Separation anxiety – Chap. 4, Act 2, Strip 13

OK, I think we’ve covered all of the iconic rocket-launch stock pictures now. The footage showing the separation of the burnt-out stage simply had to be in there, it’s just too good to pass up…single-stage rocket be damned. Leaving that bit out would be equivalent to dissing the whole achievement of space flight.

George couldn’t find anything in the prop room that would look really convincing for controling a spaceship, but the old steering wheel from one of the company’s “jaunty jalopies” (used for period movies…and as company cars…) should fulfill the requirement…of at least making a half-assed effort. Other than that, the control room set went together quickly – various parts of the old submarine set, re-painted to fit the stock pictures of the moon lander. George likes ‘cramped’ sets – it’s all much easier when you can work on different parts of the set without having to get up from your chair.

Also, notice how my clever ploy to have everyone marked with their initial is already not working, because the letters aren’t visible. That’s what I get for trying to think ahead, I guess I should stop doing that.

More on Monday

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