Yeah, you know – a lot of 50ies science fiction movies were ultimately about the cold war, with oddly collectivist alien threats standing in for the Soviet Union. I thought I should pay hommage to that in this chapter, and go down the same road. I just wanted to mention that at this point, since I’ve been so incredibly subtle about it, you might not otherwise notice. ._.
Admittedly, Mars, being the red planet, would have been much more suited to the theme…but its name just doesn’t lend itself as readily to juvenile puns, and I didn’t want to give up on that awesome potential. So instead of using the red planet, I’ve just reddened Uranus.
More on Monday