Freefall 1991 - 2000

Freefall 1991

When robot factories go to war


Sir, have you ever visited three year old robots before?

No. Will there be any danger?

No danger. For this robots, seeing their first human is going to be like their momma suddenly appeared from the sky. Everything's going to be rainbows and sunshine and happiness.

Up to the point, that is, when momma wants to leave.

When robot factories go to war


Please keep these in your pocket, sir. Now, young robots are very affected by their primary programming.

In their minds, the greatest accomplishment anyone can do is successfully save a human from harm. They will be looking for any opportunity to carry out this action.

So when you're near this gentleman, don't make any sudden moves.

When robot factories go to war


I'm off to plug myself in. If you need anything, just talk. I can hear you while flying.

Please stay seated until we reach Mach eight. Then continue to remain seated during deceleration.

And should there be an emergency, please don't scream. Emergencies are stressful enough without you guys panicking as well.

Sawtooth, get off my intercom.

When robot factories go to war


What are you up to?

I need to fill out the forms to get the reactor parts we need.

I'm human. Won't the robots give them to me if I ask?

To claim parts, even our creators need the proper paperwork.

Modern creators get no respect.

But they do get to use e-forms. If these were stone tablets, we'd both have hernias.

When robot factories go to war


Black sky. We are at the apex of our flight. Beginning descent.

Please feel free to use the airsickness bags under your seat. A friend of mine is collecting. She's going to make a comet.

Uhm, I gave at the office.

We feel fine, Bennie.

Understood. Beginning acrobatic maneuvers!

Возможно, отсылка к Vomit Comet, научным исследованиям при временно пониженной гравитации

When robot factories go to war


Rolling turn! Loop! Snap roll!

Quit smiling! This is no fun if you guys are enjoying it!

Bennie, after we land and my accelerometers recalibrate, I'm going to step on your head!

Thank goodness for Sawtooth! Immelman! Split S! Cuban eight!

Между прочим, Бенни крутит самые сложные фигуры высшего пилотажа. Точное описание их исполнения, русский перевод названий.

When robot factories go to war


We've landed. let's get those parts you need.

Quick stop, Sawtooth. I'm leaving you secured. You're going to have to wait to step on my head. But no worries, I'll make sure the next leg of the trip is interesting.

Look Bennie! They have remotes here that I can access!

Okay, Okay! You win! no more acrobatics for the rest of the trip!

When robot factories go to war


Hu-man! Hu-man!

Florence, you have to see this. they're all out of the power plant and chanting at me.


Fame is fleeting.

Says you. I've just had ten thousand robots friend me on Facebook.

Hu-man! Hu-man!

When robot factories go to war


Doggies have teeth.

Teeth are for biting.

Man bites dog is news. Dog bites man is not news.


To be fair, I did warn you this could happen.

When robot factories go to war


Don't bite, doggy!

Order in conflict! First priority!

Protect the human!

Stop! Halt! Desist!

I don't bite! Human safe! Uhm, helper dog! Helper dog!

Helper dogs are trained not to bite.

Human not in danger?

If you were in danger we would sacrifice ourselves to save you!

We love you, human!

Sorry. I didn't know my safety would be so dangerous to those around me.

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