When Peggy Carter debuted in the comics, it was to be a Temporary Love Interest to Captain America during his time in World War II…and she debuted in The Sixties, long after Cap’s regular WWII war stories were over. At first she appeared only in Flashbacks (in her first story she wasn’t even named!).Under these circumstances, she’s rarely been anything more than a Satellite Love Interest in the comics. But when Captain America: The First Avenger came out, since 99% of the film takes place during the War, she naturally had a much bigger role. She took center stage in the Marvel one-shot “Agent Carter”, which was such a huge hit that it spun off into her own regular TV series.
It’s worth noting that the filmmakers have tried to use Peggy in every single (Earth-bound) MCU vehicle after The First Avenger. Joss Whedon wrote a scene for her in The Avengers, and she has cameos in The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. This character has seriously resonated with her audience.
“There’s a Time Machine and, like, a storage locker”
“You know the one, it was a little Indie. It got a lot of critical acclaim”
So after the new episode aired I got a little curious about Benson’s costume (b/c it does look like he just put on something he found in his closet *lmao) and did a little bit of googling and it looks like he’s supposed to be a character from this movie called ‘Primer’.
I’ve never heard of it before but it looks pretty good.
Yup! Definitely adding this to my “Movie Watch-List”~! *haha ♥♥♥
If we let things stand, without investigating the cause, in the not so distant future, you vampires will be destroyed. Let me prevent that for you. I’ll do as I please, use methods I choose, and, no matter what you people want, I will save you without fail!
Tonight’s new episode was so great~! There were so many cute Benson moments and some kind of sad ones too. I don’t know why but all of it really resonated with me and this episode is probably going to be one of my favourites from this season so far.
So glad that I tuned in tonight~! Yeaaahhyuhh~!!! ♥♥♥
In the distance future, the tyranny of distance is a major obstacle to the continued prosperity of galactic life. The galaxy measures roughly 150,000 light years in diameter, and even the closest systems are typically several light years apart. Given that the maximum speed achievable via conventional means is the speed of light, travel through conventional means is simply not viable on a galactic scale.
In simple terms, hyperspace consists of a number of higher dimensions that overlap what is generally referred to as normal or regular space. Although speed in regular space is capped at the speed of light, speeds far higher than this are achievable in hyperspace. Current hyperspace science divides hyperspace into different levels. For each level higher into hyperspace that an object goes, the maximum speed it can reach is increased by a factor of ten.
In other words, an object travelling through hyperspace level one (HL1) is capable of travelling ten times the speed of light. Likewise, an object travelling through hyperspace level two (HL2) can reach one hundred times the speed of light. In theory, then, an object travelling through hyperspace level eight (HL8) could cross the entire galaxy in roughly twelve hours.
Despite the enormous advantages offered by travel through hyperspace, there are some important limitations to consider. The most important of these limitations relates to the energy required to move an object from regular space into hyperspace. The energy required increases at an exponential rate based on the level of hyperspace that the object wants to reach. This severely limits the ability of smaller ships (which generally have smaller energy sources) to reach the higher levels of hyperspace.
An average civilian ship of average size equipped with an average hyperdrive and average energy reactor is only capable of reaching HL4. At this speed, crossing the entire galaxy would require around fifteen years. Larger civilian ships and cargo vessels can typically reach HL5, which makes crossing the galaxy possible in roughly a year and a half. Large military vessels and other high speed craft are capable of reaching HL7, which reduces the time required to cross the galaxy to roughly five and a half days.
Another complication is the energy required to stay in hyperspace. The energy required to travel through hyperspace is based on the distance travelled. That is, travelling halfway across the galaxy requires less energy that travelling all the way across the galaxy. For many ships, it simply isn’t possible to store or produce enough energy to make a single, unbroken trip across the galaxy.
Because of these, and other, problems, the Arendelle Empire and the Schnee Mercantile Alliance worked together to create the Hyperspace Gateway Network (HGN). The HGN consists of a network of interconnected gateways that are designed to facilitate hyperspace travel from one gateway to the next.
Each gateway is a colossal structure. The smallest gateways measure roughly three thousand miles in diameter and are roughly two hundred miles thick. In essence, the gateways are huge hyperspace portals that allow objects to enter and exit hyperspace along pre-determined paths. The vast majority of each gateway’s structure is devoted to producing and regulating the awesome energies required to provide such a large, stable entry into the higher levels of hyperspace.
The reason that the HGN is so important is that it allows even ships without a hyperdrive to enter the higher levels of hyperspace. In particular, travel from one gateway to the next occurs through HL9. This makes it possible to go from one end of the galaxy to the other in a little over an hour.
Due to the speed which the HGN makes possible, it is absolutely essential for travel, commerce, and defence. Because of this, the gateways themselves are some of the most heavily fortified locations in the galaxy since the loss of a gateway can cut an entire region and dozens of systems off from the HGN and the rest of the galaxy.
Constructing even a single gateway is a massive investment. Not only are the gateways gigantic structures but they also require a host of exotic components and materials that are incredibly difficult and expensive to produce. As a result, it is simply not feasible for all systems to have their own gateway. Instead, gateways are typically located in important systems. As a result, travel to smaller, out-of-the-way systems generally takes place in two stages: travel through the HGN to the nearest gateway followed by ship-based hyperspace travel to the final destination.
The HGN’s gateways can be divided into five levels:
The Lumina Gateway.
The primary gateways. These are the largest and most important gateways. They are connected to many other gateways and serve as major junction points in the HGN.
The secondary gateways. These are placed in important systems that see a lot of traffic for civilian, commercial, industrial, or military reasons. They too serve as junction points in the HGN.
The tertiary gateways. These gateways are placed in systems with regional importance. They serve as minor junction points in the HGN.
The quaternary gateways. These gateways are on the edges of the HGN, and they are usually placed in systems close to or on the frontier of settled space.
The Lumina Gateway is the most powerful of all the gateways. It is located in the same system as Lumina I, the oldest and most sacred of the Dia-Farron research worlds. The Lumina Gateway is supposedly connected to all of the other gateways and is said to be capable of projecting a gateway to anywhere in the galaxy, albeit temporarily. There are even rumours that the Lumina Gateway is being upgraded to make it capable of opening a gateway to another galaxy, thereby extending the reach of civilisation even further.