Alien Covenant : Episode 104

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Alien: Covenant

What: The crew of a colony-ship find out what happened after Prometheus.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup

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Alien Covenant Prologues

Show Notes


Crew Selection

Human pairing in space crews. Sex selection for different purposes, and in particular settlement. The Voices from L5 episode on Gender in Space. If humans still need to gestate the old-fashioned way, you’re gonna need a lot of human wombs.


The numbers game of space settlement. The possibility of gestating the next human generation on the target planet from frozen embryo: i.e. population bomb.


Weakly interacting. How to detect a “neutrino burst” in space and not be vaporized by a supernova. Tools to grant perspective on the topic.  Neutrino detectors large and small.

Professor Juan Collar with prototype of neutrino detector, July 27, 2017. (Photo by Jean Lachat)

Professor Juan Collar with prototype of neutrino detector, July 27, 2017. (Photo by Jean Lachat)

Japanese neutrino detection chamber

Japanese neutrino detection chamber

Swole Jesus

More details from Ridley Scott about the connection between Jesus and the engineers. The suggestion made in Prometheus made more explicit.

swole jesus

pale him up and a bit and there you go

swole korean jesus

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Alien Evolution

Parasitoid developments. Design vs natural selection. Indiscriminate resource consumption.

How to break out of a chest

These guys made some assumptions and ran with them. Mouth-mouth saw-saws and their use in chestbursting.

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