Watch: How the Irresponsible Scientists of 'Prometheus' Get Trained
It's been two weeks since Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi, the Alien prequel Prometheus, hit theaters, and people are still talking about it. Most of the talk isn't excitement but rather debate and gripes about the film (though there's still plenty of loyal defenders), and from all this talk has come an entertaining critique of one of the most consistent complaints: the wholly ignorant, irresponsible and incompetent crew of Prometheus which apparently has no regard for proper science and handling of delicate, unknown, extra-terrestrial materials. The comedy troupe Barely Political decided to call them out in this hilarious video.
Seriously, this video hits the nail right on the head. While watching the film, even on first viewing, I was baffled at how irresponsible these scientists, who are so thrilled to find extra-terrestrial life, but apparently have no desire to preserve it properly, went about their business. It was like they were 3-year old children in a toy museum. Let's make a digital map, but not use it to get back to the ship! Of course, despite the problems in the film, I found Prometheus moderately entertaining, but still enjoy this video poking fun.