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(Daily Mail)   Neil deGrasse Tyson ruins Gravity   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 204
    More: Asinine, Neil deGrasse, gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, real space, Set construction, A Space Odyssey  
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2013-10-07 08:56:28 AM  
Tyson didn't do that. Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón are the ones who ruined Gravity.
 
2013-10-07 09:16:31 AM  
I want him to record a commentary just shredding the movie.
 
2013-10-07 09:20:43 AM  
In space, no can do a thing with their hair.

vtspaceeducation.org
 
2013-10-07 09:37:24 AM  
Neil does not believe in suspending belief.

Or,

OUTER SPACE DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!!!!

Who does he think he is, a rocket scientist?
 
2013-10-07 09:38:08 AM  
So, he's one of those people.........

/just enjoy the movie (unless it's just a borefest)
//if you can't go along with the movie for the entertainment, then don't go
 
2013-10-07 09:41:57 AM  
Do people not actually read the tweets? He said he ultimately enjoyed the movie. He pointed out inaccuracies in a pedantic way. That's what scientists do. It's their job. It's only "trashing" the movie if you are a news media outlet who wants people to read the story.
 
2013-10-07 09:45:19 AM  
My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?
 
2013-10-07 09:54:03 AM  

unlikely: Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?


Are there such women? If so, post links to their FB pages, please.

#onlywomenbleed
 
2013-10-07 09:54:13 AM  

unlikely: My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?


Couldn't agree more.  it was a good movie that would have been great if there had been no character development.

Oh, and FTFA:
Mysteries of #Gravity: When Clooney releases Bullock's tether, he drifts away. In zero-G a single tug brings them together.

If there was angular momentum to the structure from which they were tethered, then yes, he would have been pulling away unless the tug was stronger than that accleration force.
 
2013-10-07 09:59:03 AM  

basemetal: So, he's one of those people.........

/just enjoy the movie (unless it's just a borefest)
//if you can't go along with the movie for the entertainment, then don't go


Its real to me dammit.
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2013-10-07 10:13:52 AM  
Dr Tyson concluded with a final 'mystery': 'Why we enjoy a SciFi film set in make-believe space more than we enjoy actual people set in real space.'

BECAUSE ASTRONAUTS WON'T fark ON CAMERA.
 
2013-10-07 10:20:43 AM  

doglover: Dr Tyson concluded with a final 'mystery': 'Why we enjoy a SciFi film set in make-believe space more than we enjoy actual people set in real space.'

BECAUSE ASTRONAUTS WON'T fark ON CAMERA.


I saw Carl Sagan speak once, and he asked a similar question - why are people so obsessed with make-believe (or, at best, speculative) aspects of outer space like aliens when there are real mysterious phenomena like quasars and pulsars out there?
And the answer to both of these guys is the same - the real sh*t is boring.  Nobody wants to watch an astronaut slowly fix a satellite, or watch physicists using math to determine the redshift of a black hole.  There's no drama there, no excitement.  Sorry science, you'll never be mass entertainment without a hook.
 
2013-10-07 10:32:18 AM  
That movie must be absolutely awful for people with severe motion sickness.
 
2013-10-07 10:38:37 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: doglover: Dr Tyson concluded with a final 'mystery': 'Why we enjoy a SciFi film set in make-believe space more than we enjoy actual people set in real space.'

BECAUSE ASTRONAUTS WON'T fark ON CAMERA.

I saw Carl Sagan speak once, and he asked a similar question - why are people so obsessed with make-believe (or, at best, speculative) aspects of outer space like aliens when there are real mysterious phenomena like quasars and pulsars out there?
And the answer to both of these guys is the same - the real sh*t is boring.  Nobody wants to watch an astronaut slowly fix a satellite, or watch physicists using math to determine the redshift of a black hole.  There's no drama there, no excitement.  Sorry science, you'll never be mass entertainment without a hook.


Same reason Hollywood doesn't make accurate movies about the legal practice.

As thrilled as I get with my own genius working long into the night over a bottle of scotch on a summary judgment opposition dealing with the interpretation of a single provision of a 28 page contract, then waiting a few weeks for it to get set for hearing, then waiting in court for 2 hours to argue it for 35 minutes, then waiting another 2 months for a decision, then reading that decision and silently fist pumping before emailing my client the good news.... well, I never fool myself into thinking, "You know, this would really play well on the silver screen."
 
2013-10-07 10:46:39 AM  

unlikely


Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?


I think Jodie Foster's character in 'Contact' was defined by the loss of her father. Does that count?
 
2013-10-07 10:48:12 AM  
If you're wondering how he eats and breathes
And other science facts,
Just repeat to yourself "It's just a show,
I should really just relax
 
2013-10-07 10:48:59 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I saw Carl Sagan speak once, and he asked a similar question - why are people so obsessed with make-believe (or, at best, speculative) aspects of outer space like aliens when there are real mysterious phenomena like quasars and pulsars out there?


Even people who think they're all about science are more about make-believe than anything else. I swear there are people who think Velcro was invented because of space.
 
2013-10-07 10:49:02 AM  
unlikely:

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?

it is unlikely that that will happen.
 
2013-10-07 10:49:23 AM  

unlikely: My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?


Alien.
 
2013-10-07 10:49:42 AM  
I'm with him on the "single tug" thing.

\please don't take that out of context
 
2013-10-07 10:51:29 AM  

spcMike: unlikely: My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?

Alien.


Alien is a film completely about psychological man-rape and literally the loss of an entire team. Close enough.
 
2013-10-07 10:52:36 AM  
Watch out, we've got a badass over here.
 
2013-10-07 10:53:09 AM  
Hey Dr. Tyson.

On several of your tweets, you mention "zero gravity" as if that was a thing.

I thought there can be no such thing as "zero" gravity?

No matter where you are in the universe, you will have some gravity acting on you.

The term you want is micro-gravity.
 
2013-10-07 10:55:04 AM  
There is no such thing as zero gravity, what you are thinking of is actually falling with style.
 
2013-10-07 10:55:54 AM  

spcMike: unlikely: My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?

Alien.


Resident Evil....or was she defined by any of that?  I just remember lots of unrealistic martial arts, Matrix video, and excuses to show gore.
 
2013-10-07 10:56:15 AM  

dj_spanmaster: spcMike: unlikely: My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?

Alien.

Alien is a film completely about psychological man-rape and literally the loss of an entire team. Close enough.


Is man-rape better or worse than rape-rape?
 
2013-10-07 10:57:54 AM  
It was still better than your performance on SGA Neil.

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2013-10-07 10:58:04 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Do people not actually read the tweets? He said he ultimately enjoyed the movie. He pointed out inaccuracies in a pedantic way. That's what scientists do. It's their job. It's only "trashing" the movie if you are a news media outlet who wants people to read the story.


Why else do you think it got linked here?
 
2013-10-07 10:58:11 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Watch out, we've got a badass over here.


This is obviously the correct response. +1 innertubes from me to you, good sir and/or lady!
 
2013-10-07 10:59:54 AM  

unlikely: Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?


I just got around to watching Prometheus, so I would add loss of a father to your list.
 
2013-10-07 11:00:38 AM  

unlikely: My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?



WOW! Sandra Bullock got raped, lost the child and her husband dies -  and THEN, she goes into space and has that accident?

Or did she get raped, lost child and husband WHILST in space during the accident? I'd watch that movie.
 
2013-10-07 11:01:19 AM  
And in Timecop, where did the timecar go when they arrived in the past? And how did they end up back in it to come back to the present? And how did it get up to speed to come back? Huh? HUH?!

Freaking movies.
 
2013-10-07 11:01:42 AM  

Karma Chameleon: unlikely: Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?

I just got around to watching Prometheus, so I would add loss of a father to your list.


Wrong.  That movie and its heroines were defined not by loss of a father...but by loss of a script.
 
2013-10-07 11:02:52 AM  

spcMike: unlikely: My complete not-enjoyment of the film was entirely my own fault.
I was hoping for a great sci-fi film that expanded the promise in the preview, not a giant grief/recovery metaphor and yet another cliche female character whose defining moment was some trauma in her past.

Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?

Alien.


That was fixed in the Aliens director's cut.
 
2013-10-07 11:04:41 AM  

Karma Chameleon: unlikely: Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?

I just got around to watching Prometheus, so I would add loss of a father to your list.


Not to mention being barren (concentrated alien lovejuice an exception).
 
2013-10-07 11:06:23 AM  
He seems like a humorless prick.
 
2013-10-07 11:06:51 AM  
Hey, there's plenty of drama to be had in the fast-paced world of genome sequencing and bioinformatics.

"Bad news, Harry."
"What's up?"
"Your last sample was contaminated. Couldn't you tell? We ended up sequencing you by mistake."
*dramatic music*

"Linda, I took a look at your last set of results. I think there's an error in the data model."
"That's not possible!"
"See for yourself."
"But, but...that means..."
"Yes, Linda. We will have to issue a retraction."
"Noooo!!"

Tune in next week to find out whether the sequester means cuts for our favorite PI and his scrappy team of grad students and post-docs!
 
2013-10-07 11:09:09 AM  
I saw Sandra Bullock drinking a piña Colada at Trader Vic's
Her hair was perfect
 
2013-10-07 11:10:27 AM  

unlikely: Seriously, can we JUST ONCE have a sci fi that features woman who's not defined by rape, the loss of a child, or the loss of a husband?


www.wallpaperpimper.com
 
2013-10-07 11:10:48 AM  
Twitter is not news, you farkers*!

*Daily Mail, not Fark.
 
2013-10-07 11:13:03 AM  
He wasn't trashing it, he was just getting his foot in the door early so he can be involved with the anniversary edition re-release.
 
2013-10-07 11:13:13 AM  
It was a really good movie.  The score was a little intrusive at times, but overall, a fun movie with great special effects.  The obsession with realism is cute, but not typically a valid criticism of a movie.

Not even documentaries are 100% realistic.
 
2013-10-07 11:13:49 AM  

Crewmannumber6: He seems like a humorless prick.


He's very straight forward but he's also very accommodating to knuckleheads. So, I suppose his lack of humour is balanced out by his tolerance for idiots and the need to educate people.

His podcast with Joe Rogan was very enlightening - even when Joe was fixated on the moon landing conspiracy, NDT was answering him on a genuine non-ridiculing manner.

And oh...

i1.kym-cdn.com

/obligatory
 
2013-10-07 11:14:51 AM  

eeyore102: Tune in next week to find out whether the sequester means cuts for our favorite PI and his scrappy team of grad students and post-docs!


I swear to god, never before last week have I gone "Thank god I'm on a TA this semester."
 
2013-10-07 11:16:05 AM  

Crewmannumber6: He seems like a humorless prick.


He's got a great sense of humor actually.

Here he is on Joe Rogan
 
2013-10-07 11:16:32 AM  
Okaaaay, does he just enjoy biatching?

/great movie
//noticed errors while watching and still lived it
///why can't it be called gravity? That is the dumbest complaint ever
 
2013-10-07 11:17:19 AM  
Grr loved it. Wish I lived it
 
2013-10-07 11:18:14 AM  
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2013-10-07 11:19:21 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: That's what scientists do. It's their job.


I guess it's kind of NdGT's job, but scientists don't look for movie mistakes for a living, which is what your post sounded like.
 
2013-10-07 11:19:56 AM  

Felgraf: eeyore102: Tune in next week to find out whether the sequester means cuts for our favorite PI and his scrappy team of grad students and post-docs!

I swear to god, never before last week have I gone "Thank god I'm on a TA this semester."


Is she a redhead?  Because I had a redheaded TA once that I wish I could have said that about.
 
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