Meet the USCSS Prometheus, the Ship That's Going to Doom Us All

By Sam Gibbs on at

If you think about it, all of Ridley Scott’s best films have been named after the central character or killer monster – you’ve got Gladiator, Blade Runner and, of course, Alien. Seeing as Prometheus is named after a ship, this must be one hell of a spaceship.

We’ve seen the outside of the ship, even the command and control deck, and it certainly looks impressive. Now feast your eyes on the specifications. Nuclear-powered ion plasma engines; a fireproof windscreen (let’s hope its Alien-proof too), and that all important ejectable lifeboat module – what’s the betting that’s going to come in handy.

I don’t see any guns though. Everyone knows you need guns when meeting a new alien race for the first time – you never know when the crap is going to hit the fan. View the full high resolution thing over at IGN, and check out the Med Pod 720i below; shame it doesn't seem to extract eggs or remove Facehuggers. [IGN, Project Prometheus via io9]