History Headscratchers / DieAnotherDay

28th Apr '17 9:14:29 PM finalfaw
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* Why is Moon paying for the diamonds with hovercraft? They aren't going to be useful in a lot of places other than North Korea, and if he expected the person he was getting the diamonds from to sell them (the hovercraft), why didn't he just save them some trouble and sell the hovercraft for cash to buy the diamonds with?

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* Why is Moon paying for the diamonds with hovercraft? They aren't going to be useful in a lot of places other than North Korea, and if he expected the person he was getting the diamonds from to sell them (the hovercraft), why didn't he just save them some trouble and sell the hovercraft for cash to buy the diamonds with?with?
** He wasn't selling the hovercrafts, he was selling what was on them, weapons and ammo,other vehicles (some hovercraft are built to take TANKS) but the area where he was hiding them was in the middle of "1 million landmines" which the hovercraft could navigate without setting them off.
8th Feb '17 6:47:54 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** 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.

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** 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.all.
* Why is Moon paying for the diamonds with hovercraft? They aren't going to be useful in a lot of places other than North Korea, and if he expected the person he was getting the diamonds from to sell them (the hovercraft), why didn't he just save them some trouble and sell the hovercraft for cash to buy the diamonds with?
29th Dec '16 1:16:50 AM TheRarispy
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** Incentive or not, an agent should have the moral loyalty not to talk, since it compromises their country and certain individuals (like the American agent that was executed). If they ''do'' talk, it throws into question their qualification and trustworthiness as an agent, and even if M16 did bust them out, they'd face serious consequences for having done so. Even after being traded off, Bond was still being held in custody until it could be verified whether he had been compromised or not.

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** Incentive or not, an agent should have the moral loyalty not to talk, since it compromises their country and certain individuals (like the American agent that was executed). If they ''do'' talk, it throws into question their qualification and trustworthiness as an agent, and even if M16 MI6 did bust them out, they'd face serious consequences for having done so. Even after being traded off, Bond was still being held in custody until it could be verified whether he had been compromised or not.
29th Dec '16 1:16:19 AM TheRarispy
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** Incentive or not, an agent should have the moral loyalty not to talk, since it compromises their country and certain individuals (like the American agent that was executed). If they ''do'' talk, it throws into question their qualification and trustworthiness as an agent, and even if M16 did bust them out, they'd face serious consequences for having done so. Even after being traded off, Bond was still being held in custody until it could be verified whether he had been compromised or not.
10th Nov '16 11:01:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* You'd think a BadAss secret agent like Bond would bother to check that [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets his gun is loaded after it's been out of his sight]].

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* You'd think a BadAss badass secret agent like Bond would bother to check that [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets his gun is loaded after it's been out of his sight]].
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.
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