05:34:52 PM Jan 27th 2013
edited by SamMax
edited by SamMax
When the film adaptation comes out, what should we do about the (unrelated) Korean film?
03:31:54 PM Oct 29th 2010
Is it all right with everyone if we delete this line?: (Apparently S Meyer is somewhat incapable of writing a story that does not include some sort of complicated romantic entanglement.) It's not very relevant and doesn't directly reference a trope... It seems more like author-bashing than anything else, to me.
10:45:43 PM Apr 14th 2010
There was some discussion on this one in the old system, but nothing was resolved- "Faster Than Light Travel - also somewhat implied (at least if we give Meyer the benefit of the doubt). No way are any habitable, carbon-based-life-supporting planets within 50 years' travel of Earth without it, even if they are Generation Ships." We know of a considerable number of star systems in that range (assuming near-lightspeed travel, which given their general technological superiority, there's no reason the souls shouldn't have), and at least one (Gliese 581, 20ly away) that possesses several planets with masses not too much higher than Earth's with orbits within the 'goldilocks zone'. It is entirely possible, perhaps even probable, that there are a dozen or more habitable worlds within 100 lightyears of Earth, 100 years being IIRC the most distant planet mentioned in the book.
08:09:55 PM Mar 29th 2013
The implication is that the planet of the See Weeds is in the Alpha Centauri system. That is, two suns, one system over from Earth (4.3 LY). In that case, a ten-year round trip is doable at just under light speed. Whether or not a water-bearing life-sustaining world could exist there is Artistic License Astronomy. That seems to make more sense, since Meyer is well-known (or infamous, if you prefer) for her Artistic License on many, many subjects.