The Prometheus Space Ship Is Meant to Look Like an Insect

By Sam Gibbs on at

The release of the sure-to-be-astounding Prometheus is so close I can almost taste it. Just three more days before you can plunk yourself in your cinema seats for what's bound to be the summer blockbuster. In the meantime, check out this new featurette talking up the design of the soon-to-be famous ship.

It's interesting to hear how they tried to come up with more than just a space taxi. The thing certainly does look like an insect, especially with its rotating engines pointed down. It's more of a gangly praying mantis than a hard-nosed flying wasp-like machine, though.

To be honest, if our future spaceships end up looking like the Prometheus rather than the starship Enterprise, I won't be too sad. Everyone's got their tickets booked already, right? [YouTube via TotalFilm]