Godzilla21 wrote:Who here still likes to think the Space Jockeys are large elephant like creatures and not as depicted in Prometheus?
I actually find both ideas—giant elephantoids and giant humans alike—pretty boring.
Embracing Giger's style and that bit of Lovecraft's influence on the first film, I prefer the idea that the Space Jockeys are beings capable of modifying their shape and biology with relative ease, fusing themselves with their technology in all kinds of wild ways, like how the Space Jockey encountered in the first film was described as being fused to its cockpit.
When you look at Giger's concept artwork, it's not all that elephantoid anyway, even if it calls to mind some of the essence of an elephant in outline and immensity, and its trunk looks like an artificial apparatus that was merged with its anatomy, to me at least.
My headcanon is that the Space Jockeys are a bizarre occult civilization who worship, revere, or even fetishize the interplay of life and death so much that they've merged everything warm and living with everything cold and artificial.