History Headscratchers / GalaxyQuest

28th Oct '16 1:28:39 PM nombretomado
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** That's a good angle on it. We have every reason to believe that Thermian reception of information from Earth didn't go much beyond The Show and ''GilligansIsland'' (given the problems mentioned elsewhere on this page, eg, "Quellek, [[CelebrityParadox why does]] everyone in ''this'' historical document call Gilligan [[TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis 'Maynard']]?") Therefore, it's not too unreasonable to say that they don't have any exposure to English scientific terms (they never watched ''Cosmos'' or ''NOVA''), and use The Show's terms as the "English equivalents" to the Thermian ones. ("Beryllium must be the Earth word for fuelium!") Regarding Mathesar's crutch since he uses it to whack Sarris to the ground, perhaps it's made of HardLight? (Or a "real" crutch is just as useful to his tentacle-injuries.)

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** That's a good angle on it. We have every reason to believe that Thermian reception of information from Earth didn't go much beyond The Show and ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' (given the problems mentioned elsewhere on this page, eg, "Quellek, [[CelebrityParadox why does]] everyone in ''this'' historical document call Gilligan [[TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis 'Maynard']]?") Therefore, it's not too unreasonable to say that they don't have any exposure to English scientific terms (they never watched ''Cosmos'' or ''NOVA''), and use The Show's terms as the "English equivalents" to the Thermian ones. ("Beryllium must be the Earth word for fuelium!") Regarding Mathesar's crutch since he uses it to whack Sarris to the ground, perhaps it's made of HardLight? (Or a "real" crutch is just as useful to his tentacle-injuries.)
25th Sep '16 3:03:14 PM Discar
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*** Except that even our own modern RealLife processors are so insanely complicated (they're even laid out almost entirely with computers), with humans only that no one could conceivably reverse-engineer them. And those are presumably even more advanced and complicated. On the other hand, there's probably all sorts of other tech that's mundane to the Thermians but unheard of here on Earth. After all, it's presumably only the interfaces that they made to be true to the show. Maybe our physicists will even have some mindblowing breakthroughs from studying it.

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*** ** Except that even our own modern RealLife processors are so insanely complicated (they're even laid out almost entirely with computers), with humans only that no one could conceivably reverse-engineer them. And those are presumably even more advanced and complicated. On the other hand, there's probably all sorts of other tech that's mundane to the Thermians but unheard of here on Earth. After all, it's presumably only the interfaces that they made to be true to the show. Maybe our physicists will even have some mindblowing breakthroughs from studying it.



** The IDW comic does show the goverment covering it up and taking the ship for study, also they let the cast go, after telling them to keep quiet, the Thermian girl is made a US citizen

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** The IDW comic does show the goverment government covering it up and taking the ship for study, also they let the cast go, after telling them to keep quiet, the Thermian girl is made a US citizen
25th Sep '16 2:17:02 PM flashcactus
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*** Except that our own RealLife modern CPUs are so insanely complicated (they're even laid out almost entirely with computers), with humans only that no one could conceivably reverse-engineer them. And those are presumably even more advanced and complicated. On the other hand, there's probably all sorts of other tech that's mundane to the Thermians but unheard of here on Earth. After all, it's presumably only the interfaces that they made to be true to the show. Maybe our physicists will even have some mindblowing breakthroughs from studying it.

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*** Except that even our own modern RealLife modern CPUs processors are so insanely complicated (they're even laid out almost entirely with computers), with humans only that no one could conceivably reverse-engineer them. And those are presumably even more advanced and complicated. On the other hand, there's probably all sorts of other tech that's mundane to the Thermians but unheard of here on Earth. After all, it's presumably only the interfaces that they made to be true to the show. Maybe our physicists will even have some mindblowing breakthroughs from studying it.
25th Sep '16 2:15:14 PM flashcactus
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*** Except that our own RealLife modern CPUs are so insanely complicated (they're even laid out almost entirely with computers), with humans only that no one could conceivably reverse-engineer them. And those are presumably even more advanced and complicated. On the other hand, there's probably all sorts of other tech that's mundane to the Thermians but unheard of here on Earth. After all, it's presumably only the interfaces that they made to be true to the show. Maybe our physicists will even have some mindblowing breakthroughs from studying it.
5th Aug '16 4:37:26 PM Thecommander236
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** Besides all that, Guy is useful for distracting the fans. While sitting at the table, fans will be naturally curious about the seemly random guy at the table. Guy also seems knowledgeable about the show, so if a fan starts nitpicking about a scene or some technobabble, the cast could just throw them to Guy. Even if he is weird and annoying, Guy would be much too busy dealing with fans to talk to the cast. Having him around is a non-issue really.
5th Aug '16 4:14:09 PM Thecommander236
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* It is also mentioned that Sarris sent Thermians to mines and sold the females off as sex slaves. I assumed that after the Galaxy Quest crew left, that the remaining Thermians would try and free their imprisoned brethren which would increase the breeding pool a bit.
27th Jun '16 8:46:27 AM Cush1
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** Who's to say that Laliari's apparent sex as displayed by the appearance generator corresponds with Thermian biology? They might all be hermaphrodites, or have non-binary sexes, and/or not have the same kinds of genetic problems that terran creatures do when mating with closely-related individuals. Thermians are probably the closest any movie has ever gotten to true [[StarfishAliens starfish aliens]], so our notions of genetics are unlikely to be relevant.
26th Jun '16 12:32:59 AM MajorWesJanson
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** Magnetic mines aren't called that because they actually have big magnets in them, but because they use a fuse that is based on reading the magnetic field of a large metal object (like a ship) to determine when to detonate. The idea that mines are actually magnetic, and thus drawn towards the ship, just caught on in popular culture so that any "tracking" mines are called magnetic.
22nd Apr '16 4:41:08 PM JessicaHayes06
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**Well it is possible to recognize episodes by numbers instead of names. It is what separates a true die hard fan from a casual one. Like Brandon and his fellow friends, who probably watched the old VHS tapes to death, gone to the available 'fan sites', immersed themselves in every facet of the shows. They could recite episode number, episode name (if it even had one) Which characters were on a show, which died, recite every line by heart without fail. Give detailed autobiographies, and can help save alien races. Those are the die hards. Casual fans can give you some of that, but never the finer details.
16th Mar '16 9:26:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* FridgeLogic: What happens if the Thermians see one of their "heroes" in a different show/movie? Unless the only thing the actors ever appeared in was Galaxy Quest, which seems unlikely; surely their universe has an equivalent to {{TJ Hooker}}?

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* FridgeLogic: What happens if the Thermians see one of their "heroes" in a different show/movie? Unless the only thing the actors ever appeared in was Galaxy Quest, which seems unlikely; surely their universe has an equivalent to {{TJ Series/{{TJ Hooker}}?
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