Friday February 6, 2004
Book 4: The Blackness Between — Part V: Backstabbing on the Fast Track
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.


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.
SFX: Censored
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.