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Old April 11 2013, 12:28 AM   #16
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Re: Elysium trailer 720p

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Those aren't ringworlds, they're O'neill cylinders, the like of which can be see in the webseries "L5", and the Gundam shows.

http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclo...eill_type.html

The few photos we have seen led me to believe this movie was going to be cheap looking but it's nothing of the kind!! Awesome trailer, and now we have 5-6 really good, genuine scifi movies I'm looking forward to this year.

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No, it actually is a Ringworld type structure;



It's definitely a ring shape and the inhabitants clearly live on the outer ring.
The image in the middle of the trailer made me think there was a cylinder attached on the side, but that's still not a ringworld, its more like a giat torus habitat from 2001:A Space Odyssey. Ringworlds are not enclosed, and they usually have some "sun" or artificial light source.
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