Germanic religion and mythology
Date: 2017-04-30 14:48
Thunderbolts of the Gods - Part 2
"Nonsense," retorted Wheeler, though without much confidence. "That was fifty kilometers away. The gammas would be pretty weak by the time they reached us and these walls aren't bad shielding."
It’s long been said that Doctor Who is meant to send you scurrying behind the sofa, but “Knock Knock” is the first time in a very long while something on Who managed to actually scare me in more than just a particularly chilling concept. The show builds up a lot of tension with all the knocking, the maudlin environment of the old house itself, and the classic trope of its cavalcade of cast members being slowly picked off one by one, But after discovering that Bill and her new friends’ rental house is host to an army of creepy alien lice—or dryads, as the Doctor nicknames them—the show ramped up into scare overdrive.
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The defenders remaining spaceborn assets will be in orbit around the planet. If the defender is fortunate enough to have a moon or two these can also be armed with defensive bases and weapons.
If one must have aliens invading because they want some crucial resource, I like to use an analogy. Ordinary resources are not worth it. I don't care what you saw in the TV show V , Markus Baur points out that aliens invading Terra to steal our water makes about as much sense as Eskimos invading Central America to steal their ice. The same goes for gold, uranium, or our women. But what if we hand-wave an unknown resource, something that our scientists have not even discovered yet? (Wow, Zzazel! Their planet is incredibly rich in polka-dotted quarks!)
Shown above is the " Ithacus ". This was a 6968 proposal by Douglas Aircraft, inspired by the ROMBUS plug-nozzle concept. This bold proposal was a semi-single-stage-to-orbit intercontinental troop transport capable of carrying 6,755 soldiers. General Wallace Greene thought that rocket commandos deployed by Ithacus would reduce the need for oversea US Army bases.
Outside Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz , Hogarth was leaving her firm when a man approached her. Hogarth turned around and threatened to spray the man with pepper spray. The man tried to convince Hogarth that he was Danny Rand , her childhood friend who had apparently died 65 years earlier. He called her by a nickname that he gave her, J-Money. Hogarth is hesitant to believe Rand but he continued by trying to go into more details about their past while at Rand Enterprises. Slowly convinced, Hogarth asked Rand a few personal questions. When Rand managed to answer all of them correctly which managed to convinced Hogarth much to her surprise and joy.
The bombs hurtled down like a thundering deluge, their heat shields glowing red from the friction of the air. Here and there flaws in the heatshields of the hastily mass-produced weapons caused them to burn up. These appeared as colorfully spectacular shooting stars to awed viewers on the Earth.
The lack of a logical reason for invasion is up to the author to devise a solution for. Some of the motivational questions can be side-stepped by assuming the invasion is not an alien one, but instead a hypothetical human interstellar empire attempting to invade a human colony world. The motivation of the empire can be something stupidly human like "gotta collect 'em all!". This is actually the motivation in Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Mote In God's Eye. In that novel, there once was a loosely allied human interstellar empire that collapsed in a bloody secession war. The new imperium rose from the ashes, grimly determined that such wars will not happen ever again, and all human worlds must be incorporated into the empire with no exceptions.
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