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Invalid Validation
Jan 13, 2008

DON'T DOUBLE DOWN ON YOUR STUPID SHIT JUST CAUSE YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY. YOU MAKE STUPID FUCKING DECISIONS ALL THE TIME THEN DOUBLE DOWN LIKE A PETULANT CHILD. GOD I FUCKING HATE YOU SO MUCH SOMETIMES.

I like it the first time I saw it in theatre too. But it was probably because it was in Nu3D and is fairly pretty. I rewatched it at home a few years ago and itís pretty mediocre.

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Royal Updog
Sep 26, 2019

Do you ever wonder if there are other planets out there
(source)

i've never actually watched avatar all the way through

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Sometimes you gotta break the rules.


oh but seriously I posted:

i've never actually watched avatar all the way through

Actually same.

Impossibly Perfect Sphere
Nov 6, 2002


In my movie collection I have a shrink wrapped Avatar bluray that someone bought me for xmas. I can't imagine why.

Pick
Jul 19, 2009



Nap Ghost

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa im one with the trees!!!!

Archer666
Dec 27, 2008



golden bells posted:

For every Avatar movie we get one (1) Battle Angel Alita movie



What have you done???

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


I'm Fleta the big blue cat
I live on a tree planet
I fly through the sky
Clutching a big bird's thigh
I'm Fleta the big blue cat!

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004






cameron wants to gently caress a blue cat person

Vernii
Dec 7, 2006



The Venture Star is a really cool and realistic spaceship design that a lot of thought was put into by Cameron's team.



The big engine & radiator section is the 'front', with the payload section trailing behind it and thus uses tensile strength instead of compressive to save on mass. The shield at the back protects the payload modules from the giant loving laser that boosts the ship out of Sol and unfortunately wasn't ever depicted on screen.

From Atomic Rocket

quote:

The ship is 1.5 kilometers long. In the Sol departure phase, a battery of orbital lasers illuminates a 16 kilometer diameter photon sail attached to the ship's nose (sail not shown). A mirror shield on the ship's rear prevents the laser beams from damaging the ship. The lasers accelerate the ship at 1.5 g for 0.46 year. At the end of this the ship is moving at 70% the speed of light (210,000 kilometers per second).

Keep in mind that battery of orbital lasers is going to have to be absolutely huge if it is going to push a lightsail at 1.5 g. This is not going to be a tiny satellite in LEO.

I cannot calculate the exact power rating since figures on the mass of the ISV Venture Star are conspicuous by their absence. The equation is Vs = (2 * Ev) / (Ms * c) where Vs is the starship acceleration, Eb is the energy of the beam, Ms is the mass of the starship, and c is the speed of light in a vacuum. Dr. Geoffrey Landis says is boils down to 6.7 newtons per gigawatt.

In Dr. Robert Forward's The Flight of the Dragonfly (aka Rocheworld), his starship's light sail is illuminated by a composite laser beam with a strength of 1500 terawatts. This pushes the starship with an acceleration of 0.01g (about 150 times as weak as the acceleration on the Venture Star). The beam is produced by one thousand laser stations in orbit around Mercury (where solar power is readily available in titanic amounts). Each station can produce a 1.5 terawatt beam, 1500 terawatts total. By way of comparison, in the year 2008, the entire Earth consumed electricity at a rate of about 15 terawatts. Since the Venture Star appears to be more massive than Forward's starship, and is accelerating 150 times as fast, presumably its battery of laser cannons is orders of magnitude larger.

As a side note, it is good to remember Jon's Law for SF authors. and The Kzinti Lesson. While technically this laser array is a component of a propulsion system, not a weapon; in practice it will have little difficulty vaporizing an invading alien battlefleet. Or hostile human battlefleet, for that matter (with the definition of "hostile" depending upon who actually controls the laser array). As Commander Susan Ivanova said in the Babylon 5 episode Deathwalker: "Our gun arrays are locked on to your ship, and will fire the instant you come into range. You will find their firepower most impressive ... for a few seconds."

Anyway, after the laser boost period is over, the sail is then collapsed along molecular fold lines by service bots, and stowed in the cargo area. The ship then coasts for the next 5.83 years to Alpha Centauri.

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


banned from Starbucks posted:

cameron wants to gently caress a blue cat person

James Cameron wants to gently caress James Cameron.

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


I saw it on TV a while ago, looked at the background and it was just like, trees. Not even crazy pandora trees, just normal rear end cgi jungle.

Peachfart
Jan 21, 2017



That is because we are used to CGI spectacle now. And since that is all Avatar really had, it doesn't do well on a re-watch.

Archer666
Dec 27, 2008



I watched Avatar in the cinemas twice cause it was a pretty neat looking movie. Also made me think of big blue space twinks and why they weren't in this movie

RickRogers
Jun 21, 2020

Woh, is that a thing I like??


Hot take:

Avatar was made because James Cameron got jealous of his pet cats screwing all the time, and like being really, obnoxiously, loud about it.

JC would just be lying in bed listening to them; but not knowing what it's like, to really feel cat love Growing more and more desperate as he fantasized nightly, daily over his taboo, he hatched a plan. "If I make a a film where cats sex each other, then people will throw heavy objects at me". "but if they are also blue alien cats then people will believe I am the next George Lucas"

And that's it really. He's been spending the budget on the sequels to just make ever increasingly detailed vr cat sex proof of concepts.

David D. Davidson
Nov 17, 2012

Orca lady?

I think the Navi are supposed to be more like lemurs than cats.

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



David D. Davidson posted:

I think the Navi are supposed to be more like lemurs than cats.

*na'vi

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


David D. Davidson posted:

I think the Navi are supposed to be more like lemurs than cats.

Lemurs pee on their feet so they can stick to trees a little. Their pee glows under a black light!

E: oh gently caress yeah

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


Pee is stored in the lemur

RickRogers
Jun 21, 2020

Woh, is that a thing I like??


David D. Davidson posted:

I think the Navi are supposed to be more like lemurs than cats.

Don't tell that to JC or he will get very upset and make a new terminator to spite us

Edit: he may also just actually release Avatar 2 to spite us

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


I want to go directly to Avatar 3 where the trees are the ones walking around and plugging their clitbraids into giant, motionless cats. Also I heard there was gonna be an Ewok in the background somewhere!

Badactura
Feb 14, 2019

My wish lives in the future.


Wasn't Avatar 2 supposed to be underwater?

Also when I was younger I identified with the Marines because they were just trying to feed their families and I had recently watched Aliens. Eventually I grew out of it though.

Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

Everything is subject to the needs of intelligence, for geniuses like me. If we actually solve problems, people won't need me and people like me, and this is a travesty without end. You have to squeeze the poor so they know their place, and you fucking commies forget that.


Jiminy Christmas! Shoes! posted:

Has a movie with such a huge box office ever been as unrewatchable as Avatar?

300 was not nearly as big but features an added rape storyline that pretty much does nothing but fill out the run-time

fauna
Dec 6, 2018


Caught between two worlds...

Fleta Mcgurn posted:

Lemurs pee on their feet so they can stick to trees a little. Their pee glows under a black light!

E: oh gently caress yeah
i have mspaint open, don't tempt me, don't do it

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


fauna posted:

i have mspaint open, don't tempt me, don't do it

Show them you are a true Na'vi!

dudeness
Mar 5, 2010

Cat Army


Fallen Rib

Fleta Mcgurn posted:

Lemurs pee on their feet so they can stick to trees a little. Their pee glows under a black light!

E: oh gently caress yeah

No, Zoboomafoo donnnnnnnnnnnnt

Rags to Liches
Mar 11, 2008

future skeleton soldier




Do it, I double dare you

(aww I haven't been blessed with the blue yet )

fauna
Dec 6, 2018


Caught between two worlds...

well, here goes nothing



wow!



so much better than my garbage life on earth! peeing on my feet never did me any good

RickRogers
Jun 21, 2020

Woh, is that a thing I like??


Would be good if their special bond with those flying not-dinosaurs was also just pissing all over them.

Rags to Liches
Mar 11, 2008

future skeleton soldier




fauna posted:

well, here goes nothing



wow!



so much better than my garbage life on earth! peeing on my feet never did me any good

Majestic

David D. Davidson
Nov 17, 2012

Orca lady?

Better than I dreamed.

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


fauna posted:

well, here goes nothing



wow!



so much better than my garbage life on earth! peeing on my feet never did me any good

Send this to the Madagascar Board of Tourism immediately

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Sometimes you gotta break the rules.


That art is amazing! Never before have I felt so immersed in the world of Avatar! The thread title is gonna be updated though to represent this no longer being a safe for work thread!

fauna
Dec 6, 2018


Caught between two worlds...

reignofevil posted:

That art is amazing! Never before have I felt so immersed in the world of Avatar! The thread title is gonna be updated though to represent this no longer being a safe for work thread!
lol, i'm sorry about that, i should have spoilered them, it was like 3am and i was overcome with passion. you could almost say i opened some kind of box... a box of pandora

Invalid Validation
Jan 13, 2008

DON'T DOUBLE DOWN ON YOUR STUPID SHIT JUST CAUSE YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY. YOU MAKE STUPID FUCKING DECISIONS ALL THE TIME THEN DOUBLE DOWN LIKE A PETULANT CHILD. GOD I FUCKING HATE YOU SO MUCH SOMETIMES.

Show me the piss box.

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004






someone dun goofed my sexy cat man avatar

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



fauna posted:

well, here goes nothing



wow!



so much better than my garbage life on earth! peeing on my feet never did me any good

These need to go on the avastar murals

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



Iím really curious to see how Avatar 2 does at the box office

Rags to Liches
Mar 11, 2008

future skeleton soldier




CelticPredator posted:

These need to go on the avastar murals

graventy
Jul 27, 2006




Fun Shoe

Avatar was hands down one of the most immersive experiences I have had in a movie theater. Shame that the movie isn't very good.

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Impossibly Perfect Sphere
Nov 6, 2002


Gravity was better at what Pandora tried to do because it wasn't full of dumb looking blue cats.

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