Top 10 Errors in Science Fiction Movies

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in
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The biggest, most common mistakes Hollywood makes (or ignores) when a sci-fi flick is involved.
There are 54 comments:
Female 2
Wow, that was lame. With the exception of #1, all of these are conjecture. Not real errors, just generizations about the Reality and Space and stereotyped Sci-Fi, coming from the authors head. Weak. Really, really Weak.

One star for the retard that wrote this.

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Male 1,289
well...
that is why they cal it science FICTION.
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Male 265
2 bad 2001 is the single most boring movie in the history of man and aliens.
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Male 1,287
Kubrick wasn`t the man...well, not for 2001 anyway. You can thank Arthur C Clarke for the scientific accuracy in that collaboration. The standard line of "the book was better" can only be multiplied in this case.

Check out the guy`s CV at the Arthur C Clarke Foundation`s website.

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Male 471
Firefly did the whole "no sound in space" thing really well. And no sound in space =|= complete silence. You can have background music, you know.
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Male 1
Now let us complain about the fact that no action movie or any movie based in a fictional world for that matter ignores the laws of physics, science, and in most cases reality. It`s called fiction for a reason if you want realisim watch documentrys or simply observe people.
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Male 430
take out the explosions and the movies suck! F UCK real I go see movies to see fake SH IT
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Male 180
ok... so what this guy says, is that Star Wars would be SOOOO much better if its really really long space battle scenes were completly silent and had no eplosions. ya a good 20 minute long death star battle niiiice and silent just the way i like it. and no explosion after luke destroys it
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Male 592
there are so many other real mistakes in movies. If a spaceship has gravity, then they are making us assume, there is some new technology keeping them on the floor. It`s very disappointing that they failed to note things like, the way cpr magically revives anyone(whether or not they`re in cardiac arrest), or the way defibrillators magically do the same thing. Also, how about the myth that your blood will boil in space--blood vessles are strong enough to keep the pressure up inside so blood won`t boil. There are even scenes in which a tiny hole in a spacecraft starts sucking everything out. Sea level pressure--and such a pressure in space is usually unnecessary to breath--is only 14.7psi. When a fluid flows through an orifice, the fastest speed at which is can transmit pressure is Mach1. So, air only travels through the hole that fast. That limits the flow rate through the hole(it`s called a choked flow if you wanna read up). Any of these would have been a better topic to choose from.
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Female 1,172
Has anyone seen the movie `Sunshine`? It`s good. :)
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Male 2,160
They forget the greatest flaw of all in their beloved 2001...and that is,it was supposed to happen in 2001,and yet,here we are,still on earth,beating the piss out of our fellow man like a bunch of idiots with space exploration of little concern as it costs money to make it work
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Male 42
It`s science fiction. I don`t care if they fudge realism for the sake of the movie, that`s kind of the point. These are the people who don`t have an imagination or sense of humor. Dumb article.
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Female 1,338
The best part of that post was the nerd debate at the end. Don`t get those sci fi geeks started!
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Male 1,455
They missed the obvious:

Lasers make no sound, and cannot be seen.

Seriously, that aggravates me every time...

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Female 876
That was a good thought-provoking list.. I enjoyed it. But it`s science -fiction-, so there really can`t be any errors, can there?
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Female 283
yeah... if the movie makers followed these laws of science, the movies would suck arse.
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Male 325
thats what make sci-fi films

why would you want to see one where the people say:
`shoot that ship over there!`
`we cant captain no oxygen in space` )-|

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Male 1,497
what....what?! NOOO!! GET IT OFF ME! AHHH!!
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Male 625
someone doesnt like sci-fi films.. except 2001 of course. everyone loves that film.
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Male 49
some of these are opinion and not really proved. just a theory.

plus. its a movie..

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Male 11
I think that the point of merging science with fiction is to make the fiction seem more real. That is why I like science-fiction, because it makes the story so believable. So I can totally understand why one would want to get rid of all the explosions and sound effects in space-movies. On the other hand I dont think 100% realism dont suit all sci fi-movies.
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Female 357
I think iab took it down. Shame on us
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Female 178
Website isn`t working for me either..
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Male 1,162
website isnt loading for me. Shame
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Male 1,003
hah. stupid movie producers need to go back to school. they`re teaching kids all the wrong stuff. hairy aliens in space. lmao.
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Male 732
"...it would be impossible for us to communicate at all with a race that has no concept of sight and sound."

Uh... what about Hellen Keller?

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Male 96
Whatever, geeks. I am a huge sci-fi fan, but I prefer it to be as realistic as possible following all known laws of physics if at all possible. None of that fantasy crap. If you still want to believe in fairies, go tell your mommy to read you a story.
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Male 78
All that complaining and they forgot to complain that none of this sci-fi stuff is real!
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Female 2,196
this is made by the same guy who made the video game list and he admitted that he knew nothing about video games i doubt he knows much bout sci fi so calm down
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Female 1,172
I was expecting specific mistakes in specific movies (Sasquatch with a watch on type of thing). I was dissapointed.
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Male 788
That was dumb, Without sound, who would watch a movie? Like come on. These people are just whiney cuz the cant make movies like that >=D
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Male 7
Whoever wrote that article has no idea what they`re saying
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Male 10,440
Lady > agreed, more or less...

most of these reasons were based in physics, wich would not be a genuine reason for this sort of thing, the other non-physics ones were good points though, like the one with the plain planets.

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Male 330
2001 trumps it all. Kubrick was the f*cking man.
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Female 151
Oh good Lord...

Why in the world would anyone spend the time to try to shoot down the Sci-fi geeks.

Guess what? We know.

The thing is... we don`t CARE.

Our fantasy is superior to your reality.

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Male 1,029
This is so f*cking dumb they don`t know anything. I bet they`ve never even SEEN Star Trek. Inertia dampeners anyone? God the worst post due to it`s know-nothingness.
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Male 230
Yeah because Alien/Human breeding is what`s un-realistic about star trek
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Male 888
Armageddon -that movie had lots of flaws >_>
/discuss?
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Male 221
It is called science fiction if I wanted accuracy, I would watch science non-fiction......Dumb
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Male 1,383
What are they on about? I was about to write that same thing brutalnz!
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Male 1,385
It`s called science FICTION for a good reason, morons
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Male 1,072
some of them are stupid like the bugged eyed alien how can you even say that they look like us and that we are the only humans in the universe get real
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Female 18
I think the biggest error that someone overlooked is that it`s Science Fiction. Or... Scientific Fantasy for purely entertainment purposes only. Unless you are someone inventing the cellphone from Star Trek.
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Male 991
Oh. Cool..
Not really into sci-fi though.
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Female 26
This article is so true.
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Male 140
Lol, I mean "Crew Areas".
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Male 140
I always thought the flames were running on the oxygen let out by the roosterpit being breached.
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Female 296
I thought that was entirely part of sci fi films? To be utterly outrageous and have so many holes you could use it as a sieve? ^_^

I love my sci fi. It is corn of the best kind.

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Male 1,496
Maybe in the future there`s an advanced type of fire?
Ever think about that one? :O
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Male 99
I got to love the whole you can`t have explosions in space since there is no oxygen. Hmmm, seems when we go into space we breath vacuum eh? Sure it won`t have the effects as an explosion in an atmosphere, but there is oxygen in the ships/space stations/death stars/etc., and that would burn really well. :)
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Female 299
Some people just can`t have fun... Who cares that flames can`t exist in the vacuum of space? It makes for good entertainment.
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Male 293
hah I knew 3 of these, not bad I guess.
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Male 136
I suppose my dreams were just crushed in an instant
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Male 20,196
Link: Top 10 Errors in Science Fiction Movies [Rate Link] - The biggest, most common mistakes Hollywood makes (or ignores) when a sci-fi flick is involved.
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