It appears that the design of the Prometheus spacesuits is not original but based on spacesuits from the USSR developed in the early 1960's. Spacesuits of a similar design were first shown in the 1961 Soviet science fiction film, Planet of the Storms directed by Paul Klushantsev with Vladimir Emelyanov and George Zhzhenov in the lead roles. It was purchased by the American studio, Roger Corman Productions. Roger Corman reedited the movie thus cutting out a large number of scenes. In 1965, Corman released the revised version under the title, Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet. The Soviet origin of the film was never mentioned. To add insult to injury, the film's Soviet actors were given English names, thus uncredited for their roles. In 1968, Corman released the film, Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, which was essentially a second reedited version of Journey to the Prehistoric Planet. Planet of the Storms ??director, Paul Klushantsev may not be recognizable to the (Russian) general public, but among film critics, he's known as the founder of Russian science fiction film shorts. He is also fairly well known in the west. For example, both Kubrick and Spielberg were influenced by his work. During his visit to the USSR during perestroika, George Lucas called Klushantsev, "the godfather of Star Wars". In 1992, Robert Skotak (special effects director of Terminator and Aliens) specifically sought out Paul Klushantsev in St. Petersburg. Klushantsev gave Skotaku descriptions, photos and drawings that illustrated dozens of his movie stunt technology. Skotak used some of Klushantxev's stunt techniques for the filming of the movie Titanic. In the photo below, you can compare costumes from Prometheus to those from Planet of the Storms. There's little doubt that Rapace and company are sent to conquer space in modernized Soviet spacesuits.
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To quick lethal I'm working on something simmilar, damn it.
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