TEDTalk from 2023 via Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel

Ever wondered just how that thing burst out of John Hurt’s stomach in Alien? Turns out, like everything else it probably started with a TED presentation

Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s prequel to his seminal sci-fi movie Alien, is set to be released this summer. As a teaser Scott specially created a fictional TED talk from 2023 to be shown at this year’s festival, featuring Guy Pearce as egomaniacal businessman, Peter Weyland. Damon Lindelof who conceived and designed the piece with Ridley Scott said in an interview with TED:

“all scifi starts in some kind of grounded reality that seems familiar, and then the tornado comes and take you into Oz. I feel the same way about a TEDTalk. I know there was some discussion about what the scale of this was going to be. I think that it’s probably out there that TEDTalks are going to be happening in arenas and stadiums in 12 years, but we also thought that a guy like Peter Weyland — whose ego is just massive, and the ideas that he’s advancing are nothing short of hubris — that he’d basically say to TED, ‘If you want me to give a talk, I’m giving it in Wembley Stadium.'”

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