Some of Our Deep-Sea Scientists Might Want to Watch Prometheus: A Cautionary Tale


***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.


Just sayin’.





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.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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