[meteorite-list] When the Moon hits your eye like a really, really, really big pizza pie
From: Rob McCafferty <rob_mccafferty_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 02:53:26 -0700 (PDT)
Seriously, I'm in the wrong job. I've spent much of the last year putting together a mission to Mars game for our school. You can select individual crew members. For example, one is from the Kashmir region of India, one of her languages is a local dialect and her name is a traditional Kashmiri name, all carefully researched.
If I'm capable of this level of attention to detail then how are the makers of "Impact" capable of getting something on the air that includes a fallen lunar meteorite crater that is so magnetic it disrupts a compass from a distance? I mean, if that's supposed to show some sort of research into meteorites it pays lipservice only. I want to go round and bite their ankles.
And don't get me started on the meteors burning all the way to the ground or shooting down meteor fragments with F-15 fighters. ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!
At least Space 1999, had a the excuse of naievety to much of it.
Anyone remember the scene in 3rd Rock From the Sun where they were laughing at Star Wars' depiction of space? "Impact" would have them in apoplexy.
--- On Mon, 6/15/09, Sterling K. Webb <sterling_k_webb at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> From: Sterling K. Webb <sterling_k_webb at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] When the Moon hits your eye like a really, really, really big pizza pie
> To: cynapse at charter.net, Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:43 PM
> Hi, Darren, List,
> The commentator who thinks this
> sets a new low for American television
> and astronomical science was obviously
> fortunate enough to have missed the
> series "Space 1999" (to name only one).
> Sterling K. Webb
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Darren Garrison" <cynapse at charter.net>
> To: <Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 11:21 AM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] When the Moon hits your eye like
> a really, really,really big pizza pie
> > http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/06/15/if-i-watch-this-i-hope-the-moon-will-hit-the-earth/
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