Prometheus is Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie, a prequel to the famed Alien series. If it’s anything like Scott’s original Alien movie, it’s going to contain horror, suspense, and a a few visceral dismemberments. Fans know this already. 20th Century Fox, however, wants to reach the few of you who haven’t heard of Alien–or were soured by the post-Cameron sequels–with an electrifying trailer or two. Or in this case, a trailer to a trailer.
If you’ve seen TED presentations, you’d know that they’re lectures and demonstrations from leaders in technology, entertainment, and design. But you’ve never seen a TED presentation like this one: it’s set in the year 2032, and it’s presented by Peter Weyland, of Weyland-Yutani, the infamous “company” that was behind the action in the Alien franchise, as well as the upcoming movie Prometheus.
Sci-fi movies and TV are FILLED with lies—and we don’t just mean the ones that Kirk told to get some of those green-skinned women into bed. No, we mean the kind of lies with devastating results and entire worlds at stake. (Sci-fi is epic that way.) Here are some of the biggest whoppers told on-screen, plus a few more subtle ones.