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The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch?


Sci-fi movies and shows have advanced technologies but they use it very stupidly. They really need to maybe not be so dumb.

In Star Wars, why isnít everyone using lightsabers for everything? Door locked when youíre storming a base on Endor? Cut through it with your pocket saber. No escape path from the trash compactor? Lightsaber your way out of there. Your dad being a real dick and cutting your hand off? Next time donít crawl out on ledges, idiot. Not really a lightsaber situation, but you get it.

And whatís this manually aimed lasers nonsense? Clearly no one can hit anything, especially storm troopers. An astromech droid with a blaster attached to its head can probably take out the whole empire. Better send two just in case. Also the lasers on your fighter ship donít have to point forward. They can point anywhere. They can rotate. You donít even need a pod chair to aim them, you can have a computer do it much better than your Jedi reflexes can. In fact, get the humans out of the fighters, we have droids that can do that and handle much higher Gís than puny humans.

Sci-fi writers are hacks with few exceptions who donít consider how anything would be used in real life

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Nooner
Mar 26, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 28 days!


I knew a nerd guy who said he didnt like Star Wars because the science was fake, lol

Pimpcasso
Mar 13, 2002
MY PRONOUNS ARE SHIT/HEAD


That stupid rear end raised by wolves is a terrible offender fantasy tv show that pretends to be scifi and is the dumbest poo poo

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

In the end the only viable technology is a rusty sword for practicing proctology

The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch?


In Dune, apparently shooting a laser at a shield makes both sides explode, so everyone uses swords like cavemen. They never thought of setting up a laser gun on a tripod and firing it remotely. The person that comes up with this would be the new emperor.

Elburroman
Dec 27, 2012


Nodding as I take another stab at reprogramming Peppy, my secondhand roomba battlebot, to do anything but mandolin dicks: this is all very true about technology

Elburroman
Dec 27, 2012


The Management posted:

In Dune, apparently shooting a laser at a shield makes both sides explode, so everyone uses swords like cavemen. They never thought of setting up a laser gun on a tripod and firing it remotely. The person that comes up with this would be the new emperor.

Someone figuring this out is the catalyst to the entire plot

Smugworth
Apr 18, 2003

Well, I've got brain damage on the side of my brain, and I don't know which side, left or right, where I huffed gasoline for ten long years.




In most scifi worlds they fail to mention any advanced milking technologies which I find highly improbable. Still requiring a human partner to milk me in the year 2077? Yeah right

Pimpcasso
Mar 13, 2002
MY PRONOUNS ARE SHIT/HEAD


Dune is the movie where jean luc picard fights sting in some weird boxes and a fat troll likes cats

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


My favourite sci-fi thing is that you have like "normal" sci-fi I guess and then "hard" sci-fi. But to make all the space travel stuff happen and poo poo the hard sci-fi just uses theoretical stuff that doesn't exist, just has a name in the real world.

I dunno, I think it's pretty funny people getting bent out of shape what name and vague reason they use for faster than light travel. gently caress it, call it microcosmexpanding or something, it doesn't matter.

In conclusion, sci-fi is one of my favourite genres.

alexandriao
Jul 20, 2019

"What're quantum mechanics?"
"I don't know. People who repair quantums, I suppose."


when they had the mini stargate made out of common materials they should have had all the ships have mini stargates and stuff. would be cool

Slayerjerman
Nov 27, 2005
'BECKY', 'KAREN', 'CUNT', WHATEVER YOU PERFER I HAVE ALOT MORE!!


Why would anyone beam down to any planet without a pocket shield emitter that can save you from taking a disrupter blast to the chest.

Or better, just use your big screen tv to zoom and enhance whatever it is on the surface you need to see. Absolutely no reason to have "boots on the ground".

Are forcefields/ray shields plot armor? Seems like using those solve every possible issue with space danger including, but not limited to lightsabers.

Jove Tone
Jan 12, 2006



If PEOPLE can't shoot LASERS in SPACE then we can't have SPACE WESTERNS OP objectively the best sci-fi genre you dummy

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



Real life is sci fi to me so I can tell, it's nice

It's Jetson poo poo everywhere all day

William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



There are no G forces in space OP

Duck and Cover
Apr 6, 2007


Hey dumb fuckers maybe move your observation so the stargate isn't pointed at it? No? How about after you get an arrow through the glass? Still no? Dumb! So dumb!

alexandriao
Jul 20, 2019

"What're quantum mechanics?"
"I don't know. People who repair quantums, I suppose."


Slayerjerman posted:

Why would anyone beam down to any planet without a pocket shield emitter that can save you from taking a disrupter blast to the chest.

According to the tng technical manual, which tng adhered to for the most part, a hand phaser on setting sixteen can explosively vapourise half a kilometre cubed of solid rock.

the reason for the type 3 phaser rifles is because they have a larger power source. Presumably the phaser rifles can just blast over a kilometre

So in DS9 when they are fighting in the trenches, why dont they just crank it up to 16 and blast the entire other people to poo poo and call it a day

Zlodo
Nov 24, 2006



Pimpcasso posted:

That stupid rear end raised by wolves is a terrible offender fantasy tv show that pretends to be scifi and is the dumbest poo poo

counterpoint: raised by wolves is an amazing show bc it gives no gently caress

DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

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Zlodo posted:

counterpoint: raised by wolves is an amazing show bc it gives no gently caress

The space lamprey owns

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


Just take generic patriotic movies like the sniper one, replace all guns with laser guns and give everyone a dumb uniform.

It's now sci-fi, you're welcome.

Hamburger Sandwich
Nov 24, 2007


We have advanced technology that we use stupidly in real life right now, just look at Tesla.

Iím more concerned about this new wave of nerds that grew up reading wookiepedia who thinks a sci-fi story is dumb because the weapons donít work with ďreal-lifeĒ military doctrine they learnt from ww2 documentaryís.

Itís the equivalent of complaining that people donít act rationally in horror movies

Like no, the Rise of Skywalker wasnít bad because the ďlogicalĒ thing to do was to have a anti star fighter escort ship to protect their fleet of star destoryers.

Pimpcasso
Mar 13, 2002
MY PRONOUNS ARE SHIT/HEAD


syntaxfunction posted:

Just take generic patriotic movies like the sniper one, replace all guns with laser guns and give everyone a dumb uniform.

It's now sci-fi, you're welcome.

Starship troopers owns

BigBadSteve
Apr 29, 2009

Self Defense
Nil Satanus carborundum

Yeshua akbar!
(Xtian anarchisto, no bombo)


A wizard did it.

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


The MCU is the sci-fi everyone actually wamts, none of your nerd poo poo.

FoolyCharged
Oct 11, 2012

Somebody call for an ant?



The Management posted:

And what’s this manually aimed lasers nonsense? Clearly no one can hit anything, especially storm troopers. An astromech droid with a blaster attached to its head can probably take out the whole empire. Better send two just in case.

I got some bad news for you.

I think the Droid fighters also had poo poo accuracy, storm trooper style.

The Bramble
Mar 16, 2004



I stopped reading sci Fi as much because the genres obsession with "hard" science. It's annoying and often counterproductive to good literature.

Knormal
Nov 11, 2001



All the sci-fi shows now have holographic floating displays, which look like they'd be absolutely terrible to use because you can see through them. Just spending all day getting horrible eye strain because you're focusing on a little floating word two feet in front of your face trying to ignore all the people walking by your desk just behind it. Your floating display is capable of making opaque things, there's no reason you can't put a solid background on all the windows.

Waterbed Wendy
Jan 29, 2009


Elburroman posted:

Nodding as I take another stab at reprogramming Peppy, my secondhand roomba battlebot, to do anything but mandolin dicks: this is all very true about technology

Hi can I pass your info on to Boston Dynamics? I get a 10% finder's fee so this would really help me buy more time for my device that lets me live forever.

chaosbreather
Dec 9, 2001

Wry and wise,
but also very sexual.



Hamburger Sandwich posted:

We have advanced technology that we use stupidly in real life right now, just look at Tesla.

Its dumber than that

We have technology to easily automate almost every aspect of every job people do on computers - which is most of them. The tech is so easy to set up kids learn how in school. The output of our work now is so much wealth everyone could live extremely lavish lifestyles. There is no reason for any of this poo poo.

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004




Ultra Carp

Star Wars is fantasy that happens to be set in space. It's not Sci-Fi

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Trying to explain sci fi stuff is just the absolute worst.

The second part of sci fi stands for fiction.

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


All sci-fi is just laser Nazis in space.

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017




i suspect there will be more human/tech integration (cyborg stuff) than most popular sci fi seems to suggest

Randarkman
Jul 18, 2011




The Management posted:

And whatís this manually aimed lasers nonsense? Clearly no one can hit anything, especially storm troopers.

To be fair I'd say the stormtroopers being absolutely terrible is mostly just a Jedi thing and it has been flanderized from there, what we see of them in IV and V is basically just some brief running firefights as they chase the heroes and really no body has amazing accuracy.

poo poo, the first Star Wars movie has a line which outright says that the blasters are clumsy and random, and it's very much in evidence in the shootouts we do see in that movie, where everyone's accuracy appears to be pretty terrible and there's a whole shitload of smoke. It also shows the blasters to be incredibly destructive, direct hits basically fry people (Greedo, Luke's aunt and uncle I assume), can destroy huge vehicles (the sandcrawler) and blast apart obstacles sending fragments and debris everywhere, in fact I'd bet that most of the blaster kills we see in the first movie aren't from direct hits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNoCDvJpmPU#t=63s

I've always felt it's a shame that the sequels and subsequent media deviated from this and essentially just made them normal guns that shoot lasers for the most part.

That's probably too many words about that.

Smugworth
Apr 18, 2003

Well, I've got brain damage on the side of my brain, and I don't know which side, left or right, where I huffed gasoline for ten long years.




In the future the dildo attached to a jackhammer will be my bionic penis

low key sex master
May 27, 2004

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.


Spinz posted:

Real life is sci fi to me so I can tell, it's nice

It's Jetson poo poo everywhere all day

We get it Spinz you're from the year 1472

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



low key sex master posted:

We get it Spinz you're from the year 1472

And I'm here to tell you that this will all happen again

PookBear
Nov 1, 2008


Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's going to die.


I would just set my laser gun to have a beam wider than the beam of a lightsaber

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017




low key sex master posted:

We get it Spinz you're from the year 1472

i mean, we got our back to the future president and elon musk is building a billion satellites while he evilly manipulates a currency people make on video cards.

the richest man in the world is going on a space ship for fun, and his company is about as sci fi dystopian as u can get

they treat the drones like assets and the people like drones

spinz is correct

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June 4 2021
Jun 4, 2021

by Pragmatica


The only decent SciFi series was LEXX

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