The New Alien TV Show Is Ditching the Franchise’s Most Controversial Movie

The iconoclastic show runner Noah Hawley plans to break from canon for his Alien television series, and Prometheus haters rejoice.

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“What happens when Weyland is not around to program you anymore?” archeologist Elizabeth Shaw asks the android David.

“I suppose I’ll be free,” answers David.

“You want that?”

The question gives the android pause. “Want? Not a concept I’m familiar with,” he answers. “That being said, doesn’t everyone want their parents dead?”


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