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Finger Prince
Jan 5, 2007

"I think he's watching us..."

"No, it's just the Mountain Peeks."
(Source)



It suddenly occurred to me the other day that that Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow is essentially a roguelike.

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Finger Prince
Jan 5, 2007

"I think he's watching us..."

"No, it's just the Mountain Peeks."
(Source)



Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

I feel like there's gotta be more than just "prevent the navicomputer from aborting the jump" to pulling off a Holdo though, because otherwise it's unthinkable that the Alliance wouldn't have been taking transports and disabling whatever safeties it took to turn them into hypermissiles. Even as big as the Death Star is, even if one or multiple transports hypering into it didn't outright explode it, it would still wreak enough havoc to gently caress it up big time.


On thread topic, I will say that, as much as I feel like that stunt poses certain problems for the setting, the scene itself of Holdo's cruiser shredding the First Order fleet was magnificently done and really awe-inspiring in the theater.

Travelling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, kid.
If it requires precise calculations to avoid stars and supernovas, it would require even more precise calculations to avoid all that but thread the needle through this particular 300 cubic meter volume of space-time containing a spaceship.

Finger Prince
Jan 5, 2007

"I think he's watching us..."

"No, it's just the Mountain Peeks."
(Source)



indigi posted:

idk what book it's in since I only know about it from a review, but there's a planet with sentient plants on it that humans arrive to try to colonize that has like 1.25g. they've all been prepared for that, but after a couple days all the characters are complaining that their balls and breasts hurt because the sensitive bits of our bodies aren't built to have sudden, persistent, additional weight placed on them and there's no way to train for it. that's something I hadn't ever considered and it sounds like it would suck poo poo

Megillah Gorilla posted:

Or maybe just put on some underwear.

Seriously, these people flew across a galaxy to colonize another world, and the concept of supportive undergarments somehow escapes them?

I like the bit in the expanse where they're on the first alien planet, where all the local flora and fauna is deadly poisonous because humans didn't evolve along side it. And everyone goes blind because of an innocuous algae like organism that the human immune system doesn't even react to because it has no way of identifying it as a pathogen. Also how shipping dirt from earth is big business and can be the difference between a colony surviving or starving.

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