Could some meteorites be starship debris?

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  1. Fruitcake

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    That's waaaaay too boring. Don't you watch science fiction? Every time something BIG and unexpected happens, like we just had in Russia, it is NOT just a rock.
     
  2. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Of course I watch science fiction. I've even read a lot of the novels and stories from the "pulp" era.

    But I'm also an adherent and admirer of Carl Sagan: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

    Therefore, show me the proof.
     
  3. Fruitcake

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    Some of us like to pretend that we live in a world of (hidden) science fiction. Wonder and all that. Of course this is bs but it's a pleasant bs.
     
  4. T'Girl

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    At least that what the government controlled media reported to you.

    Gov Kodos, this is fantastic, is it from a movie, or an art project?


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  5. Gov Kodos

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    It's from an old episode of Doctor Who, 'The Hand of Fear'
     
  6. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I'm quite familiar with the concept of "wonder." As I type, I'm downloading a bunch of Hidden Object games from Big Fish - filled with all kinds of gothic-y wonder and steampunkish stuff. I'm also in the midst of reading Ben Bova's newest Grand Tour novel, Farside, about building an astronomical observatory on the far side of the Moon, using nanotechnology. And I'd love it if I stumbled over some cosmic mystery or adventure next time I go downtown on my errands.

    Yes, it's "pleasant bs"... but the ultimate wonder is what RL science discovers. And that's why a rock is sometimes just a rock. Mind you, I have a special affection for rocks that have traveled a long way... such as from outer space.

    This is Eldrad, from one of the classic Doctor Who episodes of the Tom Baker era (and Lis Sladen's final story as a regular Companion).
     
  7. scotpens

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    Ever see the original Outer Limits episode "Corpus Earthling"?
     
  8. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    Maybe they're fragments of Clay People from Mongo.
     
  9. Kommander

    Kommander Commodore Commodore

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    What is it with Russia and exploding meteors?

    If aliens are responsible, why do they hate Russia so much?
     
  10. YellowSubmarine

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    Yeah, I too always wondered why so many meteorites tend to hit Russia, while none seem to ever hit Monaco. Strange world.
     
  11. scotpens

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    Simple statistical probability. Russia is honkin' BIG.
     
  12. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Yeah, Monaco being such an enormous country and all...
     
  13. Relayer1

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    Could some meteorites be starship debris ?

    No.
     
  14. Squiggy

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    Would sort of blow apart anyone who takes the Bible literally.
     
  15. Kirby

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    Yes. After John Harrison 'detonated' Starfleet, the pieces were sent back in time through a subspace rift kind of like the Enterprise C.
    The detonated pieces of Starfleet are pissed at JJ Abrams for screwing up their timeline and are attempting to take him out in order to exact revenge.
    However, their attack plan was flawed because they were mistaken in believing that everything in the Trek universe was inwented in Russia, and as such, they directed their attack on Russia assuming that JJ was there. Stupid debris...
     
  16. YellowSubmarine

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    That is why I do my best to avoid the oceans, as well as Russia. Would not want to risk the high odds of getting hit by a meteorite there. I mean, what if the meteorite is a time capsule from the future carrying spoilers for Star Trek XIII? I would not want to suffer a heart attack learning that Brent Spiner is back playing Data's head buried under San Francisco.
     
  17. The Naughty List

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    Not according to The Book of Prometheus, written by Ridley the Apostle:
    So first, let's get to that opening scene. "...[the] sequence at the beginning of the film that is fundamentally creation. It’s a donation, in the sense that the weight and the construction of the DNA of those aliens is way beyond what we can possibly imagine," Scott said.

    With that bit now nice and explained, let's get to the bigger question -- what did we do to make God/our creators angry? Well, if you theorized that it was because we crucified Jesus, you win! Confirming that at one point the script explicitly spelled this out, Scott says that was the direction they were taking with the story -- at least at first. "We definitely did, and then we thought it was a little too on the nose," he admits. "But if you look at it as an 'our children are misbehaving down there' scenario, there are moments where it looks like we’ve gone out of control, running around with armor and skirts, which of course would be the Roman Empire. And they were given a long run. A thousand years before their disintegration actually started to happen. And you can say, 'Let’s send down one more of our emissaries to see if he can stop it.' Guess what? They crucified him."

    So in short: Jesus was an Engineer, we fucked it up by killing him, our creators got mad and then hatched a really, really long and elaborate plan to kill us off. So in a weird way, "The Passion Of The Christ" could also be viewed as part of the "Alien" universe.... if you really think about it.... Or, after that, the Engineers simply abandoned humanity, we evolved, and they got pissed all over again when we came knocking on their door.


    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplayl...ust-ruin-the-mysteries-of-prometheus-20120614

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  18. Mike Farley

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    Maybe they LOVE Russia and are protecting it by blowing apart the meteors with their Ray Guns.
     
  19. scotpens

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    Damn right!

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  20. Mike Farley

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    That is the most disturbing shirt ever.