“Impact”: I’d better have a spare keyboard handy

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Apr 23, 2008

BABloggee David Johnson tipped me off that a new mini-series just began filming in Canada. Called Impact, it will tell the incredibly realistic story of how a chunk of white dwarf will hit the Moon and set it hurtling toward Earth.

Uh, yeah.

You can't make this stuff up. Wait! I mean, you have to make this stuff up:

Budgeted at $13 million, the effects-heavy "Impact" chronicles the aftermath of a meteor shower during which a piece of a dwarf star lodges itself in the moon. That triggers a series of anomalies on Earth, including cell phone service interruption, exaggerated tides and the occurrence of sporadic weightlessness.

Astrophysicist Alex Kinter (Elliott), with a help of a female astronomer, discover that the moon has been dislodged from its orbit and is on a collision course with Earth.

From the description, it'll make Armageddon look like Shakespeare. I can't wait to see it. I'll tell Mrs. BA to remove all sharp object from the house first though, just to be safe.

If only I had included this scenario in my book! Golly, too late to add it. Shucks.

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