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 Post subject: Defying Gravity
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Last week a niggling thing in Defying Gravity was explained and that was how the astronauts' hair stayed in place although the gravity had failed. They got around it by nano-thingies which were brushed into their hair and magnetised. The deck was also magnetised and so their hair was pulled deckwards. Okay, I can accept that.

Tonight though, one of the astronauts suited up and decided to throw his baseball out of the airlock, which he did.

However, isn't the ball full of air?

Wouldn't it have burst?

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i thought baseballs were pretty solid (hence why they're so hard)...


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Yep, of course, they are nothing like tennis balls for example.

However, something else has come up, I spoke to my brother this morning and we discussed Defying Gravity and he mentioned that although the Antares was now approaching Venus the crew still managed to talk to Earth in real-time, there was no delay...

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Maybe Ursula K LeGuin loaned them one of her ansibles...

So is this series any good?

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It's watchable, Pete (if there's nothing else on) some pretty scenery, strong characters but an overuse of flash-backs (for me) and a theme running through it about humans being manipulated by an unknown entity that's pretty well-worn. I'll probably keep on watching though :)

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Bob Lock wrote:
...although the Antares was now approaching Venus the crew still managed to talk to Earth in real-time, there was no delay...


I wondered about that...

And I'm finding it's fairly watchable. Not brilliant, but better than a lot of the shite on TV.


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