Alien: Covenant is like that annoying friend who insists on answering a question with another question.
Ridley Scott’s 2012 Alien prequel Prometheus left its follow-up with roughly 2,352 unresolved queries to address, and while loose ends were tied up, fans left theatres scratching their heads even harder than before.
Apparently we need at least three films to explain how and why a ‘Space Jockey’ on a ship full of Ovomorphs sent that warning signal the Nostromo detected, but the gap-bridging process has felt like one wild Xenomorph chase after another.
Almost everything in Prometheus that wasn’t a plot hole is an unresolved issue that Covenant left dangling, though the latest sequel did pose bigger questions, like why would you put Danny McBride and James Franco in charge of a colonisation mission?
But at least we know where the Xenomorphs came from now… or do we? No doubt Scott has few more surprises up his sleeve before the two timelines collide.
In the absence of full enlightenment, we can only speculate vociferously and cry out in frustration at being kept in the dark - it’s a pity no one can hear you scream in space.