History Headscratchers / GalaxyQuest

24th Mar '17 11:34:10 AM erforce
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* When Sarris is wearing Fred's appearance and Jason tackles him, Jason clearly punches Sarris in the right side of his face a few times -- where the spiked EyepatchOfDoom would be.

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* When Sarris is wearing Fred's appearance and Jason tackles him, Jason clearly punches Sarris in the right side of his face a few times -- where the spiked EyepatchOfDoom EyepatchOfPower would be.
11th Feb '17 1:57:33 PM Oddtail
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** It's possible that the Thermians figured out how long a "second" was based on various TV shows, where the dramatic few seconds can be really stretched out. So they timed the device based on their understanding of a "second". Heck, they may have very well thought a "second" had variable length based on how important an event is (again, just like in movies and TV shows), and the Omega-13 device somehow adjusted to the situation, because it was designed to.
7th Feb '17 5:40:42 AM Doug86
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** There are more than a few struggling actors who had a small-but-fandom-significant role on a cult TV show or film then basically end up milking the lower rungs of the convention circuit for all its worth. My personal guess is that Guy had a small role in one episode, most likely as a RedShirt, but it was one that became a bit of a meme among the fandom. Like, his death scene was particularly over-the-top and people enjoy acting it out, or he had one cheesy line that people like to quote back to each other (kind of like how ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' fans love quoting "No! Not the mind probe!" back at each other). It probably wasn't enough to kickstart his career to any great heights, but it was enough to get people to invite him along to a few conventions, which he then parlayed into a career as a professional 'crewmember' to make up the numbers.

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** There are more than a few struggling actors who had a small-but-fandom-significant role on a cult TV show or film then basically end up milking the lower rungs of the convention circuit for all its worth. My personal guess is that Guy had a small role in one episode, most likely as a RedShirt, but it was one that became a bit of a meme among the fandom. Like, his death scene was particularly over-the-top and people enjoy acting it out, or he had one cheesy line that people like to quote back to each other (kind of like how ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans love quoting "No! Not the mind probe!" back at each other). It probably wasn't enough to kickstart his career to any great heights, but it was enough to get people to invite him along to a few conventions, which he then parlayed into a career as a professional 'crewmember' to make up the numbers.
13th Dec '16 9:57:19 PM LBHills
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13th Dec '16 9:54:48 PM LBHills
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** The convention center damage probably got hushed up by the government, who we can only assume took the WORKING SPACE SHIP hull section. And the cars all belonged to sci-fi geeks. What Trekkie wouldn't want to say their car was totaled by the crash landing of the Enterprise D saucer section?

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** The convention center damage probably got hushed up by the government, who we can only assume took the WORKING SPACE SHIP hull section.remnant of a '''functional FTL ship''' away. And the cars all belonged to sci-fi geeks. What Trekkie wouldn't want to say their car was totaled by the crash landing of the Enterprise D saucer section?



** Good one? Seriously, a space ship like that would be worth the continent of your choice in trade...assuming you didn't decide to just use the ship yourself and TAKE the continent.

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** Good one? Seriously, a space ship like that would be worth the continent of your choice in trade...assuming you didn't decide to just use the ship yourself and TAKE '''take''' the continent.



* Shouldn't the Thermians have figured something was up when they travelled to Earth, and found it relatively very primitive compared to the Trek-ish tv show? Or why Nesmith was nowhere near any starships?

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* Shouldn't the Thermians have figured something was up when they travelled to Earth, and found it relatively very primitive compared to the Trek-ish tv TV show? Or why Nesmith was nowhere near any starships?



** Well if they took every story to come from Earth as true they could pick and choose why Earth was like it was, far as i know they didn't have any concept of our timeline.

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** Well if they took every story to come from Earth as true they could pick and choose why Earth was like it was, far as i I know they didn't have any concept of our timeline.



** Why wouldn't they believe the supernatural elements? There's clearly plenty of utterly weird crap in the universe, like boulders that pull together to turn into a giant monster, a ghost or a vampire isn't that much more unbelievable. For the cartoons, they probably figure they're recreations of events that actually took place... they assume Tom and Jerry aren't actual animals but some form of sentient life that also exists alongside humans, and the cartoons featuring them are animated documentaries about their struggles.

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** Why wouldn't they believe the supernatural elements? There's clearly plenty of utterly weird crap in the universe, like boulders that pull together to turn into a giant monster, monster: a ghost or a vampire isn't that much more unbelievable. For the cartoons, they probably figure they're recreations of events that actually took place... they assume Tom and Jerry aren't actual animals but some form of sentient life that also exists alongside humans, and the cartoons featuring them are animated documentaries about their struggles.



** And the joke here (I hate to spoil the joke, but I guess people missed it) is that he only introduced himself ever as Guy. The crew doesn't know his last name, because he never said his last name.

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** And the joke here (I hate to spoil the joke, but I guess people missed it) is that he only ever introduced himself ever as Guy. The crew doesn't know his last name, because he never said his last name.



** Come on the Thermians aren't gonna visit their crew member? One of the only other Thermians out there? They still have the little radio things! If Laliari needed to, she could get more battery power.

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** Come on on, the Thermians aren't gonna visit their crew member? One of the only other Thermians out there? They still have the little radio things! If Laliari needed to, she could get more battery power.



** Um, because there's only one ship and the government would rather study it in a lab than rent it out to film a stupid tv show?

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** Um, because there's only one ship and the government would rather study it in a lab than rent it out to film a stupid tv TV show?



*** No Trekkie would pick a fight in a public restroom just because they heard somebody bad-mouthing one of the actors. The public embarrassment they could endure, but it would mean ''missing the next day of the convention!''



** No, another person in the bathroom was dressed as Not!Klingon, but the two guys in question were not.

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** No, another person three guys in the bathroom was were dressed as Not!Klingon, but the two guys in question were not.
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.
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