History Headscratchers / GalaxyQuest

3rd Sep '17 1:00:50 PM Malady
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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 ''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(given the problems mentioned elsewhere on this page, eg, "Quellek, [[CelebrityParadox why does]] everyone in ''this'' historical document call Gilligan [[TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis 'Maynard']]?")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.)

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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 ''Series/GilligansIsland'' (given the problems mentioned elsewhere on this page, eg, "Quellek, [[CelebrityParadox why does]] everyone in ''this'' historical document call Gilligan [[TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis [[Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis 'Maynard']]?")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.)
31st Aug '17 6:24:03 AM Luppercus
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** Guy suggest different actions to Jason on how to kill the rock monster based on monsters on the show, which Jason disregard because non of them would apply. So, yes, the rock monster was like something they never seen before, nor even un the sci-fi show they were in.

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** Guy suggest different actions to Jason on how to kill the rock monster based on monsters on the show, which Jason disregard because non of them would apply. So, yes, the rock monster was like something they never seen before, nor even un in the sci-fi show they were in.



** What I get from the scene, considering that he was entering the bathroom with a towel in his neck was exactly that he was about to take the make-up off. Is just not shown because they wanted to save it for the gag at the end when the piece is all peeled out and we can see [[BadassGrandpa parts his gray hair]].

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** What I get from the scene, considering that he was entering the bathroom with a towel in his neck was exactly that he was about to take the make-up off. Is just not shown because they wanted to save it for the gag at the end when the piece is all peeled out and we can see [[BadassGrandpa parts of his gray hair]].
31st Aug '17 6:21:03 AM Luppercus
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** Even as they don't have the concepto of outright lying they do have the concept --to some degree-- of trickery as they obviously saw the episode when Taggart and Dr. Lazarus "faked" to fight to beat up a mook, and they bring Jason!Taggart to negotiate with Sarris because they know he's clever and astute, they must know that he's going to deceive Sarris somehow. Also the previous leader has to be tortured to speak, so they do understand the concept of hide key information.

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** Even as they don't have the concepto concept of outright lying they do have the concept --to some degree-- of trickery as they obviously saw the episode when Taggart and Dr. Lazarus "faked" to fight to beat up a mook, and they bring Jason!Taggart to negotiate with Sarris because they know he's clever and astute, they must know that he's going to deceive Sarris somehow. Also the previous leader has to be tortured to speak, so they do understand the concept of hide key information.
31st Aug '17 6:20:38 AM Luppercus
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** Even as they don't have the concepto of outright lying they do have the concept --to some degree-- of trickery as they obviously saw the episode when Taggart and Dr. Lazarus "faked" to fight to beat up a mook, and they bring Jason!Taggart to negotiate with Sarris because they know he's clever and astute, they must know that he's going to deceive Sarris somehow. Also the previous leader has to be tortured to speak, so they do understand the concept of hide key information.




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** Well, a sue will be difficult because the cast do not own the ship. The affected ones would have to sue the real owners, and they are the Therbians, not the cast, even if one of them was driving it. And he can argue that he was under a life or death situation. You can escape a sue if you cause damage trying to save a human life.




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** I guess is up to the viewer whether Mathesar meant with "It was a model, as big as this. A very clever deception indeed." that he now understand the concept of fiction or if he thought that Jason lied about everything been fake to trick Sarris (I personally took the second of the movie) but either case is likely that Laliara does grasp the concept of fiction at that point.




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** Guy suggest different actions to Jason on how to kill the rock monster based on monsters on the show, which Jason disregard because non of them would apply. So, yes, the rock monster was like something they never seen before, nor even un the sci-fi show they were in.




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** What I get from the scene, considering that he was entering the bathroom with a towel in his neck was exactly that he was about to take the make-up off. Is just not shown because they wanted to save it for the gag at the end when the piece is all peeled out and we can see [[BadassGrandpa parts his gray hair]].




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** Unless they're playing villains (which is unlikely if they're typecasted) the Therbian would just assume they're on some sort of mission or in a post-military service profession.




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** We are also assuming that it's the equivalent of Spock's "Long life and prosper", but it might be the equivalent of "The needs of the many..." and so on, so yes, there's a more extended version that was said iconically during a very emotional death scene.




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** I'm afraid you're mixing two separate lines of dialogue. The "universe will be destroyed" is said by a Therbian scientist as a feared possibility of the device. What the fans on Earth actually said is that there are two main theories; a) That is a bomb that will destroy everything close in second (nor the entire universe) and b) That turns time 13 seconds in the past. And yes, moving the entire universe 13 seconds in the past could probably destroy it as the Therbians feared, but was never an intentional aspect of the artifact.
20th Jul '17 4:39:38 PM Sharlee
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** It's not an unreasonable assumption that any species that ''has'' sweat glands would secrete more sweat when nervous. Anxiety would presumably make any species with muscles get ready to use them, physiologically, and whether it's to run away or to fight back, that's going to heat them up, making perspiration beneficial.
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.
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