B5 Physics (was Re: OFF-TOPIC mini review B5 Wars (Designers Comments))
From: Allan Goodall <agoodall@s...>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 19:01:26 -0400
Subject: B5 Physics (was Re: OFF-TOPIC mini review B5 Wars (Designers Comments))
At 09:08 PM 7/29/97 -0700, you wrote:
>The Really interesting bit is the phenomenon of Precession. Changing
>direction of things that are rotating is very difficult. They do odd,
>counter-intuitive things. Try some experiments at home, and you'll see
>what I mean.
Geez, you're right. God, has it really been about 12 years since I
physics? The same reason a gyroscope doesn't fall off the piece of
going to make an Omega class ship awful difficult to steer. Better shut
the rotating section before combat or there will be hell to pay. Of
the show completely ignores this...
I found that I was a little less impressed with B5 in the second half of
this season. Sheridan acts like a complete idiot, the Shadow War was
far too quickly. What they've done with/to Garibaldi is interesting,
I wonder what will happen now that Claudia Christian has been turfed
the show? The last show of the season has already been shot and she's
expected to return next season (unless JMS bows to fan pressure). I
how they're going to explain her disappearance. Maybe a lead White Star
Ivanova on board is about to go bye-bye.
Allan Goodall: firstname.lastname@example.org
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