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Old December 30 2007, 05:18 AM   #7
GodThingFormerly
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Re: Could sonic showers actually work?

Babaganoosh said:
So don't blame Trek for getting the science wrong, blame Stanley Kubrick.
"Zero-gravity toilet instructions. These were purposely exaggerated to add a note of humor to scene showing a perplexed passenger Floyd trying to decide if he should attempt to use the facility." - Frederick I. Ordway, III (2001's Scientific Advisor) in his paper, 2001: A Space Odyssey in Retrospect, reprinted in Science Fiction and Space Futures: Past and Present, edited by Eugene M. Emme (American Astronautical Society, 1982).

Besides, was it possible for anybody in the audience actually read the full text even during the film's original 70mm Cinerama presentation?

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