Michelangelo’s David and Android David

“It-he held out a hand and made contact with the stone. It was cool, dry, unyielding. Not Human, yet so very human” – David, Alien: Covenant Novelisation

The statue of David in Weyland’s ‘White Room’ is the very same Biblical David.

Many parallels can be drawn between the two:

Biblical David is the youngest of 8, and so is Android David because he is the first prototype android.

Biblical David was a talented composer and musician for King Saul of Israel, Peter Weyland who sits upon the Carlo bugatti Throne chair in Alien: Covenant; head of his empire Weyland Industries, asks David to play the piano. Composing his own rendition of Das Rheingold, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla by Wagner.

Both were anointed, chosen over the biological children of their King and expected to carry on their legacy.

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