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February 28, 2012 - Prometheus / Guy Pearce gives a TED talk from 2023

Scooped on Sunday, March 18, 2012

A video was released today that shows for the first time the character that Guy Pearce plays in Prometheus: Peter Weyland, the industrialist whose surname is used in one-half of the Weyland-Yutani corporation's namesake. That business owned the space vessel Nostromo in Alien and the atmosphere processing plant in Aliens. And this video connects the world of Prometheus to the future ones of Alien and Aliens.

In this viral video (which is actually hosted on the real TED website)  Pearce as Weyland pretends to give a speech at a TED conference talk in 2023. Listen closely and you'll hear him lay the foundations for what could be a driving force in the last third act of Prometheus, especially when Weyland talks about the original legend of how man stole fire from the gods.

There's also a website that promises there will be more marketing events to come shortly: weylandindustries.com.

 

This bio of Weyland listed on there that has even more connections to the technology seen in Alien and Aliens:

 

Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.

Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.

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