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Monday, January 21, 2013

My Favorite Martian Bloghop


My dear blog buddy Maurice at The Geek Twins, along with L.K. Hill, Jay and Just A Dash of Geek are hosting this super-cool bloghop, called "My Favorite Martian", where we have to to share our favorite movie alien, whether Martian or not. I found the idea to be quite original and creative, so I jumped in with no second thoughts.

Now to the point... There are hundreds if not thousands of aliens in history of cinema, so it was kinda hard to narrow it down to just one. No, actually it wasn't. There's one particular alien that I adored from the first minute I saw it, and that all-time favorite alien of mine is...


Call me crazy, but I honestly think that The Engineers from Ridley Scott's 2012 sci-fi gem "Prometheus" are truly genius creations, and not just in terms of design. They excite me, they scare me, they make me feel small and insignificant, they make me respect them, they might be the fathers of our species... who knows?! I'll try to further explain why The Engineers left such a big impact on me, using very little words and some images, that speak for themselves. At least I hope they do.

Impressive human-like physicality, pale, almost luminous skin, creepy face... if that's not intimidating, I don't know what is.

They created us, and then they realized they made a mistake. I don't blame them. The world that is today kinda proves they did.

Just look at him! Doesn't he scare the crap out of you?
This guy gives me the chills. I'm not joking.

The Engineers exude might and power, and they can easily 
take control over us. I freakin' love that!

© 2012 20th Century Fox. All rights reserved. Prometheus

40 comments:

Sci-Fi Gene said...

The Prometheus engineers really add something new to the whole Alien scenario - I'd always assumed that the Alien was simply an evolved predator. I also like the idea of alien engineers working on projects too vast for humans to understand e.g. Stephen Baxter's Xeelee, or the Jokers from Terry Pratchett's Dark Side Of The Sun.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

SFG, I couldn't agree more. The Engineers elevated the story to another level. Thanks for the comment.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And neither of them lived very long.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, I'm not sure about that. They may have all died at the end of the movie, but they have survived thousands of years.

Jeremy [Retro-Z] said...

I have not seen this film, it's on the list... so I must only say... I will comeback.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Jeremy, make sure to check it out. it's a brilliant movie. Do not believe the haters, and dive it a shot.

Natasha Dythia said...

I haven't seen this yet, but your discription of these aliens makes me want to! http://justadashofgeek.com

Teresa Delgado said...

I really don't know much about this but I thought it was a very unique and clever choice. Well done! I never swa the film I thought I would get scared....

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George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Teresa, glad you think so. :)
Yeah, it's kinda scary, but not necessarily terrifying or anything like that.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Natasha, they look even cooler in the movie. You should definitely check it out. I hope you like it. :)

anotherdae said...

Great choice. Been interested in the characters since before we even knew who they were. Space Jockeys forever.

Liesel K Hill said...

Agreed! They were one of the things that intrigued me most about the film! Great pick! :D My Favorite Martian Post

J.W. Alden said...

I know Prometheus got roughed up by fans and reviewers with high expectations, but I thought it was enjoyable despite its flaws. I hope we get a sequel, and I hope we learn more about The Engineers! Great choice!

J.W. Alden

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

anotherdae, thanks, glad you liked my pick. I know, right. :) I'm kind of obsessed with them too.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Liesel, thanks. I found the film to be brilliant mainly because of them.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

J.W. I can't wait to learn more about them either. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie as well, ad though it left many questions unanswered, I didn't find it flawed at all.

Jeff Hargett said...

I must say that I too found the builders intriguing and interesting. I would like to know more about them.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Jeff, they made the movie for me.

Jay Andrews said...

What a very original choice, George. Never heard of this movie myself. But after checking out your stuff I'll defiantly watch it.

By the way, nice site, I've connected to you via Google Friends connect. Please feel free to do likewise if you so wish. Also, if you care for some free promo, drop me a line.

All the best blogging brother, Jay.

M Pax said...

OK, I really liked those aliens in Prometheus, too. I hope to see more of them.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The Engineers are a brilliant creation. The fact that they look so human just makes them creepier. Great choice George. Nice addition to the blog hop!

kelworthfiles said...

Sounds like a cool choice, thanks for sharing!

Spacerguy said...

Never give up, never surrender but in his case I think I'll just RUN in the opposite direction.

Craig Edwards said...

Glad to see you joining in, George! Seems like a fine pick of alien - though I have no desire to watch Prometheus. Cheers!

Melissa Bradley said...

Very cool! I have yet to see Prometheus, I know WTF, Mel...Great pics and I love your enthusiasm for this wicked brilliant creature, sweetie. :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Jay, thank you so much. You never heard of Prometheus? It was one of last year's most popular movies. You should definitely give it a go. It's worth-seeing for The Engineers alone.
OK, I'll keep that in mind. Gal you connected with me.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

M Pax, I'm glad you did. They were great weren't they?:)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Thank you, Maurice. Glad you think so. I enjoyed participating in this awesome bloghop! I really did.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Kel, glad you liked my pick.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Spacerguy, are you talking about The Engineers? :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Craig, I'm very happy to be part of this bloghop. Well, I think you're missing out. :P

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Mel, ignore the haters and give Prometheus a chance. It's meaningful and visually striking!
Well, I just couldn't help myself. I love those creatures!:)

Julie said...

Well, I listened to others and wasn't interested in it. You've changed my mind. Will have to see it now. I like your reviews. Will be following you. Julie @ http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.com

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Julie, glad I was able to change your mind about Prometheus. I gave it a 9 out of 10, because I truly thought it was amazing. The Engineers only made it better.
The fact that you like my reviews makes me happy, indeed. I'll follow back for sure.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I haven't seen this yet, but now I do. Loved your descriptions!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Tyrean, you did? :) Well, that makes me one happy man. :) Give this one a shot, you won't regret it I think.

venoms5 said...

I was quite taken with PROMETHEUS and all its little nods to the ALIEN series. The image of the engineers put me in mind of of the towering Tyrants from Resident Evil Code Veronica X. Definitely creepy.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

venoms5, the first time I saw one of them, I was like... WOW...the guy who designed these creatures is a genius. :)

Trisha said...

I still haven't seen PROMETHEUS, but these dudes sure look creepy!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Trisha, they do. :) Give Prometheus a shot. It's worth it.