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Alien: Covenant SHARE BUTTON Though it boasts a cult of stub- born supporters, Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus is widely regarded a failure; yet another misstep in a franchise that hasn’t offered us a thor- oughly satisfying installment since the 1980s. Like Rob Zom- bie with his Halloween reboots NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 by Eric Hillis and George Lucas with his Star Wars prequels, Scott decided the simple concept that made the initial movies such classics wasn’t enough, and retro-fitted a mythology that explained the origins of the series’ iconic extra- terrestrial terrors. It was a back- story most of us didn’t need, INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 22