I don't think those things are about the story though. They are just recycled and reworked set pieces and parts. The story being told features David and at least in these first two prequels he is the focus and they have made him the driving force of the Alien universe. The "android" is not just a side character...he is now the central character. He is much more important to this universe than the Xeno and if there is a next film...I would guess there will be...what we will see in the next film is what David has got up to with all those human specimens on the Covenant. This is what this film set up. They are now headed to the planet that they planned to colonize in the first place, the entire crew is asleep and David is in control. They can't really make a film that connects to the original Alien because those characters and David had no interaction in any way. They can only attempt to explain how the ship full of eggs that the Nostromo crew finds came to be where it is. This is the issue with this "prequel" series...they have trapped themselves into having to write explanation after explanation rather than creating a good plot and arc. This was a mistake...and for Tino...IN MY OPINION. And for the record I only dislike Prometheus. I actually enjoyed Covenant. The David character is a fun character and a complete maniac.