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Re: Bad Science in Movies
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2013, 07:55:57 PM »

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Sunshine is why I started the thread lol, I'm halfway through it. I just can't make myself watch it all in one sitting.

@Post I'm sure you'll be criticizing the science in Invader Zim next :P

Worst science in a film... I'd say Dune. "For he IS the Qwisatz Haderach!"

Something about Dune just annoys me to know end. I guess it's the swords and sand people stuff, it always just felt so... constructed?

Dune is as much scifi as Star Wars is. But one is definitely presented in a much more mature fashion.

Re: Bad Science in Movies
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 02:07:08 AM »

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Dune is really a fantasy novel that happens to be set in space. The majority of the 'sci-fi' happens outside of the main plot.

Re: Bad Science in Movies
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2013, 09:12:02 PM »

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The Core was a pretty bad one for science. We just had an event at my school where we watched that movie just to criticize and make fun of the bad science. It was a pretty fun time.

But yeah, sunshine was a pretty horrible one if I remember correctly
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Re: Bad Science in Movies
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2013, 03:55:03 PM »

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Apparently Brian Cox was the scientific consultant. He presented the science to the director, and the director picked what to include and what not to.

Re: Bad Science in Movies
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2013, 07:41:56 PM »

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Apparently Brian Cox was the scientific consultant. He presented the science to the director, and the director picked what to include and what not to.

Yeah i feel bad for those guys because they are just consultants and yet sometimes people attach them to the technobabble the shows spout (90s Star Trek in particular... The guys name was Bormanis or something.)

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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »

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that wouldnt be that bad; they get paid to do hardly any extra work, and then they have their name attached to something that nobody in their feild will care about.
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