History Headscratchers / PacificRim

23rd Apr '17 11:13:08 AM Sharlee
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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that SufficientlyAdvancedAliens would come after us with lumbering behemoths that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?

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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity.(until Hong Kong) cooperation. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that SufficientlyAdvancedAliens would come after us with lumbering behemoths that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?
23rd Apr '17 11:11:44 AM Sharlee
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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that aliens would come after us with creatures that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?

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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that aliens SufficientlyAdvancedAliens would come after us with creatures lumbering behemoths that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?
23rd Apr '17 11:10:25 AM Sharlee
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** Above all others, there's one ''glaring'' thing about the Kaiju that would make "initial wave of a planned invasion by advanced aliens" seem like a less plausible idea than "giant animals blundering randomly through a NegativeSpaceWedgie": they show ''absolutely no signs'' of tool use, language, or coordinated activity. Seriously, their primary weapons are teeth, claws, and brute force. How plausible would it seem to creatures as technology-dependent as modern humans that aliens would come after us with creatures that don't even seem smart enough to throw a rock?
1st Apr '17 3:37:08 PM Sharlee
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** Pentecost has probably been smacking down Newt's screwball rants about this, that, and the other thing for years. He may be so used to being told "Get off the line!" when he interrupts phone calls and radio messages to the Shatterdome's commanding officer that he honestly assumes Pentecost won't take him seriously if he doesn't tell him what they've discovered face-to-face.



** It doubt the Kaiju took that long to exterminate the dinosaurs, since the dinos certainly lacked any way to put up a defense. The Masters probably debated for a while about what to do since the Earths's conditions were less than ideal, and the consensus was just to wait for a while (remember, we have no idea how long living these aliens are) and pherpas conquer other planets that were more suitable. In the movie, it is established that they didn't expect to find the Earth inhabited by us humans.

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** It doubt the Kaiju took that long to exterminate the dinosaurs, since the dinos certainly lacked any way to put up a defense. The Masters probably debated for a while about what to do since the Earths's conditions were less than ideal, and the consensus was just to wait for a while (remember, we have no idea how long living these aliens are) and pherpas perhaps conquer other planets that were more suitable. In the movie, it is established that they didn't expect to find the Earth inhabited by us humans.
1st Apr '17 2:47:00 PM Sharlee
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*** Or more likely, whatever DNA they have doesn't code for the a "creature" at all, but for some sort of malleable, totipotent cellular glop which the Masters' biotechnology can modify into whatever sort of tissues and anatomical configurations they want. Each individual kaiju's phenotype has nothing whatsoever to do with its genes, because they're ''constructed'', not grown.

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*** Or more likely, whatever DNA they have doesn't code for the a "creature" at all, but for some sort of malleable, totipotent cellular glop which the Masters' biotechnology can modify into whatever sort of tissues and anatomical configurations they want. Each individual kaiju's phenotype has nothing whatsoever to do with its genes, because they're ''constructed'', not grown.
1st Apr '17 2:46:01 PM Sharlee
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*** Or more likely, whatever DNA they have doesn't code for the a "creature" at all, but for some sort of malleable, totipotent cellular glop which the Masters' biotechnology can modify into whatever sort of tissues and anatomical configurations they want. Each individual kaiju's phenotype has nothing whatsoever to do with its genes, because they're ''constructed'', not grown.
1st Apr '17 2:36:01 PM Sharlee
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*** For that matter, Otachi wasn't actually its ''mother'', more like its life-support system/surrogate.
1st Apr '17 2:30:54 PM Sharlee
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*** Drifting gives you ''memories''. Mori'd never experienced use of the Sword before, so it wouldn't have been in the forefront of her memory; at most, she could've shared her recall of a tactical briefing about Gypsy's upgrade, but most spontaneous Drift-flashbacks seem to feature emotionally-potent occurences, not bland stuff like being briefed.
5th Mar '17 10:30:09 AM ErikModi
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** Indeed. Gottlieb was working under the assumption the Breach was some kind of natural phenomena, and they'd need to destroy the Breach itself to stop the Kaiju. Once they realize the Kaiju are artificial, then the Breach is too. Even as Gypsy is floating down the Throat, Tendo mentions that they're out of time and they have to detonate now. Gypsy doesn't (because of a problem with the reactor), and ends up in the Anteverse, where detonating the nuke destroyed whatever device was keeping the Breach open (along with a whole lot of other stuff, certainly).
5th Mar '17 10:23:06 AM ErikModi
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** Well, technically, everything that's made of matter is "atomic in nature," i.e. it's made up of atoms.
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