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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

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I mean, shave 4.4 million miles off its path, and it's a quicker end than climate change!

I know a few Florences and they are all lovely ladies. Well, most of them.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

Well the diminutive of Florence is Flo. Is there anything more frightening on TV than:

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

The asteroid in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World was named something equally mundane. Matilda or something like that.

Dan
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(First lines in the film)
Radio announcer: "OK, what we're getting now is – yes, they're saying it was in fact a fire that erupted inside the external tank of the ship, exactly ninety-eight seconds after it entered the asteroid field. No one is sure what caused the fire which led to the massive explosion, killing all twelve crew members and scientists aboard the space shuttle Deliverance, taking with them our last and only hope. Once again, if you're just tuning in, the CSA space shuttle Deliverance has been destroyed. The final mission to save mankind has failed. The seventy mile wide asteroid known commonly as Matilda is set to collide with Earth in exactly three weeks time, and we'll be bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of our countdown to the 'End of Days', along with *all* your classic rock favorites. This is Q 107.2."
CSA shuttle? I guess the Confederacy shall indeed rise again! :)

StarfuryXL519 Aug 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

Only to go back down in three weeks.

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