I'm the Strategic-Director.
And, welcome, to project SesQuaTercet - this is just like family summer-camp for three weeks: You eat our food, sleep in our beds, participate in lots of activities, lead, follow, hike, perform skits for your fellow campers, take family videos ... except, these are high-resolution stereo-eyes-ed digital HDDVideos, the skits are high-technology graduate science and mathematics, the hikes are out-of-this-world, the beds are space-ships.
This story takes our audience on a virtual-reality simulator-trainor of a nuclear-powered space-ship from Earth to Pluto and beyond - a mission entirely possible, for which NASA astronauts will train a hundred times before they go - this is just one of those simulated missions, in which our starlette, Mi-Kee Thomaine, takes the command chair. Along the way we see NASA's finest busy with everything you ever wanted to ask about our solar system, but never got to ask: now we ask and answer. We're along for this ride because Mi-Kee is really us: she's smart, inquisitive, ready, primed, even a little pumped-up for this: remember how we used to watch the moon astronauts on TV - now we ride with them on the command deck: For production purposes we may not be on location: the safety of the performers and crews, is a foremost security concern - the cost of solar system travel is secondary.
I want to say right-up, that I have served our USA national security as a crypto-TEMPEST engineer in digital electronics and computing. I left that job decades ago when I felt that better developing security techniques and methodologies, not reorganizations, were requisite, and although we're not working in national security here in this feature movie, we are working in world-security - and we're not going to deviate one iota: I've seen to that. If you think you don't qualify, if you think you'll prefer a little sabotage of idealism here or there, in this place or that, leave now - this introduction is being video-taped for your replacement - and while that's not as good as being here, they'll know what you should and should-have.
Second, I want you to know right-up that, best, is not good enough. This production must be, good: I've seen to that. You shall have no opportunity to fail - if you willfully choose to fail, you have a ticket home. We may not always be welcomed on location, but we shall always have the authority and opportunity to do good - most of you are as expendable as cameos - a few of you have some role continuity, and are being reimbursed accordingly. The Uniform Code of Military Justice ranks every American (army) man and woman in a foreign country, an ambassador for America. Be ambassadors: Don't die the death.
Thirdly, a word on your acting opportunity: Act: Do not over-act! Acting is like thinking: an engineer is hired not to think - he always thinks: if he ever stopped thinking, he'd be unreliable for engineering - he is hired to think thoroughly, perfectly about a particular effort that is abundantly productive: broadcastly sellable at a small price and big profit. You are hired not to act - you always act: if you ever stopped acting, you'd be unreliable for movie-making - you are hired to act thoroughly, perfectly about this particular effort that is abundantly productive: broadcastly sellable at a small price and big profit. Act: Do not over-act! To put this in paraphrase of a reknown religious reformer: Act, truthfully: Do not over-act; Do not re-act; Do not in-act; Do not dis-eased-act; Do not die the death. Act-throughly: Follow-through your act like the gymnast in the middle of her flip-flop: keep going: Our editor needs something she can edit-out!
Fourthly: Two rules on the set - actors included:
Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry, Strategic-Director for SesQuaTercet
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