Excerpt: The brothers finished setting up, grabbed their head-sets, twiddled the knobs on their portable receivers, hit the record button and listened…
“Come in… come in… come in… Listen! Come in! Talk to me! I am hot! I am hot! Come in! What? Forty-five? What? Fifty? Yes. Yes, yes, breathing. Oxygen, oxygen… I am hot. This… isn’t this dangerous?”
The brothers looked nervously at one another. They only fully understood the Russian later when their sister translated for them, but the desperation in the woman’s voice was clear.
“Transmission begins now. Forty-one. Yes, I feel hot. I feel hot, it’s all… it’s all hot. I can see a flame! I can see a flame! I can see a flame! Thirty-two… thirty-two. Am I going to crash? Yes, yes I feel hot… I am listening, I feel hot, I will re-enter. I’m hot!”
The signal went dead.
"This week I saw the documentary "Space Hackers" on Dutch Television. (The documentary can also been seen in 6 parts on You Tube; just go to You Tube and search for Space Hackers). Max van Arnhem, The Netherlands"
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I think Doc, having been to 2015 before getting trapped in 1855, knew that Western Union would be around until 1955 to suit his purposes. I will admit that I love that scene and it was the first thing I though of when I heard this news.