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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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Old April 11 2013, 01:56 AM   #17
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Ok, I meant it wasn't a true o'neil cylinder like Babylon 5, it was more of a ring structure.

I didn't mean to say ring world. I know that's another structure entirely.
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Old April 11 2013, 09:00 PM   #18
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Re: Elysium trailer 720p

Watched this trailer earlier today for the first time.

It does seem to have a lot in common with District 9 but that's not necessarily a bad thing, in my book. It certainly looks interesting.

Another tidbit: Michael Shanks (SG1) also has a role in the film, so that makes me even more interested in it.
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Old April 12 2013, 04:58 AM   #19
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Re: Elysium trailer 720p

Cool, I hadn't heard about that.
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As excited as I am about Iron Man 3 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, this is my most anticipated film of the year. I cannot wait.

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Crap sake, the Elysium stuff looked great. Why the hell can't anyone do Rendezvous with Rama???
Or Ringworld?!
Syfy just announced they are going to be doing a mini-series adapation of Ringworld.
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Old April 12 2013, 05:40 AM   #20
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Re: Elysium trailer 720p

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Cool, I hadn't heard about that.
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As excited as I am about Iron Man 3 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, this is my most anticipated film of the year. I cannot wait.

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Crap sake, the Elysium stuff looked great. Why the hell can't anyone do Rendezvous with Rama???
Or Ringworld?!
Syfy just announced they are going to be doing a mini-series adapation of Ringworld.
Yeah, I've seen that and commented how I felt about that development in the thread about Rinworld and Children's End.
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