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Alien Covenant Questions (Spoilers)



The movie sets up a lot of questions but doesn't really offer any answers.

Are the aliens we see in the beginning supposed to be less evolved? If so, why?

Were the original aliens all white because they contained Engineer DNA?

Did Shaw "birth" the Queen? If so, how come we never see her?

If not for the Queen, how did the eggs come to be?

Was David really in love with Shaw and was this a form of procreation for him?

If so, why wouldn't Walter want to do the same to Daniels? Doesn't David imply that Walter has feelings for her?

If Facehuggers already existed in the Prometheus timeline, then why does it take so long to be introduced to the original Xenomorphs?

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1. It seems Aliens keep evolving from little worms into the white "pet" that David was talking to, and then into the dark ones. Btw did anyone notice Davis statue and Weyland' David as both "perfect form" creations at the beginning of the movie? How and why they evolve, no one including the filmmakers know.
2. They certainly should be all white. It's only logical
3. No David did not birth the queen.
4. Eggs = last writing. Don't expect t this movie to add up.
5. David was not in love with Shaw. David is a machine trying to understand humans. It does not "love" or "hate" Shaw or anyone else. Humans are an inferior species and he basically becomes an amateur surgeon-geneticist trying to create a new better species, the same way he was created.
6. David sees Daniels as a great opportunity to continue his experiments. There is a weak attempt by filmmakers to discuss Love vs. Duty. It doesnt go anywhere, because the writers are not smart enough to come up with intelligent dialogue.
7. Facehuggers, xenomorphs, eggs.....its all a mish-mash. Just enjoy the special effects and it will all be over soon.

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It seems like I was giving this movie too much credit. Having Walter at the end would have been a far better ending I think, but the movie mostly suffers for introducing exciting concepts and just abandoning them.

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1 - Are the aliens we see in the beginning supposed to be less evolved? If so, why?

2 - If Facehuggers already existed in the Prometheus timeline, then why does it take so long to be introduced to the original Xenomorphs?

1 - I suppose. They were created "naturally" while the Xenomorph was "designed" by David, and it's supposed to be the perfect creature.

2 - They didn't? David created the facehuggers, using the blackgoo and the fauna found on the engineers' planet.

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