Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
Or, "How to make BAD SCIENCE look GOOD with a $Gazillion Special FX Budget"
Synopsis? Kirk & Bones are accused and imprisoned for the assasination of a Klingon big wig. Escape from prison planet. Find guys that actually did it. Become vindicated. Have ice cream together. Real exciting stuff...ZZZzzzzzz.......
Anyway, a few notes of dismay and congrats:
- The series where the gravity has been turned off on the ship is kinda cool. There are globs of blood floating around, bodies and oblects floating adound. Only one thing wrong. Even when the bodies are floating around with no gravity, the arms, legs, hair, and clothing is noticably still being pulled downward with respect to the camera angle. You'de think a $40 MILLION budget could have covered that.
- When the gravity is "turned off" it disappears immediately. Are they actually producing a gravitational forcefield? It should have, if simulated thru mechanical means, turned down slowly.
- Same with the restart of the gravity. It came on in an instant like a like switch!
- Also, things fell at different rates! The Ambassador's body fell first, then the blood that was surrounding him floating in the air fell on top of him. As any Fizzoid knows, ALL objects will fall at the same rate in a gravity field regardless of their mass!
- A neat thing to prove this concept to anyone is to go on the FreeFall ride at a Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park or similar. I had a ruff time convincing my VP at Delran in the 80's that large massive things fell at virtually the same rate as smaller less massive things. On a Senior Trip, I drug him on the FreeFall ride and took a landscaping pebble, the size of a small marble, with me. I held the pebble in front of my face and as the ride dropped, I let go. It "floated" in space right in front of us all the way down! Unfortunately, the ride curves under the path of the falling pebble and smacked me in the nose. However, point was made. NOTE: Do NOT use a penny for this, as is recommended in mose Fizzix worksheets and amusement park science kits! A penny is flat and effected entirely too much by crosswind currents inevitably experienced on the way down. I have NEVER seen a penny follow you!