a) On the 20th of September 2017, name Jae came through, might as well have been another one of these messages from across the galaxy, never heard of him.
|Ozymandias as a boy before the bust of Alexander The Great in "Before The Watchman: Ozymandias"|
|A replica of Michaelangelo's sculpture of David in |
in Alien: Covenant
|David the android before a replica of Michaelangelo's sculpture of David in |
in Alien: Covenant
b) But looking up the name, there's an artist Jae Lee who illustrated a Before The Watchmen comic book story about the character Ozymandias from The Watchmen (which isn't a comic book series I'm interested in) looking back over his life to where he was now, and perhaps there are similarities between him and the character David who was waffling Ozymandias lines in the Alien Covenant film.
|Ozymandias resurrecting the long dead bearers of ancient secrets "Before The Watchman: Ozymandias"|
|David walking amongst the mummified corpses in Alien: Covenant|
|The mummified corpse in Alien: Covenant|
c) While David is obsessed about Lawrence of Arabia, the man who becomes the superhero Ozymandias is obsessed with following in the footsteps of Alexander The Great.
Both characters are hyper intelligent and involved in resurrecting ancient knowledge.
|Ozymandias' trophy room from "Before The Watchman: Ozymandias"|
|Hall of heads in Alien: Covenant|
d) The Ozymandias story features scenes with the character amongst ancient giant statues and head sculptures in museum scenes etc, while David found himself living in a city full of giant head sculptures.
Meanwhile the original poem Ozymandias by Shelley speaks about a traveller who speaks of a giant broken statue in the desert, so there isn't much wonder that the character should be connected with statues, but perhaps the comic book story helped to bind ideas together.
|The dead city centre in Alien: Covenant|
|The Dead City Centre|
|The Covenant's loading ship about to crash into the neck of a giant statue|