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(Huffington Post)   Neil deGrasse Tyson on what the Terminator movies got wrong. "Schwarzenegger had to come back butt naked because clothing is not alive and he can't travel through time with living anything. Hair is dead. He should have been butt-naked and bald"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 250
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2014-06-10 08:56:20 AM  
If he's going to be the science person role model he should stick to his !$#@ing area of expertise!
 
2014-06-10 08:57:51 AM  
Computer chips and metal alloys aren't alive, either, so he would have been a hairless puddle of skin when he came through, but that's not exactly threatening.
 
2014-06-10 09:00:00 AM  
Oh course they could have just said "organic material". But it's a movie. I don't expect full scientific accuracy but I do appreciate it when it's there.
 
2014-06-10 09:04:36 AM  
Neil deGrasse Tyson (aka Brainiac Buzz-Kill) - sh*tting science all over your dreams.
 
2014-06-10 09:06:37 AM  
I'll give them the hair, because it sort of fits within the conceit they created for the first movie, which is that the machine can go back in time because it's wrapped in skin. Yes, hair may be technically dead, but it's part of the skin in that it's attached to it, and so I'm willing to accept that as playing within the rules of their universe.

What doesn't work is the entire second movie. A robot made entirely of liquid metal? Bullshiat. Nope, can't work. Tweeet. Violating the rules of your story universe, suspension of disbelief revoked, shiatty film.
 
2014-06-10 09:11:06 AM  

Pocket Ninja: What doesn't work is the entire second movie. A robot made entirely of liquid metal? Bullshiat. Nope, can't work. Tweeet. Violating the rules of your story universe, suspension of disbelief revoked, shiatty film.


Maybe they coated it with bacteria.
 
2014-06-10 09:13:41 AM  

staplermofo: Maybe they coated it with bacteria.


Not only can the shape-shifting terminator stab you with a spear it fashions out of its own hands, but it can also cause a very nasty infection.
 
2014-06-10 09:19:07 AM  

Pocket Ninja: staplermofo: Maybe they coated it with bacteria.

Not only can the shape-shifting terminator stab you with a spear it fashions out of its own hands, but it can also cause a very nasty infection.


That's why I keep a shiat-ton of Purell on me, in case I get stabbinated by a T-1000.
 
2014-06-10 09:21:09 AM  
John! John! The T-1000 is about to enter the time machine! Quick, detonate the sanitizer bomb! Now, now, NOW.
 
2014-06-10 09:22:36 AM  
Why didn't they coat a Plasma Rifle in the 40-watt range with a blob of living tissue?
 
2014-06-10 09:23:36 AM  

UberDave: Why didn't they coat a Plasma Rifle in the 40-watt range with a blob of living tissue?


They also could have stuck a small pistol or a few grenades up Reese's ass and been technically within the rules.
 
2014-06-10 09:30:23 AM  
Jeez, I might think it's fictional now.
 
2014-06-10 09:31:09 AM  
And with a lovely exfoliation?
 
2014-06-10 09:31:40 AM  
Hey everybody!

Neil deGrasse Tyson is down on the corner of my street trolling Weird Science about how you can't create Kelly LeBrock by putting a bra on your head.

And it's pretty hilarious.
 
2014-06-10 09:32:46 AM  

Pocket Ninja: UberDave: Why didn't they coat a Plasma Rifle in the 40-watt range with a blob of living tissue?

They also could have stuck a small pistol or a few grenades up Reese's ass and been technically within the rules.


And then the pin for the grenade is slightly sticking out when he travels, so about 10 seconds after he arrives in 1984, boom.
 
2014-06-10 09:32:53 AM  
I love the guy, but please tell me he's not going to do this for EVERY sci-fi movie.

Neil, they're movies man.
 
2014-06-10 09:33:12 AM  
Oh,

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Can this farker just stick to talking about sciency-stuff? IT WAS FICTION. Seriiously, it's not a goddamned documentary. Shiat, TIME TRAVEL isn't possible either, so your farking people wouldn't have come out of the future. Once we let Tyson start editing movies, it's gonna be opening credits, closing credits, done. But I bet it will still cost $10/pop.

Seriously dude, stop before I get so sick of your shiat that I stop watching your show.
 
2014-06-10 09:33:36 AM  

Pocket Ninja: UberDave: Why didn't they coat a Plasma Rifle in the 40-watt range with a blob of living tissue?

They also could have stuck a small pistol or a few grenades up Reese's ass and been technically within the rules.


This is probably the biggest objection to the story conceit -- clearly Reese learned nothing in the camps.
 
2014-06-10 09:33:40 AM  

SpdrJay: Hey everybody!

Neil deGrasse Tyson is down on the corner of my street trolling Weird Science about how you can't create Kelly LeBrock by putting a bra on your head.

And it's pretty hilarious.


cdn.hitfix.com
Unnnf
 
2014-06-10 09:34:29 AM  
Wait, you really can travel back in time?
 
2014-06-10 09:34:35 AM  

naughtyrev: SpdrJay: Hey everybody!

Neil deGrasse Tyson is down on the corner of my street trolling Weird Science about how you can't create Kelly LeBrock by putting a bra on your head.

And it's pretty hilarious.

[cdn.hitfix.com image 365x545]
Unnnf


Of course.  You forgot about the doll.
 
2014-06-10 09:34:48 AM  

Pocket Ninja: What doesn't work is the entire second movie. A robot made entirely of liquid metal? Bullshiat. Nope, can't work. Tweeet. Violating the rules of your story universe, suspension of disbelief revoked, shiatty film.


In the first movie, Reese also said that they nuked the whole place after going back in time so that nothing else gets through, so there shouldn't be a way to send anymore Terminators in the first place.

But really, the whole "nothing non-living can't go back" is mostly just an excuse for why the Terminator doesn't bring his own phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.
 
2014-06-10 09:35:14 AM  
What about fingernails? They're dead too, so Arnie should've come back bald and without nails
 
2014-06-10 09:36:02 AM  
I love science and physics as much as anyone, but NDT is an obnoxious pedant when it comes to movies. There, I said it.

/The stars in the background of Titanic? Srsly?
 
2014-06-10 09:36:34 AM  

Fark You Buddy: I love the guy, but please tell me he's not going to do this for EVERY sci-fi movie.

Neil, they're movies man.


I'll let him pass this time, I think he was tweeted a question by a kid. But he does run the risk of becoming 'that guy' if he continues.
 
2014-06-10 09:37:44 AM  

enry: Oh course they could have just said "organic material". But it's a movie. I don't expect full scientific accuracy but I do appreciate it when it's there.


Of course we are given the description of how it works by Reese who points out "I don't know tech stuff", so we don't have a reliable description of how the time travel device actually works to nit-pick with really anyway, at least in the first couple of films, don't know if they go into more details in the more recent ones.
 
2014-06-10 09:37:55 AM  
The term is "buck naked".  Loosers.  *snort*
 
2014-06-10 09:38:01 AM  

enry: Oh course they could have just said "organic material". But it's a movie. I don't expect full scientific accuracy but I do appreciate it when it's there.


That leaves room for a lot of clothing.  Leather, cotton, wool, anything not synthetic.

Of course, I'll just say what I always say to my friends after they have been arguing about the mechanics of zombies for too long: shiat doesnt make sense in the first place so you are both wrong now shut up and enjoy the movie (or show or whatever).
 
2014-06-10 09:38:15 AM  
So time travel is totally possible then.
 
2014-06-10 09:38:45 AM  
I really liked how the plot sounded like the actual ravings of a lunatic.

"Robots are everywhere!  They can't be stopped and they're trying to kill the woman I'm obsessed with.  Only I can save her!"
 
2014-06-10 09:39:16 AM  

ChrisDe: Wait, you really can travel back in time?


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2014-06-10 09:39:29 AM  
So why could I just wrap a 40-Watt phased plasma rifle in the same skin they wrap T-800s in?
 
2014-06-10 09:39:58 AM  

A. Snatchfold: Fark You Buddy: I love the guy, but please tell me he's not going to do this for EVERY sci-fi movie.

Neil, they're movies man.

I'll let him pass this time, I think he was tweeted a question by a kid. But he does run the risk of becoming 'that guy' if he continues.


As long as dumb shiats keep asking him questions about movies, he's going to continue to be that guy.

The least we can do as species is not turn every assholes tweets into a news article online.
 
2014-06-10 09:40:21 AM  
I used to date a girl who looked just like Linda Hamilton.  *sigh*
 
2014-06-10 09:40:31 AM  
Sci-fi doesnt hold up to critical scrutiny. More at 11.
 
2014-06-10 09:40:39 AM  

bunner: The term is "buck naked".  Loosers.  *snort*


"Losers". *snort*
 
2014-06-10 09:40:40 AM  
forgot a " ' ", deal with it.
 
2014-06-10 09:41:03 AM  

naughtyrev: SpdrJay: Hey everybody!

Neil deGrasse Tyson is down on the corner of my street trolling Weird Science about how you can't create Kelly LeBrock by putting a bra on your head.

And it's pretty hilarious.

[cdn.hitfix.com image 365x545]
Unnnf


i want to believe.

/bra on head
 
2014-06-10 09:41:14 AM  
Butt Naked
 
2014-06-10 09:42:15 AM  

Anastacya: bunner: The term is "buck naked".  Loosers.  *snort*

"Losers". *snort*


Congratulations.  You almost got the joke.
 
2014-06-10 09:42:17 AM  
You could make a terminator and a time machine but you can't make clothes that also go back in time? scientists just wanted to see Arnold dong.
 
2014-06-10 09:42:53 AM  
 
2014-06-10 09:43:46 AM  
he's irritating.
 
kab
2014-06-10 09:43:53 AM  
This is truly an amazing bit of news for those out there who thought that the Terminator was something other than COMPLETELY farkING FICTIONAL.
 
2014-06-10 09:43:55 AM  

James Rieper: I really liked how the plot sounded like the actual ravings of a lunatic.

"Robots are everywhere!  They can't be stopped and they're trying to kill the woman I'm obsessed with.  Only I can save her!"


See also, Highlander: "I'm an immortal who can only be killed by decapitation, and I get in sword fights with other immortals in parking lots and alleys until there's only one of us left."
 
2014-06-10 09:44:03 AM  

ChrisDe: Wait, you really can travel back in time?


I did, once.  I put instant coffee in the microwave.


/Actually, it was Steven Wright
 
2014-06-10 09:44:16 AM  
Sigh.

Under that strict definition, the epidermis is dead compressed skin cells. Therefore everyone should essentially be skinned when they travel through time... and therefore be dead.
 
2014-06-10 09:44:30 AM  

naughtyrev: SpdrJay: Hey everybody!

Neil deGrasse Tyson is down on the corner of my street trolling Weird Science about how you can't create Kelly LeBrock by putting a bra on your head.

And it's pretty hilarious.

[cdn.hitfix.com image 365x545]
Unnnf


cdn.ph.upi.com

Fark get that time machine pronto!
 
2014-06-10 09:44:32 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
 
2014-06-10 09:45:15 AM  

naughtyrev: Computer chips and metal alloys aren't alive, either, so he would have been a hairless puddle of skin when he came through, but that's not exactly threatening.


THAT'S ONE POSSIBLE OUTCOME...FROM YOUR POINT OF VIEW. I DON'T KNOW TECH STUFF!!!!
 
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