Episode 7: PROMETHEUS (2012)

You descend to the surface of an alien planet and immediately remove your space helmet only to be attacked by a parasitic worm that pumps you full of critical appraisal of 2012’s PROMETHEUS. Against your will, you learn about the extended development history of this quasi-prequel, the issues with the script that bog down the visual spectacle, and the film’s dense thicket of thematic preoccupations.

Content warning: body horror, death, chemical warfare, pregnancy, abortion, space travel, religion, nihilism.

Our theme song is Alien Remix by Leslie Wai available on SoundCloud: ⁠https://soundcloud.com/lesliewai/alien-remix⁠

Full references for this episode available in Zotero at ⁠https://www.zotero.org/simonxix/collections/MYARSAMP⁠

This podcast was recorded during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labour of the writers and actors currently on strike, the film being covered here wouldn’t exist.

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