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  •  In the movie's defense (spoiler) regarding (2+ / 0-)
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    momentum, remember that George Clooney cuts himself loose from Sandra Bullock because of the differing momentum between the two. Any number of astronauts have commented on the accuracy of the movie. One of them said  that the very fact that they were asked whether the movie was realistic, showed how realistic it was. There were things that I found rather far fetched. Space is really really big and the idea that there would be so much shrapnel on the same orbit did not seem realistic. But then, there would be no movie. But really, it is a trip, mind boggling about the effort they went through to get such amazing zero-g effects. And the story, though quite simple, is moving.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 09:10:26 PM PST

    •  As for the shrapnel argument, here's a computer (3+ / 0-)

      drawn image of earth from space from what we now know what's orbiting up there:

      •  Space junk is real, but (0+ / 0-)

        Were not likely to ever see an a blizzard of junk any one time that would destroy space ships, and stations. We are talking more about something that might do some damage. The effect was exaggerated well past a worst case scenario.

        But, I understand, it's license, and without it, it there would not have been a film, at least not a film that would have kept us glued to the screen as it did with me.

        Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

        by RhodeIslandAspie on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 06:58:32 AM PST

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