The single most stupidest thing thing in 'Interstellar'!

by WalkingCarpet Banned
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Ok just watched this yesterday and I must say I was expecting total realism and it fell mighty short of that. Waaay short.

But the stupidest thing in it is this.
Why the EFF would they ever dream of going for and setting up a colony on a planet orbiting an effing gigantic black hole of all effing places???
For one thing being that close to the singularity would mean immense gravitational tidal forces that would've ripped apart the planet long ago, plus the intense x-rays and gamma radiation coming from matter falling into the black hole would make it impossible to go anywhere near it let alone land on a planet soo close to it.
Plus that planet, if it could survive all that, has to be orbiting that black hole soo fast just to avoid falling in.

I'd rather stay home an starve to death. lol.

Typical Hollywood bullshit. They just wanted an epic setting and chose a black hole. Kip Thorne should've known better. FFS.

But I must say it was better than that Gravity crap that came out last year.
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

    Ok just watched this yesterday and I must say I was expecting total realism and it fell mighty short of that. Waaay short.

    But the stupidest thing in it is this.
    Why the EFF would they ever dream of going for and setting up a colony on a planet orbiting an effing gigantic black hole of all effing places???
    For one thing being that close to the singularity would mean immense gravitational tidal forces that would've ripped apart the planet long ago, plus the intense x-rays and gamma radiation coming from matter falling into the black hole would make it impossible to go anywhere near it let alone land on a planet soo close to it.
    Plus that planet, if it could survive all that, has to be orbiting that black hole soo fast just to avoid falling in.

    I'd rather stay home an starve to death. lol.

    Typical Hollywood bullshit. They just wanted an epic setting and chose a black hole. Kip Thorne should've known better. FFS.

    But I must say it was better than that Gravity crap that came out last year.
    If you keep holding back WC, we will never be able to comment?



    But, probably,....remember it was an ancient black hole so it wasn't as nasty as a new one.

    Certainly looks more realistic than the Disney chuck Christmas sparkle down a drain in a black barrel Black Hole!

    And it took them a year of hard work and super computer crunching to do it!

    But true, you would at least expect them to orbit the planet long enough to get some idea, as to what is down there; not lets go down there, and age 25 years if we stuff up, or the women does something dumb like try to recover the black box!

    The most habitable world with tidal waves from hell, doesn't cut it!

    But they had her running off disobeying orders to build tension, which worked on me, well, tension thinking stupid b**** go back to the ship!


    Yes, but l agree better than Gravity, that had some seriously dumb flaws! But at least they didn't have sound effects in space!

    And for the record the silly robot, had that shape because it was minicking the black monolith from 2001.

    Why, beats me, l was personally waiting for it to fall over!

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    • Profile picture of the author Dovakiin
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      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      anything else wanna comment?
      Yeah...you don't look like an Astrophysicist...

      ...but that movie did suck...as did Gravity. I loved the pseudo-scientific bullsh*t about "love" traveling faster than space and time or some other hippy sh*t like that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Dovakiin View Post

        Yeah...you don't look like an Astrophysicist...

        ...but that movie did suck...as did Gravity. I loved the pseudo-scientific bullsh*t about "love" traveling faster than space and time or some other hippy sh*t like that.

        "Pseudo-scientific bullsh*t about "love" traveling faster than space and time or some other hippy sh*t like that"

        Brilliantly said. It should have been on the poster.
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    The gravity lensing effect was cool and according to some articles I read at least mathematically correct. The movie was visually spectacular, but let's face it it was a fiction story. But Intersteller was sooooo much better than Gravity. Now that movie sucked like a black hole.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Yes, apparently George Clooney has infinite mass?

      He must have otherwise Sandra Bullock could have easily pulled him back?

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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Professor, the Us (or whoever it was) of the future just wanted to lure us to the black hole so we could communicate back to ourselves via some bookshelves and a watch, whatever it was that we needed to know about gravity traversing inter dimensional space time that would save the Earth or ourselves somehow?

        Anyway, The planets were just a ruse to get us there.

        Perfectly straightforward?

        What was not scientific, logical or correct was the casting of Matthew McConaughey in the lead role. I failed to understand just about everything he said. Matt Damon was miscast too. He never broke into a trot, let alone ran.

        Despite all this I really enjoyed it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          Professor, the Us (or whoever it was) of the future just wanted to lure us to the black hole so we could communicate back to ourselves via some bookshelves and a watch, whatever it was that we needed to know about gravity traversing inter dimensional space time that would save the Earth or ourselves somehow?

          Anyway, The planets were just a ruse to get us there.

          Perfectly straightforward?

          What was not scientific, logical or correct was the casting of Matthew McConaughey in the lead role. I failed to understand just about everything he said. Matt Damon was miscast too. He never broke into a trot, let alone ran.

          Despite all this I really enjoyed it.
          I liked it too. I saw it twice, and liked it better the second time. I could appreciate the effects and story...without the glaring flaws in physics punching me in the face.

          The first time I saw it, about every ten minutes I would think something like "So, there is only corn, everywhere in the world? The blight hit everyplace in the world? No remote island was spared?"

          The entire black hole sequence was out of a fantasy book. I know, it was science fiction.....


          But the black hole scenes would have been as realistic, if an animated Bugs Bunny walked across the screen.


          It's why I like old science fiction. They are so silly, (with a few notable exceptions. Like the 1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still) that I don't expect them to make sense.

          Maybe this is just how science fiction fans think, at my age.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            I have seen it twice now. Not at the cinema but online streaming, the first time it had dreadful sound but the second time was much better and had subtitles so I got it all.

            CGI effects these days in the media are superb and changing what young people are into sifi wise based on what they are fed. It may also delude some of them that the tech they are seeing is real or will happen soon. Nothing can be further from the truth.

            We do have some amazing tech now though and if you transported someone from say 1960 to now they would be wowed by a lot of things. They would probably say though, is there huge circular space habitats, colonies on the Moon or Mars yet, Regular travels to them etc. That's what they would expect to see based on their sifi expectations of their era.

            Some of the concepts and pretend instruments and inventions of sifi provide a strong catalyst for R & D. Something the movie makers have dreamed up becomes reality now and again.

            No Bugs Bunny's out their but you might get the odd fluffy white one.
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            • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

              Professor, the Us (or whoever it was) of the future just wanted to lure us to the black hole so we could communicate back to ourselves via some bookshelves and a watch, whatever it was that we needed to know about gravity traversing inter dimensional space time that would save the Earth or ourselves somehow?

              Anyway, The planets were just a ruse to get us there.

              Despite all this I really enjoyed it.
              Yes, and apparently the black hole is near a planet with an enormous beach! Explains all the sand near the event horizon?

              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              The entire black hole sequence was out of a fantasy book. I know, it was science fiction.....


              But the black hole scenes would have been as realistic, if an animated Bugs Bunny walked across the screen.


              It's why I like old science fiction. They are so silly, (with a few notable exceptions. Like the 1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still) that I don't expect them to make sense.

              Maybe this is just how science fiction fans think, at my age.
              Well actually the black hole scenes are the most realistic to date, (well not inside) and has physicists talking, since it was created purely with mathematics of the latest discovery's. So much so, the director thought that the software was faulty, and later realised it wasn't.

              Didn't see any fluffy bunnies, well apart from the rabbit inside of the BH, saying "l am late,...."!

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        • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          Professor, the Us (or whoever it was) of the future just wanted to lure us to the black hole so we could communicate back to ourselves via some bookshelves and a watch, whatever it was that we needed to know about gravity traversing inter dimensional space time that would save the Earth or ourselves somehow?

          Anyway, The planets were just a ruse to get us there.

          Perfectly straightforward?

          What was not scientific, logical or correct was the casting of Matthew McConaughey in the lead role. I failed to understand just about everything he said. Matt Damon was miscast too. He never broke into a trot, let alone ran.

          Despite all this I really enjoyed it.
          Yep McConaughey was horribly miscast. This needed a Bruce Willis type to pull it off.

          If the future Us wanted to save us and themselves in turn why not just send a direct signal, instead of all this convoluted going through hell (black holes) and back crap?
          Same problem I had with that movie with Nic Cage- Knowing.

          Also that Hoth planet- why do they need to even land to check it out? Can't they see from a long way off that its all ice?? FFS.

          Also Cooper gets no training at all. For this type of mission you will need years of training considering the fate of humanity rests on these idiots.

          Another thing about black holes when you get near them the gravitational difference over a very short distance is vast. Meaning someone falling in the pull on his feet will be much higher than the gravity on his head and he'll get pulled apart.

          Not even in fantasy stuff like Star Wars do you get crap like this.
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