If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(HitFix)   You'll have to wait until after July 3rd 2013 to talk about how there is no way a laptop from 1996 could connect with the computers on an alien space ship   (hitfix.com) divider line 64
    More: Fail, Bill Pullman, Roland Emmerich, Jeff Goldblum, day after tomorrow, laptops, HitFix, Will Smith  
•       •       •

7799 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 21 Nov 2012 at 6:49 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



64 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-11-21 03:55:51 PM  
We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We will not quote Dylan Thomas right!
 
2012-11-21 04:04:09 PM  
Welcome to Erf
 
2012-11-21 04:15:08 PM  
A Mac no less.
 
2012-11-21 04:26:06 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Welcome to Erf


shut it down, hit the lights, Rev.K
 
2012-11-21 04:27:46 PM  
Apparently an earlier cut/revision had a conversation in Area 51 wherein it was stated that all our current computer tech was reverse engineered from the crashed locust ship.
 
2012-11-21 05:01:50 PM  

Rev.K: A Mac no less.


Macs make that laughy skull thing when you upload a virus. Clearly superior.
 
2012-11-21 05:03:20 PM  

flucto: Rev.K: A Mac no less.

Macs make that laughy skull thing when you upload a virus. Clearly superior.


upup-downdown.com
 
2012-11-21 05:05:10 PM  
(sigh) Subby, there was another ........another scene where......
...
You know what?
Fark it!
Be pissy about about a movie over 10 years old.
And you know something else?
The aliens in Signs were hungry and had no where else to get food, so they braved the water to eat.
Ya, I'm pissy.
My folks are in town now.
 
2012-11-21 05:08:04 PM  
Also if anyone's hasn't read it (although this is FARK where everyone's seen everything):

A Rocket Scientist's Reaction to Independence Day

Basically the movie would've been over in about 5 minutes. The alien's superweapons have nothing on them just entering the atmosphere and burning the whole earf up
 
2012-11-21 05:08:46 PM  

Zombie DJ: (sigh) Subby, there was another ........another scene where......
...
You know what?
Fark it!
Be pissy about about a movie over 10 years old.
And you know something else?
The aliens in Signs were hungry and had no where else to get food, so they braved the water to eat.
Ya, I'm pissy.
My folks are in town now.


OK. OK. Now do Prometheus!

;-)
 
2012-11-21 05:50:05 PM  
Life always finds a way.
 
2012-11-21 06:23:30 PM  
Say what you may about the tech,
but that Bill Paxton is one seriously presidential dude.
 
2012-11-21 06:38:46 PM  

elvisaintdead: Say what you may about the tech,
but that Bill Paxton is one seriously presidential dude.


Bill Pullman. Bill Paxton was Hudson in Aliens.
 
2012-11-21 06:45:51 PM  
I fly. I'm pilot.
 
2012-11-21 06:59:40 PM  
Um, okay.

Then we can not talk about how every science fiction movie in the history of time could never have been made because of various technical flaws.

You guys ever heard of "suspension of disbelief"?
 
2012-11-21 07:05:48 PM  
I can't even get my goddamn laptop to connect top my goddamn printer...
 
2012-11-21 07:07:18 PM  
www.geekscape.net

Think there'll be much audience reaction this time?
 
2012-11-21 07:08:04 PM  
Listen subby, if "microbes" take down the aliens in "War of the Worlds", country music takes out the aliens in "Mars Attacks!" and water kills the aliens in "Signs" then I have no choice but to accept that a gaddamn Apple computer will kill the aliens in "Independence Day".
 
2012-11-21 07:08:59 PM  
And nothing of value was lost
 
2012-11-21 07:12:32 PM  
Battlefield Earth should be re-released in 3-D. It's the best sci-fi comedy ever made.
 
2012-11-21 07:12:33 PM  

Rev.K: A Mac no less.


Could be worse...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-21 07:12:56 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [www.geekscape.net image 850x478]

Think there'll be much audience reaction this time?


Hah, I think we can all tell who THEY voted for.
 
2012-11-21 07:16:45 PM  

skinink: Listen subby, if "microbes" take down the aliens in "War of the Worlds", country music takes out the aliens in "Mars Attacks!" and water kills the aliens in "Signs" then I have no choice but to accept that a gaddamn Apple computer will kill the aliens in "Independence Day".


Mars Attacks! was a parody of Independence Day. That's why the dog died.
 
2012-11-21 07:19:56 PM  

Mentat: skinink: Listen subby, if "microbes" take down the aliens in "War of the Worlds", country music takes out the aliens in "Mars Attacks!" and water kills the aliens in "Signs" then I have no choice but to accept that a gaddamn Apple computer will kill the aliens in "Independence Day".

Mars Attacks! was a parody of Independence Day. That's why the dog died.


Mars Attacks was a set of trading cards sold in the '60s. The dog getting fried was in the original series
 
2012-11-21 07:31:40 PM  
I saw Independence Day with an old girlfriend when it came out. She waited clear up to the part where Wil Smith impossibly just happens to land a helicopter fifty feet from his wife before my girlfriend leaned over and whispered, "Yeah, right."

Like THAT was the unbelievable thing.
 
2012-11-21 07:37:55 PM  
They sort of explained it in a deleted scene where they reverse-engineered technology from alien technology but no, you shouldn't need a deleted scene to explain your story. Kind of like Sauroman just disappearing in that midget movie.
 
2012-11-21 07:44:20 PM  
In the words of my generation, "up yours."
 
2012-11-21 07:47:34 PM  

Mentat: elvisaintdead: Say what you may about the tech,
but that Bill Paxton is one seriously presidential dude.

Bill Pullman. Bill Paxton was Hudson in Aliens.


bbsimg.ngfiles.com

This is one of those occasions where it warrants the actual image.
 
2012-11-21 08:01:02 PM  
The big round ships hovering over LA still remind me of the old-school "V" and how bad I felt after it was revealed Jane Badler was really an alien lizard...and I still kept masturbating
 
2012-11-21 08:02:19 PM  

Mentat: elvisaintdead: Say what you may about the tech,
but that Bill Paxton is one seriously presidential dude.

Bill Pullman. Bill Paxton was Hudson in Aliens.


Not sure if you're being ironic but Bill Paxton was Hicks and Michael Biehn was Hudson. They even played upon this name confusion in the movie itself.

24.media.tumblr.com

Hicks and Hudson.
 
2012-11-21 08:07:21 PM  
Postponed? I didn't know it was... well, "poned".
 
2012-11-21 08:12:05 PM  

GungFu: Not sure if you're being ironic but Bill Paxton was Hicks and Michael Biehn was Hudson. They even played upon this name confusion in the movie itself.


i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-21 08:14:52 PM  

Sybarite: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We will not quote Dylan Thomas right!


A fellow RiffTrax fan. I knew I favorited you for a reason.
 
2012-11-21 08:27:47 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-21 08:28:24 PM  

Rye_: I saw Independence Day with an old girlfriend when it came out. She waited clear up to the part where Wil Smith impossibly just happens to land a helicopter fifty feet from his wife before my girlfriend leaned over and whispered, "Yeah, right."

Like THAT was the unbelievable thing.


Actually that REALLY unbelievable. Unlike what most movies and TV shows portray, it is very rare for fixed wing pilots to be trained for rotary wing aircraft and vice versa. The skills required for flying a fighter jet and a helicopter are so different that there is really no good way to have someone be really good at both in the time frame of most military pilot training programs. Unless he took helicopter classes in his spare time, Smith's character should be close to useless behind the controls of a helicopter. About the only pilots that could handle both fixed and rotary wing flight in a pinch would be ones that were trained for Ospreys.
 
2012-11-21 08:38:45 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Rye_: I saw Independence Day with an old girlfriend when it came out. She waited clear up to the part where Wil Smith impossibly just happens to land a helicopter fifty feet from his wife before my girlfriend leaned over and whispered, "Yeah, right."

Like THAT was the unbelievable thing.

Actually that REALLY unbelievable. Unlike what most movies and TV shows portray, it is very rare for fixed wing pilots to be trained for rotary wing aircraft and vice versa. The skills required for flying a fighter jet and a helicopter are so different that there is really no good way to have someone be really good at both in the time frame of most military pilot training programs. Unless he took helicopter classes in his spare time, Smith's character should be close to useless behind the controls of a helicopter. About the only pilots that could handle both fixed and rotary wing flight in a pinch would be ones that were trained for Ospreys.


However, I doubt his girlfriend knew that....

/or maybe she did...
//...a lot of pilots...
 
2012-11-21 08:40:50 PM  

GungFu: [i48.tinypic.com image 679x424]


Lying sack of sh*t... Independence Day

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-21 08:42:26 PM  

Zombie DJ: The aliens in Signs were hungry and had no where else to get food, so they braved the water to eat.


That still doesn't explain why they didn't wear any sort of protection against something that's harmful to them and falls from the freaking sky. I'm supposed to believe they have the technology and intelligence to travel to another star system but don't have the sense to wear a space suit when walking around on a planet filled with something that's toxic to them?

Also, how the hell could they eat anything on Earth if water was harmful to them?
 
2012-11-21 08:58:05 PM  

Neondistraction: Zombie DJ: The aliens in Signs were hungry and had no where else to get food, so they braved the water to eat.

That still doesn't explain why they didn't wear any sort of protection against something that's harmful to them and falls from the freaking sky. I'm supposed to believe they have the technology and intelligence to travel to another star system but don't have the sense to wear a space suit when walking around on a planet filled with something that's toxic to them?

Also, how the hell could they eat anything on Earth if water was harmful to them?


Apparently Signs makes a lot more sense if you just assume that the aliens are demons, and it is holy water that they are getting doused with instead of regular water. With all the religious symbolism in the movie, it works better that way to begin with.
 
2012-11-21 08:58:56 PM  
Also, jerkied humans solves the high water content problem.
 
2012-11-21 08:59:37 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Mad_Radhu: Rye_: I saw Independence Day with an old girlfriend when it came out. She waited clear up to the part where Wil Smith impossibly just happens to land a helicopter fifty feet from his wife before my girlfriend leaned over and whispered, "Yeah, right."

Like THAT was the unbelievable thing.

Actually that REALLY unbelievable. Unlike what most movies and TV shows portray, it is very rare for fixed wing pilots to be trained for rotary wing aircraft and vice versa. The skills required for flying a fighter jet and a helicopter are so different that there is really no good way to have someone be really good at both in the time frame of most military pilot training programs. Unless he took helicopter classes in his spare time, Smith's character should be close to useless behind the controls of a helicopter. About the only pilots that could handle both fixed and rotary wing flight in a pinch would be ones that were trained for Ospreys.

However, I doubt his girlfriend knew that....

/or maybe she did...
//...a lot of pilots...


In a row?
 
2012-11-21 09:19:48 PM  

fusillade762: Mentat: elvisaintdead: Say what you may about the tech,
but that Bill Paxton is one seriously presidential dude.

Bill Pullman. Bill Paxton was Hudson in Aliens.

[bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 452x339]

This is one of those occasions where it warrants the actual image.


Indeed. Thank you.
 
2012-11-21 09:22:05 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

IT'S BILL PULLMAN YOU IDIOTS!
 
2012-11-21 09:27:21 PM  

Mentat: elvisaintdead: Say what you may about the tech,
but that Bill Paxton is one seriously presidential dude.

Bill Pullman. Bill Paxton was Hudson in Aliens.


Ernie Hudson?
 
2012-11-21 09:30:34 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mentat: skinink: Listen subby, if "microbes" take down the aliens in "War of the Worlds", country music takes out the aliens in "Mars Attacks!" and water kills the aliens in "Signs" then I have no choice but to accept that a gaddamn Apple computer will kill the aliens in "Independence Day".

Mars Attacks! was a parody of Independence Day. That's why the dog died.

Mars Attacks was a set of trading cards sold in the '60s. The dog getting fried was in the original series


The movie was very much a parody of Independence Day.
 
2012-11-21 09:58:59 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Rye_: I saw Independence Day with an old girlfriend when it came out. She waited clear up to the part where Wil Smith impossibly just happens to land a helicopter fifty feet from his wife before my girlfriend leaned over and whispered, "Yeah, right."

Like THAT was the unbelievable thing.

Actually that REALLY unbelievable. Unlike what most movies and TV shows portray, it is very rare for fixed wing pilots to be trained for rotary wing aircraft and vice versa. The skills required for flying a fighter jet and a helicopter are so different that there is really no good way to have someone be really good at both in the time frame of most military pilot training programs. Unless he took helicopter classes in his spare time, Smith's character should be close to useless behind the controls of a helicopter. About the only pilots that could handle both fixed and rotary wing flight in a pinch would be ones that were trained for Ospreys.


I said "impossibly."
 
2012-11-21 11:08:06 PM  

Mentat: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mentat:
Mars Attacks! was a parody of Independence Day. That's why the dog died.

Mars Attacks was a set of trading cards sold in the '60s. The dog getting fried was in the original series

The movie was very much a parody of Independence Day.


Both movies came out the exact same year, how you could think it was a parody is ridiculous. I remember reading how the people behind Mars Attacks! were kind of pissed when they learned about Independence Day since it meant they'd be competing with another alien invasion movie.
 
2012-11-21 11:16:08 PM  

Rye_: I saw Independence Day with an old girlfriend when it came out. She waited clear up to the part where Wil Smith impossibly just happens to land a helicopter fifty feet from his wife before my girlfriend leaned over and whispered, "Yeah, right."

Like THAT was the unbelievable thing.


Never EVER see any movie that has an airplane in it with a pilot. I've had to quit watching movies with my sister the pilot because of that; she'll spend hours during and afterward telling us why the maneuvers are impossible. Now that she's my sister the doctor, same thing only with medicine. But the planes were the worst.
 
2012-11-22 12:13:43 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Um, okay.

Then we can not talk about how every science fiction movie in the history of time could never have been made because of various technical flaws.

You guys ever heard of "suspension of disbelief"?


Let me guess, you thought this was a documentary?
mimg.sulekha.com
 
2012-11-22 12:15:17 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Battlefield Earth should be re-released in 3-D. It's the best sci-fi comedy ever made.


Kind of made the point about "superiority."

The aliens looked at humans like we look at cows. Ever wonder what a cows thinks about you.

/mmmmmm, tasty cow
 
Displayed 50 of 64 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report