Monday, March 21, 2011

Fear the rocket

This week's episode of House began with two kids launching what could  have been an Estes or Apogee or equivalent Saturn V.  It flies up, stages (?), and bursts into flame.  Plenty of CGI afoot here.  It comes down in the woods and starts a grass fire as it hangs from its 'chute and burns.  That wasn't exciting enough so they had it continue to spew chunks. (Shaking head.)

This won't end rocketry as we know it nor will it make me quit watching House.  It does reinforce that you can't believe anything you see on 'dramatic' TV.

The projectile-firing RC helicopters that they just showed look pretty cool....