DIRECTOR Ridley Scott has hinted his mystery-shrouded sci-fi epic Prometheus could feature the sardonic 80s TV alien ALF.
As the publicity for the enigmatic science fiction film reaches fever pitch, Scott has given his strongest indication yet that the wisecracking big-nosed dog-thing is a major character.
Scott said: “I don’t want to give too much away, but if you pause the trailer on Youtube at 1.15 you just might see a flash of a distinctive ridged, sponge-constructed snout.
“Also check out 1.24, there’s a couple of frames of a certain acronym-named alien life form giving a withering look to Michael Fassbender.”
It had been widely assumed that Prometheus was a prequel to Scott’s 1979 hit Alien.
But the director said: “I just said it was about an alien. At no point did I specify the type.”
He added: “While I can’t confirm or deny anything, I’ve always thought that the cancellation of ALF left a lot of unanswered questions.
“Why does ALF crash land in the Tanner family’s garage? How come he has such a highly developed sense of irony? Was he somehow responsible for the destruction of his home planet Melmac? How might his body change if he actually managed to eat a cat?
“And although we never see the character below the waist, it’s possible ALF could have some sort of armoured prehensile penis with an acid-dripping spike, which he sticks into Mr Tanner’s ear, thus impregnating him with massive larvae. Or at least that could happen in a purely hypothetical film version.”
Fanatical science fiction fan Martin Bishop said: “If you freeze frame the trailer at 2.12 and look at the bottom left of the screen, there’s a shadow that is definitely Dirk Benedict playing lacrosse with Count Duckula.”