Prometheus hit theaters last weekend riding a wave of nerd buzz. The project was an internet curiosity from the moment it was announced — understandable, considering that it was a semi-prequel to Alien, featuring Ridley Scott’s return to science-fiction, with a screenplay co-written by Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof. But even after a year of online chatter, it’s fair to say that nobody anticipated exactly what Prometheus turned out to be. Debate has raged about every aspect of the movie: The Big Existential Questions without answers, the curious character motivations, the confusion of just how precisely the movie connects with Alien.

On this week’s Entertainment Geekly, we dive into Prometheus. We talk about our reactions to the movie attempt to reach some deeper insight about the film’s many mysteries. We analyze where the filmmakers went right, and discuss where we think they went wrong. Topics discussed also include past Alien movies and the potential future for a Prometheus franchise. This is our longest podcast yet, so prepare yourself: There will be theories!

Listen to the complete podcast below, or check us out in the iTunes store. And if you have your own profound ideas about Prometheus, tweet arguments and counterarguments at us at @EWDocJensen and @EWDarrenFranich.

P.S.: Check out the website Jeff mentions here. Potential brain-explosion alert!

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