When Charlie is describing the civilizations that provided the clues and star maps leading them to the distant moon, he explains that these civilizations were all separated by centuries and had no contact. In this list he includes Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians (among others). The Babylonian Empire rose out of the city-states of the Sumerians, borrowing heavily from their language, culture, and religions. It is also well known that the people of Sumer/Babylon had much contact with the ancient Egyptians via trade and war. Share this
When the surgical claw is lowering into Elizabeth Shaw's belly to remove the life form, it is expanding as it lowers. However, when it reaches her abdomen, it is once again closed all the way. Share this
When Vickers asks David how long they've been in hyper sleep, he replies, "2 years, 4 months, 18 days, 36 hours, 15 minutes." It is unclear why a day would be longer than the standard 24 hours, or why he wouldn't have said, "19 days, 12 hours." However, as this film is science fiction, this is not necessarily a goof and may have been deliberately done by the filmmakers. Share this
The goof items below may give away important plot points.
When Vickers is standing and facing Weyland while she talks to him about why he made the journey, her hands change position several times. In one shot, they are in front of her while in the next shot, they are behind her. Share this