What they really look like.[edit source]
I just saw Prometheus lately and I found that those trunk like heads are really helmets. They look like humans, but with grey skin and solid black eyes. The main female character in the movie ends up finding out that their DNA pattern is the same as a normal human being which encourages her to believe that they created the human race. Here's a picture of what they look like minus the helmet.
Amanda Taylor255013 17:55, June 9, 2012 (UTC)
Prometheus/Covenant isn't Canon. It's very likely that the Mala'Kak =/= Engineers. And it's all the better that they're not, because it would ruin something that is very blatantly alien and unusual into "HURR GREYS!", then stripping out the neat facet from the final movie that tied everything together; They were trying to resurrect the xenos from extinction because they saw them as gods; The Engineers/Mala'Kak themselves became infertile. 12 July 2019.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________ OK people, before I fix all the redirect links, let's vote. What's going to be the name of this article: "Prometheus", "Mala'kak" or "Space Jockey"? I vote Mala'kak, as it seems to be the name the species uses for themselves, besides being the one that sounds coolest ;-) BlueFrackle 23:08, May 15, 2011 (UTC)
I vote to rename it Mala'kaks, "Space Jockeys becuse that what it was known as and reader might nit no what Prometheus is. --Owen1983 14:02, May 16, 2011 (UTC)
I reckon Mala'kak, yeah. Holbenilord 17:10, May 16, 2011 (UTC)
[Spoiler alert : Prometheus film, you don't want to know, DON'T read this]
Ok, so, the Space jockey is indeed seen in prometheus (out since yesterday in some country, including mine). It's a humanoid alien, with DNA (exact match with human DNA). What we see in "Alien" it's the space suit. And they seem to be the creator of the alien, in fact a byproduct of a mass destruction weapon, directed toward humanity (Why ? That we don't know for sure).
I thought the Space Jockeys were shown to speak proto-indo-european in the movie, and that's what humans learned from them, which became the basis for many of our languages, and that's why David was able to talk to them. See this article: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4008 18.104.22.168 23:04, June 18, 2013 (UTC)