It looks like at least one movie exec agreed that the voice overs were terrible... and then put it in the movie anyway.
A special feature on the UK Steelbook edition of Prometheus reveals that Weyland's mentor was Eldon Tyrell, creator of the replicants in Blade Runner. It makes about as much sense as anything else in Prometheus.
"Loom" is a short sci-fi film inspired by Blade Runner and directed by Luke Scott, Ridley Scott's son.
Content warning: There is some brief nakedness between 9:45 and 12:00 that may not be safe for work.