August 30, 2010
[[Beret man runs into the room, someone is in bed under the covers.]]
Beret man: Wake up! — Wake up!
Bed man: What is it?
[[Beret man stands talking to person still hiding under covers.]]
Beret man: We’re alive during the time when they’re first discovering other planetary systems! They’re finding them as fast as they can build new instruments to look for them!
[[Dramatic shot of just Beret man.]]
Beret man: And if one of Earth’s cultures advances its space program enough to start enriching uranium on asteroids, we’ll lose the main barrier to restarting Project Orion and building nuke-riding City-ships!
[[Beret man bends down to eye level with person in bed, who is peaking his face out from the covers.]]
Beret man: The only known technology capable of fast interstellar travel could be operational within just a few generations, and we’re discovering all these destinations to pick from! – Come
Bed man: Can I hit “snooze”?
Beret man: Okay, but