WhiteDragon wrote:what's this about weyland and whatnot?
The "Company", as it's called in the Alien movies, is formally the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.
Peter Wayland (played by Guy Pearce from The King's Speech
) is the founder of that corporation, and this movie is a sort of prequel to those.
While it doesn't deal directly with the xenomorphs, it sort of leads in to the original Alien