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The 100 - Pilot (who are we kidding - full-season thread). Spoilers okay.

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  1. Mar 30, 2014 #81 of 157
    dswallow

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    Maybe they fill the airlock with CO2 instead of O2 so by expelling people through the airlock they help the station. This theory has all the necessary plot holes and scientific stupidity to be plausible within their Universe.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2014 #82 of 157
    Bierboy

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    All it needs is a gentle push...:rolleyes:
     
  3. Mar 30, 2014 #83 of 157
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Maybe they figured it was just a cool concept, and didn't think about the practicalities...
     
  4. Mar 30, 2014 #84 of 157
    madscientist

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    It's clear that what they saved would be far more than they lost (people breathe the oxygen in about 400 cubic feet of air per day) But it's still pretty wasteful, especially if that's the way you're getting rid of everyone: it would definitely add up.

    Although I guess if they said that the problem was the scrubbers (again I haven't watched the second episode) it's not so bad: the problem is not really lack of oxygen, it's too much CO2... and that would be helped by getting rid of a CO2 producer even if you lost oxygen.

    That I refuse to believe. It's the CW!
     
  5. Mar 30, 2014 #85 of 157
    JohnS-MI

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    I think they need a science adviser. They have farmers growing food. What do plants do - they photosynthesize. Plants use CO2, water and sunlight to produce sugars and oxygen. They shouldn't need CO2 scrubbers as growing the plants for more food will liberate as much oxygen as it took to metabolize the previous food. They should be running a closed cycle just as earth does.

    Compared to that, blowing air out the airlock is pretty stupid. Any form of leak is going to tax their air supply. But then. it's the CW.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2014 #86 of 157
    squint

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    As mentioned above, CO2 build-up becomes a problem long before O2 depletion in an enclosed space.

    I doubt they're getting their O2 from stored liquid O2 or from electrolysis so a safe assumption is they're using plants to recycle the CO2. There are a few plausible reasons they would still need CO2 scrubbers.

    Night: plants may use O2 and produce CO2 at night or they simply don't produce O2 during the night and scrubbers would be needed to keep CO2 levels down until the sun shines on the greenhouses again.

    It may be advantageous to scrub CO2 from living areas and transport it to the greenhouses. The decreased CO2 levels are good for the humans and increased CO2 concentrations will boost plant growth and O2 production.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2014 #87 of 157
    cheesesteak

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    Which means there's a 50-50 chance there'll be witches on this show eventually.
     
  8. Mar 31, 2014 #88 of 157
    danterner

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    We already know that Octavia doesn't float.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2014 #89 of 157
    bobino

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    The doors to all the chambers that open to space should be on the floor of the hallway. That's the direction of centripetal force. That's how they create "gravity" on a rotating space station. De-pressurize the chamber, open the door and the body moves out of the chamber because of inertia. No push or "whoosh" needed. Added advantage is that inertia keeps the body moving away from the station instead of floating around outside windows.

    I took high school physics class 30+ years ago and it's clear the writers did not take a similar class.

    -Bob
     
  10. Apr 3, 2014 #90 of 157
    danterner

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    I thought episode 3 was pretty strong. I'm definitely invested now. The last scene surprised me.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2014 #91 of 157
    Johncv

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    Nooo...They will start doing bug-eye movies. :D
     
  12. Apr 3, 2014 #92 of 157
    Peter000

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    Very surprised they killed off the President's son.

    Though the blonde girl is getting on my nerves. Just so damned self-righteous.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2014 #93 of 157
    zordude

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    Wait.. what? Did I miss something? Did the chancellor's son get killed? How?
     
  14. Apr 4, 2014 #94 of 157
    vertigo235

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    Watch the end of episode 3 to find out
     
  15. Apr 4, 2014 #95 of 157
    zordude

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    I watched and deleted the episode, maybe I missed a final scene after commercials.

    Thanks for the help though.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2014 #96 of 157
    vertigo235

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    The little girl killed him, because her nightmares that she saw each night was his dad killing her parents. So to stop the nightmares she killed him, it's why she was watching to see how Adam was killed. She killed him by stabbing him in the neck. She then hummed the tune that the blonde chick was humming too.

    It was kind of creepy and unexpected of course.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2014 #97 of 157
    Bierboy

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    Straight from the Walking Dead...
     
  18. Apr 11, 2014 #98 of 157
    cheesesteak

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    I'm kinda ashamed to admit it but this show is growing on me.

    I've seen the actor who plays Murphy on two shows and he's played a total dick on both. He's very good at it. He has a long career ahead of him playing villains.

    Clarke is annoyingly self righteous but when she wears that low cut blouse, I forgive her.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2014 #99 of 157
    Peter000

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    This show has about the most attractive female cast I've seen (I can't really speak to the men's attractiveness).

    How many of the 100 are left now? 95?
     
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