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That... doesn't look like a moon... if you know what I mean.

All I know it's from the 70s and the artist is Angus McKie.
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one one hand, yikes!

on the other, yeah, TV does that
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Art by Mœbius from Metallic Memories (1992)

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20 years ...

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interesting ... an unsual mix of modern and 50s-style sci-fi art
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Container ship by GrahamTG

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yup, space archery

Artist: Oliver Fray
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yup, space archery

Artist: Oliver Fray


Strictly speaking, space archery would be a pretty interesting thing. In an airless environment, there is no drag, so it becomes a purely ballistic exercise.
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and a simple hole in a suit becomes a serious problem... unlike hollywood, a very high probability of fatal.

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You could also propel yourself by firing arrows.
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Syd Mead’s concept art for Johnny 5.

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What year was that done? It's actually the closest to a realistic depiction I've seen so far.
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maurvir wrote: What year was that done? It's actually the closest to a realistic depiction I've seen so far.


Between 1919 and 2010. http://www.mccallstudios.com/the-artist/

But dude was apparently in up to his neck with NASA and paid more attention than most to realism.
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Art from Disney's The Black Hole.

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god, i loved that movie when it came out ... the design of the ship blew me away

also loved the eternal black hole whirling in the background of so many shots
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TOS wrote: god, i loved that movie when it came out ... the design of the ship blew me away

also loved the eternal black hole whirling in the background of so many shots


A real shame that everyone and everything on board would have been irradiated several times over that close to the event horizon...

That said, it was a great film. I loved it too. :up:
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TOS wrote: god, i loved that movie when it came out ... the design of the ship blew me away

also loved the eternal black hole whirling in the background of so many shots


A real shame that everyone and everything on board would have been irradiated several times over that close to the event horizon...

That said, it was a great film. I loved it too. :up:


i hate it when people science up a sci-fi movie

the "fi" stands for "fiction"
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"Multiband electromagnetic shielding." Jeez, I could do this in my sleep.
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Metacell wrote: "Multiband electromagnetic shielding." Jeez, I could do this in my sleep.


The only thing that is going to stop a loose neutron is mass. Sorry, but you are going to need some pretty ridiculous lead walls OR (and this is actually a consideration for real exploration in space) water. However, if you go the water route, you are going to essentially be in a submarine - because you need roughly 40 ft or more between you and the source.
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maurvir wrote:
Metacell wrote: "Multiband electromagnetic shielding." Jeez, I could do this in my sleep.


The only thing that is going to stop a loose neutron is mass. Sorry, but you are going to need some pretty ridiculous lead walls OR (and this is actually a consideration for real exploration in space) water. However, if you go the water route, you are going to essentially be in a submarine - because you need roughly 40 ft or more between you and the source.


fyi, this kind of thing doesn't make you look smart

on the contrary
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I disagree; it's an interesting thought exercise.
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juice wrote: I disagree; it's an interesting thought exercise.


They have a ship capable of traveling to a black hole. I'm sure they figured out everything they needed to do that.

Also, Disney has a Magic Kingdom. Magic.
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ukimalefu wrote:
juice wrote: I disagree; it's an interesting thought exercise.


They have a ship capable of traveling to a black hole. I'm sure they figured out everything they needed to do that.

Also, Disney has a Magic Kingdom. Magic.


True, but in the real world we have to deal with, well, reality. That said, if you had followed the thought exercise, you would have been amazed to discover just how close we are to actually being able to do something like that.

If we had the will to do the engineering, we are almost down to material science problems.
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Reversing the polarity of the shield generator and re-routing it usually does the trick.
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maurvir wrote:
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juice wrote: I disagree; it's an interesting thought exercise.


They have a ship capable of traveling to a black hole. I'm sure they figured out everything they needed to do that.

Also, Disney has a Magic Kingdom. Magic.


True, but in the real world we have to deal with, well, reality. That said, if you had followed the thought exercise, you would have been amazed to discover just how close we are to actually being able to do something like that.

If we had the will to do the engineering, we are almost down to material science problems.


Actually, I wanted to use unobtanium at first, but decided to go with disney magic :p
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TOS wrote: god, i loved that movie when it came out ... the design of the ship blew me away

also loved the eternal black hole whirling in the background of so many shots


I loved that movie as a kid, and I was surprised to hear recently that it was considered a disaster for Disney. All I know is I had all the toys.
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