Gosh, that cloud looks just like the thunderheads I saw over my farm at home. Private Hammers, check out that ZOT .....Er, Private Goldstein, go and see what's under that X ZOT ....Private Bob, run over to that X and ZOT
Everyone charge! Survivors get to see what's under the X and then go back to the ship to get out from under the weather!
Ah, good, we're all here. Okay, we're mostly here. Somebody brought a shovel to see what's under the X, right? Right? Bah, I guess our massed plasma fire will just have to be enough.
Science Officer, what do you make of that alien doodad?