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Dude, chill. It was all in good fun. Thought you'd get it and take it in the right spirit; now I know better. Some folks, you just can't kid around with I guess. You kind of took the levity right out of it and beat it to a pulp. rolleyes.gif
Alright, at least you made an attempt to pacify your intentions whether it was mistaken or not is not important. That to me shows a bit of character which most of the time doesn't happen to me so that's why I reacted in such manner. Another words, I've been rudely ambushed by a few knuckle heads many times before here so I've learned to bring out my Sha Ne Ne "Sista" with attitude character to give it right back.

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Alright, at least you made an attempt to pacify your intentions whether it was mistaken or not is not important. That to me shows a bit of character which most of the time doesn't happen to me so that's why I reacted in such manner. Another words, I've been rudely ambushed by a few knuckle heads many times before here so I've learned to bring out my Sha Ne Ne "Sista" with attitude character to give it right back.

Well, I'll take note of this for future posts.
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You're right....back to Gravity.

Anyone been able to compare the 3D BD to the 2D in their HT?

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You're right....back to Gravity.

Anyone been able to compare the 3D BD to the 2D in their HT?


I compared both and strongly preferred the 3d. The film to me just did not have the same visual impact in 2d. The 3d in general is nothing ground breaking IMO, but I did not quite realize how effective it was until I tried to watch the 2d version and only made it half way through since It just was not the same experience for me. Just my opinion though and it sounds like some posters did not have a preference one way or the other and some ever preferred it in 2d. This is why I always try to watch 3d films both ways since I usually prefer one way or the other.

You preferred the 3d as well as I remember right?

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I compared both and strongly preferred the 3d. The film to me just did not have the same visual impact in 2d. The 3d in general is nothing ground breaking IMO, but I did not quite realize how effective it was until I tried to watch the 2d version and only made it half way through since It just was not the same experience for me. Just my opinion though and it sounds like some posters did not have a preference one way or the other and some ever preferred it in 2d. This is why I always try to watch 3d films both ways since I usually prefer one way or the other.

You preferred the 3d as well as I remember right?
As a matter of fact, I have yet to watch my 2D BD.rolleyes.gif

I did see an IMAX 3D presentation originally and thought the 3D was up there with the best examples of intelligent use of the tech.
It's done with taste, nothing flashy.
A beautiful sense of DEPTH pervades the film, which pulled me into the movie and enhanced my viewing experience.
Cuaron did a great job with this.wink.gif
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And what caused that train to fall off the bridge? That's right... gravity!

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And what caused that train to fall off the bridge? That's right... gravity!

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It started when it was determined that the physics in Gravity didn't jive with the real universe. What was once proclaimed to be an excellent movie all of a sudden joined the ranks of Gigli and Ishtar. If only Sandy had pulled on that tether...but alas she didn't, and Clooney died, and so did this thread, and so did Gravity. RIP.

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So it's like..... Gravity would have been a great movie .... but only if Clooney's character had survived.


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That appears to be the case, Scott. wink.gif
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The "controversial" scene.

I'll offer an explanation...

Initially, I thought the scene questions plausibility, too, but I imagine it is possible that the circular velocity of the space station was deviating from constant. Normally, it would be maintaining constant velocity so it could maintain orbit. However, this is a movie where things have gone awry, to be sure.
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If the space station is in slight deceleration, then that would be the impetus for a constant force occurring in the line. Why would it be decelerating? Given the situation, it's not hard to imagine that things have malfunctioned onboard (which we see further indication of, once Ryan gets inside). Maybe the orbit is in terminal decay at that point? I'll grant though, that would then create a similar problem for Ryan to reel herself in on that line and get to the hatch (in brief enough time, with the O2 she had left)...so maybe they both should have died? tongue.gif

So imagine it this way...it's not that the astronaut dude (Clooney) is floating away from the space station over time. The astronaut dude is just going at nominal orbital velocity, and the space station is floating away with lagging velocity and slight deceleration? Remember, we are talking about a baseline of 26,000 mph, so there is plenty of range for velocity shift to occur, even though it "appears" everybody is just floating "still" in space (reality being, everybody is actually just traveling at the same 26,000-ish mph).

The space station could just as well be in slight acceleration at that particular (unfortunate) moment, too, as the rockets are "trying" to restore nominal orbit velocity. Naturally, all of this should have impacted the depiction of "weightless" while inside the space station (depending on what direction you are trying to go), but I'm sure that would have further confused audiences, if they bothered to stay faithful to that effect. wink.gif

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Hmm. Well said. And with all my hours in KSP should have had me figure that one out. Hmm. Never even thought of it that way.

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Another aspect that can be a difficult concept is the idea of being "weightless" in space, doesn't mean you are mass-less. An object's mass is constant, no matter where you are (barring very weird cosmic scenarios like time travel and wormholes, I guess). So while a 50-ton object can be floating weightless in space, it still has mass, and that will become very apparent if your goal is to impart a change of motion onto it. It's still not much different than imagining trying to push a 50-ton object sitting on frictionless rollerskates on Earth. It's not going to feel like a gentle swat on an inflated beachball. It's still 50-ton's worth of mass you are trying to accelerate. wink.gif

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