The Expanse Season 5 SPOILERS

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Isn't that a racing ship?
     
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    john4200

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    It is a ship that can reach high accelerations. But that does not explain why the chairs need to roll and lean back. The engine is in the back of the ship, so obviously you would want the chairs to face forward so the acceleration pushes the passengers into their chairs. I see no reason for the chairs to roll or lean back.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2021 #103 of 285
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    If you add left/right/up/down translation (relative to the main thrust vector) the chairs have to rotate to match the apparent/resultant acceleration vector. Especially if the thrusters are strong.

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  4. Jan 5, 2021 #104 of 285
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    Maybe the engine is gimbaled or something.

    On another note about this ship, They are always strapped in and it doesn't appear there is any way for them to walk around, use the bathroom, or get food etc in this ship. I have more problems with that!
     
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    But again, it's a racing ship. It's not designed for transportation. Bathrooms and kitchens would just slow it down.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2021 #106 of 285
    john4200

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    There was a scene in episode 5 where small attitude-adjusting thrusters were shown. Besides, mounting a high-thrust engine on a gimbal would be crazy.

    I suspect the people that built that set just do not understand the physics of spaceships, or else they do and assume the audience does not and just wanted to make something that they thought looked cool.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2021 #107 of 285
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    How long do you think they are traveling for?
     
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    Thank God Bobbie has a thinking head and brought weapons to the Razorback.
    I cheered when she came out of the airlock in powered armor.
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    I hope Drummer's playing the long con.
     
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  10. Jan 6, 2021 #110 of 285
    JYoung

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    BTW, since I was unsure of what was powering the Razorback after Alex dumped her core, I did a quick Google and came across this.

    (Potential spoilers at the link.)

    Didn't answer my question though.
     
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    That's a shame, because I had the same question...
     
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    Ahh, apprently mentioned in an aftershow, discussion, or some other out of context (but not from the books) commentary.

    --When you "dump the core" you don't dump your drive, you just dump whatever fuel you are burning in your reactor chamber at the time.
    --You can start the reactor up again with more fuel you have but it's gonna take time, leaving you powerless in the meanwhile.

    Which I'd say doesn't quite match what was verbally implied, or what we saw, at the end of the last episode. Might go back and re-watch later.
     
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    ( Finding the funny is left as an exercise for the reader )
     
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    Its not as if they're only flying only in straight lines. They have to turn, corner and change course- at speed. Constantly changing the thrust vector, and the change in g is not instantaneous.
     
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    The way you "turn" a spaceship is to fire maneuvering thrusters to change the attitude so the engine is oriented for the new heading. The g-forces from the maneuvering thrusters are negligible compared to the main engine which is presumably accelerating them at more than 10-Gees. You seem to be forgetting that the spaceship's orientation (attitude) changes whenever there is a change in the thrust vector, and it changes right along with the thrust vector. And the chairs are (or should be) attached to the hull of the ship.

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    I see two but that makes me wonder if there are more that I'm just not familiar enough with...
     
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    The common denominator:
    TV characters that have been re-cast by other actors.
    Reddit rumbles that this may clue a possible recast of Alex Kamar.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Heh. Only one of them meant anything to me until you pointed that out, and now I recognize them all. :D
     
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    That seems reasonable. Thinking over the books, I don't actually recall too many places Alex shows up after this event anyways
     

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