James makes quite a bit of sense: I think what it's more of is a point that there's some sloppy filmwork here (which I hadn't consciously noticed before, but it makes sense). But, I don't know that it really detracts from the film all that much: I think it adds to some of the confusion in that particular scene:… » 9/14/11 5:58am 9/14/11 5:58am

Well, a couple of reasons: we don't have a unified, planetary government, and until something like that happens (if it ever happens), you're never going to have any sort of agreement or consensus on the goals or mission of any type of space expedition, outside of the really big thingS: the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, etc. » 7/08/11 11:59am 7/08/11 11:59am

#correction: pand "These are some fairly serious manifestations of mental health problems: self-mutilation, constant rocking back and forth, pand even eating their own feces (as opposed to the perfectly normal behavior of throwing them, I guess). " » 7/05/11 12:19pm 7/05/11 12:19pm

There's something very similar here in Vermont - a B-17 (or maybe a B-24) bomber crashed during the 2nd World War during a training mission. The site isn't as accessible, but there's still pieces of it up there. Sometime during the Korean War, some enterprising men hiked equipment up the mountain and cut it up to… » 5/31/11 12:07pm 5/31/11 12:07pm