12/1 What the - Duct tape

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12/1 What the - Duct tape

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Well, it is like the Force... it has a light side, a dark side, and it binds the universe together. :roll:
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Unfortunately, though, it would also tend to bind to fur...

Which I think might've been my first thought when I saw that.

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Duct tape and hair= bad memories. Not as bad as makeshift flamethrower vs. hair, but still.
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Canis_lupus wrote:Duct tape and hair= bad memories. Not as bad as makeshift flamethrower vs. hair but still.
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Wayfarer wrote:My second being, "When he does get out, that child is so dead..."
No, no, no......two words: "Hair trimmer."

So basically, the kid is going to llight the ion trail scoops on fire or whatever?
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Madmoonie wrote: So basically, the kid is going to llight the ion trail scoops on fire or whatever?
I think that they are going to get ripped off from the speed since they are not very areodynamic.
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Ewww... duct tape in fur.... ewwwww....

I'm wondering just what happens when you hit the gas with the ion scoops still open. It looked like huge flaming exhaust out the back. I wonder if it's enough to seriously inconvenience that pursuing ship?

Speculation: Pursuing ship is terminally inconvenienced. "Congratulations, kid, you've just fragged your first Alliance ship. You don't have any options now. If we get caught, it's to the death chamber for both of us. Welcome to the rebellion."

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"aerodynamic."

Deep space. Vacuum.
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...this cannot POSSIBLY be good.
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Maybe this is a serendipity moment - they will accidently discover something that will help the rebels?
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I'm wondering if they used real duct tape on the set. Sure, Nip gets himself hurt a lot, but getting caught in explosions has its fun side. Peeling duct tape off your furry body is no fun at all.

But some real movies put the actors thru a lot of agony. One of the humans playing apes in the original Planet of the Apes started crying after 22 straight hours in makeup.

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Johns Law: Any interesting spaceship propulsion system is a weapon of mass destruction. The only difference is how long you have to wait for maximum effect. See Kzinti Lesson

Dare I hope the people running the pursuit don't know what they're doing and have just gotten themselves a thermonuclear sunburn?
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Is this the same ship that was pursuing them earlier?
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RHJunior wrote:"aerodynamic."

Deep space. Vacuum.
And it's not readily obvious but they're facing TOWARDS the battleship....
Good point (had a brain fart when i posted that), But since when have the laws of physics come into play in B-movies?
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Canis_lupus wrote: Good point (had a brain fart when i posted that), But since when have the laws of physics come into play in B-movies?
Laws of physics in a B-movie? Lets see, last time that happen it was in.... well never :roll:
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Madmoonie wrote:Is this the same ship that was pursuing them earlier?
I'd doubt that. If it was the same ship I would think they would be alot nastier in on the radio.
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Okay, this is crazy. But is it Khron 'The Backstabber' crazy, or is it crazy like Bretai admiring the ruthlessness of the Micronians (Humans) for doing a space fold so close to a planet (ie looks impressively reckless, but the crew was clueless to the risk)?

I see a few possiblities for what might happen.

1. The running foward with open Ion scoops sets you up as a Bussard Ramjet, the foward motion compressing the H2, shooting out the back for even higher thrust.

2. Something breaks, badly, trying to do possibility one. Possibably breaks in the way that leaves your ship in a million pieces. Nip may be thinking this is gonna happen. This would end the movie abruptly.

3. Emergency waste gates open to dump excess H2 behind the Rebel's Cry. Union ship get treated to the Flame Thrower Fart of Doom when the H2 hits the hot exhaust. :lol:

3. Their are no waste gates but the H2 collection doesn't have enough pressure to break the collection equipment. The H2 'backs up' into the scoops. If ignited we have the Kzinti lesson. If it just sits there, until say a hot laser fired at the Cry sets it off. 8-) Then the Union ship has a 'situation'...
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Ion scoops. As in "massive magnetic field funnels".

I have to wonder what swiping a magnetic field powerful enough to be that big across the sensitive detectors and electronics of the cruiser will do. (Oh, shielding. Right. Resistant to natural concentrations of energy.) Then there's the hull, which might even be made of ferrous metals (the kind that get electric currents inducted into them when interacting with a magnetic field), or have such in it's support structure. :twisted:

The only question I have is why didn't anybody think of doing this during the war? :roll:
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Probably because it'd blow the ion scoops as well as the ship you sweep 'em across. Not good if you need them for refueling. But a good desperation move, perhaps.
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