4th Dimension wrote:Speed/range issue, I think we had this discussion before but for the purposes of space combat.
No, the speed/distance thing I was talking about is when the lifeboat is sending a distress signal and another ship picks it up. They ask how far away the ship is, and someone in answers in kilometers. Based solely on this information, they're able to tell how long it will take to rendezvous as though two random spaceships don't have significant relative velocity.
Steve C wrote:As for causally taking a shower, well the important thing there was it wasn't his 'hole' and wasn't his water. Detective Miller is the type of guy who showers in someone else's house when they aren't there just because he can. He's stealing.
If we grant that they somehow don't have perfect water recycling (as implied by the fact that taking a shower depletes the water ration), then why did someone build a normal Earth shower? Those things are monstrously wasteful of water and suites should be set up to take astronaut showers with damp towels.
Steve C wrote:Water is important because water is not only used to drink and for showers. It's air. It's used for maneuvering thrusters on modern ships and for rocket fuel on old ones.
Ninety-Three wrote:their solution appears to be water rationing which wouldn't help.
Either all the water humans consume is perfectly recycled in which case the policy of water rationing makes no sense, or it's not in which case their technology makes no sense because we can do that today.
Steve C wrote:The sets are great. I love them and don't think they are too big at all. They are exceptionally well done.
To clarify, they're too big from an engineering plausibility perspective, not an aesthetic one. Ships go faster if they weigh less, they weigh less if you make them smaller, so why are the hallways so wide? Because it looks nice and it's difficult to shoot a TV show in cramped environments, which is why I listed it as a Hollywood limitation.
Steve C wrote:Honestly you are finding faults because you aren't into it and stuff that is being explained isn't holding your attention.
Really, you can read my mind? What number am I thinking of?
Don't be a presumptuous dick, I'm finding faults because I kept hearing the show praised for "hard as god damned steel" scifi and there were faults in it.