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(Contact Music)   Sandra Bullock's brother-in-law provided 'actual astronaut, who was working at the International Space Station' for expert advice on Gravity movie - including filming weightlessness   (contactmusic.com) divider line 84
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2013-09-30 01:12:48 PM  
Is this supposed to be a comedy? I saw the trailer for it in the theatre and the entire audience started laughing. I just can't take Sandra Bullock seriously, and her "I'm serious" face and voice are even more hilarious than her "I'm trying to be funny" face and voice.
 
2013-09-30 01:18:26 PM  
Quantum Apostrophe (favorite: pooped in my cheerios) : 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.


We're doomed.  DOOOOOMED!

/twobenders.jpg
 
2013-09-30 01:21:50 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is this supposed to be a comedy? I saw the trailer for it in the theatre and the entire audience started laughing. I just can't take Sandra Bullock seriously, and her "I'm serious" face and voice are even more hilarious than her "I'm trying to be funny" face and voice.


What kind of weird town do you live in that everyone in the theater thought this obvious action thriller movie was a comedy?
 
2013-09-30 01:31:48 PM  

dehehn: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is this supposed to be a comedy? I saw the trailer for it in the theatre and the entire audience started laughing. I just can't take Sandra Bullock seriously, and her "I'm serious" face and voice are even more hilarious than her "I'm trying to be funny" face and voice.

What kind of weird town do you live in that everyone in the theater thought this obvious action thriller movie was a comedy?


I think trollville
 
2013-09-30 01:37:55 PM  

Tax Boy: I liked this movie the first time I saw it, when it was called Apollo 13

Marooned.

Low-earth orbiatcheck; Race against time - check; Russians - check.
 
2013-09-30 01:41:54 PM  

rhiannon: 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


you guys are all idiots. it was right the first time.
 
2013-09-30 01:46:04 PM  

MadMonk: Bruce McCandless looks at your movie and laughs as he goes out for a walk.

[i406.photobucket.com image 850x566]


When I see that picture I always wonder if the propulsion pack could bring one down from 205 miles to 24 miles. If it could then you could jettison the pack and whip out a Red Bull parachute and be fine.
 
2013-09-30 01:48:01 PM  

ThisIsntMe: MadMonk: Bruce McCandless looks at your movie and laughs as he goes out for a walk.

[i406.photobucket.com image 850x566]

When I see that picture I always wonder if the propulsion pack could bring one down from 205 miles to 24 miles. If it could then you could jettison the pack and whip out a Red Bull parachute and be fine.


Is 205 a mark where the atmosphere burns you up? Terminal velocity should sort the rest out.

/actually curious
 
2013-09-30 01:52:51 PM  

Madbassist1: rhiannon: 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

you guys are all idiots. it was right the first time.


Really?
 
2013-09-30 01:52:57 PM  

thecpt: ThisIsntMe: MadMonk: Bruce McCandless looks at your movie and laughs as he goes out for a walk.

[i406.photobucket.com image 850x566]

When I see that picture I always wonder if the propulsion pack could bring one down from 205 miles to 24 miles. If it could then you could jettison the pack and whip out a Red Bull parachute and be fine.

Is 205 a mark where the atmosphere burns you up? Terminal velocity should sort the rest out.

/actually curious


205 is the lower orbit height for the ISS. Upper is around 270 miles.
 
2013-09-30 01:56:00 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Madbassist1: rhiannon: 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

you guys are all idiots. it was right the first time.

Really?


I think it was right the first time as well. I believe that TWN was meaning that Subby and an English teacher should submit the work which they combined together to create. Hence their would be correct usage.
 
2013-09-30 01:56:24 PM  

ThisIsntMe: When I see that picture I always wonder if the propulsion pack could bring one down from 205 miles to 24 miles. If it could then you could jettison the pack and whip out a Red Bull parachute and be fine.


It's not the altitude that's the problem.
 
2013-09-30 01:56:48 PM  

uncleacid: Stuck in space with George Clooney.You know your wife or girlfriend is going to drag you to this.


That's what my wife said.  But I had to point out to her that initially they had to find a strong female cast member because she was going to carry out 70-80% of the movie by herself with no dialogue.  So if you really want to put 2 and 2 together, I highly doubt Clooney lasts very long in this pic.
 
2013-09-30 01:56:58 PM  
the biggest problem is inclination

ISS  51.6
Hubble 28.5
Tiadong 1   42.8
 
2013-09-30 02:00:30 PM  

ThisIsntMe: thecpt: ThisIsntMe: MadMonk: Bruce McCandless looks at your movie and laughs as he goes out for a walk.

[i406.photobucket.com image 850x566]

When I see that picture I always wonder if the propulsion pack could bring one down from 205 miles to 24 miles. If it could then you could jettison the pack and whip out a Red Bull parachute and be fine.

Is 205 a mark where the atmosphere burns you up? Terminal velocity should sort the rest out.

/actually curious

205 is the lower orbit height for the ISS. Upper is around 270 miles.


That pack probably can probably change the astronauts velocity by about 100m/s, tops. So then they only have to lose another ~7500 or so.

Remember people it's not a matter of height, but of speed.
 
2013-09-30 02:00:58 PM  
Use their to show possession. Replace their with 'our'. If it works, it's right.
 
2013-09-30 02:01:00 PM  

ThisIsntMe: When I see that picture I always wonder if the propulsion pack could bring one down from 205 miles to 24 miles. If it could then you could jettison the pack and whip out a Red Bull parachute and be fine.


Getting from 204 to 24 vertical miles is the easy part.  Shedding the 17,000 mph horizontal velocity, on the other hand, might be a little hard on the parachute.
 
2013-09-30 02:05:21 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: the biggest problem is inclination

ISS  51.6
Hubble 28.5
Tiadong 1   42.8


Pretty much, although the inclination wouldn't be as much of an issue at an, admittedly much, higher altitude where the orbital speeds would be much lower. It's all wonderfully counter intuitive. Trying to catch up to something in front of you? Slow down so you go faster.
 
2013-09-30 02:14:30 PM  

threadjackistan: RaiderFanMikeP: the biggest problem is inclination

ISS  51.6
Hubble 28.5
Tiadong 1   42.8

Pretty much, although the inclination wouldn't be as much of an issue at an, admittedly much, higher altitude where the orbital speeds would be much lower. It's all wonderfully counter intuitive. Trying to catch up to something in front of you? Slow down so you go faster.


and your not going to get that Delta V using a fire extinguisher
 
2013-09-30 02:16:23 PM  

dehehn: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is this supposed to be a comedy? I saw the trailer for it in the theatre and the entire audience started laughing. I just can't take Sandra Bullock seriously, and her "I'm serious" face and voice are even more hilarious than her "I'm trying to be funny" face and voice.

What kind of weird town do you live in that everyone in the theater thought this obvious action thriller movie was a comedy?


I doubt if they thought it was a comedy, but they definitely laughed. I think that's kind of worse.
 
2013-09-30 02:18:27 PM  
Sorry... I'm just not seeing Sandra Bullock as a space-adventure astronaut heroine.

Only saw the trailer once but did I hear EXPLOSIONS in the VACUUM OF SPACE??

/immediate FAIL.
 
2013-09-30 02:24:08 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: threadjackistan: RaiderFanMikeP: the biggest problem is inclination

ISS  51.6
Hubble 28.5
Tiadong 1   42.8

Pretty much, although the inclination wouldn't be as much of an issue at an, admittedly much, higher altitude where the orbital speeds would be much lower. It's all wonderfully counter intuitive. Trying to catch up to something in front of you? Slow down so you go faster.

and your not going to get that Delta V using a fire extinguisher


Buht walle did it!
 
2013-09-30 02:34:47 PM  

thecpt: RaiderFanMikeP: threadjackistan: RaiderFanMikeP: the biggest problem is inclination

ISS  51.6
Hubble 28.5
Tiadong 1   42.8

Pretty much, although the inclination wouldn't be as much of an issue at an, admittedly much, higher altitude where the orbital speeds would be much lower. It's all wonderfully counter intuitive. Trying to catch up to something in front of you? Slow down so you go faster.

and your not going to get that Delta V using a fire extinguisher

Buht walle did it!


it was all relative to the Axiom.. not to change orbit or inclination
 
2013-09-30 02:37:33 PM  

Mayor_of_Simpleton: Sorry... I'm just not seeing Sandra Bullock as a space-adventure astronaut heroine.

Only saw the trailer once but did I hear EXPLOSIONS in the VACUUM OF SPACE??

/immediate FAIL.


Failure is that you imagined exploding sounds. Trailer has music timed with visuals, but no explosions or crash sounds.
 
2013-09-30 02:40:13 PM  

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."


The buzz from Fantastic Fest was that it was beautiful/scary to watch, but the plot was really padded, so you're probably right.
 
2013-09-30 03:07:57 PM  
I think of an astronaut's ordeal in space, I think of Heinlein's Ordeal in Space.

I wonder if the action sequence is at the start, which results in the astronauts having to learn how to recover from such a traumatic experience.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordeal_in_Space
 
2013-09-30 03:19:40 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: 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?


And what's the deal with airplane food!?
 
2013-09-30 03:20:48 PM  
But does this movie address the most important question:

Does it accurately depict how those wonderful sweater puppies behave in a zero-G environment?  :D
 
2013-09-30 03:23:14 PM  

Mobutu: But does this movie address the most important question:

Does it accurately depict how those wonderful sweater puppies behave in a zero-G environment?  :D


Sandy doesnt have sweater puppies.
 
2013-09-30 03:24:20 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: 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 image 850x597]

"Hai, guys! What's going on in this thread?"


The difference being everyone who saw that film wanted those two to die.
 
2013-09-30 04:07:39 PM  

bionicjoe: ThatBillmanGuy: 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?

And what's the deal with airplane food!?


www.independent.co.uk

Just have the lasagne instead.
 
2013-09-30 08:05:44 PM  
Yeah because MAKING a movie about space is EXACTLY the same thing as being an astronaut and going to the ISS for a few months.
 
2013-09-30 10:35:12 PM  

waterrockets: Mayor_of_Simpleton: Sorry... I'm just not seeing Sandra Bullock as a space-adventure astronaut heroine.

Only saw the trailer once but did I hear EXPLOSIONS in the VACUUM OF SPACE??

/immediate FAIL.

Failure is that you imagined exploding sounds. Trailer has music timed with visuals, but no explosions or crash sounds.


Thank you. My faith in humanity has been restored!
 
2013-09-30 11:25:39 PM  
Open Water in space.

ThatBillmanGuy: 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?


The INS was serious about its threats to deport her.
 
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