to make up my mind about the movie,” today is your lucky day. Here’s a new trailer with a better (albeit brief) look at the Space Jockey. In ancient Greek myth, Prometheus gave mankind fire and was then chained to a rock so an eagle could eat his liver every day (it grew back) for breaking Zeus’ law. Has anyone ever considered that maybe mankind did it to him, because after he gave us fire he wouldn’t stop trying to give it to us?
In summary, I think we should make an eagle eat Ridley Scott’s liver. It’s the only thing that makes sense anymore.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.