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frogge
Apr 7, 2006




McSpanky posted:

I don't quite get this, he fell to his death in the absence of gravity?

If I remember right, the orbital used centrifugal force not gravity per se so it didn't work in that the ground still rushed to meet him. In later novels that problem had been dealt with for antigrav stuff.

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frogge
Apr 7, 2006




I'm playing through Subnautica right now and all the little details they add in the documents/voice logs really build that universe well. The thing that blew my mind was early on when you catch and cook local fish- the PDA/helper AI tells you to not turn your nose at it because humans have ate cooked meat for millennia instead of vat-grown nutrient paste blocks. Like of course food is gonna be different in an interstellar civilization when you might not have the space for a giant rear end ranch on a starship.

frogge
Apr 7, 2006




Yes, it's a predator fish that wants to eat you using it's psychic abilities.

frogge
Apr 7, 2006




Just watched Stargate SG-1's episode, "A Matter of Time" and they handle time dilation from a black hole really well.

frogge
Apr 7, 2006




It was perfectly paced and kept the tension extremely well for 90s/00s broadcast tv.

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