Scott himself has said in interviews that he'd taken the resoundingly negative audience reaction to "Prometheus" into consideration when it came time to make "Covenant" and it shows. While "Prometheus" was a film that loosely resembled Scott's 1979 "Alien," "Alien: Covenant" is explicitly an Alien movie. Even the title, ALIEN COLON COVENANT, feels like a "hey, okay we heard you" marketing nod. Plot-wise "Alien: Covenant" splits the difference between "Alien" and "Prometheus", following yet another Weyland Industries manned mission on its way to a distant habitable planet crewed by a group of seven couples set 10 years after the events of "Prometheus" and about 20 years pre-"Alien." Disaster strikes and acting captain/crazy religious guy Oram (Billy Crudup) and acting second in command Daniels (Katherine Waterston) argue over whether or not to try their luck on a close-by seemingly liveable planet that just happened to issue some kind of recorded message. Oh yeah, and that planet is the homeworld of those massive pale Engineers from "Prometheus".