Prometheus News: David’s Line to the Engineer Has Been Translated

If you haven’t watched Prometheus yet then I’d advise you to not read the rest of this post for minor spoilers will be present.  Now if you have seen the movie I urge you to continue on, because one of the many questions this movie has raised may have been answered.  During a crucial scene towards the end of the movie David, the android, asks the last remaining Engineer a question in a foreign language that wasn’t subtitled.  After he’s done asking the question the Engineer goes all meth addict on him and tears off his head in anger, which definitely made myself and most viewers of this film curious to know what David said.

Until now this inflammatory dialogue has remained a mystery, but today Prometheus’ linguist teacher, Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London, revealed what was actually said.  According to the good Doctor David spoke these words to the Engineer before having his head removed like a bottle top:

“This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life.”

The man he’s referring to is none other than the crippled a*s Peter Weyland, who is seeking a way to extend his life, but unfortunately didn’t get that reprieve courtesy of David’s severed head.  I was hoping for something more epic like, “Hey Powder, your Mom wear combat boots!”, but I guess Dr. Biltoo’s translation will have to do.  Does this answer make you feel any better about Prometheus, or do you still need more of the covers pulled back?  Let us know using the comments section below.  You’ve been thinking about seeing this movie again now that you’ve been taught what it’s supposedly about…


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