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2 days ago  
A small comet trapped in Jupiter's gravity is not giving me the first contact shivers.
 
2 days ago  

Lambskincoat: A small comet trapped in Jupiter's gravity is not giving me the first contact shivers.


I guess size does matter.
 
2 days ago  
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1 day ago  
What is going to happen?
 
1 day ago  
I had to tell a JPL guy who is somehow involved with a mission to land something on Europa about 2010 as he had never heard of it.

/piece of pie
 
1 day ago  

LewDux: What is going to happen?


The rock lobster is almost home:

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1 day ago  

Lambskincoat: A small comet trapped in Jupiter's gravity is not giving me the first contact shivers.


Shouldn't you double check the boobage before you make that call?

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/there are better pictures, but nuFark....
 
1 day ago  

Glorious Golden Ass: I had to tell a JPL guy who is somehow involved with a mission to land something on Europa about 2010 as he had never heard of it.

/piece of pie


Why, what happened in 2010?
 
1 day ago  

Lambskincoat: A small comet trapped in Jupiter's gravity is not giving me the first contact shivers.


Just wait until it dives into Uranus.
 
1 day ago  

LoneVVolf: Glorious Golden Ass: I had to tell a JPL guy who is somehow involved with a mission to land something on Europa about 2010 as he had never heard of it.

/piece of pie

Why, what happened in 2010?


Jupiter exploded.  Don't you remember?
 
1 day ago  
Since Jupiter has other objects in its orbital path, I vote we take away its "planet status" as well.

/kidding
 
1 day ago  

LewDux: What is going to happen?


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1 day ago  

maxis_mydog: LoneVVolf: Glorious Golden Ass: I had to tell a JPL guy who is somehow involved with a mission to land something on Europa about 2010 as he had never heard of it.

/piece of pie

Why, what happened in 2010?

Jupiter exploded.  Don't you remember?


The books really were so much better than the movies (I know that's true pretty much always, but we're talking about a movie touted as being "the greatest movie ever made").  I've been a sci-fi nerd my whole life, but I remember being in middle school, sitting down to watch 2001 for the first time, having heard it's considered one of, if not the, greatest movie of all time.  And I spent the movie going, "what the fark is going on?"  The last half hour is just bright colors flashing on the screen and loud music (literally).  It's what I picture an acid trip actually looking like.  Then that shiat at the end with him at different ages and Louis XIV furniture.  It made no sense.

Then I read the books, and it all made sense.  It's like you HAD to read the book to actually get the end of that movie (at least for a thirteen year old I suppose).  Although, I admit, I never went back and watched the movie again after having read the books.  Cool beginning though.  47 minutes till the first word of dialog is spoken, yet still told an interesting story.

2010 was more "Hollywood", so easier to sit through.  But they're such different animals, they almost can't be compared.

Great books (all four of them), but that first movie was time I want back.
 
1 day ago  

Space Squid: maxis_mydog: LoneVVolf: Glorious Golden Ass: I had to tell a JPL guy who is somehow involved with a mission to land something on Europa about 2010 as he had never heard of it.

/piece of pie

Why, what happened in 2010?

Jupiter exploded.  Don't you remember?

The books really were so much better than the movies (I know that's true pretty much always, but we're talking about a movie touted as being "the greatest movie ever made").  I've been a sci-fi nerd my whole life, but I remember being in middle school, sitting down to watch 2001 for the first time, having heard it's considered one of, if not the, greatest movie of all time.  And I spent the movie going, "what the fark is going on?"  The last half hour is just bright colors flashing on the screen and loud music (literally).  It's what I picture an acid trip actually looking like.  Then that shiat at the end with him at different ages and Louis XIV furniture.  It made no sense.

Then I read the books, and it all made sense.  It's like you HAD to read the book to actually get the end of that movie (at least for a thirteen year old I suppose).  Although, I admit, I never went back and watched the movie again after having read the books.  Cool beginning though.  47 minutes till the first word of dialog is spoken, yet still told an interesting story.

2010 was more "Hollywood", so easier to sit through.  But they're such different animals, they almost can't be compared.

Great books (all four of them), but that first movie was time I want back.


Oh, I hear you.  I watched 2001 before reading it.  It's like ballet, you have to know the story before you can appreciate how it is interpreted through dance.  But yeah, I don.'t understand how anybody who didn't know the story walked out of the theater having enjoy themselves (stoners exempted of course).
 
1 day ago  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Lambskincoat: A small comet trapped in Jupiter's gravity is not giving me the first contact shivers.

Just wait until it dives into Uranus.


Millions of years in the future mankind will have evolved to a form completely unlike our current one. It's impossible to know the details with any clarity but I know one thing. In that far off future a father will drape one manipulating appendage across is son's shoulder-analog and peer deeply into the night sky.

Son: what are you looking at father?
Father, craning head as if to get a better view: I think... I think it's...yes, I think I can see Uranus!
Son: groans quietly and prepares to leave home forever
Father: guffaws telepathically

Until the sun goes nova and destroys all life on earth "Uranus" jokes will always be funny.
 
1 day ago  
FTFA: Excitingly, NASA will be launching a probe to visit the Trojan asteroids. Called Lucy, the spacecraft will investigate a half-dozen Trojans between 2027 and 2033.

NASA is missing a trick not calling the probe Helen.
 
1 day ago  
Helen Mirren as Soviet pilot...da.
 
1 day ago  

dogsafark: Helen Mirren as Soviet pilot...da.


I think you have been drinking your vhiskey From Kentucky!
 
1 day ago  
It measure 1 by 3 by 9
 
1 day ago  

Mr. Shabooboo: It measure 1 by 3 by 9


Either your measurements are off, or you're measuring something other than a monolith. Their ratios are 1 by 4 by 9. The square roots of 1, 2, and 3.
 
1 day ago  
"Square roots"... Geezus. Kids, don't do drugs.
 
1 day ago  

Destructor: Mr. Shabooboo: It measure 1 by 3 by 9

Either your measurements are off, or you're measuring something other than a monolith. Their ratios are 1 by 4 by 9. The square roots of 1, 2, and 3.


Woops...I typo'd...

Sorry..


I'll overlook your type if you overlook mine? :D
 
1 day ago  

dittybopper: dogsafark: Helen Mirren as Soviet pilot...da.

I think you have been drinking your vhiskey From Kentucky!


if it keeps me in a trance, thinking I'm in her cabin.........more vihsskey!
 
1 day ago  

Mr. Shabooboo: I'll overlook your type if you overlook mine? :D


Of course. It's what Gandalf would have wanted Harry to do after using the Force.
 
1 day ago  

Glorious Golden Ass: Oh, I hear you.  I watched 2001 before reading it.  It's like ballet, you have to know the story before you can appreciate how it is interpreted through dance.  But yeah, I don.'t understand how anybody who didn't know the story walked out of the theater having enjoy themselves (stoners exempted of course).


That's a great simile; ballet!  I completely agree.  After having watched the movie, I started to wonder if the praise for that movie was like the Emperor's New Clothes.  No one was willing to say they didn't like it and appear unrefined or something, so they all just agreed it was the greatest thing they've ever seen.  Hell, I was concerned when I typed up my above post that I was going to get lambasted for not falling all over myself to praise it.

I have said that I would consider giving it another try if completely stoned, just to see if made more sense then.
 
1 day ago  

LordOfThePings: [Fark user image 512x160]


Wowsers.  The rare Astro Chicken reference.
 
1 day ago  

Fursecution: LordOfThePings: [Fark user image 512x160]

Wowsers.  The rare Astro Chicken reference.


Hey, another ScumSoft fan! I bet you never thought we'd be living on Pestulon.
 
1 day ago  
For all the book vs movie discussion, it's important to remember that Clarke was writing the book concurrently with filming. And in the book in 2001, the mission was to Saturn.
 
1 day ago  

eltejon: For all the book vs movie discussion, it's important to remember that Clarke was writing the book concurrently with filming. And in the book in 2001, the mission was to Saturn.


Very true, but the special effects team couldn't find a way to realistically portray Saturn's rings on film, so they changed it during filming.

But it worked better, because Europa was a more likely candidate for life than Iapetus, which Clarke acknowledged in the second book.  I love the way it begins.  It was basically:  Ugh.....  Jupiter works better.  Just pretend the first book said "Jupiter" not "Saturn".  Just go with it.
 
1 day ago  

Space Squid: Glorious Golden Ass: Oh, I hear you.  I watched 2001 before reading it.  It's like ballet, you have to know the story before you can appreciate how it is interpreted through dance.  But yeah, I don.'t understand how anybody who didn't know the story walked out of the theater having enjoy themselves (stoners exempted of course).

That's a great simile; ballet!  I completely agree.  After having watched the movie, I started to wonder if the praise for that movie was like the Emperor's New Clothes.  No one was willing to say they didn't like it and appear unrefined or something, so they all just agreed it was the greatest thing they've ever seen.  Hell, I was concerned when I typed up my above post that I was going to get lambasted for not falling all over myself to praise it.

I have said that I would consider giving it another try if completely stoned, just to see if made more sense then.


Oh, trust me, when 2001: A Space Odyssey first hit the theaters, there were *LOTS* of reviewers and critics rushing to call it crap.

It took a helluva long time, and probably many rewatchings, before the good press started to outweigh the bad.
 
1 day ago  

eltejon: For all the book vs movie discussion, it's important to remember that Clarke was writing the book concurrently with filming. And in the book in 2001, the mission was to Saturn.


Specifically, Japetus.

I think.

I've read so many preliminary drafts, abandoned story lines, and alternate plots in 'The Lost Worlds of 2001' that I sometimes have trouble remembering what the 'real' story is.

/did you know one early version had HAL set up with a mobile body, like a robot?
 
1 day ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: /did you know one early version had HAL set up with a mobile body, like a robot?


I did not.  Cool trivia.  Thanks!
 
1 day ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: eltejon: For all the book vs movie discussion, it's important to remember that Clarke was writing the book concurrently with filming. And in the book in 2001, the mission was to Saturn.

Specifically, Japetus.

I think.

I've read so many preliminary drafts, abandoned story lines, and alternate plots in 'The Lost Worlds of 2001' that I sometimes have trouble remembering what the 'real' story is.

/did you know one early version had HAL set up with a mobile body, like a robot?


It was Iapetus.  That moon of Saturn is much darker on one side than the other, so the idea was that it's a "flashy" signal saying "come take a look at me".

BTW, you can't call it Japetus anymore.   The preferred term is Asian-Americanetus.
 
1 day ago  

Space Squid: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: /did you know one early version had HAL set up with a mobile body, like a robot?

I did not.  Cool trivia.  Thanks!


They also make that version into a film....

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1 day ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Space Squid: Glorious Golden Ass: Oh, I hear you.  I watched 2001 before reading it.  It's like ballet, you have to know the story before you can appreciate how it is interpreted through dance.  But yeah, I don.'t understand how anybody who didn't know the story walked out of the theater having enjoy themselves (stoners exempted of course).

That's a great simile; ballet!  I completely agree.  After having watched the movie, I started to wonder if the praise for that movie was like the Emperor's New Clothes.  No one was willing to say they didn't like it and appear unrefined or something, so they all just agreed it was the greatest thing they've ever seen.  Hell, I was concerned when I typed up my above post that I was going to get lambasted for not falling all over myself to praise it.

I have said that I would consider giving it another try if completely stoned, just to see if made more sense then.

Oh, trust me, when 2001: A Space Odyssey first hit the theaters, there were *LOTS* of reviewers and critics rushing to call it crap.

It took a helluva long time, and probably many rewatchings, before the good press started to outweigh the bad.


Space Squid, if you give it another go.  Let me know what you think.  I might rewatch it myself.
 
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20 hours ago  

Professor Science: LordOfThePings: [Fark user image 512x160]

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A crummy commercial? Son of a biatch!
 
17 hours ago  
What pattern do you see?
 
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