Saturday, February 09, 2013

Submarine Mystery Question of the Week 9 Feb 2013

Background

From Submarine Badges and Insignia of the World, An Illustrated Reference for Collectors, 1997, Pete Prichard, page, 122; ISBN: 0-7643-0255-8, Library of Congress Catalog Number: 96-72253  
 
Submarine 'Siren' Badge  USN-28

Questions of the Week

1- In which (1996 title) U.S. SCI-FI flick did the admiral wear a close facsimile of the badge shown above on his space uniform (best close-up view appears at 1:26, about 4 minutes from the end)?

2- What is the admiral character's name and who plays the role?

3- Which former James Bond girl plays the admiral's daughter, a transport pilot?

4- Indicative of comedic intent, what digital relic is shown as the key needed to start the transport ship?

Disclaimer: The 'Siren' dolphin badge may have been provided by someone connected with 'the boats'.   By bringing this bizarre coincidence to readers' attention M.E. is not recommending the underlying movie, which Rotten Tomatoes currently rates a 39%, and more than a few reviewers called 'low budget'. In fairness, it is an unrated, independent movie with sight gags, puns and a talented cast having a good time.  In my opinion, 90 minutes was overlong. 

Answers: Friday, 15 February 2013

Submarines are always silent and strange.



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