Originally Posted by aaronwt
It's a TV show. Every TV show ever made has taken liberties. They don't follow the rules of reality.
Sure, but they usually follow enough of the rules of reality to be credible.
I didn't have a problem with the fact that the detectives of NYPD Blue often solved complicated cases in a single day. I also was willing to forgive getting DNA results in the time it takes to do a music montage on CSI. I would, however, have a problem with them showing up using jet packs and Laser guns.
They got enough stuff right that most people watching wouldn't realize the stuff they got wrong.
It's one thing to have things be way off course from reality if they take place far in the future or in some parallel dimension. It's another to have it start in our present reality and have it skew off to something that couldn't occur without many of the issues people have brought up here.
Sure, it's easy to say, "it's just TV - go with it".
The thing is, we're sitting here finding these issues without the benefit of "expert consultants" looking over our shoulders. Would it kill the writers who do have this support to at least put some kind of plot device in there to address those things?
We don't need our hands held here. We just want to know the writers are thinking about this stuff. If they do, it makes it easier to forgive the less "sciency" stuff.