...a little explorer lost control of his spaceship. It pitched and swayed, careening him through the intergalactic vortex and landing him on an unfamiliar, treacherous-looking planet.
Where was he?
Was the air here even breathable???
And, most importantly, how would he ever get home? Emboldened with a courage only desperation can afford, he surveyed his surroundings.
Somehow, he had to find help. He had to get back home to the loved ones who so desperately needed him, who craved his protection, who relied on him for their very well-being and safety!
[CUE HEROIC MUSIC]
DID YOU SAY SOMEBODY NEEDS HELP?
WHERE THERE IS NEED, YOU WILL FIND ME.
WHERE THERE IS ADVENTURE, COUNT ME IN!
Our little explorer was pleasantly surprised to discover intelligent life in this uncharted sector of the universe. Intelligent life that seemed benign!
With universally recognized gestures, he informed the native of the direction in which he needed to go.
What luck! The native intimated that he, himself, just happened to be an expert on space travel.
He got to work at once...
and soon presented a plan to his extraterrestrial counterpart.
Finding himself persuaded, the little explorer climbed the stairs to the roof...
But nothing seemed to be happening.
Back at square one, a somewhat abashed aeronautical expert realized he had miscalculated his friend's Reduced Mass x Volume x Speed of Ascent ÷ Vector Direction. He would have to come up with a new plan.
Ah ha! He knew just the ticket: A ride in his rocket ship!
Buckled in, the adventurers prepared for takeoff.
As departure became imminent, however, one of our adventurers found himself increasingly concerned. Was this spacecraft approved by the Intergalactic Emissions Association?
10... 9... 8... 7...
It was for that reason, and that reason only, that he entreated his colleague to terminate launch preparations immediately. (It had nothing to do with a sudden fear of heights, for example.)
And, admitting that the cute Ewok girl back home probably could hold her own without him a little longer (earlier mention of her dire need for his protection perhaps being just a tad exaggerated)...
...our little friend decided to continue his exploration of a new planet. On official scouting business, of course.
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