Neil Baumgardner (
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:50:50 -0500

Mark Simmons wrote:

> Only beam weapons - that's been amply documented throughout UC history.
> Under normal conditions, a ruptured fusion reactor will just fizzle out
> with a puff of rapidly-cooling plasma, rather than blowing up in a
> runaway chain reaction (I recall coming across an episode of Babylon 5
> where they made this technical mistake), so this beam weapon side-effect
> is clearly an abnormal reaction. One back issue of MS SAGA had a detailed
> technical essay on why this happens, which I'd always meant to translate
> one day...

That's what I thought. Any explanation for the fear of 'chain reactions' with
the GMs in the mine shaft in 08th MS Team then?


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