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We did a good job here of keeping the action going. Originally scripted at five panels, Matt added panel two which lets the action breath a little. Originally in panels 4 and 5 Dick was going to dive for the alien weapon and come up firing it and his pistol (Tagging the alien with a bullet but blasting the tunnel with the other weapon). I don't remember why we simplified it. It still works but it caused us to have to drop the lines: "One hit, one miss. And it might mean lights out for me." In retrospect, I kind of wish we had left it the other way. My favorite moment is Dick's referring to the alien weapon as a heater. I will confess, it was probably borne out of watching the "Star Trek" episode "A Piece of the Action" one too many times. Although the headless alien body and Matt's choice to do a 60s like psychedelic effect for the weapon were a close second and third.