I don't think they do want us dead. If they were determined to kill us they probably could have done so, just by sending another ship.
My impression is that they have seeded many, many worlds, and were weeding out all of the failures. They may have wanted to produce a superior, more worthy version of themselves.
I know this wasn't the writers or directors intent but I like to think they created us to worship them. One of their kind sacrificed themselves for us, so that we could look to them.
The starmaps show that we still were worshipping them - look where our benifactors come from kind of thing.
Then, 2000 years ago, it all changed. A man came along and sacrificed himself for us, provoking us to look inside ourselves and have faith in ourselves.
We were attaining too much mental and spiritual freedom for them to handle, so they start to create something to take us out.
"In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek: ????? - Ti-tan; plural: ??????? - Ti-tânes) were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia andUranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.
In the first generation of twelve Titans, the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius and Iapetus and the females wereMnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis. The second generation of Titans consisted of Hyperion's children Eos, Helios, andSelene; Coeus's daughters Leto and Asteria; Iapetus's sons Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius; Oceanus' daughter Metis; and Crius's sons Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses.
The Titans were overthrown by a race of younger gods, the Olympians, in the Titanomachy ("War of the Titans"). This represented a mythological paradigm shift that the Greeks may have borrowed from the Ancient Near East." (Wikipedia)
Jonnywin said:We are just another species of xenomorph to them.Maybe they want to further evolve us rather than destroy us.
We are just another species of xenomorph to them.Maybe they want to further evolve us rather than destroy us.
Re the observation that the engineers didnt know about humans on earth, the cave paintings tell us that engineers visited the earth at various times and interacted with primitive humans.
Re the decision to kill humans, I like the experiment out of control idea and of course bear in mind that the experiment is now running amok on the WMD planet so whether or not the engineers or a faction of the engineers want humans dead, these humans (the prometheus crew) repesent a real and immediate danger to everyone.
I strongly suspect that David lied when he said the destination of the ship was earth. We saw him fiddle with the star map and handle the earth hologram. Maybe thats why we see the earth "selected" by the device later. Maybe the lone survivor was going to nuke the site from orbit -- it's the only way to be sure.
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