a) 15th April 2016.
The Alien Covenant issue of Empire magazine is released.
I took a look at the scans linked to AVPGalaxy.net and then Later someone else had made more detailed scans http://www.alien-covenant.com
b) Something in the air
A scene showing David the android bombing the Engineers cityscape with the ampules. However
above the Engineer's city, a vast bow shaped ship with and bulky end, making it resemble a cross between a rib and a scorpion tale. So what is it? Is it just a piece of floating architecture?
c) A name: Mother-Juggernaut
Alien Covenant concept artist Wayne Haag's response was "Well well well... he added the Mother-Juggernaut..!" (See: https://twitter.com/ankaris/status/853188421413511168)
- Steve Burg: You know how when you work on things, you kind of "live there"? With this, I was imagining all the things that might have been going on inside this giant craft - which I guess is sort of the "Coast Guard" for the planet. Since it's nowhere to be seen later on, and the Juggernaut is crashed miles away, there must have been quite a "dust-up" after David dropped the black goo! (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/nlDd4 (2017 approx)
- Wayne Haag: You can see it crashed further up the valley when the
Lifter leaves the city! You have to look quick though!
Steve Burg: No kidding? Wow, I will have to try and spot that! https://www.artstation.com/artwork/nlDd4 (2017 approx)
- Mathieu Pascal: Great work ! Do you know exactly what is this "mothership" ? What is its
use ? It looks like a docking station. And why it is not here anymore
10 years later ?
e) Rendering by Wayne Haag
e.i) Raw render
e.ii) "Somewhere over the rainbow'
e.vi) Alien Mothership - texture exploration 4 - alien ship design: Steven Messing - Juggernaut model: MPC