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2013-09-30 10:53:24 AM
Gravity Consultant? Once again Hollywood overlooks Detective Pickles for a role he was born for.

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"Ish ready for my closhup... Indeed you are cruel spash themptresh, Octapushy."
 
2013-09-30 10:54:31 AM
I saw a trailer for this before an IMAX 3D viewing of some other movie, and I don't think I've been scared by a movie like that before. On one hand I want to see it, and on the other I'm not sure I want to put myself through that.
 
2013-09-30 10:57:27 AM
I'd dock my shuttle in her space station, if you know what I mean.....and I think you do
 
2013-09-30 10:58:04 AM
Did anyone else read that as: Gravy consultant.

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Bueller?
 
2013-09-30 11:01:30 AM
is there more to this than the trailer lets on? It doesn't look bad, but it looks like a movie that would have a hard time stretching its plot out beyond 30 or 40 minutes unless there was more to it than "Stranded in space."
 
2013-09-30 11:11:08 AM

Nurglitch: I saw a trailer for this before an IMAX 3D viewing of some other movie, and I don't think I've been scared by a movie like that before. On one hand I want to see it, and on the other I'm not sure I want to put myself through that.


It's really weird... watching Bullock and Clooney frantically clawing for handholds as they're falling around the ISS give me a feeling of existential dread far worse than any horror film. It looks like it's very well done, but I'm afraid I'd have falling dreams based on those scenes afterward.
 
2013-09-30 11:13:43 AM

theorellior: It's really weird... watching Bullock and Clooney frantically clawing for handholds as they're falling around the ISS give me a feeling of existential dread far worse than any horror film.


It would. Your entire world-view is that space is just a kind of giant Wal Mart for the species. Realizing it's just an empty, hostile and dead vacuum and our technology is little more than tin cans must be scary.

Welcome to reality.
 
2013-09-30 11:19:16 AM
All I know, is everytime Sandra Bullock is in a movie, some bad stuff is gonna happen. She can't ride a bus, go on a cruise... biatch can't even check her emails without something bad happen. And they decided to put her IN SPACE?
 
2013-09-30 11:19:33 AM
Is the headline even in English?
 
2013-09-30 11:21:38 AM

art_shamsky: Is the headline even in English?


Yes, but adding an 'an' in the appropriate place, and pulling that superfluous em dash, would've made it more readable.
 
2013-09-30 11:24:23 AM

FeedTheCollapse: is there more to this than the trailer lets on? It doesn't look bad, but it looks like a movie that would have a hard time stretching its plot out beyond 30 or 40 minutes unless there was more to it than "Stranded in space."


That was my thought on it. Looks like a great episode for a sci fi show, but I don't see how they could make a movie out of it.
 
2013-09-30 11:28:06 AM

Copperbelly watersnake: FeedTheCollapse: is there more to this than the trailer lets on? It doesn't look bad, but it looks like a movie that would have a hard time stretching its plot out beyond 30 or 40 minutes unless there was more to it than "Stranded in space."

That was my thought on it. Looks like a great episode for a sci fi show, but I don't see how they could make a movie out of it.


It's supposedly one of the most brilliantly designed space movies of all time.

The general thought from reviewers has been "This will be the best-looking, most intense sci-fi movie you'll ever see, even though the plot gets a little saccharine in the final act."
 
2013-09-30 11:29:34 AM

Rincewind53: Copperbelly watersnake: FeedTheCollapse: is there more to this than the trailer lets on? It doesn't look bad, but it looks like a movie that would have a hard time stretching its plot out beyond 30 or 40 minutes unless there was more to it than "Stranded in space."

That was my thought on it. Looks like a great episode for a sci fi show, but I don't see how they could make a movie out of it.

It's supposedly one of the most brilliantly designed space movies of all time.

The general thought from reviewers has been "This will be the best-looking, most intense sci-fi movie you'll ever see, even though the plot gets a little saccharine in the final act."


Or, I like this bit from a review on CBSNews:

"The verdict? "Gravity" is cornball as all get-out, totally formulaic, andincredibly, amazingly, stunningly incredible.I'm out of superlatives."
 
2013-09-30 11:29:52 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: It would. Your entire world-view is that space is just a kind of giant Wal Mart for the species. Realizing it's just an empty, hostile and dead vacuum and our technology is little more than tin cans must be scary.


Awww, aren't you cute? Go worry about dying tomorrow, you ugly fat bag of aging atoms.
 
2013-09-30 11:33:02 AM
Yeah nepotism is a great thing that has served this country soooo well, Curtisrelativemitter.
 
2013-09-30 11:34:49 AM
I've always had the hots for Sandra Bullock and George Clooney so sure as fark I'm going to see this.
 
2013-09-30 11:35:12 AM

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: It would. Your entire world-view is that space is just a kind of giant Wal Mart for the species. Realizing it's just an empty, hostile and dead vacuum and our technology is little more than tin cans must be scary.

Awww, aren't you cute? Go worry about dying tomorrow, you ugly fat bag of aging atoms.


Hehehehe. Touched a nerve you space whackjob? And aren't we aging at the same rate, Space Boy? How are you gonna colonize space if you're dead?

Oh I forgot. It's for the species. How selfless of you.
 
2013-09-30 11:38:58 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Hehehehe. Touched a nerve you space whackjob? And aren't we aging at the same rate, Space Boy? How are you gonna colonize space if you're dead?


I don't worry about it every minute of my waking life. How are those ulcers? In the time you took to troll a space thread, you're several minutes closer to dying. Tick tick tick. Ask now for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee!
 
2013-09-30 11:39:16 AM

FeedTheCollapse: is there more to this than the trailer lets on? It doesn't look bad, but it looks like a movie that would have a hard time stretching its plot out beyond 30 or 40 minutes unless there was more to it than "Stranded in space."


I've seen the trailer a few times and I still can't tell what the hell the movie is about.

OK, so Bullock is on the space station and things go awry? Is there anything else to it? Apollo 13 did the space disaster thing (yes, I know it was a theatrical version of actual events) but gave us a bit more to go on beyond "Uh oh, will the astronauts survive?"
 
2013-09-30 11:42:00 AM

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: Hehehehe. Touched a nerve you space whackjob? And aren't we aging at the same rate, Space Boy? How are you gonna colonize space if you're dead?

I don't worry about it every minute of my waking life. How are those ulcers? In the time you took to troll a space thread, you're several minutes closer to dying. Tick tick tick. Ask now for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee!


Really? You don't worry about the Impending Asteroid of Species Space Doom every nanosecond?

We're also several minutes closer to the species no longer existing anyways due to evolution still happening.

So what?

/Ulcers are caused by bacteria, Mr Space Genius, what's your point?
 
2013-09-30 11:43:50 AM
Jeeeesus it even trolls non-Geek tab threads now?
 
2013-09-30 11:45:13 AM

akula: OK, so Bullock is on the space station and things go awry? Is there anything else to it? Apollo 13 did the space disaster thing (yes, I know it was a theatrical version of actual events) but gave us a bit more to go on beyond "Uh oh, will the astronauts survive?"


What is she gonna do? land the space station? No , I get it, they're gonna send another shuttle to get her in 45 min.

/sheesh.
 
2013-09-30 11:47:02 AM
I liked this movie the first time I saw it, when it was called Apollo 13
 
2013-09-30 11:48:44 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Really? You don't worry about the Impending Asteroid of Species Space Doom every nanosecond?


Why would I? Both my atoms and the atoms of the Doom Asteroid are immortal, we'll just live out the heat death of the universe together.
 
2013-09-30 11:49:29 AM

StopLurkListen: Jeeeesus it even trolls non-Geek tab threads now?


Some of the comments above had me thinking of what would be the ultimate space fright movie, then I thought of having QA sent to the ISS for 3 months and filming it from the ISS crews perspective, you know as he drones on. You'd wonder when the breaking point would be and they'd just want to depressurize. Now that would be a scary movie.
 
2013-09-30 11:52:54 AM

rhiannon: Some of the comments above had me thinking of what would be the ultimate space fright movie, then I thought of having QA sent to the ISS for 3 months and filming it from the ISS crews perspective, you know as he drones on. You'd wonder when the breaking point would be and they'd just want to depressurize. Now that would be a scary movie.


He'd be so petrified about being trapped in a tin can before being uploaded into a mainframe that he'd not be able to talk. The crewmembers could have some fun by playing "Spin the Immortality Nutter" as they went about their duties. Which is a shame, because he could probably help them with their biological experiments that might lead to life-extension technologies.
 
2013-09-30 11:55:26 AM

FeedTheCollapse: is there more to this than the trailer lets on? It doesn't look bad, but it looks like a movie that would have a hard time stretching its plot out beyond 30 or 40 minutes unless there was more to it than "Stranded in space."


What bothers me is the choice of actors like Clooney and Bullock. They just don't seem fit for the role, and they're too "hollywood perfect" for me to take the scenario of the movie seriously. There's plenty of unknown, talented actors out there. Would have been nice to see someone else have a chance in a major production.
 
2013-09-30 11:55:28 AM
Bruce McCandless looks at your movie and laughs as he goes out for a walk.

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2013-09-30 11:57:57 AM
You had me at Alphonso Cuaron
 
2013-09-30 11:59:28 AM

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: Really? You don't worry about the Impending Asteroid of Species Space Doom every nanosecond?

Why would I? Both my atoms and the atoms of the Doom Asteroid are immortal, we'll just live out the heat death of the universe together.


Hmm, atoms aren't "immortal". They are, however, ageless. Wrap your head around that.

rhiannon: StopLurkListen: Jeeeesus it even trolls non-Geek tab threads now?

Some of the comments above had me thinking of what would be the ultimate space fright movie, then I thought of having QA sent to the ISS for 3 months and filming it from the ISS crews perspective, you know as he drones on. You'd wonder when the breaking point would be and they'd just want to depressurize. Now that would be a scary movie.


Now you know how I feel when I hear the Space Club 7 drone on and on about the species and technology and how vitally important it is to have a handful of test pilots in LEO.

theorellior: Which is a shame, because he could probably help them with their biological experiments that might lead to life-extension technologies


Oh yes yes, I imagine that mixing a few chemicals in free-fall is the key. They're just test pilots. They do what they're told. It's a national prestige thing. "Science". Jesus.
 
2013-09-30 12:01:48 PM
I think subby needs to consult an actual English teacher before submitting their next article.
 
2013-09-30 12:02:51 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I think subby needs to consult an actual English teacher before submitting their next article.


Yeah?
 
2013-09-30 12:08:58 PM
Hoping for a good suspenseful film.  Feeling that we will probably get Open Water in space, minus the sharks of course.
 
2013-09-30 12:08:58 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I think subby needs to consult an actual English teacher before submitting their there next article.

Yeah?


Better?
 
2013-09-30 12:09:33 PM

Nurglitch: I saw a trailer for this before an IMAX 3D viewing of some other movie, and I don't think I've been scared by a movie like that before. On one hand I want to see it, and on the other I'm not sure I want to put myself through that.


www.hollywoodjesus.com

"Hai, guys! What's going on in this thread?"
 
2013-09-30 12:10:54 PM

DubyaHater: I'd dock my shuttle in her space station, if you know what I mean.....and I think you do


I think he's attempting re-entry, sir.
 
2013-09-30 12:12:10 PM

Crewmannumber6: Quantum Apostrophe: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I think subby needs to consult an actual English teacher before submitting their there they're next article.

Yeah?

Better?


FTFQA
 
2013-09-30 12:15:39 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Hmm, atoms aren't "immortal". They are, however, ageless. Wrap your head around that.


I already have! According to someone on this very website, because atoms have no age, we can live forever. We just have to find the right elixir to make it happen. Perhaps even a fountain, a fountain that would make us young forever!
 
2013-09-30 12:16:23 PM

StopLurkListen: Jeeeesus it even trolls non-Geek tab threads now?


Dude, it trolls farking Honey Boo Boo threads with that shiat. Is there no recourse on this site for a poster who is that much of a threadjacking asshole, or does he have pictures of Drew sucking off a horse somewhere?
 
2013-09-30 12:23:05 PM

theorellior: because atoms have no age, we can live forever.


Because atoms have no age, "aging" is a biological program, not a basic physical property like mass or charge. You yourself are made of the same atoms that have been boiling around on this planet for billions of years. Yes? Do you feel billions of years old?

As long as the Sun shines, there is no reason for this dance to stop.

If we figure out why we have some tissues that regenerate easily, and some that don't, we can live longer.

How is this difficult to understand or controversial?

What elixir? Two thirty year olds have a zero year old baby. How did that happen?

Explain. Explain why you think it can't happen in the adult organism.

Are there "baby" and "adult" atoms? The atoms "know"?

Face it, the contradictions in your world-view keep piling up. Isn't it time to shave away all those superfluous explanations?

Isn't chemotherapy an "elixir" for a cancer patient that is cured?

Why is your world-view so simple?
 
2013-09-30 12:25:08 PM
Geez, jack off one horse, and it follows you everywhere.
 
2013-09-30 12:26:45 PM

loki see loki do: Geez, jack off one horse, and it follows you everywhere.


Geez, land a few test pilots in rubber suits on a dead rock and Nutters everywhere jack in their pants for decades.
 
2013-09-30 12:31:09 PM
I was hoping for some nice conversation about what looks like a very engaging (and well done, science wise) movie..

And this is the thread we got.


/This is why we can't have nice things...
 
2013-09-30 12:31:50 PM
"As long as the Sun shines, there is no reason for this dance to stop."

Sounds like the kind of starry eyed shiat some religious nutter would spew.
 
2013-09-30 12:33:16 PM
//I also remember when intentionally threadjacking was worthy of a timeout, and repeated offenses were bannable things.

///Then came election season 2008
 
2013-09-30 12:35:13 PM

Shadow Blasko: I was hoping for some nice conversation about what looks like a very engaging (and well done, science wise) movie..

And this is the thread we got.

/This is why we can't have nice things...


If you need to get your science from a movie, you've got bigger troubles than Fark threads, bub.

The movie is described as "A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space."

So it's the first few chapters of The Stars My Destination with one more person?

Do you also read The Count of Monte-Cristo for the nautical science?

Jesus.
 
2013-09-30 12:38:51 PM
Stuck in space with George Clooney.You know your wife or girlfriend is going to drag you to this.
 
2013-09-30 12:42:03 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Explain. Explain why you think it can't happen in the adult organism.


It's called entropy, QA. You know this. You just don't want to accept it. Entropy is defined as an increase in disorder, but it is also defined as an increase in information. Everything that goes into making you, you, is an irreversible increase in disorder and information. You can't reset it to zero without resetting the standing wave of biochemical interactions that make you into such a lovable troll of space threads.

I've mentioned this before, but maybe this time it'll take: the dance of patterns in your body points in one direction in time. The atoms might be ageless, but the patterns aren't. There are several points in the Krebs respiration cycle that are irreversible. And by that I mean you can't easily recreate the reactants by simply adding energy to the products. You can't just run the clock back on the citric acid pathway like you can with a simple metal-salt reaction.

Chemotherapy isn't an elixir; it's a poison that kills the disordered cancer cells more efficiently than the ordered somatic cells. But it still kills them. A person having gone through chemotherapy is not renewed, they just have less cancer. The only way you can renew the pattern is to take it down to bare information and build up the material substrates again with proper error correction controls. This is what happens when thirty-year-old adults create an infant. Notice they don't create another adult: the only way you get an adult is by taking the base pattern and letting it absorb information... which is basically entropy. In other words, the mere act of living makes you less ordered.

If you want to be a changeless, ageless collection of atoms, become a crystal. You don't see a whole lot of thinking done by quartz spines or geodes, though. If you like, we can freeze your present imperfect arrangement into crystalline form and set you up on Pluto, where you'll definitely remain in that same ageless configuration for millions of years.
 
2013-09-30 12:48:45 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Shadow Blasko: I was hoping for some nice conversation about what looks like a very engaging (and well done, science wise) movie..

And this is the thread we got.

/This is why we can't have nice things...

If you need to get your science from a movie, you've got bigger troubles than Fark threads, bub.

The movie is described as "A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space."

So it's the first few chapters of The Stars My Destination with one more person?

Do you also read The Count of Monte-Cristo for the nautical science?

Jesus.


God DAMN you are an asshole.

You know very well what I meant.
 
2013-09-30 01:00:53 PM

Crewmannumber6: You had me at Alphonso Alfonso Cuaron


FTFY, but, yeah, this.  Love the long takes, a refreshing break from the ADD camera work and 1 second cuts so prevalent these days.  First movie I've actually wanted to see in 3D since Tron:Legacy.


In the unbroken 13-minute sequence that opens "Gravity," Cuaron, Lubezki and Webber have increased the difficulty exponentially, maneuvering the camera around the spacewalkers as if it, too, is weightless. As the movie continues, the filmmakers even add a new wrinkle, which Lubezki calls "elastic shots": Takes that go from very wide shots to medium closeups, then segue seamlessly into a point-of-view shot, so the viewer is seeing the action through the character's eyes, right down to the glare and reflections on a helmet visor.

http://variety.com/2013/biz/news/alfonso-cuarons-signature-style-off er s-unique-viewing-experience-1200596491/
 
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