20 seconds and counting
The countdown progresses from 20 seconds to 10 seconds. They know that the moment they launch their missile, their silo will be targeted for a retaliatory strike. In essence, they are signing their own death warrants.
- Twenty seconds to launch.
- Twenty seconds and counting.
- You can do it, Jenna.
(they each reach out to their keys, resting their hands on them, in readiness)
- A year ago we got down to five seconds and they aborted...
- I hope to God that they abort this one!
- Charlie, I'm glad I got to know you.
- Ten seconds to launch.
- Ten seconds and counting.
Playback Tips: The sound files are in mono format. I am using Sound Machine as a "Helper Application" to play these au format files back on the Macintosh. I have noticed on my system (which is optimized for stereo playback) that unless the volume of the empty channel is disabled or turned all the way down, the empty channel will add hiss to the channel with the sound. If you experience hiss during playback, you should try to disable playback of the empty channel. If you are listening through external amplification as I am, this may merely require panning your balance control all the way to one side.
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