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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gunnyman, Nov 3, 2019.
I enjoy the character development, but geez, get back to space already!
I know this is "alternate reality", but I really was worried Tracy's mission on Challenger was going to blow up.
They are really gonna dig up an old Apollo command module and Saturn for the Soviet handshake mission?
Will we see the immigrant engineer working at NASA? I'm sure eventually we will. And she'll probably save the day in some sort of "Apollo 13" type of deal.
Will Gordo's incident over the Gulf get him grounded?
She was on Discovery, right? Although it did cross my mind as well.
I think that was more Ed's fault.
Yeah, Ed egged on Gordo to "play" and "man up" and he "killed" Ed - then Ed's plane caught on fire when they were showing off for each other and Ed had to eject.
That's on Ed.
I liked that ejection scene, but so much else about that T-38 scene was weird. The aircraft keep shifting between a reasonably good T-38 model, and then an odd, nonexistent single seat T-38 with an odd canopy design apparently made to conceal that some scenes were filmed with the actors sitting in the back seat. Odd, since they usually are better about that sort of thing.
That, and did someone say “find me an actress that looks kind of like Sally Ride but put an over-the-top Sally Ride-like wig on her”?
I didn't notice the weirdness about the T-38, but of course I wouldn't have noticed the difference between a T-38 and a Model T! I bet most of the audience wouldn't either (and this being alternate reality, maybe it doesn't matter, that was what was intended?).
I noticed the Sally Ride thing as well. And I also kind of half expected something to happen to Challenger as well.
I too am getting tired of the melodrama this year, but there was quite a bit of it during the 1st season as well. I was kind of hoping they would stray away from it a bit more. Let's get to space already!
The T-38 Talon is a trainer aircraft. It's supposed to have two seats.
There were a few instances when NASA flew F-5s. Maybe that's what they were intending to show. And the canopy reminded me of the F-20 Tigershark, which is doable in this timeline.
And of course it's all fiction Maybe the T-38 in this alternate history is exactly what they showed? After all, the Russians wound up beating us to the moon in this world.
Except that you can read "Air Force T-38A" off the side of the plane. Even in the shots with the weird cockpit and single seat (the dogfight CGI shows the correct double cockpit)
One of my earlier comments they actually referenced.... It was weird in the sunrise scene in S2E01 that the astronauts had a mix of Apollo Era A7LB and modern Shuttle-Era EVA suits... but in this episode they commented (perhaps jokingly) that they could give Gordo an A7LB if he wanted...
And they have to have something like the A7LB still around anyways if they are planning an Apollo launch. Although I'm shocked in 1983 that they still have flight-capable hardware.
I have a request for those watching new episodes as they become available.
Can the first person who posts about a new episode please preface their post with a spoiler announcement for that episode, e.g.
SPOILERS for Season X Episode Y "Episode Title" start here
I have just started watching the show and would love to read along in the thread as I make my way through season one, but of course I can't because there is no obvious place that discussion of a successive episode begins. For series like this one that release new episodes weekly, there is no reason we can't announce spoilers for new episodes, same as we used to do when we made individual threads for weekly shows. It would be nice to be able to read along with the discussion as I get caught up, instead of having to stay out of the thread for two full seasons.
(I think this is a convention we should adopt in all series threads in NP, actually, but let's start small, here. One small step, as it were.)
Spoilers for "The Weight" (Episode 6)
Ahem...Molly Cobb is having eye issues...CALLED IT! But of course, she's covering for it...
Tracy really is a functioning alcoholic!
I didn't think that Ed was lost at sea...good Lord!
I am a huge Peanuts fan so I love the Linus patch!
Michael Dorman is a great actor! I looked him up on IMDB and he is from New Zealand...he does a great accent too!
Ellen....GET SOME! YES!
Wasn't a fan of Ellen hooking up with her ex. Some would call that cheating but, of course, gay characters are usually promiscuous - what is this, the 80s?
Sarah should have been suspended immediately instead of being given additional duties.
And reprimand the guy making the ethanol and take away his equipment.
If you can't last 6 months without a smoke or a drink there are about 100 million other people to draw from for the astronaut programm.
I'm trying to figure out how the guy made that much drinkable hooch without it becoming a problem, both from the contraband side, and from the "actually fermenting and distilling ethanol takes either a lot of energy, a lot of wasted air, or both".
I loved that they actually played The Weight
I'm confused.. I thought Gordo had the problem with his jet and had to punch out. Did I mis remember? Or did Ed punch out too for some reason?
Tracy is a mess.. Gorodo is too.. But he is trying to get back on track. Tracy's job does seem like grunt work. Not so fitting to her "glamorous' status.
Gordo won the dogfight then Ed's engine caught on fire and Ed had to eject.
ok... For some reason I thought Gordo had the troubles.
On the last comment, remember that she's the "celebrity" astronaut, and the idea of putting her in space is to garner attention for the space program, and with attention comes money. Sure there are a lot of people they could have put up there, but not one as famous as her. I'm glad she was put in her place though.
I think it's more egregious putting Gordo back in space and he's kind of proving it. There's no reason except for his friendship with Ed. But others in NASA should see he's not fit to go up.
But of course this is fiction, and it makes for more interesting stories, and these are our main characters. Never mind that it doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense.
And sending her back would be a logistical nightmare...the expense of two unscheduled trips to/from the moon, plus having to get a replacement trained and ready to launch. No, they're stuck with her.
I suspect, though, they're headed in the opposite direction...he's the one who will work out, and Ed will be the disaster.