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MVAgusta1078RR
2014-Dec-18, 02:07 AM
When that dude busted out the flamethrower and Shaw said "No weapons, this is a science mission."

Would that be accurate in real life? Surely in real life no one would be so stupid as to stroll down the serengeti without weapons or on our planet 65 million years ago, let alone on other planets if there were signs of life.

I hear around 60 people die in Japan each year from these acid spitting wasps they have. And that's just nature or life on our planet let alone other planets. You get bit by a black mamba here, you can kiss your butt good bye.

What Shaw said in Prometheus was pretty stupid.

John Mendenhall
2014-Dec-18, 02:52 AM
Yup

Noclevername
2014-Dec-18, 03:13 AM
The Soviets had weapons on board their early spacecraft. So it's not accurate.

In the movie, the mission was corporate, not scientific, so even that part of the statement is not accurate anyway.

Glom
2014-Dec-18, 04:16 AM
There were a few things like that which jarred in that early bit. Also, the guy just taking off his helmet like such a cocky shower right in the middle of the chamber with the bio weapons. And of course, sticking your finger into the mouth of an alien serpent.

Jens
2014-Dec-18, 04:35 AM
I hear around 60 people die in Japan each year from these acid spitting wasps they have.

It is true that something like that number of people die from hornet stings, but I'm not sure how the spitting gets into it. There seems to be an article on the Internet claiming that, but I've never heard of somebody being spit at. Mostly the sting, and they are very nasty stings. By the way, it's not only in Japan. They also inhabit China and other nearby places. And you see them flying around in the summer, but I've never been stung by one.

Elukka
2014-Dec-18, 06:56 AM
The Soviets had weapons on board their early spacecraft. So it's not accurate.
Each Soyuz still had a gun until a few years ago. A fairly strange weapon.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23131359/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/russia-has-corner-guns-space/#.VJJ6TyuUd8E

publiusr
2014-Dec-20, 08:56 PM
They even had a laser gun
http://www.guns.com/2013/10/10/soviet-laser-pistol-secret-weapon-russian-cosmonauts-4-photos/

But it was very weak--unlike this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3YCACZQ72Q http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=26071
That actually might be useful in space...

Githyanki
2014-Dec-21, 11:44 PM
It was a horrible movie. Only the special effects were good.

I believe the Soviet weapon of choice in space was the 23mm auto-cannon.

There was probably a gun on the Apollo missions, but NASA would not admit it was that foolish.

publiusr
2015-Jan-18, 09:13 PM
I don't think so. Outside of the Soyuz small arms, the closest thing to a weapon I've seen is that comet crossbow...

eburacum45
2015-Jan-21, 03:23 PM
Don't forget the Kzinti Lesson...
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeaponizedExhaust

A reaction drive's efficiency as a weapon is in direct proportion to its efficiency as a drive

BigDon
2015-Jan-24, 06:51 PM
The first approved script was a direct prequel to the Alien series. Everything made sense.

Then, after what had to have been a cocaine fueled binge they handed the project off to that guy who produced Lost.
He thought everything was too obvious.

And of course that self obsessed individual Lost the audience.