History Headscratchers / GalaxyQuest

24th Mar '18 4:36:51 PM nombretomado
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** Well, of course. But isn't the point of ItJustBugsMe and WildMassGuessing to overthink these things?

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** Well, of course. But isn't the point of ItJustBugsMe Headscratchers and WildMassGuessing to overthink these things?
18th Mar '18 2:02:26 AM TheEmmjay
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** Could also be that he had his face obscured by prosthetic makeup or the helmet of a spacesuit or something like that.
16th Mar '18 1:47:45 PM Wanderwolf
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** If the in-universe series was much like classic Trek, you almost never saw Earth, due to budgetary limitations. Therefore, there was nothing visibly contradicting the series.
24th Feb '18 1:44:52 PM Twoeyesshort
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** It sort of makes sense as a kind of internal defense mechanism, in case the ship was boarded. It could crush and burn invaders trying to go that way, or at least slow them down enough for the crew to prepare a more adequate response. Maybe not the ''most'' efficient solution to the problem, but it's plausible enough the Thermians might have decided to roll with it.
20th Jan '18 1:49:19 PM DocStone
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* Sarris' entire motivation was wanting to steal the Omega 13 for his own purposes. So why didn't he just take it after he had the Protector II's crew incapacitated? After Jason reveals that Galaxy Quest is a show to everyone, Sarris gives the order to blow up the ship and then leaves. But even in knowing the show is fake, why didn't he assume that the Thermians ''made'' the Omega 13 real just like they had with every other aspect of the ship?
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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(given the problems mentioned elsewhere on this page, eg, "Quellek, [[CelebrityParadox why does]] everyone in ''this'' historical document call Gilligan [[TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis 'Maynard']]?")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.
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