Friday February 6, 2004
The practice of censoring live images of spacecraft docking was just one of the longer-range fallouts from the 2004 Superbowl Halftime Show. The docking equipment isn't even wearing pasties.
Book 4: The Blackness Between
Part V: Backstabbing on the Fast Track


Narrator:The Athens Longboat is in the final stages of its approach to the mercenary warship Serial Peacemaker.
Narrator:In the earliest days of human space travel, standardization of docking equipment was a serious problem.
Narrator:As ship materials became more flexible, docking incompatability issues were finally overcome.
Narrator:Nowadays the only remaining problem is that pictorial depictions of docking procedures are considered too graphic for juvenile-stage ship A.I.s and adult humans prone to making dirty jokes at work.