Parallels: Ash and David check on the crew

Ash, Hyperdyne Systems – 2122

 Alien Universe, 29 Years in between

 

David 8, Weyland Industries – 2093

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Ian Holm, Alien (1979)

Our Universe, 33 Years in between

Michael Fassbender, Prometheus (2012)

An interesting face about these two scenes is that David checks on the crew while they are asleep, essentially he is alone. Ridley also had the idea Ash was also supposed to wander the ship while the crew was in Hypersleep in Alien, and then returning to Hypersleep before they awoke, letting the audience know from the beginning that Ash was different. Ridley brought back this premise in his Alien prequel Prometheus because there was no need to hide the fact David was an Android.