Sunday, April 27, 2008

Today In History: The final frontier.

On this date in 2002, the last successful telemetry was received from the Pioneer 10 space probe as it hurtled towards the Oort cloud. We will not communicate with it again until the 23rd Century when it returns as the godlike entity P'ner and attempts to destroy the human race in a fit of childlike misunderstanding, as NASA space probes are wont to do.

10 comments:

Words Twice said...

“...it returns as the godlike entity P'ner...”

Will P'ner have a large sphincter-like orifice into which an intrepid astronaut will launch himself during a spacewalk?

mattj said...

Sweet!

J.R.Shirley said...

Excellent! I'm a little ashamed that I understand this joke. But I was younger...and bored.

Jeffro said...

Hopefully, we'll have an aging over emoting Canadian actor around to save the day.

Brian J. said...

I'll be at the mirror, practicing my stunned reaction shots. Please work on your techno drama chords accordingly.

Yeah, I was younger and bored, too. Although not much, since I last watched the videocassette version with bonus footage not seen in theaters! in January. Yes, 2008.

CGHill said...

This is how we know Tam is kidding: she would never consider a P'ner to be a "godlike entity."

B&N said...

It must find the creator.

Ben said...

Well, I for one am excited. Once we get through the whole long drawn out P'ner experience, the human adventure will truly begin. And a certain fellow from the subcontinent we shot into space a decade or so back will also return to make us feel his wrath.

dr mac said...

Don't worry, Pioneer's heading means it will be disintegrated by comic flatulence.

HTRN said...

It's fate may be to return as thte "godlike P'ner" but it's also fated to be defeated by the terrible acting of William Shatner.

Thus the circle of life is completed. :)