Though this may be the least amount of direct filmmaking knowledge you may get from this site, I thought it was worth following up with the previous Prometheus TEDTalk. We've got three new videos: an official full-length trailer, a Q&A with Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, and a new viral ad. The Q&A does have some particularly insightful moments that go beyond just the film, but part of the reason I'm sharing this is that on a base level, I really feel that Ridley and his team are now bringing science fiction to even greater heights. They also shot in 3D on the RED throw that in there for good measure.

First up is the new full-length trailer:

Here is the international trailer:

Then the new viral ad which still doesn't give away nearly as much as the trailers do. If they had kept the campaign to just the TEDTalk and this video, I still think it would have worked perfectly.

Then finally the Q&A. Even though I tend to hate a lot of them, I actually feel like there were some interesting questions about science and 3D filmmaking, and it's always fascinating to hear Scott's opinion on anything technical in nature.

Even if you're not a fan of science fiction, or Ridley Scott, it's clear that this film is on a massive scale, and it's asking big questions and looking for big answers. To truly push science fiction and film as a greater art form, we've got to keep pushing bigger and bigger questions, but continue doing so in an entertaining way. As Ridley says in the Q&A, science fiction has inspired scientists, because after a certain point science becomes an art - thinking outside of the box and coming up with a new way of thinking about problems. As independent filmmakers, even though we don't have the budgets for science fiction epics, we can still ask bigger questions about life and science within our limited scale. We just need to work a little harder than the big guys.

[via The Movie Blog]