Ibn Jubayr 10 p.m., July 29
"The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien's DNA." - Ridley Scott, on his not-quite-an-Alien-prequel Prometheus
Keen fan, you say? Hello, Internet! I'm getting a huge kick out of the notion that Dan O'Bannon's original script for Alien — a script that was heavily rewritten by Walter Hill and David Giler — is the DNA that Scott is talking about. Especially in light of this recent TV spot:
Let's take a look, shall we?
Oh, and huge religious symbols, you say?
He's not coming on my ship!