Scientific inaccuracies in Alien

Started by The Cruentus, Feb 05, 2021, 02:17:19 PM

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SpaceKase

SpaceKase

#345
Quote from: Predator@Alien on Mar 23, 2021, 09:52:53 AM
And yes for the rotation, one more thing, LV-426 should look like the dwarf planet Haumea. With such a fast rotation, LV-426 should be flattened at the poles and bloated at the equator.

Zeta 1 is too far from Zeta 2 : 1,5 light-month. It look like to a very bright star from LV-426 but not really important compared to Zeta II and Calpamos.

Quite right, I mistyped, Zeta2 of course. And it's also worth noting that the name Calpamos appears nowhere in the canon.


Quote from: SM on Mar 23, 2021, 03:46:39 AM
And all that too.

Though I don't think Zeta 1 is really going to factor into anything.

Latitude appears to be the southern hemisphere.

Whether it's north or south isn't really as significant as how far it is from the equator or the pole and also the respective axial tilts of the moon and the planet. It's also worth noting that any prolonged period of darkness will be balanced out by a commensurately long period of brightness. And when the moon is between Zeta 2 and the planet you're getting lit, in one way or another, 2 hours a day, 84 days a week.
So we've sorta got a planet M6-117 from Pitch Black situation.

426Buddy

426Buddy

#346
Quote from: Xenomrph on Mar 23, 2021, 03:15:46 PM
Quote from: SiL on Mar 23, 2021, 09:14:18 AM
It wasn't explicit in the final film, but was in the script.
I'm just curious, where was it in the script? I know the intent was always there, it was the explanation for why they couldn't just shoot the (presumably adult) Alien.

Wasn't there a scene where the aliens tail was cut off and got acid everywhere?

SM

SM

#347
Yeah it lost an appendage in the deleted airlock sequence.

Xenomrph

Xenomrph

#348
The name Calpamos appeared out of nowhere on the Xenopedia wiki, and then Colonial Marines used it in its supplemental materials, and then it started showing up all over the place. It's not sourced from a movie, but it is now the "official" name of Zeta 2 IV.

SpaceKase

SpaceKase

#349
Quote from: Xenomrph on Mar 23, 2021, 08:38:46 PM
The name Calpamos appeared out of nowhere on the Xenopedia wiki, and then Colonial Marines used it in its supplemental materials, and then it started showing up all over the place. It's not sourced from a movie, but it is now the "official" name of Zeta 2 IV.

Well, if ACM used it then I know it's official!

Lol, I have no problems with it, clearly I love EU in all its wacky splendor.

SM

SM

#350
There was some debate about using it in the Weyland Yutani Report.  Insight liked the name so went with it.

Immortan Jonesy

Immortan Jonesy

#351
Quote from: Xenomrph on Mar 23, 2021, 03:15:46 PM
Quote from: SiL on Mar 23, 2021, 09:14:18 AM
It wasn't explicit in the final film, but was in the script.
I'm just curious, where was it in the script? I know the intent was always there, it was the explanation for why they couldn't just shoot the (presumably adult) Alien.

Did they have firearms?  :o

SM

SM

#352
That's the one.  Based on the grid pattern and the fact they're walking north-east - they landed in the southern hemisphere.

Predator@Alien

Sorry I deleted my message just before your post.

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Quote from: SM on Mar 23, 2021, 11:55:33 AM
One of Ash's screens in the science blister.

You talk about that screen ?
If yes, what are the numbers do you see exactly ? I don't see anything

Quote from: SM on Mar 24, 2021, 01:13:08 AM
That's the one.  Based on the grid pattern and the fact they're walking north-east - they landed in the southern hemisphere.

Thank you ! But how can we asume that it's not northern hemisphere for example ? What say the grid ?

Immortan Jonesy

Quote from: 426Buddy on Mar 23, 2021, 08:08:56 PM
Quote from: Xenomrph on Mar 23, 2021, 03:15:46 PM
Quote from: SiL on Mar 23, 2021, 09:14:18 AM
It wasn't explicit in the final film, but was in the script.
I'm just curious, where was it in the script? I know the intent was always there, it was the explanation for why they couldn't just shoot the (presumably adult) Alien.

Wasn't there a scene where the aliens tail was cut off and got acid everywhere?


SM

SM

#355
QuoteThank you ! But how can we asume that it's not northern hemisphere for example ? What say the grid ?

The triangle is the derelict and the little dots are Dallas, Kane and Lambert.
The grid squares get smaller the closer you get to a pole and larger near the equator.
They're walking north east from the Nostromo.
They're walking from smaller squares towards larger ones.
Ipso facto.

Xenomrph

Xenomrph

#356
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Mar 23, 2021, 11:51:49 PM
Quote from: Xenomrph on Mar 23, 2021, 03:15:46 PM
Quote from: SiL on Mar 23, 2021, 09:14:18 AM
It wasn't explicit in the final film, but was in the script.
I'm just curious, where was it in the script? I know the intent was always there, it was the explanation for why they couldn't just shoot the (presumably adult) Alien.

Did they have firearms?  :o
Kane has a laser pistol, he unholsters it when he investigates the Alien egg before he gets nailed in the director's cut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf1NX7e8Gao

https://avp.fandom.com/wiki/RXF-M5_EVA_Pistol

Immortan Jonesy

Quote from: Xenomrph on Mar 24, 2021, 03:23:21 AM
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Mar 23, 2021, 11:51:49 PM
Quote from: Xenomrph on Mar 23, 2021, 03:15:46 PM
Quote from: SiL on Mar 23, 2021, 09:14:18 AM
It wasn't explicit in the final film, but was in the script.
I'm just curious, where was it in the script? I know the intent was always there, it was the explanation for why they couldn't just shoot the (presumably adult) Alien.

Did they have firearms?  :o
Kane has a laser pistol, he unholsters it when he investigates the Alien egg before he gets nailed in the director's cut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf1NX7e8Gao

https://avp.fandom.com/wiki/RXF-M5_EVA_Pistol

And I thought the Prometheus lasers were ahead of their time. :laugh:

But yisucrist  :o that thing looked like a Star Wars blaster. Thanks for the link. I can see it more clearly there, although it still looks like a space western pistol.  ^🐽^

Local Trouble

Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Mar 24, 2021, 03:58:45 AM
But yisucrist  :o that thing looked like a Star Wars blaster.

That's because Star Wars used the same gun to make a similar looking blaster.

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/SE-14C_blaster_pistol

Immortan Jonesy

Quote from: Local Trouble on Mar 24, 2021, 04:02:36 AM
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Mar 24, 2021, 03:58:45 AM
But yisucrist  :o that thing looked like a Star Wars blaster.

That's because Star Wars used the same gun to make a similar looking blaster.

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/SE-14C_blaster_pistol

Thanks for the extra info.  8)

EDIT~

They should release a Scott's cut where Kane shoots first. Big Chap is not born at all, but they return to Earth and the bonus situation gets out of control. ^🐽^


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