History Headscratchers / RealGenius

18th May '15 8:49:57 AM Fighteer
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* What age is Mitch when Sherry Nugil vamps on him? Her dialogue states that she [[JailBaitWait waited three years for him to be legal]], and I thought that age of consent in California is 18. Since he comes to "Pacific Tech" at 15, that means that one of several things must be the case:

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* What age is Mitch when Sherry Nugil vamps on him? Her dialogue states that she [[JailBaitWait waited three years for him to be legal]], and I thought that the age of consent in California is 18. Since he comes to "Pacific Tech" at 15, that means that one of several things must be the case:
19th Apr '15 11:29:51 PM nombretomado
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**** Furthermore, it would be ''by far'' the most effective ABM system yet invented, and mightn't mitigating the megadeaths of a possible nuclear exchange during the ColdWar perhaps be a good thing?

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**** Furthermore, it would be ''by far'' the most effective ABM system yet invented, and mightn't mitigating the megadeaths of a possible nuclear exchange during the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar perhaps be a good thing?
18th Feb '15 9:28:52 AM Kalaong
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*** To be more precise, they "took advantage of the college giving them a free ride on their education and research and getting them a job post-graduation", but translating that to a military scholarship is equivalent to them being told they'd just be doing disaster relief and humanitarian aid(which is how it's often sold)... and then being sent to quell a riot by eliminating everything moving. Killing undisclosed people - in ''peacetime'' - was NotWhatISignedOnFor.
9th Feb '15 7:43:25 PM SharleeD
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** Don't forget, the opening scene of the CIA meeting explicitly stated that the Agency had ''gone behind the backs'' of the President and other legitimate authority to arrange for the laser's construction. Agency heads are going to roll now that the project's existence has been exposed, and by the time the resulting scandal has run its course -- whether publically or in-house and in secret -- cheaper options like drones will already be in development, turning the film's laser-satellite assassination concept into an overbuilt boondoggle by comparison.

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** Don't forget, the opening scene of the CIA meeting explicitly stated that the Agency had ''gone behind the backs'' of the President and other legitimate authority to arrange for the laser's construction. Agency heads are going to roll now that the project's existence has been exposed, and by the time the resulting scandal has run its course -- whether publically or in-house and in secret -- the Cold War will be over and cheaper options like drones will already be in development, turning the film's laser-satellite assassination concept into an overbuilt boondoggle by comparison.
9th Feb '15 7:18:59 PM SharleeD
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** Don't forget, the opening scene of the CIA meeting explicitly stated that the Agency had ''gone behind the backs'' of the President and other legitimate authority to arrange for the laser's construction. Agency heads are going to roll now that the project's existence has been exposed, and by the time the resulting scandal has run its course -- whether publically or in-house and in secret -- cheaper options like drones will already be in development, turning the film's laser-satellite assassination concept into an overbuilt boondoggle by comparison.
24th Jan '15 10:15:29 PM theoddkoala
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*** Someone attempting to break a law? And young people having sex with each other even if it's not fully sanctioned by the law and society? [[RealityIsUnrealistic Gosh, that never happens.]]
** Sherry's a brain-chaser, not a pedophile. Whatever the law might have to say about it, she may have been waiting for Mitch to be physically mature enough that ''she'' could find him appealing.
3rd Jan '15 9:16:29 AM Mhoram
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** When she said she'd been waiting three years for him, I didn't think she meant for him personally, but for the next super-genius to come along at the school. If she tried Chris when he was a freshman, that should have been about three years before Mitch's arrival.
2nd Jan '15 5:47:49 PM Mhoram
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** When she said she'd been waiting three years for him, I didn't think she meant for him personally, but for the next super-genius to come along at the school. If she tried Chris when he was a freshman, that should have been about three years before Mitch's arrival.
8th Sep '13 9:40:20 AM SharleeD
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** Sherry's a brain-chaser, not a pedophile. Whatever the law might have to say about it, she may have been waiting for Mitch to be physically mature enough that ''she'' could find him appealing.
28th Aug '13 1:48:39 PM Willbyr
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*** ''Or'', the congressman goes public with the information for political reasons, leading to public outcries and, yes, public scrutiny. Read up on how much the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative#Controversy_and_criticism SDI was criticized]] and you might get a better understanding about why John Q. Public in the '80s would be interested in ''solid proof''[[hottip:*:And yes, I'm sure that Chris, Mitch, and co. would have ensured that there ''was'' solid proof]] that the government was testing death rays in a time of peace.
*** Truthfully, without WordOfGod to confirm it one way or another[[hottip:*:Someone should look up Neal Israel and/or Pat Proft (or even Martha Coolidge) to ask them]], or with the present lack of a {{sequel}}, the final outcome remains strictly in the realm of [[WMG/RealGenius Wild Mass Guessing]]. I like to think that, at the very end, when it's all said and done, that the project was a flop. Definitely not thrown out altogether, but put aside for a while (maybe boxed up and stashed away in [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Hangar 51]], haha).

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*** ''Or'', the congressman goes public with the information for political reasons, leading to public outcries and, yes, public scrutiny. Read up on how much the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative#Controversy_and_criticism SDI was criticized]] and you might get a better understanding about why John Q. Public in the '80s would be interested in ''solid proof''[[hottip:*:And proof''[[note]]And yes, I'm sure that Chris, Mitch, and co. would have ensured that there ''was'' solid proof]] proof[[/note]] that the government was testing death rays in a time of peace.
*** Truthfully, without WordOfGod to confirm it one way or another[[hottip:*:Someone another[[note]]Someone should look up Neal Israel and/or Pat Proft (or even Martha Coolidge) to ask them]], them[[/note]], or with the present lack of a {{sequel}}, the final outcome remains strictly in the realm of [[WMG/RealGenius Wild Mass Guessing]]. I like to think that, at the very end, when it's all said and done, that the project was a flop. Definitely not thrown out altogether, but put aside for a while (maybe boxed up and stashed away in [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Hangar 51]], haha).
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