For All Mankind Apple TV + SPOILERS

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  1. Nov 29, 2019 #41 of 100
    ej42137

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    Does it bother anyone else that there is no 2 second delay when people on the Moon talk to people on Earth?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2019 #42 of 100
    jsmeeker

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    It’s alternative history/reality. Maybe technology is better...?

    ;)
     
  3. Nov 29, 2019 #43 of 100
    ej42137

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    An alternative history doesn't usually come with different laws of physics. And if their technology was that much better a "computer" wouldn't still be a girl instead of a machine.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2019 #44 of 100
    jsmeeker

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    OK.. I'll try again to answer the question. This time a bit more seriously.

    No
     
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  5. Nov 30, 2019 #45 of 100
    trainman

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    Well, Sony Betamax devices were brought out earlier in the "For All Mankind" timeline -- 1974 if not 1973, versus 1975 in our timeline. (The dialogue in the most recent episode about the Hollywood studios not wanting people to record TV shows does seem to indicate that they're available to the general public by late 1974.)
     
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    jsmeeker

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    :)

    I noticed the machine was a Betamax And also giggled about the line about recording TV shows and being able to skip the commercials
     
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  7. Nov 30, 2019 #47 of 100
    ej42137

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    My interpretation of the dialog was the opposite, that as in our timeline the devices were not yet available to the general public; there isn't any point in hiding VCRs if the public can already buy them. The only reason to bring it up is for the writers to say "yes, we know it's not quite VCR time yet."

    It would have been pretty odd for the VCR to be VHS, since VHS was developed subsequent to Beta.
     
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  8. Dec 14, 2019 #48 of 100
    Gunnyman

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    Woah. This show got dark super quick. Lost a ship, almost lost Molly, a dead Cosmonaut not to mention Shane’s death. I’m almost turned off by it but I’m going to hang in there.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2019 #49 of 100
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    I'm hoping that they just lost communication with the ship and that the crew is ok. Also hoping that Ed pressurizes the air lock and that the Cosmonaut just lost consciousness and isn't dead. I'm glad they did't kill off Molly.
     
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  10. Dec 14, 2019 #50 of 100
    zalusky

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    Thats what I am thinking as Ed is potentially creating a war here. I am also thinking since Ed shut down the transmitter the Russian was coming to tell him about the rescue mission.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2019 #51 of 100
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    I don’t know. The Russian kinda brandished that hammer at him when Ed caught him coming out of the crater. Seems like the lines were drawn at that point.

    The dark turn doesn’t turn me off at all, but it’s certainly a bit of a change in tone from the earlier episodes (minus the training accident death).
     
  12. Dec 14, 2019 #52 of 100
    zalusky

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    I am sure he was upset when he saw his research equipment destroyed but looking at the sequencing of things and the subsequent issue of the rescue missing falling apart, I think that he might have been ordered thought better of it.

    Either way its going to be a ride!
     
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  13. Dec 14, 2019 #53 of 100
    nataylor

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    I assume Ed disabled the Russian rover, so the cosmonaut was forced to go to Jamestown.
     
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  14. Dec 14, 2019 #54 of 100
    trainman

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    That's exactly the impression I got (from Ed saying something like "Oh, your rover broke down?" as if he knew exactly what had happened).

    So it's December 1974, and they're having the 1976 presidential campaign be in the news -- I think they've forgotten that election cycles used to not be quite as long as they are today. :D At the very least, they could have had Barbara Walters Anchorwoman with a Slight Speech Impediment say something like, "With NASA's recent failures and President Kennedy's sex scandal, there is ]i]already[/i] talk that..."
     
  15. Dec 14, 2019 #55 of 100
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    RIP Astronaut Harrison Liu.
     
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  16. Dec 14, 2019 #56 of 100
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    Was he the one that got fried after getting whipped around to the back of the booster?
     
  17. Dec 14, 2019 #57 of 100
    LlamaLarry

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    Yeah, he was the astronaut out with Molly; at least it was instantaneous. I was pretty worried we were going to see Molly check out as well.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2019 #58 of 100
    ej42137

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    With a suppressed rising inflection, to indicate irony. Apparently he planned the whole convoluted scheme. I would have thought there would be far easier and more reliable ways to kill the cosmonaut.

    And nobody mentions it for the entire episode. They should have put him in a red shirt in the briefing room.
     
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  19. Dec 14, 2019 #59 of 100
    nataylor

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    Seems like it was a pretty good way to do it without a physical confrontation.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2019 #60 of 100
    ej42137

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    Disable the elevator. Don't open the airlock. Drop a rock on him. Start an avalanche. What he did could have gone wrong in a million different ways.

    Besides which, his old job was physically confronting communists and killing them. Until next episode I'm holding out hope that he either has a change of heart at the last minute, or his plan all along was to disable and capture; at least then the convoluted plan would make some little sense.
     
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