Today saw the release of the trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, the Alien pseudo-prequel in due out in June in which humans go in search of their origins only to discover that ancient astronauts stand behind human history: "They went looking for our beginning," the trailer says. "What they found could be our end." All this would be a lot of fun, if only it didn't mean that the media will be spending six months promoting the ancient astronaut theory and pretending that there is merit to it in the real world outside of the fake universe of the Alien films.
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