This evening, I sat through (but really didn't watch) the pilot Earth 2 on
NBC. Either I simply wasn't in the mood, or it wasn't a very engaging
show, or I missed too much for it to make sense, or it was a crummy show,
or something like that...I really don't know for sure. But there was a
scene which caught my attention.
Apparently, the space craft these people were travelling in had some
malfunction, so the characters all jumped into escape capsules to land
with a thud on the new planet. As they scrambled into the capsules, they
grabbed onto each other and just about anything else handy, then finally
sat on benches, reached up, and lowered lap-bars, much like those you
would find on a Huss Break-Dance or a Sky Glider. Though the bars dropped
into position from above, they did not pass over characters' shoulders.
Art imitates life? A design Arrow and B&M should look into?
Or just too long since my last coaster ride?
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(Aren't there ANY coasters running in Ohio in November???!)