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

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***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?

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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?

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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:

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I’m sure nothing will go wrong.

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Just sayin’.

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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.

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Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven 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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  • Snath

    I just love how they call their fancy science vacuum the “Slurp.”

  • Valhallaback Girl

    I secretly want that blob to spurt forth an alien wearing a top hat and has a cane and is singing “hello my baby”

  • emmalita

    At least now we can stop accusing the Prometheus writers of taking liberties with scientists.