Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sci-Rifle Countdown: Day 10!
Good morning folks, Counterfett here. Those of you who know me will have realized that I was feeling a bit funky over the past few days. I suspect this was because I worked too hard and was out in the sun too long working on the fence on Saturday, and weakened my otherwise nuclear-fueled impervious immune system. In any event, after staying up way too late playing Mass Effect 2 last night, I ironically feel much better. I have seemed to have lost my voice, which should make phone time an adventure today.
In any event, the image of the Morita that most people carry in their heads, right or wrong, does come from the movie. Along with many other movie guns we have covered here, I think they did o.k. It looks menacing, high tech (at least it did in the '90s anyway), and is a pretty slick prop build. It seemed moderately effective against the bugs in the movie, though I have been told it pales in comparison to the book version. Seemed to get the job done in the flick, the only problem being that the bugs had more bodies to throw at the mobile infantry than the MI had bullets to throw back.