User Information

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Plot [Rumor]  (Read 29044 times)

Jul 05, 2011, 02:32:22 PM
Reply #120 on: Jul 05, 2011, 02:32:22 PM
The overwhelming logistics of a speed and fuel resources of a craft could surely be overcome
(within the sci-fi realm of course) by jumping to a pre-determined distant planet using a 'wormhole'
rather than FLT? I am currently reading 'The Forever War' and it seems that (comparatively) instantaneous
space travel is the chosen mode in this book.

One potentialy dumb but plausible question has always remained for me concerning FLT - how
is collision with space debris from dust to planet-sized obstacles avoided while travellling at such
unfathomable speeds? This makes the wormhole option even more of a better choice.

Jul 05, 2011, 03:09:58 PM
Reply #121 on: Jul 05, 2011, 03:09:58 PM
maybe the only connection in THIS prometheus movie will be the space jockeys and a version of the alien. they might consider making the connection storywise (crash of the sj's ship) in a potential sequel to prometheus - or not at all...


It has now been confirmed so many times that the film will take place in t he Alien universe... but it's NOT an Alien film in itself. So I don't know why people are complaining here and saying that a galaxy built for 20 years is being disregarded in this film. It's not, its simply a standalone film that will tie in with the first Alien movie (I still think it will not accept "Aliens", "Alien 3" or "Rez" as canon, it will redefine what we have known so far about xenomorphs. Don't expect "Hive", "Drones", "Queens" etc.)

Scott is using the first Alien film to create something bigger and more meaningful (If anything in that storyline that I just read is true). I can totally understand why he didn't want to make it an Alien movie, because the Xenomorph Alien is just one part of this gigantic universe that he is about to unleash on us.

« Last Edit: Jul 05, 2011, 03:13:06 PM by Tangakkai »

Jul 05, 2011, 03:18:43 PM
Reply #122 on: Jul 05, 2011, 03:18:43 PM

Well, then prepare yourself to suspend disbelief.  Do you have any conception of how much energy it would take to CONTINUOUSLY accelerate a multi-ton spacecraft at 10G's for approximately a year?  Forget about the fact that one would have to deccelerate the spacecraft at same rate.

Well the amount of energy would be alot(putting it lightly) but to CONTINUOUSLY accelerate for a year? sorry if i miss understood what you have put but would would you continuously need to accelerate? Once you hit that speed required you don't need to continue to apply that acceleration. There is no resistance in space that would slow the ship down to a hault. The only real issue for speed then would be gravity Plus a multi-ton weighing cargo ship would weight 0 n in space for there would be no conventional gravity to give it a weight

Jul 05, 2011, 09:45:50 PM
Reply #123 on: Jul 05, 2011, 09:45:50 PM
You would accelerate, then at the halfway point (astrogation on ship's computer will total and do this - the crew will be in Grav-couches for the trip) you deccelerate at the same rate. A set of gravity drives in the ship would get rid of the remass problem (you'd still need some fuel to power it -keeping it turned on- though).
We're talking about a level of technology that is very advanced and doesnt work like our currently decommisioned space shuttles did - it would be faster and way more efficient.

I only mention this as this would be how time dilation would factor into the plot in its actual way - and thats if the destination is Zeta 2 Reticuli and the ship doesnt end up drifting to it or whatever planet the ship will land on. As I work out all this hard scifi information, the less I see the film doing something like this - though maybe someone can pick this up for an Alien fanfic, eh?

Bum Burster
Jul 09, 2011, 12:42:23 PM
Reply #124 on: Jul 09, 2011, 12:42:23 PM
Sounds like an AVP plot, minus the Predators.


Jul 09, 2011, 05:48:38 PM
Reply #126 on: Jul 09, 2011, 05:48:38 PM
The lack of hard scifi never really bothered me in the series.  It probably isn't going to bother me in Prometheus either.  As long as they don't go the space opera route like SW where the universe itself feels completely different I'll be okay.

Just put on the window dressing and make it seem legit.

Jul 09, 2011, 08:37:38 PM
Reply #127 on: Jul 09, 2011, 08:37:38 PM
I would love to see some Erotomechanics..

By the way, does anybody know 'A Strange Hour' by Recoil?

Jul 10, 2011, 03:03:46 AM
Reply #129 on: Jul 10, 2011, 03:03:46 AM
Sounds like an AVP plot, minus the Predators.


LOL...agreed. The ENTIRETY of the AvP world quivers with mediocrity.

Hey now, the first comic, and avp2 PC rocked. It's just all the other avp things which fail abysmally. :laugh:

don't forget the first avp game - which is still the scariest game to date. less scripts, more random alien encounters :D never finished the marine campaign

Corporal Hicks
Jul 10, 2011, 10:21:49 AM
Reply #130 on: Jul 10, 2011, 10:21:49 AM
Jaguar or AvP 2000?

Lonely Universe
Jul 10, 2011, 11:17:58 AM
Reply #131 on: Jul 10, 2011, 11:17:58 AM
I like a good chunk of the AvP stuff but despise the movies. Most of the games are good & some of the comics.

Never say no to Panda!
Jul 12, 2011, 08:22:56 PM
Reply #134 on: Jul 12, 2011, 08:22:56 PM
Well i guess it will be a futuristic comedy (they should hire Seth Rogan)...and since it plays in the same universe in the end some drunk teenage guy (Jonah Hill or Michael Cera)  will pass LV-426 with his spacecraft and crash into the Derelict.


Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube RSS Feed