Prometheus: Carlos Huante: Exploring attacks by Facehugger Centipede, scarabs and hammerpede

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a)  Creation of the face hugger centipede

Carlos Huante wanted to introduce the concept of a face hugger centipede as if this was the first thing that the Engineers had created, the precursor to the face hugger, a centipede version of this creature with a perhaps a hundred fingers.
This thing crawls around and then in the movie grabs the victim by the arm leading to the impregnation in the film.
With that it was imagined that elements from the face hugger centipede experiment resulted in the Facehugger.

b)  Scarab attack on the helmet

He would explore the idea of the scarabs that swarm in, hit the face mask and when they are squished, they bleed acid and burn through the mask

d Hammerpede attack
But in the final movie, Ridley would transform the idea into an attack by worms transformed by the black goo into creatures known as Hammerpedes


e)  Birth of the Babyhead
Carlos explored the idea that this human's impregnation by the small alien creature leads to an entity referred to as Belugahead and Babyhead shown in his early storyboard and another version of the transformation displays a humanoid with a male member with testicles growing out of the back of the head that seemed to show up in the head of a Carlos' version of an alien humanoid.

Carlos Huante's Babyhead storyboards

source quotes:
  1. Carlos Huante: I go" Oh, we have to have the, the precursor to the facehugger, that looks like this centipede thing that is -- centipede of the facehugger who's got like a hundred fingers.  (40:00) This thing just crawls around and that's the thing that attacks the guy, grabs him, it grabs his arm, then we could have that cool 1970s science-fiction astronaut you know, looking at his arm. This thing has grabbed his hand, and you know, that'd be cool, right? And I know Ridley's all about that. He gets that.(Furious Gods documentary)
  2. Carlos Huante: Facehugger centipede - to show that this design worked but was an experiment and elements were used for the 'Facehugger'. (See Carlo Huante's Prometheus notes)
  3. Carlos Huante: Scarabs - They Swarm in - Hit the face mask like this,  - when they(See Carlo Huante's Prometheus notes) are squished - they bleed acid.
Hammerpede from Carlos Huante's Alien Notebook

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  1. This was "Prometheus: Carlos Huante's Facehugger Centipede attack" and on 16th February 2022 and with slight alterations has been changed to "Prometheus: Carlos Huante: Exploring attacks by Facehugger Centipede, scarabs and hammerpede"