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So, studying for astronomy final (at noon, kill me now), and I had a thought:

All semester, I've been amusing myself by picking apart episodes of my various sci-fi shows with my new knowledge of astronomy (yes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing), and I'm debating writing up a post (or series of posts) about what they did wrong. I'd start, with black holes, and then maybe go on from there, but the issue is this: would anyone actually be interested?

I'd mostly be bashing Stargate and Atlantis, but there's definitely an episode of (new) Doctor Who that I'd take a crack at.

So, 'gaters, interested?


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Dec. 18th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Stargate comes to mind first, since I know it best, but if you point me toward other phenomena being abused I'll take a crack at them.
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Dec. 18th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)

(You abandoned them for that spacestation of yours, so don't get haughty now.)

But seriously, how often are stellar phenomena main plot points in any of the Trek derivatives? Or the bastard child, Enterprise? I think not.
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Dec. 19th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
The problem there is that I don't really know enough to be able to refute that. But I can, for example, go on about the misused properties of black holes in multiple Stargate episodes.
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I adore SG-1 nitpicking, you know. I think this is a great idea and I'm sure there are other gaters who would be interested. Isn't there a science_beta comm or something? This is the kind of info they'd love (if that exists and I didn't just make it up).

Firefly doesn't use much sci-fi spacey elements, so that probably wouldn't be a good victim, but Doctor Who could totally suffer your knowledgeable wrath. I'm having trouble coming up with other sci-fi shows, though.
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it would be awesome to find somewhere to cross-post to.

That was my problem, too; not many shows use stellar phenomena as plot devices (see comment tree above).
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
I think Star Trek does somewhat.

BSG has some with the search for Earth, but it's very brief and I'm not sure it really fits.
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
BSG dies in blood. It will never again be mentioned in this journal. Rawr.
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Dec. 19th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
BSG is crap. That is all.
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Dec. 19th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
But not here. My journal's been sullied enough.

(I refer only to the new series, yanno. Dunno your opinion of the old one.)
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