a) In an illustration from the rule book for Warhammer 40,000 released in October 1987, the emperor is placed upon life support machine upon a circular island like platform in the throne room with stairs running down the side. Here it was surrounded by mist. In England this game was big on the game playing scene being published by Games Workshop that with Citadel would sell intricately designed lead miniatures based on elaborate illustrations. The game may well have inspired the techno medieval look of the 1997 movie Event Horizon
|Emperor of Mankind possibly by Dave Andrews for Warhammer 40,000, (1987)|
b) Somehow this idea of a biomechanoid island crossed over into Prometheus. Perhaps the ribbing on the upper arching columns has inspired the choice of ribbing on the wall.
|juggernaut pilot chamber set|
|detail from Warhammer 40,000 image, note the staircase on the upper left|
|digital model of the juggernaut pilot platform with stairs sloping down the side|