I think the wide shot of them gathering around the light on the ground is the only film screen actually. The Big sculpture shot seems like something they specifically cropped and finished as some sort of poster shot. Either way, it just feels a bit odd to me. The costume design decisions seem to invoke more of a Star Trek feel than an Aliens feel, but maybe that's what Scott is going for this time? I dunno.
You would imagine that some kind of top science exploratory team would have the best equipment available, contrary to the random truckers of Alien. But it does look a bit too high tech for a time period preceding that of Alien, but that's probably unavoidable.
My guess is that the suits in Alien were meant to be used in deep space, for fixing the Nostromo when it's not docked. These suits are just for exploring planets and such. I have no problem believing that they have thin fabrics that are both durable and resistant to extreme temperatures, when they can travel to foreign worlds.
I haven't followed the plot details too closely but aren't these scientists/astronauts? I wouldn't expect them to look like space truckers. The dirt and grime is still there, but only in the places it should be. And I have a feeling we'll be seeing those nice, clean ship interiors get plenty dirty before the film is over.
Isn't this movie meant to be set at a different time than when Alien and Aliens take place? That would be a very good reason why they're not wearing anything similar to what was worn by the marines in Aliens.
I'm probably in the minority here, but I think the suits look great.
I have no idea. I've not seen Prometheus. It's pretty much been established in the Alien universe that the military dress like the military. With Burke being a civilian, I would guess that he wouldn't need to wear a special uniform.
This movie takes place before all other Alien events. Who the hell knows why they are wearing those uniforms? We'll find out next year.
Well, back when it was still an 'Untitled Alien Prequel'...
Scott: It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair. Remember that?
MTV: Of course.
Scott: And our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says "There's been an explosion in his chest from the inside out what was that?" I'm basically explaining who that Space Jockey we call him the Space Jockey I'm explaining who the space jockeys were.