I’m simply amazed how nerdy people get over this. Over at i09.com where I first saw it, there was a long thread about the chronology of the Aliens series, even though Ridley Scott said that this new movie’s only connection with the old movies is the Weyland character Guy Pearce plays in this short.
On the TED site linked above, commenters are furious about this as a vision of future TED talks or, as more than a few people seem to worry, what it says about the real TED talks. It’s a clever teaser, a commercial, a stunt. It’s a chance to let Guy Pearce play an evil, meglomaniacal Brit.
Nerd rage always reminds me how naive I am.