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LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005
Oh, Jesus fuck. It's like the Nazis opened The Ark Of The Covenant, and I looked.


zoux posted:

To be eligible for this year's Emmy, a show must premiere before April 27. The Terror premiered at the end of March

Well thatís some straight up bullshit.

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bitchymcjones
Mar 23, 2006

Okay, your wiener, it's disgusting how it's all gnarled, it's like you stuck it in a hornet's nest!

I turned my Phone Destroyer avatar into Goodsir.

Hasselblad
Dec 13, 2017



On my 2nd read-through. Even though I know what will happen it is still excellent.

Yellow Ant
Feb 27, 2016


Just saw this article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...heory-1.4800604

quote:

Lead did not play a significant role in deaths of crew members

The two ships of the Franklin Expedition disappeared during an 1845 search for the Northwest Passage.

Although there were many factors stacked against the crew members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of 1845, one theory about what caused their demise has been dubunked by researchers at Saskatoon's synchrotron, the Canadian Light Source.

"In the synchrotron we are able to put these little fragments of bone into the beam," David Cooper, the Canada Research chair in synchrotron bone imaging, said in an interview with CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning.

A close inspection of the crew's remains found high levels of lead, relative to modern populations. Those findings, combined with the discovery of lead-lined food tins found by archaeologists, created a foundation for speculation that lead poisoning may have compromised the sailor's decision making abilities, leading them to embark on a deadly march to Hudson Bay.

"The theory took hold from there," said Cooper.

Cooper and his colleagues were able to peer into small bone samples from the crew. While they did find evidence of exposure to lead, it did not happen in the short time period that the Franklin Expedition crew was stranded in the Arctic.

"Your bones replace themselves very slowly, a few per cent per year, so if they have lead distributed extensively through their bones, that suggests much of it went in well before the expedition."

In short, the work in Saskatoon debunks the theory that lead killed the crew.

Cooper said this should not come as a surprise.

"It's not a stretch of the imagination to understand how people die after two or three years in the Arctic. This was a desperate situation, food supplies are running low, and there is evidence of cannibalism later on in the expedition. I think what's remarkable is that they survived as long as they did."

Still, Cooper said, this is valuable work which will help scientists better understand how lead accumulates in the body.

"One of the big questions in lead poisoning in archeology is that bones passively take up lead from the environment, which further complicates things."

Crimpolioni
Mar 9, 2014



Counteresperanto posted:

He may have had a different outlook on the situation, if he'd known it was going to devour his soul.

He would have been even happier, since in the book at least the corrupt and sickly souls of the englishmen act as a poison.

Hasselblad
Dec 13, 2017



I forgot how far along in the book it is before Hickey makes an appearance.

etalian
Mar 20, 2006



That sled hauling reconstruction video with royal mounties was brutal.

You really didn't need more complicated theories since the guys were trying to haul sleds burning 8000+ calories a day on starvation diets.

Which also probably didn't have adequate nutrition as well because they didn't realize that the canning process destroys many beneficial things like Vitamin C.

Maelstache
Feb 25, 2013

I don't have the time to fill out questionnaires


Mr Goodsir is currently in the BBC1 drama Bodyguard playing a considerably less than good sir.

Shitenshi
Mar 12, 2013


zoux posted:

To be eligible for this year's Emmy, a show must premiere before April 27. The Terror premiered at the end of March

I know I'm replying to an ancient post here, but I don't understand. Wouldn't that still make The Terror eligible?

Zagazunt
Mar 4, 2018


Did I miss the explanation for why the rescue party Crozier originally sent out was not only dead (understandable), but decapitated and arranged as they were ? Watched this series over the last week, it has me pretty horny for arctic exploration.

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005
Oh, Jesus fuck. It's like the Nazis opened The Ark Of The Covenant, and I looked.


Zagazunt posted:

Did I miss the explanation for why the rescue party Crozier originally sent out was not only dead (understandable), but decapitated and arranged as they were ? Watched this series over the last week, it has me pretty horny for arctic exploration.

They just got caught by Tuunbaq; it arranged body parts before like the top half of one guy set on top of the bottom half of another guy after it had bisected both of them.

UNRULY_HOUSEGUEST
Jul 19, 2006

mea culpa


Zagazunt posted:

Did I miss the explanation for why the rescue party Crozier originally sent out was not only dead (understandable), but decapitated and arranged as they were ? Watched this series over the last week, it has me pretty horny for arctic exploration.

Between that and the bisected person combo we can infer that the creature has an extremely unanimalistic penchant for psyops.

Zagazunt
Mar 4, 2018


UNRULY_HOUSEGUEST posted:

Between that and the bisected person combo we can infer that the creature has an extremely unanimalistic penchant for psyops.

And just maybe an eye for the dramatic.

Caufman
May 7, 2007



Tuunbaq has a creative side, but his art fails to impress Lady Silence, the object of his affection.

Lobster God
Nov 5, 2008


Caufman posted:

Tuunbaq has a creative side, but his art fails to impress Lady Silence, the object of his affection.

I now want a compilation of Tuunbaq scenes, narrated by David Attenborough.

a shitty king
Mar 26, 2010


I think the Tuunbaq definitely had a budgetary restriction which had a tangible effect on the production. I just read the script for the first episode and it interestingly describes a bunch of extra detail with the Tuunbaq appearing over the dying man in episode 1, and swimming around the ship at the end, stalking it.

Also on a rewatch during the attack on the camp, there's a lot of oddly edited moments. The scene cuts but the way the camera moves indicates it was probably initially a True Detective style long take action sequence that was chopped up in the edit.

etalian
Mar 20, 2006


Caufman posted:

Tuunbaq has a creative side, but his art fails to impress Lady Silence, the object of his affection.

The Virgin Tuunbaq vs the Chad Mr. Blankey

Some of the Sheep
May 25, 2005
POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE HARMLESS CREATURES OF THE AFORESAID CONTINENT?

given how many people found the appearance of tuunbaq comical, holding the full reveal off was probably a good move.

etalian
Mar 20, 2006


Some of the Sheep posted:

given how many people found the appearance of tuunbaq comical, holding the full reveal off was probably a good move.

Yeah it's classic example of why keeping monster appearances to a minimal is the approach some films use.

He looks like a downs syndrome polar bear in the series.

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Caufman
May 7, 2007



gently caress. Now I'm feeling bad for the Tuunbaq....

Out of pity I will let him eat my soul.

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