402: 1,000 Miles North

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1,000 Miles North
Twister would've been a much better movie if they'd cut out the bad-guy storm chaser and all the emotional romance crap. All you need for a good movie are tornados and scientists. Actually, that's all you need for anything.
Title text: Twister would've been a much better movie if they'd cut out the bad-guy storm chaser and all the emotional romance crap. All you need for a good movie are tornados and scientists. Actually, that's all you need for anything.

[edit] Explanation

Spoofing off of tornado chasers are these permafrost chasers, who are just like tornado chasers, but they are chasing very boring permafrost. Permafrost is a layer of ground that never thaws, unlike ground south of where it exists, where the ground freezes in winter and thaws in the spring.

Twister was a movie about a crazy group of tornado chasers trying to drop a probe releasing device named Dorothy (based on the real-life project TOTO) into the heart of a tornado. However much of the story was about Bill and his ex, both chasers, falling back in love, another chaser who is fighting Bill for research grants and fame, and a tornado that likes to chase people.

[edit] Transcript

[Van and truck travel toward mountains.]
1,000 miles north of tornado alley
A new breed of scientists has emerged.
[Cueball with a laptop, Ponytail with a probe in the ground.]
Half researchers, half adrenaline junkies
Ponytail: What's the reading?
Cueball: 3.9 meters down, gradient's off the charts!
[Truck driving very fast, man holding a radio up to his head.]
Risking everything for the thrill of the hunt
Cueball: The freeze line is shifting! We've never seen anything like it!
[4 - Barren field, mountains in background, woman holding large video camera up to tiny spot of grass.]
Permafrost chasers
Ponytail: I'm getting some great footage here!
Cueball: Dammit, Harding, it's not worth your neck! Get the hell out of there!
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+1 for 'a tornado that likes to chase people' 108.162.216.8 14:16, 24 January 2014 (UTC) marvis

. . . Years before sharknado! 173.245.54.167 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
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