History Headscratchers / DieAnotherDay

15th Oct '15 10:00:31 PM Thunderchin
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** He was gripping the metal frame of the aircraft, which short-circuited the contacts of the stun gun.



*** He may have just been affecting the accent. He'd certainly be familiar with it, considering that he says he studied at Oxford when he becomes the TropeNamer for MajoredInWesternHypocrisy.

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*** He may have just been affecting the accent. He'd certainly be familiar with it, considering that he says he studied at Oxford when he becomes the TropeNamer for MajoredInWesternHypocrisy.MajoredInWesternHypocrisy.
* Can someone please explain how in the hell this "gene therapy" is supposed to work? They pull out your bone marrow (which in reality is a death sentence, not to mention fucking painful), and that's supposed to alter the entire genetic makeup of the human body? '''''[[FlatWhat What?!?!]]''''' Do they also seriously expect the body to just go along with the sudden change in bone marrow and remake itself? What's stopping this bodily rebuilding from altering the construction of the brain, and thus the memories and cognitive abilities of said brain? Or just becoming one giant cancerous tumor, or rejecting the bone marrow entirely, or rejecting its own rebuilt organs? Hell, even incompatibilities in blood type would show up, as this new body would start producing the incompatible blood which would mix with the pre-existing blood and clot horribly.
** And while we're at it, Zao is rather conscious, mobile, and capable of taking Bond on in a fight for someone ''who's just had all his bone marrow taken out''. By its own explanation, the movie's henchman is running around with no DNA or bone marrow in his body at all.
9th Sep '15 9:29:04 AM psionycx
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** Also, Icarus appeared to be in a fairly low orbit. Since maintaining geostationary position in low orbits requires considerable (and very fuel-intensive) active propulsion, the satellite should have been in motion relative to the Earth below. This means that Icarus could not have remained in firing position above a single area for very long. Also, steps would need to be taken to keep it on Earth's day side, as the instant it moved into Earth's shadow and out of direct sunlight it would have been powerless as a weapon.

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** Also, Icarus appeared to be in a fairly low orbit. Since maintaining geostationary position in low orbits requires considerable (and very fuel-intensive) active propulsion, the satellite should have been in motion relative to the Earth below. This means that Icarus could not have remained in firing position above a single area for very long. Also, steps would need to be taken to keep it on Earth's day side, as the instant it moved into Earth's shadow and out of direct sunlight it would have been powerless as a weapon. What was Moon's plan should South Korea and the U.S. attack during nighttime? Earth's shadow extends far enough into space to eclipse the Moon! [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale No viable orbit would be high enough]] to ensure that Icarus always had sunlight to reflect.
11th Aug '15 5:01:58 PM psionycx
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** Also, Icarus appeared to be in a fairly low orbit. Since maintaining geostationary position in low orbits requires considerable (and very fuel-intensive) active propulsion, the satellite should have been in motion relative to the Earth below. This means that Icarus could not have remained in firing position above a single area for very long. Also, steps would need to be taken to keep it on Earth's day side, as the instant it moved into Earth's shadow and out of direct sunlight it would have been powerless as a weapon.
10th Aug '15 11:28:02 AM Lightning4119
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*** Presumably he just had an ear for accents. That said, wouldn't having a brand-new throat make sounding British easier? Don't the vocal chords mold over time to the language/accent they're using?

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*** Presumably he just had an ear for accents. That said, wouldn't having a brand-new throat make sounding British easier? Don't the vocal chords mold over time to the language/accent they're using?using?
*** He may have just been affecting the accent. He'd certainly be familiar with it, considering that he says he studied at Oxford when he becomes the TropeNamer for MajoredInWesternHypocrisy.
17th Jun '15 12:23:41 AM SandyGunfox
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** They ''didn't''. It was the ''Americans'' who demanded Bond be traded.
2nd Jun '15 3:59:37 PM Lightning4119
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** Presumably the plan was to set off the diamonds right ''after'' the deal, as he was leaving.


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** It's the classic fiction portrayal of the NSA - they're like the CIA, but somehow even cooler because they were secret for longer. Unless she was going after Zhao and Graves for interfering with US communications with that satellite...
25th May '15 3:30:58 AM Jgorgon
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** Its obvious that Moon has figured out who he ''isn't''- a South African diamond smuggler. Thats not the same as knowing who he is- a British assassin whose identity is top-secret.

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** Its obvious that Moon has figured out who he ''isn't''- a South African diamond smuggler. Thats not the same as knowing who he is- is - a British assassin whose identity is top-secret.



** Bond is old-fashioned, and has been an Mi6 agent for at least 40 years at that point. He seems to have no interest in if not outright contempt for - internal politics. Maybe it was "No deals" during the Cold War, and now it's "We protect our own". Bond just hasn't noticed that the world has changed, which is a major theme in the Brosnan era.

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** Bond is old-fashioned, and has been an Mi6 agent for at least 40 years at that point. He seems to have no interest in if not outright contempt for - internal politics. Maybe it was "No deals" during the Cold War, and now it's "We protect our own". Bond just hasn't noticed that the world has changed, which is a major theme in the Brosnan era.



** Yes, I know that. But, what would the surgeon do to change Moon's dialect from Korean to British?

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** Yes, I know that. But, what would the surgeon do to change Moon's dialect from Korean to British?British?
*** Presumably he just had an ear for accents. That said, wouldn't having a brand-new throat make sounding British easier? Don't the vocal chords mold over time to the language/accent they're using?
24th May '15 10:07:59 PM dmcreif
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** It's not plastic surgery, it's a DNA replacement therapy. He didn't make himself ''look'' Caucasian, he ''became'' Caucasian. Feel free to consider the DNA replacement a VoodooShark though.

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** It's not plastic surgery, it's a DNA replacement therapy. He didn't make himself ''look'' Caucasian, he ''became'' Caucasian. Feel free to consider the DNA replacement a VoodooShark though.though.
** Yes, I know that. But, what would the surgeon do to change Moon's dialect from Korean to British?
24th May '15 5:12:50 AM Jgorgon
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** Bond is old-fashioned, and has been an Mi6 agent for at least 40 years at that point. He seems to have no interest in - if not outright contempt for - internal politics. Maybe it was "No deals" during the Cold War, and now it's "We protect our own". Bond just hasn't noticed that the world has changed, which is a major theme in the Brosnan era.

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** Bond is old-fashioned, and has been an Mi6 agent for at least 40 years at that point. He seems to have no interest in - if not outright contempt for - internal politics. Maybe it was "No deals" during the Cold War, and now it's "We protect our own". Bond just hasn't noticed that the world has changed, which is a major theme in the Brosnan era.



* So, Colonel Moon gave himself plastic surgery to turn himself into Gustav Graves. How did they change his voice to one that was appropriate for his new nationality? Did the surgeon do something like what is done for Sean Archer and Castor Troy in ''Film/FaceOff'' - put a microchip in his larynx?

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* So, Colonel Moon gave himself plastic surgery to turn himself into Gustav Graves. How did they change his voice to one that was appropriate for his new nationality? Did the surgeon do something like what is done for Sean Archer and Castor Troy in ''Film/FaceOff'' - put a microchip in his larynx?larynx?
** It's not plastic surgery, it's a DNA replacement therapy. He didn't make himself ''look'' Caucasian, he ''became'' Caucasian. Feel free to consider the DNA replacement a VoodooShark though.
23rd May '15 11:29:09 AM dmcreif
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* Jinx is an NSA agent? The NSA's job is twofold: secure American communications and tap foreign communications. Their field agents are technicians, not assassins.

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* Jinx is an NSA agent? The NSA's job is twofold: secure American communications and tap foreign communications. Their field agents are technicians, not assassins.assassins.
* So, Colonel Moon gave himself plastic surgery to turn himself into Gustav Graves. How did they change his voice to one that was appropriate for his new nationality? Did the surgeon do something like what is done for Sean Archer and Castor Troy in ''Film/FaceOff'' - put a microchip in his larynx?
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