|Gerhard R. Steinhäuser - Jesus Christ Heir to the Astronauts, 1976|
a) Ridley Scott played with the idea that Jesus Christ was an emissary of the Engineers and it was because the Roman Empire had got out of control leading to the death of Jesus that the Engineers decided to terminate the human race. In Prometheus, the Engineer who has awoken from 2000 years of sleep decides that he has to go and finish the job and exterminate the human civilisation.
b) George Adamski who was a contactee for extra-terrestrials during the 1950s especially for those from the planet Venus received the information that Jesus was an alien master who had incarnated on planet Earth.
c) However Erich Von Daniken was at one point thought to have made a claim that Jesus was an astronaut but he denied the claim when interviewed by Playboy in 1974
d) When Ridley was asked two years after the movie, about his idea about Jesus being created by extra-terrestrials in the prologue of Prometheus which wasn't actually what happened in the prologue, he decided to say that Jesus was only a legend.
- Movies.com: You throw religion and spirituality into the equation for
Prometheus, though, and it almost acts as a hand grenade. We had heard
it was scripted that the Engineers were targeting our planet for
destruction because we had crucified one of their representatives, and
that Jesus Christ might have been an alien. Was that ever considered?
Ridley Scott: We definitely did, and then we thought it was a little too on the nose. But if you look at it as an "our children are misbehaving down there" scenario, there are moments where it looks like we've gone out of control, running around with armor and skirts, which of course would be the Roman Empire. And they were given a long run. A thousand years before their disintegration actually started to happen. And you can say, "Lets' send down one more of our emissaries to see if he can stop it." Guess what? They crucified him. (http://www.movies.com/movie-news/ridley-scott-prometheus-interview/8232)
- Erich von Däniken: I am asked questions by people who say Jesus was an astronaut. That makes me laugh. I’m definitely sure Jesus had nothing to do with astronauts, and I want to say so once and for all. […] There’s no reason to say Jesus came from space. (1974 Playboy interview)
- Premiere: Il parâit qu’on devait voir la création de Jésus par les aliens dans le prologue de Prometheus
It seems that we should see the creation of Jesus by the aliens in the prologue of Prometheus
Ridley Scott: Non, non, c’est complètement faux. C’est une légende
No, no, that's completely wrong. He's a legend
(Première Décembre 2014/ Janvier 2015 )