Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
The nanites spread over the entire world in a matter of seconds? Do they move through warp space or something?
Meh. The nanites take over the Enterprise computer very quickly.
Oh and the 'black gue," in the film Promethius is able on a planetary scale to not only re-write the DNA of earth but also control natural selection.
It's a suspension of disbelief I can live with. Besides to paraphrase what someone once said, '...science you don't know or understand will appear like magic.'