Originally posted by Andrew Hamilton
[b]…What if Star Wars would be filmed with physically correctly? Would it be a good film? Or would we be bored?
With all else being equal -it may have been boring and for a number of possible reasons but not necessarily so! (I think).
In my opinion, there is no excuse for films to blatantly ignore the laws of physics -they could have m ...[text shortened]... the captain of star-trek simply ordered an “all-stop” and they apparently just did that anyway![/b]
The full stop command is rediculus, I agree, not in this episode only, but in any episode of Star Trek. If they obay the Newton's action-reaction, and their engines are at the rear, then they have to do a 180 turn of the ship axis before going to a full stop.
But nevertheless, sometimes they have to brake the rules of physics, in order to succeed in what they're doing.
In Speed, they make a bus fly over a gap in a bridge, the wasn't even straight. This is impossible if they don't violate the Newton laws. But how would they do it in any other ways? So the only alternative was to avoid this scene alltogether.
When I see a scene like that I grown a little and continue to view the movie. A period of my life I just groan and stop watching. My cineastic life became much more boring that it was before. So now I can enjoy people "who scream in space", ships who elegantly do an aerodynamicly correct turn in open space, and everything else, not always without a groan though.
But the silly violations of the Newton laws that can be avoided, should also be avoided.
When I see bankrobbers handle gold bars that whould be wheiging 20 kilograms or more, as it was aluminum with golden colour, I groan loudly. But even when they find a free parking spot in the center of Manhattan, when they make love with their underware on, or when teenage girls take a shower at Haloween with the front door unlocked and the bathroom door wide open, and when every telephone number starts with 555, I groan, even if they don't violate any physical laws.