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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas II View Post
    This made me curious. Why would it be any harder to swim out of a water bubble in zero-g than it is usually? All you gotta do is push water back and you move forward, just like in normal gravity. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeepTalking View Post

    Ridley Scott has said the movie won't answer that question either way. I guess the default assumption is that he is not a replicant, as he is still alive, but there is a chance that he is a replicant with no expiration date.
    It's not so much about him being alive as it is him looking older. And I bet that he is going to die in the movie while passing the torch... is Harrison Ford only good for reprising old roles just to be killed? Is Indy 5 going to be just about him kicking the bucket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayjay View Post
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    This made me curious. Why would it be any harder to swim out of a water bubble in zero-g than it is usually? All you gotta do is push water back and you move forward, just like in normal gravity. Right?
    Yeah, you could swim in it. A scary thought is that without gravity the surface tension would make the water cling to you anyway. An astronaut almost drowned during a spacewalk when about a liter of water leaked into his helmet. The water clung to his face and covered his eyes, ears, and nose before he could get out. With your hands free, you could probably free yourself but .

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    Quote Originally Posted by beero1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayjay View Post

    This made me curious. Why would it be any harder to swim out of a water bubble in zero-g than it is usually? All you gotta do is push water back and you move forward, just like in normal gravity. Right?
    Yeah, you could swim in it. A scary thought is that without gravity the surface tension would make the water cling to you anyway. An astronaut almost drowned during a spacewalk when about a liter of water leaked into his helmet. The water clung to his face and covered his eyes, ears, and nose before he could get out. With your hands free, you could probably free yourself but .
    That's what I was thinking. How do you get your head clear of the water to take a breath in a microgravity environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by beero1000 View Post

    Yeah, you could swim in it. A scary thought is that without gravity the surface tension would make the water cling to you anyway. An astronaut almost drowned during a spacewalk when about a liter of water leaked into his helmet. The water clung to his face and covered his eyes, ears, and nose before he could get out. With your hands free, you could probably free yourself but .
    That's what I was thinking. How do you get your head clear of the water to take a breath in a microgravity environment?
    You'd have to push out hard enough to break the surface tension. I don't think a human would have trouble doing it.

    Of course people have already tried the experiment:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    Here's yet another remake. Did this one really need to be made? The original is a classic, it stands on its own, and I don't know that more is wanted or needed.
    Looks more like a sequel. Not that that invalidates the rest of what you wrote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
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    Here's yet another remake. Did this one really need to be made? The original is a classic, it stands on its own, and I don't know that more is wanted or needed.
    Looks more like a sequel. Not that that invalidates the rest of what you wrote.
    This one in particular bugs me because although the movie itself is amazing, as an adaptation is horrible. I understand that drastic changes are sometimes needed when translating a story to a different medium, but when you reverse or nullify the central themes of the source material, you've gone too far.

    The author was disturbed by reports of Germans who complained about the noise coming from Nazi death camps. They didn't try to stop what was going on, they complained about the noise. The author was disturbed by the thought that such monsters could live and walk among us, passing for human, and that's what the story about: monsters passing for human.

    Ridley Scott decided to make the Replicants the innocent victims. If you understand the central theme of the original novel, then Scott's changes turn the Replicants into sympathetic Nazis, which is weird as fuck. If you are not familiar with the source material, then the Replicants simply represent any oppressed minority and Blade Runner is just one movie among many talking about oppressed minorities.

    So doing a sequel to this movie right after America elected a fascist is disturbingly close to reality. The only way this could be worse is if they gave the Replicants Pepe tattoos or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    So doing a sequel to this movie right after America elected a fascist is disturbingly close to reality. The only way this could be worse is if they gave the Replicants Pepe tattoos or something.
    The movie has been in development for years, the script was certainly written before Trump even became a candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeepTalking View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    So doing a sequel to this movie right after America elected a fascist is disturbingly close to reality. The only way this could be worse is if they gave the Replicants Pepe tattoos or something.
    The movie has been in development for years, the script was certainly written before Trump even became a candidate.
    It's creepy with or without Trump. Trump just makes the whole thing even more creepy.

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    I'm pretty sure Trump wouldn't pass a Voight-Kampff test.

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