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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



The underwater launch rocket is significant because it was a real planned project that never ended up happening.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Dragon_(rocket)

Basically it means that ALL the money got poured into space travel.

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Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

kanonvandekempen posted:

Can someone explain what the significance was of the post credits scene in season 1? What is the significance of doing a partial underwater launch, and what is special about the new rocket?

It was a Sea Dragon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Dragon_%28rocket%29 . We won't know why they used it until next season if at all.

Chairman Capone
Dec 17, 2008



kanonvandekempen posted:

Can someone explain what the significance was of the post credits scene in season 1? What is the significance of doing a partial underwater launch, and what is special about the new rocket?

It was an actual design for an enormous rocket that would have something like four times the payload of the Saturn V: http://www.astronautix.com/s/seadragon.html

The basics are that it was so large that launching it in the water would not only help support it physically, but provide natural coolant for the launch since it would melt an artificial launch pad. Also the fuel could hypothetically be synthesized directly from the seawater.

Astro7x
Aug 4, 2004
Thinks It's All Real

My wife just got a new iPhone so I guess we're getting a year of this for free.

If you do the trial, do you have to wait until the end to cancel or can you just cancel auto renew automatically and not have it end instantly?

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Astro7x posted:

My wife just got a new iPhone so I guess we're getting a year of this for free.

If you do the trial, do you have to wait until the end to cancel or can you just cancel auto renew automatically and not have it end instantly?

First one, unlike every other service of its kind, you can't just cancel until you are ready to stop using it.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


I'm hearing good things about Ted Lasso. Is it actually good?

blast0rama
Aug 13, 2003

Tingly.




Edward Mass posted:

I'm hearing good things about Ted Lasso. Is it actually good?

Watched the first three today and came here to post about it. Itís a drat fine, absolutely genuine show. Bummed they only dropped the first three and not all 10.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Yeah I donít think itís the funniest show yet but itís likeable as all hell and that goes a long way. Definitely worth checking out if youíre interested.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Yeah, Sudeikis kills the sincerity needed for it to work perfectly. Watch the two commercials they did for NBC Sports on YouTube too, thereís a few recycled gags (I like that Dubai Air was the sponsor for the team he coached in the 2nd one).

Put me in the Ďwish I had more to watch alreadyí camp. 3 at once each week would be nice too, one per week just feels old fashioned now ha.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Apparently production is back on for For All Mankind.

isaboo
Nov 10, 2002

I can destroy you


Cojawfee posted:

Apparently production is back on for For All Mankind.

Great news! Possibly my favorite show of the year.

Beefeater1980
Sep 12, 2008

My God, it's full of Horatios!





Late to the party here but Mythic Quest is freaking amazing. I just got to the Nazi episode and havenít laughed this hard in a while. It perfectly captures the demented intensity of games development, with the only misstep being casting the pewdiepie analogue as a 14yo.

Interesting that they obviously had Ubisoft on board as a partner given all the toxic culture stuff from there, but this is supposed to be a subordinate dev studio so probably not going to be too severe an effect.

Comrade Fakename
Feb 13, 2012



Anyone got any news on when s2 of For All Mankind is due out? Apple just extended my free membership until February and I'm hoping it'll come out in that time.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



Comrade Fakename posted:

Anyone got any news on when s2 of For All Mankind is due out? Apple just extended my free membership until February and I'm hoping it'll come out in that time.

I'd love to know this as well.

Also, good on Apple for extending the membership, I thought that was pretty classy.

clown shoes
Jul 17, 2004

Nothing but clowns down here.

Servant was really good and I will definitely give Apple some money to watch season two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF0xzy0IhDc

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Comrade Fakename posted:

Anyone got any news on when s2 of For All Mankind is due out? Apple just extended my free membership until February and I'm hoping it'll come out in that time.

All that's been said is '2021'.

Blistex
Oct 30, 2003

Macho Business
Donkey Wrestler


Grimey Drawer

Chairman Capone posted:

Trailer for Foundation is out:

https://twitter.com/AppleTV/status/1275132722256609280

Looks solid visually and has two strong actors, at the least. Though weird to see the Interstellar black hole appear.

I have no idea how they're going to adapt it for TV, but I'm already getting tons of entertainment out of Apple's, "Woke Casting" (which is what a ton of people are calling it online) and you can probably guess how they are taking it. Their tears of rage are so sweet.

galenanorth
May 19, 2016



Chairman Capone posted:

Trailer for Foundation is out:

https://twitter.com/AppleTV/status/1275132722256609280

Looks solid visually and has two strong actors, at the least. Though weird to see the Interstellar black hole appear.

They probably justify it by Trantor being one of the closet planets to the center of the galaxy, even though nothing like that was described in the book and it'd probably be unrealistic for a planet to be close enough for it to be that large without the planet being torn apart. I'm okay with it

Blistex posted:

Their tears of rage are so sweet.

galenanorth fucked around with this message at 20:54 on Nov 24, 2020

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here

Fireball is really good. Kind of a lot to digest in one sitting, though. But it's beautiful and fascinating.

illectro
Mar 29, 2010

ROCKET SCIENCE

Hullo, I'm Scoot Moonbucks.
Please stop being surprised by this.


I spent years studying asteroid impacts as part of my postgraduate work and I saw a few mistakes that were made in Fireball but I was totally transfixed the whole time

isaboo
Nov 10, 2002

I can destroy you


A Werner Herzog documentary about comets and meteors? YES PLEASE

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


For All Mankind s2 begins February 19th.

Octy
Apr 1, 2010



Season 2 of Servant is pretty good. That scene with the blisters, though...

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Chairman Capone
Dec 17, 2008



Octy posted:

Season 2 of Servant is pretty good. That scene with the blisters, though...

Just started watching the series from the start, and got through it in less than 24 hours. Really enjoyable... I mean, enjoyable maybe isn't the best word, but really good. I said it in another thread here but I really appreciate that it's a prestige streaming drama but almost every episode is under 30 minutes. I find that really refreshing.

And yeah, I could not watch that blister scene.

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