Saturday March 24, 2001
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Big Haunted Battleship

Transcript

Narrator:Kevyn practices for a press conference...
Kevyn:A wormgate requires a superjovian mass, and rips a hole in space big enough for starships to pass through in one piece. It's fast, but you can't carry it with you, and you can only go someplace where there's a wormgate at the other end. You end up wasting a lot of time and energy traveling from the wormgate to your actual destination. The teraport requires very little real mass, and can be carried in your hand, It perforates space-time with quadrillions of tiny worm-holes. Because you can carry it, you can depart from any point in the universe. You'll travel faster, and be able to go places where there are no wormgates.
Kevyn:But because you can't fit through these tiny worm-holes in one piece, the teraport converts your ship into a standing gravitic wave, and then splits that into gravitic packets that can be transmitted through the tiny wormholes.
Kevyn:Picture yourself squeezing soggy pasta through the holes in a colander.
Breya:Bad analogy, Kevyn. Let's try it again.
Narrator:Practice makes perfect...