Alien and Prometheus Mashup Redeems the Latter

In an editing exercise, film student Job Willins has taken Ridley Scott’s films Alien and Prometheus into a single film called Derelict. The end result is pretty good, and well worth watching.

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Willins wanted to put the two films together, highlighting what worked in Prometheus, and explore its ties to the larger Alien universe.

‘Derelict’ is in black & white to better marry the visual quality of the two originals (and also because both films look great in black & white). Roughly 30 minutes has been cut from Prometheus and about an hour of Alien has been used in its place. Some content from the deleted scenes of Prometheus was also used.

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The end result is an interesting thing to watch: it makes you look at the extreme ends of Ridley Scott’s career, while the shift to black and white helps mesh the two together.

At the very least, messing with the continuity makes the set design fit together a lot better.

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jackconner
Jack Conner

I'm one of those few who actually like Prometheus and don't believe it needs to be redeemed. Don't get me wrong, I'm not claiming it's at the level of Alien or Aliens, but it's light-years beyond Alien 3 or 4 and better than 95% of sci-fi movies in general and 99% of sci-fi/horror movies.