The microwave reactor does not exist. The microwave reactor is the reactor that gives power to the microwave, without which the astronauts would not be able to eat half of their mission food. The microwave reactor is only ever mentioned when it is overheating.
Lt. Melanson: Alex, look at that, the microwave reactor is overheating!
- Lt. Mersereau: *looks at ENG* There is no microwave reactor.
Henceforth on that mission, "The microwave reactor is exploding!" was used to alleviate periods of boredom by sounding serious enough to get the Engineer to quickly pay attention to his station.
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