Thrills beyond your comprehension! Horrors too terrifying to describe! Drama so tense you will find yourself poised at the edge of your seat for the whole movie!
NASA had a problem, and that problem lay underneath the tourist attraction known as Yellowstone National Park. Above the surface, tourists flocked to catch a glimpse of Old Faithful, a geyser that blew off steam with uncanny regularity. There were hot springs and numerous other exciting attractions. But what made Yellowstone so beautiful had the potential to make it deadly, for underneath the park simmered a super volcano, so powerful that it could destroy human life as we know it.
That’s when NASA developed a plan, a plan to drill a hole into the super volcano so they could shoot pressurized water into the magma chamber to release heat, and thus decrease the increasing seismic activity that was pointing toward an eruption in the not-so-distant future.
Some people warned NASA that the plan might actually backfire, including Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense. Wilcox warned, “If you drill into the top of the magma chamber and try and cool it from there, this would be very risky. This could make the cap over the magma chamber more brittle and prone to fracture. And you might trigger the release of harmful volatile gases in the magma at the top of the chamber which would otherwise not be released.”
But NASA had no choice, they thought, but to go forward. After all, the super volcano has a history of going off about every 600,000 years and it has been just that amount of time since the last major eruption occurred. What happened when NASA went forward with their plan? Did they save the planet, did they save mankind, or did they hasten mankind’s demise? Find out in the greatest sci fi horror movie of all-time, “Super Volcano: The Awakening.”
Ok, for those of you paying attention to what’s going on in the world today, this is actually NOT a movie, but real life. Yes, Brian Wilcox is a real dude and his warnings are real, though he does think SOMETHING must be done. It remains to be seen if NASA is actually going to go through with this program. It also remains to be seen if NASA is “helping” humanity or hurting us. I am guessing that NO ONE in NASA has watched ANY sci fi horror classics from the 1950s and 60s.
If they had, surely THIS is not the plan they would have come up with. I feel like the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (which has new shows on Netflix now) are warming up their vocal chords and preparing to do a HEELAREEOUS commentary, but this time not over a cheesy sci fi film being shown on a movie screen, but over a livestream, probably on Facebook, of the moment NASA done realized they done screwed the pooch.
Been nice knowing you all, but hey, all good things must come to an end.