Twinkle twinkle little star

Why did Walter whistle Twinkle twinkle little star?

 

Walter whistles it while tending to the hydroponics section in the USCSS Covenant.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.

Then the traveller in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see where to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Jane Taylor, “The Star” Published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann.

Commonly sung to the tune Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, published in 1761.

Later several composers arranged it, including Mozart with Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”.

Although only the first stanza is widely known, it has 5 in total.

This poem captures man’s wonder for the unknown, unable to explain what we see, we manufacture beliefs, this I believes ties into the comparative mythologies which the prequels are based on.

In the Prometheus Blu-ray all the viral marketing uses this tune, played by a music box; which is a stark contrast to the horror experienced by characters on the screen.

Walter whistles in the Greenhouse