posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 09:02 PM
If I recall (the movie version), it was a methane atmosphere or some crap like that. The fact is though, a nuke would not be able to ignite their
atmosphere, or do anything of the sort - they're is no damn oxygen for the methane to ignite! It was just bad science. I don't know how they
explained it in the book (who in their right mind would read that "Scientologist's" manual?), but, thats what I recall from that piss-poor excuse
of a movie.
The problem with most movies is inconsistencies.
BTW, if I recall, they got "smart" and learned to fly the harriers from the learning machine - the one with that extinct alien species (living on as
AI) as the teacher.