Explore the USCSS Prometheus Built by Weyland Corp in Full Detail

April 12, 2012
Source: IGN

USCSS Prometheus

Meet the USCSS (United States Commercial Star Ship) Prometheus, built by Weyland Corp as part of Project Prometheus, a "scientific exploratory vessel." The viral for Ridley Scott's new sci-fi Prometheus has been treating us nicely with some beautiful imagery of the ship in flight, however a new batch of photos and infographics from around the web now give us a very detailed inside look at the Weyland spacecraft. They were linked from, but without much of a viral this time. Nonetheless, there's lots of info and additional stunning photos of the amazing Prometheus set to look at from this latest update.

Some of these originally come from the mini-game at Click on any for higher res.

USCSS Prometheus Photo

USCSS Prometheus Blueprint

USCSS Prometheus Blueprint

USCSS Prometheus Photos

USCSS Prometheus Photos

USCSS Prometheus Photos

USCSS Prometheus Photos

Prometheus In Flight

Finally, this big introduction image was revealed by IGN, recapping the spaceship with a nifty infographic.

USCSS Prometheus

If you want to see one more image, there's another intro document for the medical table, called the "Med Pod 720i", as seen on Both of these recently appeared on the Project Prometheus, where the viral has been focused since launching via Weyland. We'll continue to keep an eye out for updates.

Prometheus is directed by legendary Oscar nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott, who started it all with Alien and Blade Runner, also directing Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies and Robin Hood most recently. The screenplay was originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), then updated by Damon Lindelof of "Lost" and Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek 2. Fox has Prometheus set to hit theaters in 3D starting June 8th this summer. Visit Weyland Corp.

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  • Buzzfunk
    Fucking amazing. I love viral. Love Sir Ridley Scott!!!
    • Ss Pincode
      Long live Sir Scott
      • Mirste riorusly
        It is Sir Ridley. Once he becomes a Lord, then it would be Lord Scott.
    • Scopedog
      Agreed, Buzzfunk.
  • bat0u
    this thing is so f*ckin sexy!
  • Xerxexx
    Better than the Millennium Falcon...dare I say. 
    • bat0u
      woah, that was Solo........let's not get ahead of ourselves now
      • Xerxexx
         If Janek is badass enough, I will get ahead of myself!
        • Scopedog
          Whoa!  Someone hold him back! 😎
          • Xerxexx
             I will break the chains of bondage!
    • McWetty
      I dare say as well. I dare!
      • Xerxexx
         Indeed sir, indeed.
    • Scopedog
      You gotta love "tech specs"....this looks pretty damned cool, but I'd expect nothing less from Ridley Scott.
      • Xerxexx
  • HyperJ
    Very cool... But yet another ship schematic made by someone who just fills up the interior space with living areas, but neglects to find space for systems. (Reactor, fuel, etc)
    •  I think it's really cool you know so much about spaceships. Do you build them from Lego still?
      • Buzzfunk
      • HyperJ
        Oh touché! (or not) :-) I'm just an informed armchair observer of military and space hardware, and cool engineering in general. Prometheus is by all appearances supposed to be a cutting edge spacecraft, not a luxury yacht. Hopefully the floorplan is just some stuff made up by some site designer. This is still my #1 anticipated film of the year.
        • Onurtunc74
          What we see in the plan is only one level of the ship. If there was a section,too and it was also filled with living areas, then you would be right. What do we know about other levels HyperJ?
      • ahahahhahahahahahaha :'D
    • Manuel
      They are not going to tell you (simple non-military life-form) because they are secrets. Obviously these are not the top secret schematics.
  • Krusty027
    Besides the Falcon... easily my 2nd favorite Sci Fi ship design ever... absolutely gorgeous.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Ridley Scott is Shining Star im my mind,was and alwayes will be. He make movies for us and himself too. He take us to unseen lands that we wish to see but cannot. He take us to Rooman Empire,to Juraselim,to far far future in a alone space ship,to dark future of blades,to sherwood,to middle of Somalia,to 1492 year of conquest of paradise, to past and future! I love him,he is good human being and great live director of our times Salute you Mr.Scott
  • BinaryChaos
    Hey Alex, Your uploaded pictures aren't showing up on internet explorer 9. On other browsers they do show up though. The pictures you've uploaded for skyfall has the same problem but the batman pictures show up fine. Just giving you a heads up.
    • Why are you using IE?
      • BinaryChaos
        That's a silly question...It came with my operating system it's not like I'm using IE 4.01. A majority of people still use IE by preference and there are websites that are browser specific but most have to support IE or they'll lose potential visitors using IE. I'm well aware that IE carries it's own standard when it comes to coding but that's Microsoft they like to be different and they aren't going anywhere anytime soon so IE is here to stay for now.
    • Yea what Crapola said, we highly highly suggest you switch over to Chrome, Firefox, Safari, even Opera, or IE10 right away. We use a special compression on our images, and they work fine everywhere else. It's the browser's issue, not ours! Suggest switching when you can.
      • BinaryChaos
        Crapola has is own preference just like everyone else. You shouldn't really question someone on the browser they use you could just simply say that your website is enhanced for other browsers except IE9 and below. Apparently you don't fully support IE9 cause there is always a work around when it comes to coding. I wouldn't use IE10 cause it's still in development stage and programs in their development phase always present problems that would push some people to revert back to the previous stable version. I do use those other browsers that's why I said on other browsers they show up fine. I was just giving a heads up but whatever. 
  • Ss Pincode
  • ... more and more I get the feeling that in Ridley Scott's mind this is a remake of Alien, or at least this is how he would've done Alien today...
    • Scopedog
      Hmmm....interesting thought, but remember that for the past few years Scott has mentioned that he did want to explore more of the ALIEN universe, in particular the Space Jockey and its origins. But you won't know if it's an ALIEN remake until you see the actual film...although it is giving me a feeling of a modern day version of FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH.
  • Voice of Reason
    Love the orange and blue, with a bit of fuky retro tones in the cabins.....seriously beautiful design. Rewatched Alien last night and forgot how much I enjoyed the set design for that movie. This has me revved for something that will, at the very least, look awesome.
    • Scopedog
      The set design for ALIEN was certainly one of the best things about the really felt like you were on a _spaceship_, not a set of a movie.
  • petra
    looks like a firefly
  • Awesome!
  • Jericho
  • Solo_Calrissian
    Looks slick. 
  • Yug
    Is no one else concerned about all that loose furniture in a spaceship?  It looks really nice but that is not the way to furnish a ship.  I'm sure they have artificial gravity, but still.  Other than than it's very cool. 
  • No way in hell is a ship like this, with FTL or not, ever going to get built by the late 21st century. Pity about that.
    • Magic Mike
      lol ...




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