I hate Rodney with the intensity of a thousand suns but I really liked this episode. The best episode so far this season. The Sam/Rodney interplay was wonderful.
Technically true, but this feels a lot like a Star Trek tech-o'-the-week element that we'll never hear about again. But perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised...windracer said:Well, we know now that they can use the jumpers underwater ... and there are some pretty big creatures down there.
Futurama said:Leela: Five thousand feet!
Prof. Farnsworth: Dear Lord, that's over one hundred-fifty atmospheres of pressure.
Fry: How many atmospheres can the ship withstand?
Prof. Farnsworth: Well, it's a spaceship, so I'd say anywhere between zero and one.
Idunno, he's been through many a humbling moment before, and it never seems to have a lasting effect...mrpantstm said:To me this is an episode designed at breaking Rodney's character out of his arrogance and opening him up to the audience. I'd be suprised if we don't see a kinder, gentler Rodney McKay after this.
Well, it did two other little things, that while they don't directly advance the plot, I hope will come up again in the future.dcheesi said:Obviously it didn't advance the plot any, other than to lose one jumper out of an unknown(?) number.
I don't know, most people probably don't engineer their spaceships to operate under water (see the Futurama quote above, which while amusing is pretty apt).Anubys said:the ancients were so advanced, yet didn't program a fail-safe system for when the jumper is too deep under water
The crappy bra certainly didn't help.windracer said:Ok, after thinking along the same lines as Rodney for most of the episode ("it's my fantasy you can at least take your top off!") I have to say: wet Sam = not hot.
Must be the short hair.
For a super advanced race that built nearly indestructible rings capable of instantaneously traveling across the galaxy, FTL drives capable of moving entire cities to other galaxies, etc; they sure build crappy sub/space ships. If its a (ancient) sub shouldn't it be able handle more than a few thousand feet of water?Anubys said:but they DID engineer them to operate under water!