However 30th March 2016, I find myself watching Lincoln the Spielberg movie on TV and start thinking about how Dan O'Bannon's idea about the alien life cycle merged with Ridley Scott's idea about the alien life cycle, gives the impression of an ancient civilisation (See:Alien Explorations: Alien: Chestburster to young Adult) who have been turned into slave civilisation by the Space Jockey race who have decided to make use of the child state of the alien that goes into a dangerous state of blood lust before they develop into a member of a civilised mild intelligent species, capable of art and architecture, which lives a full, scholarly life of 200 years. However the space jockey's genetic alterations stop the creature from turning into an adult.
b) Discovering the source of the alien
The space craft named after Lincoln which has an android aboard that was his simulacrum, discover the origins of the alien species, a birth temple upon a distant planetoid and they find out all the information about their origins as a race. They also discover that the alien biological weapon that was being explored came from this planetoid out there in the distance. Whatever it was now, to make it someone had plundered the sacred remains of a once proud civilisation and re-engineered for their own gain and for the purpose of war, Now it was in human hands, and there were those who fear that they will get out of hand and take over planets and ships like a plague.
c) Abolishing the use of the alien as a bioweapon
What happens is that the Abraham Lincoln simulacrum attempts to abolish their use and development as a bioweapon by the human race. There is a thought that he might have lost someone he considered like a son to the spread of the infection and it's mankinds fault for having tampered with these extraordinary alien creatures. Perhaps the Space Jockey had already engineered them as a species of war, but just because they could be found within the derelict vessel by the human explores, it doesn't make it right to continue to use them as a war weapon.
He regularly visits the derelict ship's pilot chamber looking for clues. He watches the mechanism of the transmitter going back and forth on its track as it had been for thousands of years creating its strange message and sending it across the galaxy.
Although the Lincoln simulacrum didn't have an answer to how they should go ahead as a species, he thought that they should be allowed to continue to sleep through the approaching aeons until an answer comes to the surface rather than misuse the species that should be an intelligent civilisation in itself.