The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it’s confusing.

Have you watched Prometheus?

How I feel about the movie :

  1. Visually stunning
  2. Nice 3D effect *now I’m craving for the 3D IMAX version, whoo…*
  3. Silly scientists attitude (some of them)
  4. Confusing, hence the sequel
  5. Looking forward for the sequel (hopefully with answers, fingers crossed)
  6. I love David

Quoted :

SHAW: I have to say, David, the ambiguous, paradoxical nature of your dickery is astounding. I mean, it takes real humanity to be this fucked up.


Taken from here, very entertaining article I must say 😀



  1. Sugel · June 27, 2012

    We first meet David entertaining himself aboard the Prometheus as the crew sleep in stasis pods. Here we are privileged to see what androids do on their days off – and we discover the answer to the question: do androids dream of electric sheep? The answer: no, they watch other people’s dreams instead. David plays basketball, enjoys cycling, learns ancient languages, eats (what looks like) frogspawn and watches movies. One of his favourite films is Lawrence of Arabia and David appears to model himself on Peter O’Toole in this role: going so far as to bleach his roots and style his hair in the same manner. He practices the famous line: “The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.” As far as I can tell the relevance of this line is in aiding David’s character development. He seems pained by references to his not being human and holds a certain degree of malevolence towards mankind: in so far as an android can ‘feel’ malevolent. Yet he maintains a subservient demeanour: not minding that it hurts. I think humans are a disappointment to David. He pours scorn on the fact that he is programmed to behave in a human manner because ‘you people’ find it difficult to interact with him if he does not. We get another Lawrence of Arabia quote from David as the Prometheus lands on the planet: “there is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.” The significance? It relates to the reason that the scientists and Weyland have travelled so far – their expectations of what they will find and the answers they will receive.

    • Jonathan r.b. · April 28, 2013

      I was thinking the same thing and you articulated it far better than I could.

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