Got the script for A* episode 10 written out, and at 150-some pages of just two characters (and you can probably guess who), mysteries solved, new mysteries revealed, and pretty much wall to wall life and death stuff from start to finish--oh, and lots of explosions--I can safely say that I think this episode is going to be killer.|
I promised I'd leak some lines, so let's see what we can do in as much of a non-spoilery way as possible... Gee, that doesn't leave me with much. :D Okay, here are some non-consecutive samples in random order:
- "Don't be stupid. There's no escape--no alternative."
- "It's just going to be a bowl of radiation."
- "Damn. You're too slow; hang on, and don't get any ideas."
Aaand I whipped up some more banners with art from the last episode:
Finally, for a contrast to the US's WWII-era nuclear "Operation Crossroads" I was posting atomic pictures of a few days ago, today I'd like to direct you to Project Habakkuk, a British project from a just a few years earlier, designed to test the feasibility of aircraft carriers made out of ice and sawdust. It started off with a bang, as the story goes--a bullet deflected from the super-hard frozen substance, dubbed "Pykrete," whizzing past the ankles of a dubious admiral--but appears to have ended up not quite as impressively. And I'll bet that admiral would rather have had some mushroom cloud cake instead.