Oooo! Ball turrets! Wing mounted ball turrets that look like they can cover the whole upper hemisphere over the ship! I knew I liked Scar when I saw her, but I'm starting to think of sonnets and candlelight dinners now.
(Just... her name though. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, I suppose, but it's a really unrosy name.)
David wrote:Holo projectors are very expensive. Mensk may have been filthy rich, but not infinitely so.
Ah yes, you did mention how pricey those projectors were when they were introduced. It's just that the comparative scale of the monies involved don't quite make sense to me. It's sort of like buying a custom Lamborghini and then getting a cheap GPS unit for it; even the best GPS in the industry would be chump change compared to what you've already spent. Is holoprojector technology so astronomically expensive that it rivals cutting-edge aeronautical engineering and, er, solid gold filigree decals?
Then again, it's also an artistic choice and I do respect that. This is a Peregrine Corvette, not a Minbari Sharlin nor a Loroi Vortex. A storyteller shouldn't have to justify himself to every fussy pedant with a nit to pick.