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Atomic Robo
Rescue Mission
Rescue Mission
Rescue Mission
Date Published Tuesday, August 3, 2010
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Robo is ordered by Majestic 12 to rescue the expeditionary force in the Vampire Dimension. He finds out the inevitable.

Cast AppearingEdit

  • Robo
  • Lieutenant General
  • Multiple Secret Service agents

SettingEdit

  • 1997, Denver International Airport Sub-Level XII, Majestic 12 Headquarters

ScriptEdit

Lieutenant GeneralWe lost contact with First Earth Battalion Expeditionary Force One minutes after dimensional breach.
RoboDimensional breach?
Lieutenant GeneralTesladyne doesn't hold a monopoly on higher science, Robo.
RoboJust a monopoly on doing it right. This'll go a lot smoother if we have their last known coordinates in Tannhauser notation.
Lieutenant GeneralReynolds.
ReynoldsWe've got that, hold on.
Robo(holding written coordinates) These are the... you're serious?
RoboThis is the Vampire Dimension. Take me to your equipment.
Robo is led to a golden engine-like apparatus with vacuum tubes connected and a computer connected to the apparatus.
RoboDid you think I was blind or just stupid?
Lieutenant GeneralRobo?
RoboYou stole it. We built this in the thirties.
Lieutenant GeneralThere may be similarities, but--
RoboLook, you kept the vacuum tubes. Your scientists were afraid to change anything. I always wondered if Tesla's notes really were destroyed in that explosion. Now I know they weren't.
Lieutenant GeneralYou can't know that for sure, Robo.
RoboIt's exactly the same machine. It'd be like independently writing Hamlet word-for-word.
Lieutenant GeneralI'm sure there's a reasonable explanation for--
Robo(evidently irate) There is. I just gave it to you.
A governmental body I never heard of has been covertly tinkering with Tesla's stolen work for fifty years.
Robo(typing coordinates) I've been in the high science game long enough to know this isn't Majestic's first screw up.
Robo(turning dial) It's just the first screw up that was too big to hide behind the army. How many of my missions for the military were really for you people all these years?
Lieutenant GeneralRobo, I don't know where you're getting--
Robo(pointing menacingly) Just stop. You won't talk your way out of this. You didn't steal a pile of notes. You stole what the world could have been. For what?
Lieutenant GeneralYou can't afford to be this naïve. There was a Cold War. Perhaps you heard of it?
RoboYeah, the Cold War, where men like you wasted trillions of dollars and half the scientific talent of the world for three generations.
Lieutenant GeneralPlease, Robo. It was splitting the atom, not nth dimensional quantum tunneling.
Lieutenant GeneralIt took all those minds and all that money to decipher and weaponize Tesla's notes.
RoboI'll bring your men back. Or what's left of them. But after that, it's war.
Robo enters the portal to the Vampire Dimension...
Rescue Mission

TriviaEdit

  • The "Tannhauser notation" is not a real-life mathematical expression, but is possibly a reference to Tannhauser Gate, an unexplained fictional name for a dimensional apparatus in the 1982 movie, Blade Runner.
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