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The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023 (2012)

A young Peter Weyland gives a darkly inspirational TED Talk.

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Luke Scott

Writer:

Damon Lindelof

Star:

Guy Pearce
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Released online as a prologue to Prometheus, while not actually being in the movie. Also included in the special features on the Prometheus blu-ray. See more »

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Best. TED Talk. Ever.
1 June 2017 | by seth-goodwin23See all my reviews

Guy Pearce delivers a strong performance as Peter Weyland in this Prometheus prologue. Personally, this clip was one of my favorite parts in the movie and it wasn't even in the movie! it was released online before the release of Prometheus in 2012. it would've been nice to see this in the movie, but at least we got it anyways.

it takes place in 2023, roughly a century before the original Alien movie and about 70 years before the events of Prometheus.

Prometheus was a decent movie (maybe 8/10), but this was amazing. It doesn't fail to captivate the viewer with Weyland's strong speaking abilities. It intrigues the viewer into the story and is by far the best prologue released for Prometheus. It sets up the movie well, and gives the viewer some background behind Weyland and his motivations.

A longer version of the speech was released on the Prometheus Blu-ray, under the special features section.

As I said, it would've been cool if this was actually in the movie, but it is still an amazing piece of work coming from Ridley Scott (not to mention Pearce's great performance).


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