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The Kidd's Got The Winner Of The PROMETHEUS Prop!!

Published at: Oct. 21, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST by The Kidd

The Kidd here...

I knew that any talk of PROMETHEUS being released on Blu-ray was sure to re-open old wounds, prompting another spirited debate about the film in the Talkbacks. However, whether you love the film or hate it, one has to admit that the chance to own a prop from the film was a pretty cool opportunity. (If you can't... well, haters gonna hate.)

So with a flashlight used in the film and a PROMETHEUS Combo Pack hanging in the balance, it was up to you to create your very own Weyland Industries video introducing the newest model of android based on your very own existence, much like the own released to get us familiar with Michael Fassbender's David in anticipation of the film's theatrical release.

Quite a number of you really put your time and effort into trying to make this happen for yourself, so, before I get to the winner, I want to showcase some of the other quality entries that worked hard to own a piece of PROMETHEUS. Some of them are more serious... some of them are quite humorous... but they all put themselves out there full-force for a shot at winning. 

Unfortunately, I don't have anything for second place, so recognition for your video will have to suffice. All of these were in the spirit of what I was looking for, and they were all very good... there just so happened to be one that was better. 

So let's look at some of these runners-up...

  • Dennis Goltseker

 

  • Jay Kensinger

 

  • Mark Palmer

 

  • Michael Wayne Smith

 

  • Joe Whetsel

 

That's some pretty good stuff... but when push came to shove, there was one entry that just stood out from the rest, which I think brings it all together, so congratulations are in order for our winner:

  • Thomas Stadlauer

 

There you have it.

Thanks to everyone for participating. Don't let anyone give you shit about your video. You put yourselves out there for a chance to win something cool, and that should be celebrated and respected. 

And thanks to 20th Century Fox and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for this pretty incredible opportunity.  

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

BillyTheKidd@aintitcool.com

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  • Oct. 21, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Damn, I would have liked that

    by gun_will_travel

    Fan of the film, for all its flaws

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Don't know what the rest looked like...

    by ames prather

    ...but that was a good choice. ??Pseudo?? Out.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    great stuff

    by Darth Thoth

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Props to Thomas3 (Pun intended)

    by -Halfscan-

    His entry was top notch

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    The winner should have said PROMETHEUS just after ROBOCOP 3

    by Gorgomel

    would have been hilarious and deserved. His video is awesome though. Good work!

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST

    The Hus-bot was the best!

    by Brodie Watson

    It was so freakin hilarious. I laughed out loud a couple times there. That guy should do stand up. haha 'IM WATCHING SPORTS NET!'

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    I'm watching #$%%ing sports centre!

    by Brodie Watson

    hahaha

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Thomas immediately reminded me of

    by Xen11

    John Henry. You know, from the best thing ever made, ignored by all you American retards. I say that as an American.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Watched the film for the first time last night

    by photoboy

    I watched the 3D Blu-Ray on my new 3D projector and I quite enjoyed it. I was expecting it to disappoint as I'd seen various comments around here and elsewhere that it wasn't very good, so I guess my expectations were lowered. Overall it was pretty good. I wish the trailers hadn't spoiled some of the major stuff from the climax like crashing the Prometheus into the Engineer ship and the engineer ship toppling over. The crew were pretty useless for a multi-billion dollar expedition and no-one seemed to be impressed or awe-struck at discovering the origins of the human race. You'd get more professionalism out of Brett and Parker... That said Michael Fessbinder was amaxing as always and Noomi Rapace put in a great performance. Probably the biggest surprise was the ending. From the soundtrack I was expecting the Nostromo to put in a brief appearance in some sort of flash-forward (as the score reprises Jerry Goldsmith's Nostromo theme) and I was also expecting LV-426 and the aliens and eggs to be set up. I guessing that because the ending includes a crashing space jockey ship and leaving it listing at an angle that it did originally set up Alien and it was changed so that Prometheus 2 could bring things full circle. Definitely not the classics that Alien and Aliens are, but I think it manages to be better than Alien 3 and Resurrection by daring to think outside the box. I'll definitely see the sequel, and hopefully it will have answers to some of the bigger questions that weren't answered.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 3:09 a.m. CST

    The prize should come with a T-Shirt

    by albert comin

    With the T-Shirt saying "I made myself look like a fool in public for the sake of a bad movie, and all i got was this lousy fake prop".

  • ... We all expected Prometheus to be the origins story of Alien, not a film about our big blue humanoid creators. The 'space jockey' should have remained an elephantine, exo-skeletal alien life form, and there should have been more direct links to the xenomorphs, alien eggs, etc. Instead, we got the first chapter to 2, 3 or more prequels (which will no doubt eventually wind-up introducing the Nostromo, etc). Which obviously is great, from Fox's point of view. Ker-ching. I could go on. I eventually started to like the film after a couple of watches, but I don't really think that's the point .......

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 5:42 a.m. CST

    PROMETHEUS does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Has anyone else seen all the deleted scenes on the blu ray, and is pissed off they weren't in the original release? So many of the huh wtf moments are explained or removed by the deleted scenes, once again Ridley got fucked, or fucked himself, by releasing a drastically shortened film than the one he actually shot. Holloway deleted scenes show why he was a drunk ass in the autopsy scene. Janet deleted scene shows why he was ready to sacrifice himself in the ramming scene. Millburn deleted scene show him all giddy at finding the worm which later becomes mutated by the goo and informs his petting reaction. Paradise deleted scene is a call back to the dream scene we see right at the start with shows father. Engineer speaks deleted scene is a great throwback to weyland ted speech... And there's more. Just wished we had an extended cut to allow this movie a more considered pace with all those extra moments!

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 5:46 a.m. CST

    ALIEN does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Unclemonty, it's clear that there were more parallels to ALIEN originally shot. Probably the three most ALIEN scenes ended up not making the theatrical cut. The scene with Millburn and fifield being lost and discovering the shed skin. The alternate Fifield monster with the recognizable shiny Xeno domed head. And the final confrontation between lone female and the monster, even complete with dangly bits from the ceiling (because we all know that dangly bits from the ceiling are vital to an ALIEN movie right!)

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 5:57 a.m. CST

    WHOOHH!! I WON IT!! :D

    by brightgeist

    thanks, Billy Donnelly! and thanks to everyone who congratulated me! i know what i'll be using to light the way to my seat (couch) when i watch my PROMETHEUS blu-ray the next time, wearing my t-shirt that says "I made some fun of myself for the sake of a movie I love, and I got this awesome prop to show for it" :P

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST

    you're a cool guy thomas3

    by NuckyThompson

    great work

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Thomas has enough toys, I'd have given it to Boobs dude

    by thefreshestthing

  • Watched the making of on Blu. The editor is talking about trimming it down... And he says the scene of Janek and Vickers was the first to go! Anyone seen the outtakes? You know the scene? The one that actually makes it so that it doesn't appear Janek just pulls the idea it's a military base out of his ass? The scene where Janek explains his past experience with a similar situation... And the scene where Vickers shows emotion for killing someone... All that shit should have been left in! It would have made the decision to suicide ram the Jockey's ship far less instant and unbelievable. And why did they have to cut the Jockey entering the human ship and admiring the human technology? That was AWESOME! Ridley says it's because it undermined the menace of the Jockey if Shaw could have "bested" him with the axe... Well... No it didn't. She hits him low and in the foot and in the chest a few times... They could have cut the parts where he throws her around (the deleted scene isn't even posted and you can see wires) but the beginning half should have been left. They butchered this film in the edit. Can't believe Ridders says no director's cut. 8(

  • Holloway was annoying as fuck and a terrible actor. I'm sure some of the deleted scenes were cut simply because Holloway was in them because they added so much yet his performance was so poor that I understand why they were cut. The med pod scene was just retarded. I get it. To move the story forward, they needed a way for the alien in Shaw to get out of Shaw. They could have figured out a far better way to do that then that stupid med pod! And the CGI really sucked as well... I was longing for the good ole' days of models. The space scenes are pretty terrible, the ship looks fake and cartoonish and that planet... What's up with that fake looking ring? Looks horrid. The CGI Jockey disintegrating in the beginning of the film gave me a bad feeling the first time I saw it in the theater. Looked terrible and was unnecessary. Thank God they cut the Fifield CGI scene, it looked almost as bad as Gollem. Anything WETA is involved with should be cut. They fucking suck. So sick of the CGI lovers out there. It would have taken more time to do it the right way but they already agreed to build real sets and do tons of other practical stuff... Why didn't they just go the extra mile and do model work?!?! And the CGI cartoon alien that comes out of the Jockey in the end and poses and roars and shows it's mouth off... ABSOULTELY TERRIBLE. Worst ending ever. And the sad part is that before it cuts to the CGI Deacon, the practical puppet looks bad ass... But they had to add in that final scene with a cartoon Deacon posing? WHY?!?!? WHY?!?!?! They had the damn practical puppet! Why did they render the fucker?!?!

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 7:34 a.m. CST

    The problem with Prometheus was it's writer.

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I apologize that The Hus-bot was only a "draft"

    by Joey_Redballs

    I did the Hus-bot video. I have had one of the busiest months of my life. I REALLY wanted to do more, and I apologize that I could not have done more before the contest's end. What you see above, is nothing more than a DRAFT. I wrote, shot, edited, and cobbled together those horrible effects in 3.5 hrs. I actually managed to eat dinner while I captured the video. I will post a tighter edit with sampling from the original "Happy Birthday David" video. I was working on a bit of it yesterday. Basically I rendered and uploaded what I got done in the very last minutes prior to the contest's end. I even managed to screw up by outputting the encode of my 16:9 video as 4:3, which explains for why the fake background behind me, shows up below me in a square format. I also chose to shoot in standard def to cut down on render time so I could submit my entry on time. If The Kidd manages to come up with another video competition for excellent swag, and I'm not swamped with life stuff, I will compete. During that weekend, I actually entered 2 contests on the very last days. I lost both because I didn't have enough time for either. I will try not to spread my efforts so thin across multiple projects in the future. I learned a valuable lesson. Unlike the character David, time is the one thing we all have a limited amount of. Spend it wisely. Take care.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Congrats Thomas! :( yet again another joke entry

    by BlueSkittle

    Here was mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U78z4gmopDE

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Check mine out

    by BlueSkittle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U78z4gmopDE

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Samantha is super hot.

    by unkempt_sock

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Joey Redballs ? Dude, your Hus-bot vid was great, regardless...

    by Astronut

    Personally, I think you should have won purely on the basis of entertainment value... yours was the only vid to have LOL content... screw production values, your content was the best. You have good comedic timing and attack and you're a funny dude.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    nice trolling mentaldominance:)

    by Windowlicker74

    im not even gonna bite

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    @blueskittle

    by brightgeist

    what do you mean by "joke entry"? and why the sad smiley face?

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Prometheus is Great

    by Micah

    Keep living in the past turds.... raise your kids on saved by the bell and pee wee herman too. Make sure they eat lots of fast food and wear members only jackets. Name one Tron and the other Sonja. Maybe they can aspire to manage a chili's or applebees.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    cobrakai

    by donkey_lasher

    Well said. People are working on a fan edit as I type, but we really need Scott to go back to it, and I think his talk of it being a directors cut is bullshit. He'll be sat there with some more deleted scenes in his hands, thinking about Kingdom of Heaven and quad dipping

  • Terrible old dolt, he'd rather cash in on a sequel

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Prometheus II

    by ObiBen

    Electric boogaloo

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    @brightgeist

    by BlueSkittle

    No offense meant at all! Your video was really well made. I was just a little sad that another joke entry won. Somehow I feel the future of the synthetic (my interpretation of the contest) wouldn't be a movie-watching pop culture model :P

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    HUSBOT!!!!

    by Brodie Watson

    FOR THE WIN!

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I like Samantha. I want one.

    by albert comin

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Well deserved!!

    by Sandy

    Thomas 3 = EXCELLENT!!

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Put the Cut Scenes Back In and You Have a Well Written, Well Directed Movie

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Perhaps Ridley hasn't lost it after all.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    @blueskittle

    by brightgeist

    gotcha ;) it was just... when i was thinking about what kind of android i could be, i realized how nerdy/geeky the whole thing was, and so i thought, let's turn it back on itself and make it a kind of parody of the kind of people who would participate in something like this... which i mean with the greatest love and respect, because after all i AM a huge geek :)

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    @the_moseph

    by brightgeist

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    @the_moseph

    by brightgeist

    oops, what i meant to say was: thank you! :)

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    @The Kidd

    by brightgeist

    any chance i could get one of those Samantha 9 androids, instead of the flashlight? ;))

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Well done, brightgeist!

    by DocPazuzu

    Congratulations. Awesome man cave, by the way, if a bit too minimalist for my taste... ;)

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Thomas: That Was Officially Awesome :)

    by Longtime Lurker

    Not that you need me to say so. Wow. Hit the tone just right using great original material. Harry should send you BNAT tix just for the reference.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    Docpazuzu does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Hey doc! Have you had a chance to watch the PROMETHEUS blu? Would love to hear if your orig opinion is still set in stone or if you have reevaluated at all?

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Brightgeist, Thomas, btw your entry was excellent! Well done to all the entrants but Thomas deserves the torch (would rather have that than an Olympic torch personally!)

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I now understand how AICN contests work...

    by BlueSkittle

    ...unfortunately it's like a trick question.

  • Oct. 23, 2012, 3:08 a.m. CST

    cobra-kai

    by DocPazuzu

    No, not yet. I'm still waiting for my fucking disc to arrive. This is officially the last time I pre-order anything from Amazon. You actually get the items quicker if you order them on the day they're released than if you pre-order them. That's just fucked up.

  • Oct. 23, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    @docpazuzu

    by brightgeist

    thanks! yeah, i love my little "fortress of solitude", but definitely it needs more props and stuff ;)

  • Oct. 23, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    @longtime lurker

    by brightgeist

    thank you! i'm working on my BNAT application video right now, in fact :)

  • Oct. 23, 2012, 6:36 a.m. CST

    cobra--kai does exist in this dojo

    by brightgeist

    thanks! i appreciate it :)

  • Oct. 23, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Deleted scenes are the reasons why I still buy DVD/Blu Rays.

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Oct. 23, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    delected scenes, good honest making of docs and audio comentaries.

    by albert comin

    The yak tracks are my favorite extras in a DVD/Blu. They feel more personal to me.

  • Someone should edit together an extended cut but they'll have to perform the blasphemy of post converting 2D to 3D to to make the shit work for the 3D cut (only version I will watch) and also complete the f/x.

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    The sandals were a nice touch..

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    But when i am president, all robots will be programmed to increase take home pay. Having said that, i will not program robots to hunt the godless among us, its just not there, Iran is four years closer to a bomb, and we need bayonets and horses everywhere.

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Romney/Ryan 2012

    by Balkin Flabgurter