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This scene is from right near the beginning, where our hero, Captain Roger, and his trusty ship, Mr. Ed, are trying to run a blockade by The Royal Navy. They only want to get to their holiday destination in one piece.
Luckily Captain Roger has a way to deal with incoming missiles…
We hooked around behind the navy ship, still travelling two hundred and sixty kilometres an hour, rangefinder at 000100: the scatter range for the pursuing missile.
The missile swerved to miss its ship of origin, but it did so a millisecond after it had already disgorged sixteen warheads, which ploughed straight through the navy battleship. Once more we were catapulted on a wave of debris, this time sending us whipping past the next ship of the battle-line.
I could see the enemy ships arrayed up close for the first time.
“There’s too many of them!”
“On the contrary,” I replied, tweaking our trajectory: “There are too few.”
Seems they have more missiles chasing them than they have Navy ships to crash them into. DUN DUN DAHHH!
Alright, that’s it for this one, let me know your thoughts.