Interstellar

By on May 17, 2014 7:47:57 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums External Link

Timmaigh

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Have to say, this looks good to me. And i am not even fan of Christopher Nolan´s movies, i mean both Dark Knight and Inception were pretty ordinary and i definitely failed to see where the hype was coming from. This has potential though. 

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November 24, 2014 3:46:41 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Watched Nolan's Interstellar last weekend and was left mesmerized - you could call it an epic of a movie. And it shows how much of effort and thinking has gone into each character and the storyline - the characters are so intricately woven into each other and yet have individual screen presence; the idea that there can come a time when the entire earth is destroyed and we may need to look for shelter elsewhere seemed so very true; the sequences shot in space were more than just amazing. Just one small downside though, in the second half of the film; too much of scientific jargon (read:terminology) has been used, which escaped a person like me who is not particularly from a science background. More than once in the second half I was lost, trying to figure out things and fit in the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle in my mind; only to lose track of what was going on then. Could it have been made a wee bit simpler?

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November 24, 2014 7:29:42 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Rusty23,

More than once in the second half I was lost, trying to figure out things and fit in the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle in my mind; only to lose track of what was going on then. Could it have been made a wee bit simpler?

 

Rusty, it is supposed to be that way. You will not be able to comprehend this as what exists in the ending is a 5-dimensional world and we live in a 3D world. Some concepts are alien and will not be natural to one in a 3D world. I felt the ending was kinda rushed a little but the concepts are very nicely exploited to make a wonderful movie.


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November 24, 2014 7:31:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Rusty23,

Could it have been made a wee bit simpler?

Perhaps you stick with Star Wars..... [just kidding]

 

I haven't seen this one as yet....but I will constantly rile at attempts to dumb-down SF.  It's taken all my lifetime to see it even begin to be vaguely considered mainstream fare.

 

 

...and I'm 60 ....

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November 24, 2014 9:03:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Only 60 Paul? Heck, I am 64, highly particular when it comes to "good" sci-fi, and I loved this movie!  The only bad part is that the way this planet is going down the tubes right now, parts of this movie may become reality sooner than we think. I'm not talking about the 5th dimension sci-fi parts either, I am talking about the stupidity of the human race in general. We are ruining our environment to the point that it will end up killing us eventually. Really sad, but at least I won't be around by then to see it.

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November 24, 2014 11:36:51 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Only 60 Paul? Heck, I am 64, highly particular when it comes to "good" sci-fi, and I loved this movie!  The only bad part is that the way this planet is going down the tubes right now, parts of this movie may become reality sooner than we think. I'm not talking about the 5th dimension sci-fi parts either, I am talking about the stupidity of the human race in general. We are ruining our environment to the point that it will end up killing us eventually. Really sad, but at least I won't be around by then to see it.

You really need to check the english TV show called Utopia, if you havent already. It directly deals with your concerns. 

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November 24, 2014 12:45:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Timmaigh,


Quoting LightStar,

Only 60 Paul? Heck, I am 64, highly particular when it comes to "good" sci-fi, and I loved this movie!  The only bad part is that the way this planet is going down the tubes right now, parts of this movie may become reality sooner than we think. I'm not talking about the 5th dimension sci-fi parts either, I am talking about the stupidity of the human race in general. We are ruining our environment to the point that it will end up killing us eventually. Really sad, but at least I won't be around by then to see it.



You really need to check the english TV show called Utopia, if you havent already. It directly deals with your concerns. 

 

Already have, boring as ever and all fake. 

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November 24, 2014 1:44:24 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting LightStar,

The only bad part is that the way this planet is going down the tubes right now, parts of this movie may become reality sooner than we think. I'm not talking about the 5th dimension sci-fi parts either, I am talking about the stupidity of the human race in general. We are ruining our environment to the point that it will end up killing us eventually.

 

LightStar, it has always been so. Movies of a particular era usually go with the most pressing concern/uncertainty for humanity. You had James Bond (started in the cold war period), Aliens, attack from mars etc, when the space race was there/space exploration became mainstream, and now you have things like Interstellar. What you say is not far off. The Earth is a wonderful planet that has a good recycle period but the rapidness of human degradation of the environment is ruining it all.

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November 24, 2014 3:54:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DarthMelkor,

The Earth is a wonderful planet that has a good recycle period but the rapidness of human degradation of the environment is ruining it all.

 

Yup! 

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November 24, 2014 4:05:20 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Awesome film I love it. Almost everything, science stuff, action, emotional part at the end that almost made me cry like a bitch, the music. aahh good memories

WARNING: all the stuff below could not ruin the film for me. I just feel it to be unnecessary to analyse the whole film and all the good stuff as I don't want to discucc those..

 

It was quite easy to understand the whole film, I don't understand people who say it's too complicated or something.

 

I know a lot of quantum physics and theoretical stuff, and yeah, this film was really realistic mostly, well, except the BS with love being 5th dimensional or something. Though thats the sci-fi part so nothing wrong with it if you think about it this way. I especially liked the documentary part, when elderly people talked about their past, our not unlikely future....

The lack of info on the catastrophy that destroyed Earth was truly annoying, I want to know how this pile of dust could destroy the planet and how the heck did they manage to dismiss the whole US army??? Dust Bowl did not kill the USA decades ago, and the army is the most important thing to have during times of crisis, and if it really disappears something will take it's place like Maffia or militias. And the thing with the non-existing government being able to fund NASA lol.

Scientifically accurate film saying the Moon landing was fake? Now that was the moment when I wanted to get up and leave the film.. But I could convince myself it's a joke or something, and remained.

Oh, the black whole part was weird, totally unrealistic, Cooper would have died like 1000 times before reaching the event horizon, I don't know how could their physicist advisor say yes to that part..

 

TBH, if they had implemented more stuff from the original version of the plans for the film, it would have been even more awesome

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November 24, 2014 4:07:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm willing to bet that the Earth won't be destroyed.  That is all.

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November 25, 2014 2:26:34 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Turchany,

Scientifically accurate film saying the Moon landing was fake? Now that was the moment when I wanted to get up and leave the film.. But I could convince myself it's a joke or something, and remained.

They did that only to stop young people from dreaming big. they only wanted farmers.

 

Quoting Turchany,

Oh, the black whole part was weird, totally unrealistic, Cooper would have died like 1000 times before reaching the event horizon, I don't know how could their physicist advisor say yes to that part..

 

Not really. It is possible to enter the ergosphere and the event horizon of a SUPERMASSIVE Kerr black hole without undergoing spaghettification. They mentioned it in the movie that the back hole was one such. That is accurate as well!

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November 25, 2014 2:42:32 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting DarthMelkor,


Quoting Turchany,

Scientifically accurate film saying the Moon landing was fake? Now that was the moment when I wanted to get up and leave the film.. But I could convince myself it's a joke or something, and remained.



They did that only to stop young people from dreaming big. they only wanted farmers.

 


Quoting Turchany,

Oh, the black whole part was weird, totally unrealistic, Cooper would have died like 1000 times before reaching the event horizon, I don't know how could their physicist advisor say yes to that part..



 

Not really. It is possible to enter the ergosphere and the event horizon of a SUPERMASSIVE Kerr black hole without undergoing spaghettification. They mentioned it in the movie that the back hole was one such. That is accurate as well!

Except in this case it was not supermassive blackhole...or was it? Is there any way to tell BTW, i mean visually? I guess not...

I agree however. From what i could gather, reasonably big blackhole and you should not be able to recognize the moment of crossing event horizon. Unless this new stuff about firewall, which i hardly understand, is true, in which case you shall end up extra-crispy.

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November 25, 2014 3:12:18 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting DarthMelkor,

Not really. It is possible to enter the ergosphere and the event horizon of a SUPERMASSIVE Kerr black hole without undergoing spaghettification. They mentioned it in the movie that the back hole was one such. That is accurate as well!

Yes, but no.

Supermassive black holes still have the massive tidal forces that will rip things apart when they get near the singularity.  The "supermassive" label doesn't change any of the relevant physics here - it refers to the location and formation of the black hole, not its physics.  A supermassive black hole is generally large, at the center of a galaxy, and probably formed via some kind of seed+accretion mechanism.  A "normal" (macroscopic) black hole is around "only" a few solar masses or so and formed via the collapse of a massive star.

The fact that its a Kerr black hole also doesn't change anything.  Basically, the Kerr metric here just means that the thing is rotating.  That means that you get some weird effects like frame dragging, but you still get big time tidal forces in that metric. 

What is different for a really large black hole is where the effect would occur.  The point at which "spaghettification" would occur would almost certainly be inside of the event horizon for a supermassive black hole.  I haven't watched Interstellar yet, but if you go much inside of the event horizon, you are still going to get torn up eventually.

Now the real problem with your argument with regards to the move is that there is only one supermassive black hole in our galaxy.  Its called Sagittarius A* and its the one at the center of our galaxy.  So unless they were messing around with that specific black hole at the center of the galaxy, they weren't messing around with supermassive black holes.  I very much doubt that they were since the distances involved would be very large, even compared to the distances to nearby stars (its roughly 6500 times more distant than the nearest star).

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November 25, 2014 5:13:01 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

All this argument over a movie...

Nothing will ever come close to the intellectual level of Galaxy Quest!

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