By Thomas Leupp, Hollywood.com Staff
Launched in 1984, the TED Conference (short for Technology, Entertainment, and Design) has played host to some pretty impressive speakers since its inception, including J.J. Abrams, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, and Bono. None can hold a candle, however, to the illustrious Peter Weyland, co-founder of the Weyland-Yutani corporation, whose innovations helped pave the way, among other things, for mankind's first-ever contact with the alien species known affectionately as Face-Suckers. The clip below, taken from Weyland's speech at the TED Conference in 2023, provides a revealing glimpse into the man's genius:
Lest any of you get confused, the preceding clip is meant to provide background to Ridley Scott's Alien quasi-prequel Prometheus, but does not actually appear in the film. Guy Pearce, however, does appear in the film, though not in the role of Peter Weyland, but as a character named Stannison. The clip was directed not by Ridley Scott but by his son, Luke, who plays designated hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays. Got it? Good.
In addition to Pearce, Prometheus stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Idris Elba. It opens everywhere June 8, 2012.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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