Well, I'm sat here at Moonbase with a cold bottle of zero alcohol Cobra watching England's first game in this year's European Football Championships aka Euro 2012. Watching England is a bit like being an ambulance driver not knowing what the next accident will be like! 90 minutes of pure torture!
To steady my nerves I'm distracting my mind by trying to think of a word that describes the mist inside the egg field in the Derelict in ALIEN. You know, the mist that reacts when Kane walks through it. My brain's been doing mental penalties! First up is hyperbaric, which means pressures above normal atmospheric. Nope. Next comes thixotropic describing a gel which changes from viscous to fluid when shaken or stirred. Close but nope.
So what about photoplasmic, like the plasma balls, which throw lightning towards your hands. But therein lies a problem. I'm unsure if the egg mist in ALIEN is reactive to Kane's torchlight or to his touch. There's a similar phenomenon in PROMETHEUS, which is easier to say is simple melting. Which could help with ALIEN. Is the mist reacting to a rise in temperature? Oh, I don't know. Do you?
Well, England and France have drawn 1:1 so the mental gym is closed for our evening meal.