Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut

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Shifter

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Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:28:11 AM »


Good watch. Ruins the movies though lol

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Bullwinkle

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Re: Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 04:15:17 AM »
Willy Wonka is real though, right?
RE can never win this argument.
FE can't be disproved.

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rabinoz

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Re: Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 04:51:36 AM »


Good watch. Ruins the movies though lol
But realistic Science Fiction fils would be so booooooring!

Running sheet:
Magnificient lift-off plenty of fire and smoke.
Bit of action as boost into LEO.
Nothing doing for half an hour while we check that everything is "nominal".
Start injection burn into transfer orbit to Mars - a bit of a kick in the back!
Nothing doing for months other tan eat sleep and occasionally check that everything is "nominal".
Start insertion burn to enter Mars orbit and check that everything is "nominal".
Fire retro-rockets and at last a bit of action as we, far too late, realise that some idiot mixed up his units and we land in a fiery heap on Mars.
Tough about that! But plenty more volunteers to try again.

Quote from:  Niall McCarthy
Missions To Mars Have Had A High Failure Rate Historically
As with all previous unmanned missions to Mars, the InSight's landing was extremely tense for everyone in mission control. NASA described the landing as "seven minutes of terror" and cheers erupted when confirmation finally came through that the probe had survived its perilous descent. Given the price and amount of work put into the endeavor, all of that trepidation is understandable given the high failure rate of previous missions to Mars. Whether its landing a probe on the Martian surface, orbiting the planet or merely conducting a flyby, only 40% of previous trips have proven successful.

Number of successful/unsuccessful missions to Mars since 1960. Statista
Maybe Heiwa's right about some things! Crewed missions are expensive and hazardous and exploration might be better done with far less expensive uncrewed missions.

But as an SF film would you rather watch The Martian as produced or the a "sanitised" on with the unrealistic parts made to conform to known science?

The Martian
               Teaser Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX
         
Everything Wrong With The Martian
       - With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
         
Science vs Cinema: THE MARTIAN

Take your pick.
I might complain through SF films that "The can't do that!" but if film writers stuck to what could be done with current science and technology it would b more a doco and not SF!

But some like, Star Wars, are just Space Westerns ::)!

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rabinoz

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Re: Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 04:54:54 AM »
Willy Wonka is real though, right?
Of course :o!  Who could doubt such an honest face ;D

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sokarul

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Re: Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 07:53:14 AM »


Good watch. Ruins the movies though lol
But realistic Science Fiction fils would be so booooooring!

Running sheet:
Magnificient lift-off plenty of fire and smoke.
Bit of action as boost into LEO.
Nothing doing for half an hour while we check that everything is "nominal".
Start injection burn into transfer orbit to Mars - a bit of a kick in the back!
Nothing doing for months other tan eat sleep and occasionally check that everything is "nominal".
Start insertion burn to enter Mars orbit and check that everything is "nominal".
Fire retro-rockets and at last a bit of action as we, far too late, realise that some idiot mixed up his units and we land in a fiery heap on Mars.
Tough about that! But plenty more volunteers to try again.

Quote from:  Niall McCarthy
Missions To Mars Have Had A High Failure Rate Historically
As with all previous unmanned missions to Mars, the InSight's landing was extremely tense for everyone in mission control. NASA described the landing as "seven minutes of terror" and cheers erupted when confirmation finally came through that the probe had survived its perilous descent. Given the price and amount of work put into the endeavor, all of that trepidation is understandable given the high failure rate of previous missions to Mars. Whether its landing a probe on the Martian surface, orbiting the planet or merely conducting a flyby, only 40% of previous trips have proven successful.

Number of successful/unsuccessful missions to Mars since 1960. Statista
Maybe Heiwa's right about some things! Crewed missions are expensive and hazardous and exploration might be better done with far less expensive uncrewed missions.

But as an SF film would you rather watch The Martian as produced or the a "sanitised" on with the unrealistic parts made to conform to known science?

The Martian
               Teaser Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX
         
Everything Wrong With The Martian
       - With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
         
Science vs Cinema: THE MARTIAN

Take your pick.
I might complain through SF films that "The can't do that!" but if film writers stuck to what could be done with current science and technology it would b more a doco and not SF!

But some like, Star Wars, are just Space Westerns ::)!

Some complaints about the new movie Midway is that the airplane flights are way over the top.
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rabinoz

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Re: Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 02:00:46 PM »
Take your pick.
I might complain through SF films that "The can't do that!" but if film writers stuck to what could be done with current science and technology it would b more a doco and not SF!

But some like, Star Wars, are just Space Westerns ::)!

Some complaints about the new movie Midway is that the airplane flights are way over the top.
I haven't seen it but I can imagine. With modern techniques, they can do anything so they do . . . . .

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Re: Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2019, 06:05:23 PM »
Some complaints about the new movie Midway is that the airplane flights are way over the top.

A Roland Emmerich flick, I wouldn't be surprised if there is an extreme climate event, Gozilla, and some aliens show up.

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Re: Fakeness in movies explained by astronaut
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 07:33:18 AM »
So what you are saying is the US created Godzilla to fight Japan. Call sceptitank and totallacking, we have a new conspiracy.
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