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31st Oct '16 9:48:21 PM foxley
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27th Oct '16 4:31:13 AM __Vano
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When it comes to science and history, we can't expect the writers to get all the facts right. Maybe we ''should'' be able to expect this, but such expectations will lead to disappointment. To be fair, though, good story will always trump good science.

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When it comes to science and history, we can't expect the writers to get all the facts right. Maybe we ''should'' be able to expect this, but such expectations will lead to disappointment. To be fair, though, good story will always trump good science.
science: real science tends to be gradual, methodical and incomprehensible to anyone without decent knowledge in the specific field.
5th Oct '16 7:09:52 AM BreadBull
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28th Aug '16 9:13:50 AM erforce
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* ''Film/FantasticFour'' (2005) has a Star Trek-esque "cloud of cosmic energy" floating by Earth's orbit, and Reed believes this type of cloud may have triggered evolution, and could have untold benefits for humanity and biological science. It looks like the writers were trying to take the hokey "cosmic radiation" origin from the comics and make it more relevant to modern science. But there really is an area of concentrated space radiation right around Earth's orbit, the Van Allen Belt, where the Fantastic Four in the comics encountered high levels of space radiation due to poor shielding. The made up glowing energy blob has less of a basis in reality than the origin from the 60's.

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* ''Film/FantasticFour'' (2005) ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' has a Star Trek-esque ''Franchise/StarTrek''-esque "cloud of cosmic energy" floating by Earth's orbit, and Reed believes this type of cloud may have triggered evolution, and could have untold benefits for humanity and biological science. It looks like the writers were trying to take the hokey "cosmic radiation" origin from the comics and make it more relevant to modern science. But there really is an area of concentrated space radiation right around Earth's orbit, the Van Allen Belt, where the Fantastic Four in the comics encountered high levels of space radiation due to poor shielding. The made up glowing energy blob has less of a basis in reality than the origin from the 60's.
5th Aug '16 11:54:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal parodies this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1804#comic here]].

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* SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' parodies this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1804#comic here]].
21st May '16 5:47:35 PM Doug86
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* According to the 2006 ''Literature/StrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie, {{nanomachines}} can [[UnstableGeneticCode completely change the species of whatever gets injected with them]].

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* According to the 2006 ''Literature/StrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie, {{nanomachines}} can [[UnstableGeneticCode completely change the species of whatever gets injected with them]].
2nd Apr '16 8:55:47 PM erforce
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* When footage of the space shuttle in orbit is shown (unless StockFootage provided by NASA is used), the shuttle is almost always shown orbiting "right side up" with its cargo bay doors closed. In reality, the shuttle always orbits with its underside away from the Earth (because that's the side where the heat shielding is strongest), with its cargo bay doors open (because the radiators are on the inner surface of the doors). Curiously, one of the few shows or movies ever to get this right was ''TheWestWing'' (where the shuttle was imperiled by an inability to open its cargo doors).

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* When footage of the space shuttle in orbit is shown (unless StockFootage provided by NASA is used), the shuttle is almost always shown orbiting "right side up" with its cargo bay doors closed. In reality, the shuttle always orbits with its underside away from the Earth (because that's the side where the heat shielding is strongest), with its cargo bay doors open (because the radiators are on the inner surface of the doors). Curiously, one of the few shows or movies ever to get this right was ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' (where the shuttle was imperiled by an inability to open its cargo doors).



* ''{{Equilibrium}}'' has the concept of GunKata, a combat martial art whereby it is possible to determine the locations of opponents in a gunfight and their most likely lines of fire, breaking it down into a statistical formula that can be memorized to allow the Grammaton Cleric to evade incoming fire and shoot back at his opponents without looking. Needless to say, this ''doesn't'' work in RealLife, as actual gunbattles are based around cover, maneuver, and lines of sight, and can be extremely unpredictable and chaotic. They are virtually impossible to control, let alone analyze for statistical study, and the vast range of variables inherent to a gunfight simply cannot be predicted.

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* ''{{Equilibrium}}'' ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' has the concept of GunKata, a combat martial art whereby it is possible to determine the locations of opponents in a gunfight and their most likely lines of fire, breaking it down into a statistical formula that can be memorized to allow the Grammaton Cleric to evade incoming fire and shoot back at his opponents without looking. Needless to say, this ''doesn't'' work in RealLife, as actual gunbattles are based around cover, maneuver, and lines of sight, and can be extremely unpredictable and chaotic. They are virtually impossible to control, let alone analyze for statistical study, and the vast range of variables inherent to a gunfight simply cannot be predicted.
15th Mar '16 1:43:28 PM ANTMuddle
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7th Mar '16 5:04:56 PM justanid
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+ ArtisticLicenseBiology
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ArtisticLicenseBiology and ArtMajorBiology
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31st Jan '16 8:10:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some people, though, [[SoBadItsGood enjoy these sillier aspects of such movies]], citing them as [[RuleOfFun part of the fun]]. ''DeepImpact'', however, was [[{{Narm}} supposed to be serious]], which arguably [[DanBrowned makes its inaccuracies worse]]. For instance, the four nuclear devices causing a clean cut in the comet (as shown in a graphic in the movie) is impossible on several levels.

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* Some people, though, [[SoBadItsGood enjoy these sillier aspects of such movies]], citing them as [[RuleOfFun part of the fun]]. ''DeepImpact'', ''Film/DeepImpact'', however, was [[{{Narm}} supposed to be serious]], which arguably [[DanBrowned makes its inaccuracies worse]]. For instance, the four nuclear devices causing a clean cut in the comet (as shown in a graphic in the movie) is impossible on several levels.
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