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  1. Itโ€™s okay, weโ€™ll get James May to make a couple dozen 1/1 scale Airfix kits and drop them around the sea floor to throw them off.
  2. I think the two-parter starting with the episode โ€œArmy of Ghostsโ€ (?), one of the season concluders to David Tennants run, will probably satisfy you in that regard.
  3. "Theres no way this would ever work on a carrier" is virtually what they said about the right way round Corsair at first... ๐Ÿ˜„
  4. I've heard of "tail-sitters" but I think thats the first time I've seen what could be described as a "nose-sitter"...!
  5. Boy, and I thought the full scale B-17s belly gunner position was cramped!
  6. I should perhaps clarify, this report was in a British newspaper, one that even at the time had a reputation for... exaggeration. ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Well, thats interesting, I always considered The Lady to be a really dark blue colour.
  8. I wouldn't call it "fear mongering", really. "Sensationalism" would be more accurate. Its worth remembering back then, given the political and domestic situation in the UK, the US was in the minds of many occupying a place in popular culture here somewhat akin to the way Japan does now - a place of exotic wonder and unobtainable cool. I mean, you had Stringfellow Hawke and we had "Last of the Summer Wine", it wasn't much of a comparison. ๐Ÿ˜„
  9. The Blue Thunder helicopter also makes a very brief appearance in the "Doctor Who" episode "Dalek", under the call sign "Bad Wolf", as the helicopter that transports the episodes antagonist (well, the other antagonist, not that installments titular famous one) to their underground storage base. The British media at the time of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics also ran stories of how the skies would be patrolled by Blue Thunder "style" "gunships", using images of the helicopter to illustrate the stories.
  10. The Harrier didn't use aerodynamics or thrust, it just used noise to overwhelm gravity. ๐Ÿ˜„
  11. What I find slightly alarming is apparently its the Double-Zeta version. ๐Ÿ˜
  12. slide, I think the shape is ambiguous enough that its orientation could be interpreted a number of ways.
  13. Theres some speculation that the... um... "shape" is "upside down" on the trailer. Edit: oops, I see the linked-to article does mention that possibility. I posted before reading the article.
  14. I wanted to post this earlier, but had problems doing so - Sir Clive Sinclair, driving force behind the ZX Spectrum, has passed: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-19-in-memory-of-sir-clive-sinclair I realise this is probably bigger news on my side of the pond than it will be for most MWers, but its very difficult to overstate the impact his little rubber keyed black box had on the UK games industry.
  15. Is there a special section on dealing with computers, like how to make them explode by showing them this... human... EMOTION... called LOVE? ๐Ÿ™‚
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