The crew of the Covenant is bound for disaster and death in the upcoming Alien: Covenant, the follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and the prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien. But, before the crew, led by Katherine Waterston’s Daniels, meets its long-awaited fate, they’ll be allowed a last message to their families back on Earth.
Two new videos from 20th Century Fox, labeled as “Crew Messages,” detail the final transmissions Daniels and Billy Crudup’s Christopher Oram sent to their families before venturing into “paradise.” Daniels’s video, a message to her father, flashes back and forth between her emotional monologue about “reshaping an entire planet” for future generations (including her own children, one day) and terrifying GoPro-like footage of the crew’s actual on-planet experience. It looks to be anything but majestic.
“The majesty of creation lies before us now, ours to discover,” Oram says in a message similar to Daniels’s. “We shall behold wonders heretofore unimagined.”
The Covenant crew will undoubtedly “behold wonders heretofore unimagined,” though those wonders will most likely be a little more adrenaline-heavy and fear-inducing than they originally imagined. Daniels knew that she was never going to see her father again, but she probably thought that was just because of the deep space voyage she embarked on. She probably wasn’t expecting to run into a deadly alien menace.
Alien: Covenant premieres in theaters on May 19, 2017.