Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator
Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!
Russian boffins have floated the idea that the Tunguska object, a meteorite that flattened swathes of Siberia in 1908, may have been a chunk of Mars. The Tunguska event is considered history's largest recorded meteorite impact. Controversy surrounds whether the object was a meteorite or comet, and whether the object hit the …
Actually, they weren't that bad... I just got upset because I read the whole series of books back in the 80s/90s and the films are not a patch on those. But the films do stand up reasonably well in their own right - well, the first one, anyway. Did they make sequels? I seem to recall seeing a second one.
"If proven, the next question must surely be whether Martians threw it at us. And why."
You know how it's fun to throw rocks at a lake surface to see how far you can make them bounce?
From a martian's point of view, the closest lakes around are those of water on Earth, and the methane ones in Titan. Earth is only about half as far away as Titan...
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