History Film / DeepImpact

22nd Apr '17 10:43:54 PM pvsage
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* ArtisticLicense: The ''Messiah'' is taken into space by a rocket called The ''Orion'' which, like its hypothetical counterpart, is nuclear powered. However, rather than being propelled by a series of nuclear detonations, is depicted as hiving a continuous conventional thrust.
22nd Apr '17 10:39:30 PM pvsage
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** The piece of the comet that hits the Atlantic Ocean produces a radial impact and mushroom cloud appropriate for a kinetic impactor.[[note]]striking with such force that its components are rent by the force of the impact[[//note]]

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** The piece of the comet that hits the Atlantic Ocean produces a radial impact and mushroom cloud appropriate for a kinetic impactor.[[note]]striking with such force that its components are rent by the force of the impact[[//note]]impact[[/note]]
22nd Apr '17 10:36:43 PM pvsage
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** The piece of the comet that hits the Atlantic Ocean produces a radial impact and mushroom cloud appropriate for a kinetic impactor[[note]]striking with such force that its components are rent by the force of the impact[[//note]].

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** The piece of the comet that hits the Atlantic Ocean produces a radial impact and mushroom cloud appropriate for a kinetic impactor[[note]]striking impactor.[[note]]striking with such force that its components are rent by the force of the impact[[//note]].impact[[//note]]
22nd Apr '17 10:34:57 PM pvsage
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* ShownTheirWork: To be fair, most of the science is pretty realistic, and certainly a lot more realistic than ''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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To be fair, most of the science is pretty realistic, and certainly a lot more realistic than ''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.
** The piece of the comet that hits the Atlantic Ocean produces a radial impact and mushroom cloud appropriate for a kinetic impactor[[note]]striking with such force that its components are rent by the force of the impact[[//note]].
9th Apr '17 8:18:16 AM BadgerBadger
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** The ''big'' one: [[spoiler: Destroying an object the size Wolf on the edge of the atmosphere would accomplish nothing. All of that energy is still going directly into Earth, except distributed across the entire facing side of the atmosphere rather than punching through into the ground. At a bare ''minimum'', the atmospheric heating from that much material would burned North America (Biederman hits near the Atlantic Seaboard and Wolf is slated to strike Western Canada) to a crisp. However, this is debateable, as the distance is unclear - 100 miles to 1000 or more, and the distance makes a huge difference in the overall effect it would have. ]]

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** The ''big'' one: [[spoiler: Destroying an object the size Wolf on the edge of the atmosphere would accomplish nothing. All of that energy is still going directly into Earth, except distributed across the entire facing side of the atmosphere rather than punching through into the ground. At a bare ''minimum'', the atmospheric heating from that much material would burned North America (Biederman hits near the Atlantic Seaboard and Wolf is slated to strike Western Canada) to a crisp. However, this is debateable, as the distance is unclear - 100 miles to 1000 or more, and the distance makes a huge difference in the overall effect it would have. ]]
18th Mar '17 11:06:17 AM rafi
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* EarthShatteringPoster

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* EarthShatteringPosterEarthShatteringPoster: The poster has a meteor impacting Earth and actually followed through on that promise.



%%* MoodMotif: Cue the tense strings...

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%%* * MoodMotif: Cue The moment where Jenny hits the tense strings...net to find out what ELE is and discovers it stands for Extinction Level Event, thus making her understand why the White House is willing to go to extremes to keep it secret.



%%* WhileRomeBurns

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%%* WhileRomeBurns* WhileRomeBurns: Jenny ends up spending her time at home with her dad as a huge comet approaches the Earth. A minute later, as a huge wave is destroying New York, we see a man on a park bench quietly reading a newspaper just before he's swept away. One wonders what could have possibly been in the newspaper.
23rd Jan '17 10:31:28 PM TitoMosquito
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* ShownTheirWork: To be fair, most of the science is pretty realistic, and certainly a lot more realistic than Film/{{Armageddon}}.

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* ShownTheirWork: To be fair, most of the science is pretty realistic, and certainly a lot more realistic than Film/{{Armageddon}}.''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.
22nd Jan '17 8:16:44 PM Mdumas43073
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16th Jan '17 1:52:41 PM LtFedora
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* BadassGrandpa: Spurgeon Tanner, played by Robert Duvall. Not only does he successfully set the spacecraft down on the comet, he swiftly takes command after the lead pilot is killed and comes up with a plan to destroy the larger asteroid fragment. Even though he knows its' a suicide mission, he shows no hesitation and has little trouble convincing the other astronauts to back his play.

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* BadassGrandpa: Spurgeon Tanner, played by Robert Duvall. Not only does he successfully set the spacecraft down on the comet, he swiftly takes command after the lead pilot is killed injured and comes up with a plan to destroy the larger asteroid fragment. Even though he knows its' a suicide mission, he shows no hesitation and has little trouble convincing the other astronauts to back his play.
19th Sep '16 7:44:26 PM theLibrarian
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** The fact that, despite it being outright ''told'' that one fragment of the comet will cause a massive tsunami that will affect a ton of countries and kill millions, that people will do everything they can to get out of its way. Cue the impact, when you see ''millions'' of people either still in cities like nothing is happening, or even ''on vacation'' rather than on a plane or somewhere that won't fall victim to the tsunami, like a mountain.
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