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2014-05-02 09:13:49 AM
Well that's a shame.  I like Gerritsen for a light read.

But I read Gravity and aside from them both taking place in orbit, they are very different stories.  Actually I liked the book better.

It was a good "what if?" kind of story.  What happens when you take microorganisms that have evolved near deep sea hydrothermal vents and culture them in Zero G?  Essentially removing all the environmental checks from their native environment (heat, pressure, toxicity).
 
2014-05-02 09:24:49 AM
I don't know why, but I feel like something pulls me to read every news article about this movie
 
2014-05-02 09:40:47 AM
Gravity doesn't suck.
 
2014-05-02 09:45:23 AM

Delta1212: Gravity doesn't suck.


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2014-05-02 11:12:53 AM

Diogenes: Well that's a shame.  I like Gerritsen for a light read.

But I read Gravity and aside from them both taking place in orbit, they are very different stories.  Actually I liked the book better.

It was a good "what if?" kind of story.  What happens when you take microorganisms that have evolved near deep sea hydrothermal vents and culture them in Zero G?  Essentially removing all the environmental checks from their native environment (heat, pressure, toxicity).


I read Gravity too, but the lawsuit will cover the fact that Gerritsen provided additional materials for her book; she rewrote it, allegedly incorporating major points that were in the subject movie.
It's those materials that are key to this.

I read the book as well, and thought it was okay. Wasn't the publication about a year before the final shuttle explosion? I think it was then that I guessed her book would never make it to movie status.

She must have changed the shuttle to the space station and minus out the germ issue, the concept of a lone female doctor astronaut having to make it back to earth alive is moderately unique.  To have someone who knew of that idea and then the same key player be involved in the actual production of a movie with a similar plot made at the same production studio... the lawsuit looks like it should be heard in court. But those additional materials are going to be key.
 
2014-05-02 12:09:48 PM
Someone wrote a book without a plot.
 
2014-05-02 12:15:07 PM

BalugaJoe: Someone wrote a book without a plot.


Still a better love story than Twilight.
 
2014-05-02 12:16:45 PM

BalugaJoe: Someone wrote a book without a plot.


This.  I thought, before I watched it, was that it was designed to represent a high orbit experience which would be a cool movie in the name of science, but it didn't even get that right. Instead, it was a science fiction movie with no plot.
 
2014-05-02 12:55:14 PM
Headline: Gravity sucks in new  plagiarism suit
TFA: The lawsuit is not alleging any copyright infringement [...] but rather alleges Warner Bros. has breached Gerritsen's contract for the film rights and profits.

How's that reading comprehension doing, subby?
 
2014-05-02 04:03:25 PM
I knew it was just a matter of time until George Gamow called his lawyer.
 
2014-05-02 06:23:46 PM
I wonder if Neil deGrasse Tyson will troll it on twitter?
 
2014-05-02 06:49:55 PM
The more that I see Sandra Bullock in a movie the more that I wish I hadn't.

/demolition man gets a pass though
//take that movie and shovel it
 
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