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Re: Hollywood Stupid
Post by BillT52   » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 pm

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My pet stupid was mentioned once in passing here. Wings on spacecraft which make wide swooping turns like airfoil atmosphere craft. As far as I know, the only movie/TV I've seen to get it right was Babylon 5, where the craft would rotate then fire engines to change vector. Instead, almost every battle between fighter like craft looks like a dogfight out of WWII.
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Re: Hollywood Stupid
Post by Dilandu   » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:53 pm

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BillT52 wrote:My pet stupid was mentioned once in passing here. Wings on spacecraft which make wide swooping turns like airfoil atmosphere craft. As far as I know, the only movie/TV I've seen to get it right was Babylon 5, where the craft would rotate then fire engines to change vector. Instead, almost every battle between fighter like craft looks like a dogfight out of WWII.


Well, "The Expanse" also avoided such things. There are no fighter-crafts here at all (because frankly, space fighters are useless).
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Re: Hollywood Stupid
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:12 pm

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Dilandu wrote:
BillT52 wrote:My pet stupid was mentioned once in passing here. Wings on spacecraft which make wide swooping turns like airfoil atmosphere craft. As far as I know, the only movie/TV I've seen to get it right was Babylon 5, where the craft would rotate then fire engines to change vector. Instead, almost every battle between fighter like craft looks like a dogfight out of WWII.


Well, "The Expanse" also avoided such things. There are no fighter-crafts here at all (because frankly, space fighters are useless).



Fighter craft are not useless if the available technology imposes a trade off between hight thrust to mass ration and low specific impulse verses low thrust to mass ration and high specific impulse. An intersteller drive that does not scale lineraly with mass also makes fighters useful.
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Re: Hollywood Stupid
Post by vovchara   » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:44 am

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there is a use for a fighter, but in very specific, narrow set of circumstances. Problem is, most authors who do have space fighters in their books, do not care to provide us with those, and scenarios the fighter exists in fiction are rarely those the fighter would be any good.
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Re: Hollywood Stupid
Post by TheMadPenguin   » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:44 am

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Outrunning explosions is a common "why am I watching this" trigger.
"Bad guys never hit, good guys never miss" gunfights, likewise.
"45 caliber handgun" apparently means 45 rounds in this 6-shooter before reloading is required.
Recoil never breaks anybody's wrist, but bullet impacts throw people across the room. (breaking the wrist is one way recoil manifests, arm raising is another, torso twist also, but there's no recoil to match the villain-tossing bullets)
Car chase scenes... I just stopped watching.
Nimitz has a bleak sense of humor.
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