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Five science fiction movies that get the science right

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calonso On January 16, 2014




Orlando, Florida
#1New Post! May 12, 2008 @ 22:13:54
I thought about putting this in the movie section but according to this article, it's all about the science.

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markfox01 On October 29, 2018
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Welshman in Brum.., United Kin
#2New Post! May 12, 2008 @ 22:21:58
Before long most of star trek would be fact. 8)
britneylulu On October 04, 2008

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Anaheim,
#3New Post! May 12, 2008 @ 22:34:10
It's a list of five movie that we have not seen. Four of them we never heard of. One could wonder why, since we probably have seen every Star Trek episode.

But one might also wonder, science fiction is fiction. Somehow insisting on factualness seems odd.
calonso On January 16, 2014




Orlando, Florida
#4New Post! May 12, 2008 @ 23:31:50
@markfox01 Said
Before long most of star trek would be fact. 8)


I sure hope so
calonso On January 16, 2014




Orlando, Florida
#5New Post! May 12, 2008 @ 23:50:34
@britneylulu Said

But one might also wonder, science fiction is fiction. Somehow insisting on factualness seems odd.



They are just appreciating that the science and technology used in the story was mostly accurate and not some wild and crazy fabrication. When the science is true like that, it makes it more exciting because the fiction becomes more plausible.
britneylulu On October 04, 2008

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Anaheim,
#6New Post! May 13, 2008 @ 02:44:54
@calonso Said
They are just appreciating that the science and technology used in the story was mostly accurate and not some wild and crazy fabrication. When the science is true like that, it makes it more exciting because the fiction becomes more plausible.


Of course, you're right. Does Contact , the Jodie Foster movie based on Carl Sagan's novel use "mostly accurate" science? At the end if we recall correctly, it has an event that has no scientific explanation. We thought that was kinda cool, but we don't remember the details of the event.
adrinachrome On February 12, 2019




Fukitall, Arizona
#7New Post! May 13, 2008 @ 02:46:25
like 7 hours of static was recorded when it seemed like she only fell for a few minutes, I could be wrong its been awhile.
calonso On January 16, 2014




Orlando, Florida
#8New Post! May 13, 2008 @ 15:59:06
yea I vaguely remember that movie too but the part where she goes into another dimension or whateer and what she sees while in there definitely can't be explained scientifically... yet. That's why I love sci fi, those kind of movies usually have a way of becoming reality, in time.
Wingsy On June 30, 2018
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Wingsville,
#9New Post! May 13, 2008 @ 16:02:04
I took a class in college called "Science in Science Fiction"...it was all about how much actual science goes into sci fi books and movies. It was a great class...who wouldn't want to watch movies all the time and get college credit for it?
bbqcarrots On February 17, 2009




Dallas, Texas
#10New Post! May 13, 2008 @ 16:16:27
From the Alien bit:

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First, the adult somehow manages to grow from about 30 centimetres to 2 metres in a matter of hours.


This isn't all that unusual. Moth and butterfly wings are not in their final form when the insects emerge from the coccoon. Pythons can un hinge their jaws to swallow prey. Mice and rats and cockroaches can fit through very small holes. Not exactly the same as the Alien, but examples of animals that are ablt to compact themselves into small volumes.

Admittedly, the Alien's growthrate is a bit extreme, but not impossible. There are flies that have life spans of less than a day.
calonso On January 16, 2014




Orlando, Florida
#11New Post! May 13, 2008 @ 16:20:15
@wingsy Said
I took a class in college called "Science in Science Fiction"...it was all about how much actual science goes into sci fi books and movies. It was a great class...who wouldn't want to watch movies all the time and get college credit for it?


Awesome
Wingsy On June 30, 2018
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Wingsville,
#12New Post! May 13, 2008 @ 16:22:10
@calonso Said
Awesome


It was my favorite class!
alexkidd On February 07, 2012
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in a bog, Ireland
#13New Post! May 18, 2008 @ 15:59:09
and why wasn't 'mission to mars' there!?
christian_geor On May 20, 2008




brookhaven,
#14New Post! May 19, 2008 @ 13:02:57
O. I c. Try this link. it will help you very much.
rider On September 28, 2009

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The first one, Australia
#15New Post! Jun 14, 2008 @ 15:20:23
2001...Good when it came out,but past it now and computers Will get Smarter.
Eternal sunshine...just the Title stopped me from watching it.
Alien...I feel there's a good chance this will happen.
Gattaca...Any film that makes you think about the future of the human race is a worry.
Solaris...Ah I had the best sleep during a movie Iv'e ever had...WOFTAM...Waste Of F..king Time And Money
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