Admiral Netsooj wrote:No, I know what you are thinking (it's the Force. It allows me to do that), and no it isn't that.
It isn't castles, or air, or much of anything. Which, is exactly my point Space has no friction. So why on earth (rather, why in space...) do spaceships slow down when the loose power? The lack of anything in space (Gravity, air, clouds, ect) should mean that any and all Spaceships should keep moving at the smae velocity and speed and direction that they were heading when it lost power. I know of at least 2 specific instances in Star Wars books were this is the case (X-wing: Rouge Squadron, Heir to the Empire) and it rather bugs me.
Also, why the heck do ships always seem to have their engines on full thrust? one blast should be sufficient to get where they are going, assuming they are going in a straight line (Which they always seem to be, outside of combat situations) In battles it makes sense, for manouvering is something usefull when fighting. Which brings me to another point.
How can anything be out of range in space? A weapon when fired (Solid things specifically) should keep on going until they hit something. And it isn't as if there anything to block their sensors/detectors/bigger dishes Doesn't matter if it is 5 kilometers or 500,000. This, I might have a good theory for. If a Ship A fires on Ship B at a far enough distance, Ship B should have enough advance warning to simply move out of the way (Which is something you never see in movies) So it should really be called optimal firing range.
The only possible explaination for all of this is the Rule of cool
Okay, I think that is all for now.
Admiral Netsooj wrote:Hmmm, and here I always though intertial dampers were something that was used to keep people from splatting into the walls, then slowing down the ship... Hmmm, I never thought of that....
BSG is (As much as any Sci-Fi show can get) is quite realistic in the way they show the ships moving. I mean, has anyone watched those Vipers and Raptors?
Seems I wasn't fully aware of all the made up physics in all those shows. Guess I am not as geeky as some people.
Sir Michael Le Fanu wrote:The fact that they slow down is due to attempted realism. They make it seem earth-like in a sense that things slow down when their is no thrust. But that is only realistic because we are years/decades/scores/centuries away from Space Travel, and we know only what we witness. Besides that fact, space travel must become normal to all humans alike in order to fully understand thee concept. So it gives us realistic-unrealism.
MTronHeroKodiak wrote:I understand what you mean by they seem to slow down when there is no thrust, but what about when they completely stop?
Sir Michael Le Fanu wrote:MTronHeroKodiak wrote:I understand what you mean by they seem to slow down when there is no thrust, but what about when they completely stop?
I do believe that it relates to my same theory, but if not, there's always reverse thrust.
*Every space transportation form has tiny little reverse thrusters that slow it down.* Lie. I read this on a 'newbie Wookiepedia page' that some little kid made on Wookiepedia.
I thought this was kinda funny, anyway...
I was on Brickipedia and one of the recently edited posts was titled:
'Battle of Endor Lego set'
unlike the traditional:
'set #, set name template.'
So I click on it to request deletion, and it reads:
'This is my favrit Lego set I ever got. I got it in chismas and it took me and my mom 2 and and s haf ours to build it. I think evryone shood get this set.'
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