|The domed citadel as seen in the film Alien: Covenant|
|The domed citadel artwork by Wayne Haag|
Alien Covenant, a large domed building features in the cityscape on the Engineer's planet.
Since we're looking at the knowledge that Ridley Scott had an interest in the Paradise Lost story, we can look at the fact that John Martin provided an illustration of Satan sitting on his throne on a dome shaped form back in 1824, and perhaps the idea of a dome with other architectural structures on the top caught his imagination.
This is not to say that the domed citadel is Satan's Throne, but it's an idea about otherworldly architecture connected with archaic forms from human imagination tying in with the Paradise Lost.
- N.B.i) At, in March of 2017, Ingenerio at https://www.alien-covenant.com/topic/43784 was able to present this image connecting with his essay Pandemonium, and Big Dave in response pointed out the connection the image and the domed citadel. So there has been some discussion
- N.B.ii) While I am discussing the similarity of the presence of a dome with an extra architectural element on top of it, back in Aug 21st, 2017 Clara Fei-Feir (AKA Muthur 9000 of Studio Yutani was able to explore comparisons between this image and elements of the film, noticing the similarity between the idea of the presence of a dome. See https://muthur9000.tumblr.com/post/164418721440/purgatory-the-fifth-terrace-the-avaricious-and
|"Satan presiding at the Infernal Council" (1824) by John Martin|