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    I don't get the need for the convoluted static-electricity ice wrangling solution. Just hold a water bag in front of the open water port outside the ship and let it fill with the ice crystals as they come out. Once full: close port, attach bag to your tether or push it towards Astronaut B, open a new bag and repeat. Maybe the static electricity bit was to ensure the ice stayed near them and they didn't lose any to space or risk having it floating around near the ship, but... still seemed like a rather over-engineered solution.
  2. Michael is often portrayed as a soldier in art, opposing a serpent or dragon. The Book of Revelation mentions a war in heaven with Michael leading God’s armies against Lucifer. It’s possible his slouch is an injury (it looked like his right wing was crooked too).
  3. That's what I assumed - in fact, I sort of expected young Five to say he was lying about solving the calculation. But it makes more sense he left the flaw in place when he opened the portal to preserve the timeline. Of course, there's still the unresolved paradox that our Five has no knowledge of meeting himself in 1963, whereas the one Luther kicked through the portal would. And the fact that Luther told old Five all the information he would need to stop the apocalypse in 2019. Maybe going through the portal had the effect of resetting the events of Five's personal timeline so it's all back the way it was the first time around (for him).
  4. How was there a 1982 for Five to travel to if there's a nuclear war in 1963? Or maybe until it actually happens, it hasn't happened. If that makes sense.
  5. That is exactly what happened. It was mentioned (on the news report) that the incident in Winden was believed to have caused a momentary pause in time, which threw everything on the planet out-of-whack, in particular the weather. So the whole planet was suffering as a result.
  6. Yeah, I had to side-eye Georgia's-Only-Espresso-Machine-Repairman plot. I get they needed a storyline where Victor and Benji were travelling together, a risk of Victor getting to Mia's on time, and somehow for them to have to spend the night, but they could have accomplished that through another story line I think.
  7. Some of the choices led to long and funny outcomes. I had a lot of fun with this!
  8. As for Dylan, I can only assume he wasn't fully dead when he hit the bottom, and he was "alive" enough to scan. For paying for things after you are uploaded: maybe there's some kind of investment plan that can generate enough income to pay for you. After all, the only expense you have is the service itself (and whatever options you add). My biggest head-scratcher was the fact there's only one instance of "you" that moves around on a hard drive. You're talking about people's digital souls - you think they'd back that up. (I mean, coming from IT - how would they manage a disaster recovery scenario? An accidental deletion? etc.)
  9. Desktop, Windows 10, Edge. The location on this site doesn’t seem to matter it’s almost always when I click to go into any thread. I’ll try to grab a screenshot later. ETA: Actually today it has seemed OK, so far.
  10. jcin617

    Contagion (2011)

    People did recover from MEV-1 (the fictional virus) as they mentioned at one point in the movie the mortality rate was between 25-30%. Based on the numbers that were thrown around over the course of movie, the estimates are the fictional virus killed 25 million people. The thing with the movie virus, though, is a person infected with MEV-1 typically became symptomatic within 24-48 hours and succumbed to the virus within 4 days. A nationwide lockdown of a couple weeks would pretty quickly halt a virus that was that fast acting, unless it lived on surfaces for a long time. With regards to those whose birthdays were towards the end of the vaccine distribution period - by the time 60% of the population had the vaccine, herd immunity would start to take effect decreasing their chances of catching the virus anyway (and all those who are now immune could starting doing errands, etc. for those still not vaccinated).
  11. Did Picard think to tell the Admiral that Commodore Oh is a Romulan agent? She was sending the task force for him, but then we never really saw him follow-up with her after Agnes shared the Oh revelation. (Or did he tell her as part of their conversation? I don't recall when who knew what... )
  12. For those familiar with the Mass Effect series, the "vision" we keep seeing of the "hell" caused by anti-synth big bad reminds me of the vision caused by beacons left behind by the Protheans as a warning against the Reapers, who also came around to stop civilizations from becoming too advanced to develop synthetic life.
  13. I think Brendan was just a representation of the Doctor’s life in their memory - being found as a child, growing up, becoming a Time Lord secret agent, then having their memory wiped. Thinking more about it, having previous cycles calling themselves the Doctor is even dumber from a story point - any Time Lord who knew them (like the one who was chasing the Doctor with the Jadoon) would know their name and might find it a little odd when our Doctor comes alongs and calls themself the same thing.
  14. Not sure why the Doctor from an earlier life cycle had a TARDIS shaped like a police box, or why she would have even called herself the Doctor, or when/why they would keep erasing the Doctor’s memories (every 12th regeneration to make them look like a normal Time Lord?) I suppose I shouldn’t put too much thought into it.
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