Originally Posted by VisionOn
It's the far future. They harness gravity, terraform entire planets, travel between star systems and have laser and sonic pulse weapons. Fossil fuels are not a requirement. Especially since they are not a requirement to provide propulsion in this century. If they haven't come up with a way to provide energy to power a bicycle or light vehicle then they must have missed a massive technological evolutionary step.
But as Oink said above, arguing logic is apparently pointless because most Firefly fans are too zealous to acknowledge that the premise was inherently flawed, so this ends the discussion from me. I think my points have been made pretty clear.
Logic? Please. You have repeatedly missed the whole point of the bad guys in this show. They are intentionally holding people down, withholding such things. How is someone on a dirt poor moon going to get expensive "future technology" when nobody will bring it to them? This is hardly a new story, far from a Whedon invention. I just wonder if you've even watched this show since this is such an obvious part of the plot. You find this difficult to believe as part of a show? Ridiculous.
Also, displaying a silly condescending attitude makes me wonder why you bothered clicking on this thread in the first place. You get off on feeling "superior" to Firefly fans? Maybe you should try iCarly fans next, at least they are actually immature.
Originally Posted by rdclark
The point being missed here is that this is a post-apocalyptic universe where the home planet (Earth) was devastated,
Not devasted, just full.
Originally Posted by hopper810
Gezzzz, since when did a FICTIONAL Sci-Fi TV show have to make a point to follow any rules on how to "terraform" a new planet?????? It's a whimsical look at space with a western twist that I truly enjoyed and still watch when it's on.
Either you liked the show or not,no need to nit-pick it to death
. To reiterate this is a FICTIONAL show just enjoy it for what it was/is a nice escape for an hour.
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Originally Posted by Ron Temple
The huge solar system was found with pre-terraformed worlds and vegetation suitable for humans and fauna...that's why it was so special. A gift from an advanced race (probably). Something suggested in many sci-fi stories that Whedon borrowed from.
Not pre-made, they did it themselves. They even show it in the movie.