Originally Posted by Timokreon
A college student is really going to keep his mouth shut about something like this for more than 30 seconds? lol...
Alright... I'll watch next week, but I'm categorizing this as a comedy drama. It won't be as groan worthy that way.
Yes, in the day of the Internet, I would have expected a post or an email to a friend mentioning that he found a likely ELE, or a post for astronomers so they could train their telescopes to get verification and more data so the trajectory could be better predicted. Something as important as the end of all human-kind in 186 days could stand a bit of independent verification, as well as verify that the model is correctly cranking out the numbers. (Side note: in googling around, I came across this article: Incoming! New Warning System Tracks Potentially Dangerous Asteroids
Also, last time I looked, the sky wasn't classified. If NASA spotted it, and if Liam could get those numbers by having his computer simulation of the n-body problem crank out the numbers using public data, sooner or later astronomers will spot the killer asteroid.
Anyway, in last night's episode (which I watched this morning), it did seem a bit cheesy with the high-level government access to the data (only 40 people at the Pentagon?), the unmarked black cars, even the assassination of a technician who saw what he shouldn't have seen (though I wouldn't have thought seeing a rocket explode on the launching pad would be worthy of being shot), a web of lies, placebo propaganda for the public, and conflicts of plans if one knows that one has just 186 days to live.
Still, I think there are still possibilities (though I hope it doesn't turn into another
Peasants Under Glass Under the Dome
), so I am willing to give the show one or two more episodes to find its pacing and to see which direction they take the show before deciding to banish it from the DVR.