History Headscratchers / MinorityReport

15th Jul '16 10:34:43 PM Sharlee
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** FWIW, the TV series dealt with this by indicating that the precogs had no idea how long they've been in the milk bath. They were told they'd be going in for a brief test, were put into a trance in which they had no consciousness of time's passage, and were kept in that state for a decade without respite.
15th Jul '16 10:20:53 PM Sharlee
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** Even if the Pre-Crime cops are as incompetent about post-death investigations as implied, surely they could tap resources from one of the ''non-homicide'' police divisions to process the crime scene. Presumably there are still regular cops on call to handle property crimes and non-fatal offenses against persons, who rely on good old-fashioned evidence rather than psychic visions. Heck, medical examiners will still be called upon to tell accidental firearm-discharge apart from suicide, so the autopsy would resolve the issue.

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** Even if the Pre-Crime cops are as incompetent about post-death investigations as implied, surely they could tap resources from one of the ''non-homicide'' police divisions to process the crime scene. Presumably there are still regular cops on call to handle property crimes and non-fatal offenses against persons, who rely on good old-fashioned evidence rather than psychic visions. Heck, Likewise, medical examiners will still be called upon to tell accidental firearm-discharge apart from suicide, so the autopsy would could help resolve the issue.
15th Jul '16 9:57:28 PM Sharlee
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** Even if the Pre-Crime cops are as incompetent about post-death investigations as implied, surely they could tap resources from one of the ''non-homicide'' police divisions to process the crime scene. Presumably there are still regular cops on call to handle property crimes and non-fatal offenses against persons, who rely on good old-fashioned evidence rather than psychic visions. Heck, medical examiners will still be called upon to tell accidental firearm-discharge apart from suicide, so the autopsy would resolve the issue.
15th Jul '16 9:44:27 PM Sharlee
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** The precogs can detect the murder of ''strangers'' only within the immediate DC area. Detecting the murder of ''her own mother'' may be something Agatha is capable of at a much greater distance, psychic powers being linked to emotion in most fiction.
4th Jun '16 5:22:44 PM costanton11
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** Say it with me, people. The precogs don't see your thoughts. They see ''the future''. In this case the would-be killer would never come up on the precogs' radar because he was destined to get flattened by a bus before he killed anyone.

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** Say it with me, people. The precogs don't see your thoughts. They see ''the future''. future'' i.e. what would have happened unless someone saw a precogs vision and intervened. In this case the would-be killer would never come up on the precogs' radar because in the future in which Precrime didn't intervene, he was destined to get flattened by a bus before he killed anyone.
4th Jun '16 5:13:37 PM costanton11
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** While him just breaking down is something that ''could'' happen, what ''actually'' happened, which Anderton saw, was the he had the scissors in his hand, was bringing them down in a stabbing motion, and was half a second away from plunging them into his wife's chest when Anderton grabbed him. He'd have to have a very fast mental breakdown and super fast reflexes to pull his stab in the blink of an eye in order for the situation to not end with him killing them.
1st Jun '16 8:38:15 PM PaulA
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** As of 2015, you now have your [[Series/MinorityReport sequel in the form of a television series following one of the other (male) precogs.]]

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** As of 2015, you now have your [[Series/MinorityReport [[Series/MinorityReport2015 sequel in the form of a television series following one of the other (male) precogs.]]
22nd Feb '16 7:14:09 PM Discar
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*** I've read a number of robbery cases where the criminal gets the money, but then can't go through and ends up giving the money back. That's just petty mugging...

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*** ** I've read a number of robbery cases where the criminal gets the money, but then can't go through and ends up giving the money back. That's just petty mugging...
22nd Feb '16 6:45:17 PM CockroachCharlie
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*** I've read a number of robbery cases where the criminal gets the money, but then can't go through and ends up giving the money back. That's just petty mugging...
2nd Feb '16 6:53:49 AM FlashSteps
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** Based on the fact that his eyes are different colors from that point on, I always assumed that yes, he was permanently blinded in that eye.
** The eyes were a different color because they where from someone of Japanese descent, he was not blinded but it hurt.

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** Based on the fact that his eyes are different colors colours from that point on, I always assumed that yes, he was permanently blinded in that eye.
** The eyes were a different color colour because they where from someone of Japanese descent, he was not blinded but it hurt.hurt.
** I think that the troper above you was suggesting that the eyes were different colours from ''each other'' rather than from his original set he had replaced, as you had meant. I'm not sure if his new left and right were actually different colours, so I'd have to watch it again to check.



** Plus someone might finally notice that Anderton ''couldn't have killed'' Witwer because he left his gun - with which Witwer was killed - at Crow's appartment. (This is my real huge Just Bugs Me with an otherwise fine movie, and my only explanation is, as Witwer himself points out, that the Pre-Cops don't have much classic murder investigation experience. Which is kind of a lame excuse.)

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** Plus someone might finally notice that Anderton ''couldn't have killed'' Witwer because he left his gun - with which Witwer was killed - at Crow's appartment. (This is my real huge Just Bugs Me headscratcher with an otherwise fine movie, and my only explanation is, as Witwer himself points out, that the Pre-Cops don't have much classic murder investigation experience. Which is kind of a lame excuse.)



** As of 2015, you now have your [[Series/MinorityReport sequel in the form of a television series following one of the other (male) precogs.]]



* One that just occurred to this troper: why did Precrime arrest Anderton near the end of the film? It's been established that their jurisdiction only encompasses future murders; the MPDC (who are established to still exist in the film's opening sequence) still has jurisdiction over regular crimes. At this point in the film, Anderton is already being held responsible for [[spoiler: the deaths of both Leo Crow and Danny Witer]]. Surely he would hence fall under the DCPD's jurisdiction?

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* One that just occurred to this troper: me: why did Precrime arrest Anderton near the end of the film? It's been established that their jurisdiction only encompasses future murders; the MPDC (who are established to still exist in the film's opening sequence) still has jurisdiction over regular crimes. At this point in the film, Anderton is already being held responsible for [[spoiler: the deaths of both Leo Crow and Danny Witer]]. Surely he would hence fall under the DCPD's jurisdiction?
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