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Old September 5th 05, 16:43   #11
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Re: EpDis: The Fall Of Night

I love this episode. It starts off slow, but events are very disconcerting and foreboding, and it all comes to a head when the Centauri cruiser turns up. By the end of it, the feeling of dread and doom and everything going wrong is tangible, especially in Ivanova's voice over. And the Shadow ship is just ominous. Love the way Keffer gets his face torched off!

Oh, and when do Hollywood heroes ever get their hair ruffled?!
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Old September 5th 05, 18:40   #12
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Along with everything else mentioned, I really loved Sheridan's rehearsing his "apology".
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Old September 5th 05, 19:27   #13
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Yeah, that part is great!
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Old September 5th 05, 20:52   #14
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One of my favorites. However, JMS in the commentary ruined something for me... they really should have gotten a fan on Boxleitner to make it look as if he was actually falling. Who hits the ground at 60 mph and his hair doesn't get ruffled?
Someone being lowered to the ground by Kosh Naranek, going from 0mph (at the station axis) to 60mph at ground level, gradually as he descended, and being in sync with groundspeed at ground level.
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Old September 6th 05, 00:39   #15
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Re: EpDis: The Fall Of Night

Yeah. Except his hair doesn't move even when he's still falling without any Vorlon support. Which is essentially what JMS said.
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Old September 6th 05, 05:41   #16
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Agree with Koshn, though it may have been a mistake, it could also be accurate. Gravity is an accelerating force, so going from nil, (though I didn't notice the other passengers floating anywhere? so maybe not nil?) you alter the acceleration curve (F=MxA), the mass stays the same but accelleration due to gravity is/was altered by local temperal-spacial conditions.
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Old September 6th 05, 05:44   #17
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Yeah. Except his hair doesn't move even when he's still falling without any Vorlon support. Which is essentially what JMS said.
Hmmm, I thought his hair did move a bit, shortly after he jumped out of the core shuttle. I'll have to rewatch the ep.

Anyway, when he was falling without any Vorlon support, he was fairly near the station axis, and so would not have been falling very fast (axis should be zero G). His speed away from the axis wouldn't have been very great, and the component of groundspeed from the axis to where Kosh caught him wouldn't have been very great, either. Hair movement would have been mainly caused from the speed of the core shuttle in the direction of the axis, plus the speed of his jump away from the shuttle.
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Old September 6th 05, 15:23   #18
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Accurate or not, it looked wrong.
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Old September 6th 05, 16:00   #19
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Accurate or not, it looked wrong.
Which unfortunately is exactly the reasoning behind seeing stars in the space shots and hearing the sounds of engines, guns and explosions in the vacuum of space.

It may be completely and utterly inaccurate but to our earthbound eyes .. it looks right.

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Old September 6th 05, 16:20   #20
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I've seen several football coaches in massive winds, where things are being blown over, who have so much hairspray on, not a hair moves. Why couldn't we just believe John Sheridan's hair was glued in place with hairspray?
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