The NULL Solution = Episode 129
…Who says a watched pot doesn’t boil…
“While you were out scoping out the Olympus Mons, I noticed something going on with the seismic sensor. I think it one of its peaks may be ready to pop.”
“The last volcanic activity here petered out while the dinosaurs were still kicking on Earth. I think we should keep a closer eye on that sector.”
“Why risk being too close to the Tharsis area? The ash will surely be red and probably bust through the stratosphere… which is at a lower altitude than Earth’s.”
“Precisely. When she blows, you will drive the drone out of the newly created hole in that pesky force-field.”
“I’m betting it will. I’m also betting that the power-that-is, did not anticipate this event – shoot, the mountain is nearly scraping sub-space as it stands now. We can ride right out with the rest of the debris. It will be perfect cover!”
“It is sheer craziness, but it’s worth a try.”
“My daughter is growing up without me and you have that peanut farm to go home to.”
A Gus can hope, can’t he?
“Pistachios.” Rick has not lost hope either, “What if we use the laser drill to stir up the magma?”
“Who says a watched pot doesn’t boil!”
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… It is so recorded on Stardate 2056.64 from the planet Mars of the Terran system in the Milky Way Galaxy.