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  • Anyone else chills with this name?

    For those that don't wanna read the entire article,
    this should suffice:

    The Boeing E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post, with a project name of "Nightwatch", is an aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and is specially built to serve as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority (the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense, and successors).

    Anyone else gets the chills from that idea?



  • #2
    Heh. Unfortunate name choice maybe. Otherwise, no scarier than anything else we fly - just a hardened logistics plane.

    Seems like pretty old tech by the article too.
    Radhil Trebors
    Persona Under Construction


    • #3
      Since Nightwatch is an ominous name only in refrence to a political organization in a Science Fiction TV show, i.e., in a fiction world, no, it doesn't give me chills that a piece of military hardware is named that in the real world.

      YMMV, mine doesn't go outside the real world for adding to my worries.
      Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
      James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)


      • #4
        Actually, if you're a full-blooded geek in the world of sci-fi/fantasy pop-culture, Nightwatch should have not only the B5 ugly nasty meaning, but a very different and positive meaning as well.
        Radhil Trebors
        Persona Under Construction


        • #5
          Well, it must be just me, since I've been re-watching the Complete B5 Universe lately...

          I was referring more to the name choice than the piece of equipment anyhow...

          Still, anything like the B5 concept of Nightwatch, name varying or not, does make me strangle my imagination in order not to go conspiracy-theory.

          Okey, I need to get out more.