I'm beginning to think that it's some unwritten prerequisite for disaster movies! Enough already! How many disaster movies have you seen where the two scientific experts called in on the disaster (man-made or otherwise -- usually the former) are ex-spouses? I tuned in to the SF channel after an especially long day, thinking a disaster flick would be okay if I'm working on the lap top while I'm watching. Then she says, "We're not married anymore, remember," to the other scientist and I yelled at the TV in protest. It's as bad as large mutated (fill in the blank) movies. How are these done-to-death themes still getting produced, viewed and, presumably, making money?
Okay, I'm done ranting. I feel much better now. :)