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(CBS News)   The viral marketing for the "Total Recall" remake is getting out of hand as Scientists are now saying the Martian crust holds as much water as Earth's   (cbsnews.com) divider line 46
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2012-06-25 12:39:27 PM
myspace.roflposters.com

Oblig, despite the misquote... I mean really, they only gotta put one line on, you'd think they could check before uploading the picture.
 
2012-06-25 01:14:09 PM
content8.flixster.com

Well, then. I guess we should get our ass to Mars.
 
2012-06-25 01:31:47 PM
START THE REACTOR, QUAID
 
2012-06-25 01:34:35 PM
Good pop culture tie-in, subs.
 
2012-06-25 01:37:14 PM
 
2012-06-25 01:40:20 PM
Let off some steam, Bennett.
 
2012-06-25 01:51:09 PM
This is my favorite Total Recall

Total Recall The Musical
 
2012-06-25 01:55:41 PM
I'm skipping it. It may be a really good movie. The original had flaws. But Jesus jumped up Christ I am just farking sick of seeing remakes.
 
2012-06-25 01:56:27 PM
"Baby, looking at you makes me wish I had THREE hands!"
 
2012-06-25 01:57:29 PM

Orgasmatron138: I'm skipping it. It may be a really good movie. The original had flaws. But Jesus jumped up Christ I am just farking sick of seeing remakes.


I don't mind the remake, but Colin Farrell, christ, please get someone else.
 
2012-06-25 01:58:06 PM
See you at the party Richter.
 
2012-06-25 02:03:21 PM
I have piles of unsorted science fiction. I must have a copy of "We can remember it for you wholesale" somewhere.
 
2012-06-25 02:37:05 PM
COHAGEN! GIVE DA PEEPOL DA AIYR! YOOR KILLING DEM!
 
2012-06-25 02:43:13 PM
We can only hope this is followed by a remake of The Running Man.
 
2012-06-25 02:43:37 PM
The entire Saturn V rocket programme was just a marketing tie-in for Tang.
 
2012-06-25 02:44:40 PM
I don't grok, subby.
 
2012-06-25 02:53:44 PM

Orgasmatron138: I'm skipping it. It may be a really good movie. The original had flaws. But Jesus jumped up Christ I am just farking sick of seeing remakes.


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I'm ok with this one....
 
2012-06-25 02:58:34 PM

Supes: We can only hope this is followed by a remake of The Running Man.


I'd prefer RAGE and the Long Walk. they'd Never end running man properly again.
 
2012-06-25 03:08:31 PM
Wait...I thought there was no Mars at all in the remake?

/the movie looks like excrement
 
2012-06-25 03:12:07 PM
"Clever girl."

/Total Recall AND Jurassic Park!
 
2012-06-25 03:18:44 PM

Esc7: Wait...I thought there was no Mars at all in the remake?

/the movie looks like excrement


Yep. To be honest the plot of the movie looks more like closely related to the original Philip K. Dick short story than the original Total Recall.
 
2012-06-25 03:18:44 PM

Esc7:
/the movie looks like excrement


The original isn't exactly cinema gold either. It's a schlocky Schwarzenegger action film from the 80s, with a tacked-on sci-fi plot loosely based in PKD's story.
 
2012-06-25 03:24:07 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Esc7:
/the movie looks like excrement

The original isn't exactly cinema gold either. It's a schlocky Schwarzenegger action film from the 80s, with a tacked-on sci-fi plot loosely based in PKD's story.


Oh I'm under no illusion that the original isn't incredibly silly and a terrible movie. But it was at least weird and interesting and memorable. 3-boobs, ARNOLD and Paul Verhoven's over the top violence? AWESOME.

Some movie meant to turn a profit on the name recognition of the previous movie with none of the elements that made a POS movie enjoyable? LAME
 
2012-06-25 03:24:13 PM
so everyone is trying to recall the 80's now?
 
2012-06-25 04:17:29 PM

wildcardjack: I have piles of unsorted science fiction. I must have a copy of "We can remember it for you wholesale" somewhere.


It got reprinted in one of the first two short stories collections. I think it's in #2, but I'm not positive about it.
 
2012-06-25 04:27:21 PM
This thread is suffering from a severe mental disturbance. The original was a great film. You don't need to have an awesome plot, great acting or superb direction to be a great film, all you need is Arnold being awesome.... "hahah you think this is the real Quaid? It is..." that scene alone merited an Oscar. If you don't agree you don't know anything about films, and need to drink more alcohol.
 
2012-06-25 04:43:17 PM
There's not a lot of water on the Earth to begin with....

www.cawater-info.net

That's it.... the diameter of that ball of water is about the size of Alaska
 
2012-06-25 04:49:32 PM

LesserEvil: There's not a lot of water on the Earth to begin with....

[www.cawater-info.net image 300x300]

That's it.... the diameter of that ball of water is about the size of Alaska


you mean freash water?
 
2012-06-25 05:05:25 PM

DirkValentine: LesserEvil: There's not a lot of water on the Earth to begin with....

[www.cawater-info.net image 300x300]

That's it.... the diameter of that ball of water is about the size of Alaska

you mean freash water?


No, he's right, that's ALL the water. As vast and deep as we perceive the oceans are, they're really insignificant compared to the mass of the planet itself.
 
2012-06-25 05:07:32 PM
Oh and for the sake of completeness, here's the freshwater comparison from the same image set:

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-06-25 05:12:09 PM
FTFA: The interior of Mars holds vast reservoirs of water,

Methinks subby didn't read the article he linked.
 
2012-06-25 05:31:05 PM

Slaxl: This thread is suffering from a severe mental disturbance. The original was a great film. You don't need to have an awesome plot, great acting or superb direction to be a great film, all you need is Arnold being awesome.... "hahah you think this is the real Quaid? It is..." that scene alone merited an Oscar. If you don't agree you don't know anything about films, and need to drink more alcohol.


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2012-06-25 06:23:13 PM

Supes: Oh and for the sake of completeness, here's the freshwater comparison from the same image set:

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They should do that with oil, coal, iron, hell, any material you can think of. It's a good way to visualize the scarcity of these elements.
 
2012-06-25 06:59:34 PM

Supes: Oh and for the sake of completeness, here's the freshwater comparison from the same image set:

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]


I went and looked at that site after i posted it. Pretty mind blowing, really
 
2012-06-25 07:44:54 PM
I thought it was common knowledge that Earth and Mars shared the same orbit, Mars crashed into earth sending both their orbits out of wack, creating the moon, etc etc.
 
2012-06-25 08:08:40 PM
img864.imageshack.us

Well, there always the party.......
 
2012-06-25 09:11:05 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: Supes: Oh and for the sake of completeness, here's the freshwater comparison from the same image set:

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

They should do that with oil, coal, iron, hell, any material you can think of. It's a good way to visualize the scarcity of these elements.


As I kid I remember a thing on the conquistadors mentioning all the gold ever mined could fit in a 40 foot cube.

Supes: Oh and for the sake of completeness, here's the freshwater comparison from the same image set:

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]


So, is the moon that tiny relative to water, or is the water really that tiny compared to the moon?
 
2012-06-25 11:06:30 PM
The new total recall has nothing to do with mars....

Read that a few times to see how stupid subby AND the mods are.
 
2012-06-25 11:10:28 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: Supes: Oh and for the sake of completeness, here's the freshwater comparison from the same image set:

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

They should do that with oil, coal, iron, hell, any material you can think of. It's a good way to visualize the scarcity of these elements.


Iron is actually a pretty common element, the earths core is a giant molten glob of the stuff
 
2012-06-26 12:06:51 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homebo: y: Oh I'm under no illusion that the original isn't incredibly silly and a terrible movie. But it was at least weird and interesting and memorable. 3-boobs, ARNOLD and Paul Verhoven's over the top violence? AWESOME.


Can't forget about Michael Ironside's over-the-top villainy!
 
2012-06-26 12:09:54 AM

Mawson of the Antarctic: They should do that with oil, coal, iron, hell, any material you can think of. It's a good way to visualize the scarcity of these elements.


Actually, the iron portion would be PRETTY DAMNED HUGE, since that's that the planet's core is made of. ;)
 
2012-06-26 07:08:54 AM
If we can find deposits of water on most of the solar systems planets,
then there should be enough for habitation.

That is the key to bases...kind of like those in old-school Antarctica.
The environ is so extreme...and they are isolated for an extended time, they have to be self-sustaining.

I don't know why we keep trying to do the all-in-one approach.
Why don't we establish a consistent space-station...
Then a moon base...
Then one on Mars...

And leap from one point to the next?

Each established outpost would allow a place for a transportation vehicle
to stay for a time before it goes to the next point.

In many ways it wouldn't be any different than what the old time colonists did.
Only thing is...we'd have to establish a regular back & forth for resources
on top of building a decent enough food outlet themselves.

But water really is the key
 
2012-06-26 07:17:06 AM
Oil , coal and hell are perfectly legitimate elements.
 
2012-06-26 08:31:01 AM

Fano: So, is the moon that tiny relative to water, or is the water really that tiny compared to the moon?


I should have explained it better.... the big blob is all the salt water on the planet, the small blob is all the fresh water on the planet.

No moon involved.
 
2012-06-26 09:32:41 AM

Supes: Fano: So, is the moon that tiny relative to water, or is the water really that tiny compared to the moon?

I should have explained it better.... the big blob is all the salt water on the planet, the small blob is all the fresh water on the planet.

No moon involved.


It does however make you ponder how different that'd look if it was Mars there and not Earth. Just that if Mars has the same quantity of water as the Earth and is the smaller planet then one of those spheres should be a bit bigger.

I'm not saying it'd be a major change though.
 
2012-06-28 05:57:46 AM
Someone create a picture that has the earth broken down into its elements. It would show us the ratios relative to each other.
 
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