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by Ford Prefect
2014-02-14 05:52pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Recommend me some Doctor Who audios
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Re: Recommend me some Doctor Who audios

I recommend the Kaldor City series. It's technically a Doctor Who thing - Kaldor City is the home of the storm mine from Robots of Death and the character Uvanov from that serial is basically the main character - though the Doctor doesn't appear. It's even a sort of wink wink tie-in with Blake's 7, ...
by Ford Prefect
2014-02-09 06:05am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Captain America's Shield: The Physics thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2085

Re: Captain America's Shield: The Physics thread

It is both that and an actual physical object supposedly made out of an actual physical material, though by 'actual physical' I mean 'not real'. One of the endearing things about fiction is the way in which objects can stand for an represent ideas and those ideas can in turn have effects upon the ev...
by Ford Prefect
2014-02-09 03:13am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Captain America's Shield: The Physics thread
Replies: 25
Views: 2085

Re: Captain America's Shield: The Physics thread

The shield is like Steve Rogers' patriotism made manifest as a physical object. It certainly has properties, but none of them really correspond to the material universe as we understand it.
by Ford Prefect
2014-02-03 03:53am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Rowling says Harry and Hermione should have gotten married.
Replies: 112
Views: 6516

Re: Rowling says Harry and Hermione should have gotten marri

Ron and Hermoine makes more sense in the films because it started getting teased as early the third movie, while the books are pretty silent on the idea for ages. Harry and Ginny makes more sense in the films because, like, people grew up in the films, you know? You can actually see the physical cha...
by Ford Prefect
2014-01-02 04:25pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: There's too much fucking Dalek's in the new Doctor Who
Replies: 40
Views: 3302

Re: There's too much fucking Dalek's in the new Doctor Who

Those people are going to have to grow up at some point.
by Ford Prefect
2014-01-02 02:10am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Why Has Namor Been Forsaken?
Replies: 37
Views: 3258

Re: Why Has Namor Been Forsaken?

Well it's a very Namor thing to do.
by Ford Prefect
2014-01-02 02:04am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: There's too much fucking Dalek's in the new Doctor Who
Replies: 40
Views: 3302

Re: There's too much fucking Dalek's in the new Doctor Who

The problem with Daleks in Manhattan is that it didn't stick. If it had actually been a game changer for the Daleks it would have been better, but it feels like a whole lot of go nowhere. Which is a pity because it has what is probably one of the few truly great moments in Doctor Who (Dalek Caan rem...
by Ford Prefect
2013-12-21 04:04am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Robocop 2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6650

Re: Robocop 2014

The new film looks like ass. It particularly shits me that the cool and smart Officer Lewis has been replaced by a man who dies, leaving the major female presence in the film to a weepy wife cliche trying to get the cold protagonist to feel again.
by Ford Prefect
2013-12-13 01:40am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Edge of Tommorow (Movie)
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: Edge of Tommorow (Movie)

Ahriman238 wrote:I remember when this project was first unveiled and it had a different name.
Yeah, it still had the name of the Japanese novel it is (badly) adapting.
by Ford Prefect
2013-12-09 06:20am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: A manga gem
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: A manga gem

bilateralrope wrote:If it finished 5 years ago, and is as good as krakonfour says it is, why is this the first I've heard of it ?
Your lack of omniscience, probably.
by Ford Prefect
2013-11-27 01:56am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Questions on Sahaquiel from Evangelion
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Questions on Sahaquiel from Evangelion

All of this shit is actually addressed in the episode. Speculation based on a couple of clips is pointless. Critically, Sahaquiel isn't a purely kinetic impactor. In both versions it is reliant on using its AT field as part of its suicide attack. They can't 'put it down' because the only thing stopp...
by Ford Prefect
2013-10-17 09:20pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Pacific Rim Re-Pick: grab some Mecha for Kaiju defense
Replies: 39
Views: 3466

Re: Pacific Rim Re-Pick: grab some Mecha for Kaiju defense

Majin Gojira wrote:These have powerful weapons, certainly, but if the Kaiju gets in close, they can be thrown around like rag dolls or ripped apart in seconds.
Size isn't everything. God Gundam can jump into space.

Frankly Domon on his own is arguably capable of knocking the teeth out of a lot of kaiju.
by Ford Prefect
2013-10-17 09:45am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Pacific Rim Re-Pick: grab some Mecha for Kaiju defense
Replies: 39
Views: 3466

Re: Pacific Rim Re-Pick: grab some Mecha for Kaiju defense

Formless wrote:Evas [...] ~40m tall
Evangelions are more than 60m tall in the television series, going by some production art in the Evangelion Newtype 100% Collection. The new theatrical editions Evangelions are more more than 80m.
by Ford Prefect
2013-10-04 10:04am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Pokemon Anime
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: New Pokemon Anime

Oh my god Charmander is losing his shit.
by Ford Prefect
2013-10-01 04:51am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Korra book 2- Spirits- trailer and discuss
Replies: 239
Views: 18925

Re: Korra book 2- Spirits- trailer and discuss

Unalaq being outed as a villain this early on makes me think there's a twist coming.
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-24 06:37pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Korra book 2- Spirits- trailer and discuss
Replies: 239
Views: 18925

Re: Korra book 2- Spirits- trailer and discuss

It was a tad irresponsible of Kya and Bumi to try to guild-trip Tenzin when his daughter is missing isn't it? They didn't exactly bring it up out of the blue. Here's my question why are Kya and Bumi both childless, they are the son and daughter of an airbender after all. Because they're human being...
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-20 09:14pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

Well, since the thread's already off on tangents, I'm curious as to why you think Finch was a fuck-up (I'm not saying that in a negative way - I'm genuinely curious). You know how Atticus' whole thing is how he's the only guy that will stand up in the racist town and defend Tom Robinson? And how th...
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-20 07:04pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

So wait, you're allowing that specialist knowledge is a reason for people to be less engaged with a film - even hate, to use your own example - but then still mocking him over it? Yes, that's exactly correct. I've come to hate To Kill a Mockingbird because it presents Atticus Finch as a shining her...
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-20 02:11am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

Attitude or not, it's just a different level of willingness to suspend disbelief. Just because you can do it entirely for this film doesn't mean that everyone else can or should, especially if they have some knowledge of the subject matter. I don't know shit about orbital mechanics but had absolute...
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-20 12:18am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

No it's not. Yes, it is. It doesn't actually further our intellectual understanding of and engagement with the film. Films being dramatic products made up of many varied aspects all coinciding due to the work of many people, as opposed to just this one thing about the special effects that takes up ...
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-19 10:01pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

Except you're not. You're right, I'm actually just engaging in the 'mockery of stupid people' thing proudly displayed on the SDN logo. This stuff is meaningless. It's not a documentary. It doesn't market itself on being a highly realistic depiction of orbital mechanics. It's a film, it's a dramatic...
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-19 06:42pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

Guardsman Bass wrote:If you don't give a shit, Ford, why the fuck are you even posting in this thread?
I'm critiquing the critique.
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-19 09:05am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

Ford, would you say "Who cares?" if the movie had someone's car break down in New Mexico and they ended up having to walk to Melbourne to get to safety? Yes. ps. I bet you liked The Good, The Bad and The Ugly even though it's geographically nonsensical. The point is that literally none of these thi...
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-19 01:50am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

This is serious cry me a river territory.

Really, it is. I could make an article for every single episode of Boston Legal and its (sometimes very serious) errors in its depiction of the legal profession, but who gives a shit? It's just a TV show.
by Ford Prefect
2013-09-19 12:01am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoilerish
Replies: 49
Views: 6509

Re: Orbital Inclination? What's that? Gravity (film) spoiler

Nobody cares. The film is about human drama in circumstances of isolation.