Small talk between the crew discussing that they all pretty much have no clue what they are doing out there in space. Obvious they just signed up because they were being paid a lot.
I wasn't too keen on David being in contact with Weyland, but it's really pretty obvious once you watch it again. You also see his shift in mood after Weyland dies. It also makes sense why he would subject Holloway to the black goo. David would love to be a human and is sad (if that's possible) that he'll never be able to. Holloway keeps rubbing it in his face and disrespecting him throughout, so he's the easy choice for someone David would experiment on.
As far as the alien baby surgery, I think the only thing that scene needed was for the two doctors to just be at the door watching her as the surgery was going on and them being freaked out. That would have thrown a wrench in the whole wander around the ship and find David and Weyland preparing to go see the engineer.
I tried to keep all the things in mind people were critiquing but also tried to act like i was watching it for the first time not be biased. I'm def in the camp of it was a good movie that people are just picking apart because of its heritage.
Originally Posted by gort
How does rapace behave how a "normal human" wouldn't?
x2 I didn't really see any part where people were just being "cheesy scifi movie" stupid or oblivious.