Skip to comments.Sci-fi Worthy of Malthus
Posted on 05/01/2013 7:18:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
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Not to worry.
The fact that wimpoid “Cruise” is in it was enough for the wife and I go give the movie a “by”.
As a retired fighter/test type, I always said that the only things that had believable acting in “Top Gun” was the aircraft.
It would be a lot easier for an alien civilization to lasso a local comet then to travel all the way here if they needed some H2O.
Every nickel-iron meteor is 2% gold by weight. That makes almost every nickel-iron meteor in museums or private collections quite worth stealing ~ and that’s what’s been happening.
I come for yer daughter Chuck.
Tom Cruise got a pilot license after Top Gun (I don’t know if the Thetans got one too) and then bought a P-51 so he is a real pilot.
I love Top Gun, watch the beginning, the end and it’s a great movie the middle is the lame part and then finding out Kelly Mcgillis is a lesbo lowers her hot chick quotient in the movie big time.
I think there was more sexual tension between Iceman (Kilmer) and Maverick (Cruise) than with the chick.
I wanna make a sci-fi parody movie (ala Scary Movie)....
“TROPES: Rise of Old Hat”
Is that Pearlman in that pic?
I thought the alien was converting sea water to energy, not taking the water. Maybe Jonah didn’t see the movie.
By its nature, most scifi is cautionary. “If we do this, look what’s likely to happen.” The biggest problem with current scifi movies is the abandonment of plot in favor of big explosions. Star Trek never got over this; every time the ship was in a battle all the control panels on the bridge exploded in sparks and fire. That’s like running the 20,000 volts from the picture tube through the switches on your TV. No one would be stupid enough to do that. Thoughtful scifi has been largely abandoned in favor of F/X. The Cruise movie sounds interesting but not enough so to buy two theater tickets ($28). Next year on cable is fine.
Pick the biggest one-trick pony hack director and you have box-office GOLD!
The scarcest resource in Hollywood today is an original idea.
Ending will have little furry lumberjacks save the day, lol
Control panels on the bridge explode but the thing they controlled was unafected? They just reroute their commands from a new terminal, only the console on the bridge was damaged? Never made sense to me.
The first problem with this plot device is that it’s pretty dumb. Hydrogen and oxygen are two of the most common elements in the universe. An alien race is savvy enough to master interstellar travel but too clueless to combine two Hs with one O to form H2O? C’mon.
Something we have not been able to do as yet I think,
but then we haven’t mastered interplanetary travel
If an alien culture was so dependent on water that they would travel lightyears and obliterate millions to get it, it must be extremely rare on their homeworld. if it is that rare, how did they grow to become so dependent on it? And if they’re resourceful enough to track it down on a tiny speck of a planet halfway across the galaxy, wouldn’t they be smart enough to either find an alternative or at least an alternative and more viable source?
I’ve always theorized that if aliens wreak havoc on earth, it would be accidental — the introduction of some fatal element into our ecosystem, for example.
They are magic panels. Perhaps they use Linux in the 23rd century. ;-)
Why war for water when there is more water/ice in asteroids and such you can have without a fight.
Imagine a film where we fight to keep aliens from taking “our” ice asteroids?
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