***Spoiler Warning: Minor Prometheus Spoilers ahead. Spoilers***
Hey, remember Ridley Scott’s Prometheus? Remember some of the very strange behavior exhibited by actual scientists, like when Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw thought a cave drawing was “an invitation,” or Rafe Spall’s Millburn wanted to pet that alien snake?
How about when Shaw brought back the engineer head and tried to stimulate it … and David played guess-who-got-the-black-goo-in-his-drink; I think we can agree those were not the most rational decisions?
Perhaps our own scientists should have had a peek at Prometheus before going on their latest Ocean Exploration mission … as a little cautionary tale, if you will. Because, when they recently discovered a strange, glowing, purple blob deep undersea, off the coast of Southern California, their first thoughts were pretty much, “Hey, that’s a very strange thing we’ve never seen before and can’t identify; LET’S GO SUCK IT UP AND BRING IT BACK TO THE LAB.” To fully appreciate their carefree approach, you really have to watch and listen to this Nautilus Live clip:
I’m sure nothing will go wrong.
Fade to black … Hopefully, we’ll hear from the Nautilus crew again someday and let’s also hope they’re smarter than the Prometheus crew.