FULL ICARUS VEHICLE
Calvin emailed me and sent me pictures of a modeling project I've had the idea of for many years but never got around to doing it. Take the Icarus and meld it with the old AMT Strategic Space Command "Leif Ericson" galactic cruiser / AMT Star Trek "UFO MYSTERY SHIP" model as a complete vehicle. I even went as far as buying two junked UFO Mystery Ships off of Ebay (back before Round 2 reissued the kit) to start this project using the Larsen Models 3" Icarus but, alas, never got around to it. I may still try this project but one change I noted is that I intended to keep the "conning tower" of the original kit and turn it into some kind of dish antenna array (similar to the Discovery in the movie 2001). Well, Calvin apparently had the same idea that I did and unlike me, he actually did do this project. He also sent in a rather unique idea for how Milo, Cornelius and Zira managed to get their ship off the doomed Earth and back to modern times which I included beneath the pictures.
Calvin's theory on the ship that returns ...
Hi, its me ... Calvin Sweet.
4. Blow the hatch.
The mutants finished this illusion by making it appear that the Icarus sank. ( notice that dodge and Taylor didn't bother to look, they believed by simply listening to the Icarus demise in the water.)
The mutants began several other illusions for the ansa crew.
1. Made them believe that the discovery of plant life would lead them to water and food. ( the plants didn't exist, they were imaginary tools to lead the ANSA crew to the apes.)
2. lightning storms, falling rolling rocks, ground tremors ( again more illusion to hurry them to their deaths)
Off to the forbidden-zone goes Dr. Milo... and he finds the American flag, and before him (probably beached by now) is the floating spaceship Icarus. He explores the ships interior ( probably buried the late Stewart ) and realizes he must go back and tell Zira and Cornelious that Col Taylor was telling the truth and he might be able to find him for them ( get him back home).
2. There is NO WAY IN HELL Dr. Milo could understand or know how to use the technology of icarus computers NO WAY!
3. When Icarus blasted off into the heavens the first words out of Dr. Milo was "oh S***!" He and his friends were not intending to "blast off" it caught em by surprise and there were helpless to do anything about it.
4. To Zira and Cornelius and their perception.. it may have looked like Dr. Milo knew what he was doing. ( and they give their late comrade the benefit of the doubt.)
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