Case dismissed! Discovery and Tardigrade game "not similar"

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  1. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, outside of GoT, not many shows can claim that. OTOH, Discovery also isn't the most hated show in the world. It's a prestige TV show that rubs a couple of weirdos the wrong way and I honestly believe that's a good place for a show to be
     
  2. ScottJ85

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    Also, wasn't Discovery season 1 very successful on Netflix according to the third-party market research groups that track such things?
     
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    It seems like an obvious idea, considering that tardigrades were the "thing du jour" that people were talking about back when Discovery was being created.

    The idea that tardigrades regularly can be found in the upper atmosphere, and can routinely survive survive the vacuum of space to be able to reconstitute itself, was an ongoing theme of the TV science documentaries at the time, such as those on National Geographic TV or the Science Channel.

    I bet Discovery's production team -- as well as the Tardigrade Project's game development team -- both had these science TV documentaries in mind when they were tasked with thinking up a plausible organism that could survive the vacuum of space.

    "Hey, what about tardigrades?" seems like one of the more likely answers.
     
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  6. Hythlodeus

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    see? number 5. not number one. clearly not the most liked show in the world :o
     
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    Fail...some how :shifty:
     
  8. Campe98

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    OMG! STAR TREK: DISCOVERY CANCELED! CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE!
     
  9. MvRojo

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    Careful, knowing them, they might cite your post as evidence the show has been canceled.
     
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    Exactly, there were Tardigrades as alien rebels (Voltron), Tardigrades as reality warping super computers (Doctor Who), aliens that lived in space (Doctor Who), space ships etc. Do a search on google for Tardigrades and Enterprise and the first link is a article about "How Tardigrades Saved the Enterprise" from 2013.

    The TARDigrades In Space (TARDIS for short, I'm not joking) project lit up a lot of sci-fi writers imaginations.
     
  11. marsh8472

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    Not mine. I wouldn't have thought of the idea of using a living organism to teleport around the galaxy, especially in the 23rd century of all places. Unless it was a lost in space type concept, I wouldn't have used the idea in 23rd century star trek.
     
  12. ScottJ85

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    To me, it looks like the whole case is built around a bunch of common sci-fi tropes and a handful of coincidences, but I'm not a lawyer so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    So... you wouldn't have, therefore nobody possibly could have?
     
  13. MvRojo

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    Especially people tasked with coming up with ideas.
     
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    <shrugs> If they take my mocking their sorry selves as news, so be it!
     
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    I for one am shocked, just SHOCKED, that the producers of a television series would take inspiration from the world around them.
     
  16. marsh8472

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    A jury is unlikely to be comprised of hardcore sci-fi fans. If you compare the show with the game, I can see a jury deciding they are strikingly similar enough. Most people wouldn't think of teleporting around the universe with a tardigrade. Or even heard of a tardigrade for that matter. I think I heard of them in passing once or twice before discovery came out.
     
  17. Campe98

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    Part of CBS’ defense will likely be proving parallel development. A part of that will be the history of tartigrades.
     
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  18. marsh8472

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    Yeah people won't get that either. I have zero faith in the general public to follow all that. :lol:
     
  19. Turtletrekker

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    Anyone who watched Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos series knows what tardigrades are.
     
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    135 million people!
     
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