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Old 2008-11-17, 23:16   Link #21
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I saw that trailer on the James Bond movie. Personally, the whole "end of the world" thing is getting old but it can't hurt to see another (or is it? ). On a side note, was that the mountains of Tibet or something? That was some waves there
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Old 2008-11-18, 00:02   Link #22
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if the oceans tipped enough to send the ocean spilling up India and into the Himalayas (yeah that was Tibet if the monk's clothing was an indicator) - my issue would be that the movie people weren't thinking BIG ENOUGH. That kind of tippage would mean things were happening that would be ripping the earth's floating tectonic plates apart. The atmosphere would be undergoing huge pressure changes. Events would be literally incomprehensible on the human scale.

Meh, it might be funny to go see just how UNimaginative they were.
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Old 2008-11-18, 00:05   Link #23
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The Mayans just figured the universe "reset itself" periodically whatever that means.... usher in a new age (here's where the Age of Aquarius music starts).....

Meh, send it all to Xibalba....

You know, now that I think of it, to the Mayans, this is cyclical...there are five eras, and Dec. 21st of 2012 is the end of the fifth era that we are currently in...and then the first era starts again. But all this "2012 doomsday" hype is centered on the Mayan calender and prophecies...and according to them, the cycle is just gonna roll over from the end of the last era or phase into the start of the first one again.

I remember seeing this on a TV show; the last time the fifth era ended (according to the Mayans) was approx. 26,000 years ago. So, do our scientists see any evidence or world wide cataclysmic activity from approx. 26,000 years ago?
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Old 2008-11-18, 00:18   Link #24
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I think that was when Sauron got his butt kicked the first time (with his boss) :P
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Old 2008-11-18, 02:10   Link #25
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The Egyptians also predict that the world will end in 2999.

No one's making a movie about that. . .
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Old 2008-11-18, 02:58   Link #26
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^...Yet.

The Sci Fi Channel (and like minded Producers) can only put out so many awful movies a year. Give them time and every single prophecy, potentially destructive scientific theory, or weird mythological beast will have their time to shine as the new Primetime feature film exclusive to the Sci Fi Channel.

That being said, what is with all the hate for Disaster Films. They can't all be The Day After (one of the few Disaster films with an actual point that had some actual science and not just sci fi babble) or Sunshine, but if they can live up to the basic standards of Airport or the original Poseidon (or more recently, The Day After Tomorrow which has one of the best soundtracks of any disaster film ever), then we will all enjoy the ride, even if the film is truly bad.

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Old 2008-11-19, 10:02   Link #27
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The Egyptians also predict that the world will end in 2999.
I heard it's December 30, 2999.
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Old 2008-11-19, 12:01   Link #28
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Ahhh, end of the world. If I had a dollar every time I heard it ....
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Old 2008-11-19, 12:20   Link #29
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wow.. didn't think i'd learn something interesting in this thread when i first visited here. Yeah, i missed out on my discovery channel, forgive me.. even so, those are some interesting links (still reading..) it's funny and bothering at the same time.
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Old 2008-11-19, 12:52   Link #30
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Bah, the Mayans have nothing on the Year 2038 problem....
I'm more worried about the Year 10,000 problem. ^^
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Old 2008-11-19, 13:59   Link #31
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I'm more worried about the Year 10,000 problem. ^^
the sun cooling off would be bigger problem. need to buy real estate on venus when that happens and turn earth into a year round winter park.
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Old 2008-11-19, 16:19   Link #32
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the sun cooling off would be bigger problem. need to buy real estate on venus when that happens and turn earth into a year round winter park.
I don't get much snow in my area, but even when we do get snow. I get bored of it in like a hour, so no. ^^
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Old 2008-11-19, 17:52   Link #33
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the sun cooling off would be bigger problem. need to buy real estate on venus when that happens and turn earth into a year round winter park.
Is the sun supposed to get hotter and even to expand before starting coolling?
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Old 2008-11-19, 18:24   Link #34
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aye, we'll be marshmallows on fire long before the cooling phase.... if the sun follows the predicted pattern it will slowly expand in size til the surface is somewhere near the orbit of Mars -- but thats a few billion years down the road.
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Old 2008-11-19, 18:29   Link #35
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aye, we'll be marshmallows on fire long before the cooling phase.... if the sun follows the predicted pattern it will slowly expand in size til the surface is somewhere near the orbit of Mars --
i guess that means moving out to Jupiter/Saturn's moons.


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Old 2008-11-19, 18:34   Link #36
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The movie is also called "Farewell Atlantis" and I believe Atlantis is already long gone.

Well, if you find a set of 3 working Zed-PMs, you could fly it back to Earth, I guess...
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Old 2008-11-21, 04:48   Link #37
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The end of the world is, when Obama discovers his new office and finds a red button.



Well, this movie is by Steven Spielberg..?

IŽll take a watcha, since i liked most of his movies.
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Old 2008-11-21, 10:51   Link #38
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Well, I live in Mexico so I know about this leyend

Is not exactly a "natural disaster", some people think that is some kind of"Spiritual renovation"

Other thinks that is gonna be a "Political Disaster" because on 2012 are gonna be the Presidential elections on my country so, figurate it out , the economy on my country is gonna be screwed O.o

About the movie... na, I'm not a fan of movies like that, but thanks
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Old 2008-11-21, 17:02   Link #39
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Well, this movie is by Steven Spielberg..?

IŽll take a watcha, since i liked most of his movies.
Spielberg has nothing to do with the film (it is not even Spielberg's company making/distributing the film, rather Columbia/Tri-Star controls the film). It is directed and produced by Roland Emmerich, the director of such disaster films as Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow.
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Old 2008-11-21, 17:04   Link #40
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Well, this movie is by Steven Spielberg..?

IŽll take a watcha, since i liked most of his movies.
Is this movie really by Speildburg or is he just producing like he has been doing for so many movies lately?

I think Steven Spielberg is no longer a great director? I wager most film critics think he is mediocre, but in the culture at large, there is still a feeling that Spielberg is an auteur, a master director who combines popular appeal with cinematic excellence. I find this to be utter crap.

His technical skill is not what I'm talking about. He is more talented at directing action sequences than most directors. However, his films are usually nothing BUT a collection of good action sequences.

Most of his films are forgettable, dull, and reliably disappointing. I like to say that Spielberg has made 3 good movies: Jaws, Schindler's List, and Saving Private Ryan.

Spielberg films rarely feature memorable characters. The most outstanding characters in Spielberg's filmography are Quint, Indiana Jones, Oskar Schindler, and Captain Miller from Saving Private Ryan. I would argue that all four of these characters stand out because of the performances of Robert Shaw, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, and Tom Hanks, not because of Spielberg.

I think of a good director honing the script, the performances, and the shot selection to make the sum better that it would normally be. Spielberg doesn't do this, and often does the opposite. Anyways thats me whole opinion on the "great" director Speildberg.
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