History Headscratchers / MinorityReport

14th Sep '16 3:06:00 PM benda
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*** Regarding that, this troper thinks that leaving rotten food in the fridge next to the healthy one wasn't exactly unintentional either - more like a RussianRoulette, only with much lower stakes.
1st Aug '16 1:44:18 PM Lawyerdude
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** Yep. They're slaves. And since they're also orphaned children of drug addicts, they don't have any family who can raise a fuss. Early on Anderton even says "It's easier if you don't think of them as human." What's really disturbing is that it seems everybody at Precrime knows this, but ''nobody cares''.
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...
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