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King Button Pusher
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I really wish space operas like this would stop trying to make us believe that ships in outer space can fly like a plane inside of an atmosphere. The Expanse is one of the few Sci-Fi shows that are even close to reality when it comes to space flight. Everything from Star Wars to Star Trek totally defy Newton's laws. Granted, it's much less entertaining, but it's just absolutely ridiculous to think spaceships can actually fly like that in a vacuum.
Target demographic is the only thing that matters. The general public wants to see things fly like an aircraft, not a technically accurate depiction of a space craft.
 

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Keep in mind also that some writers learned everything they think they know about science from watching previous Sci-Fi shows. Combine that with directors routinely ignoring any advice they get on technology and it's a miracle when anything changes.
Perhaps, but let's face it... space flight is boring as he!!, from an entertainment perspective. The Orville is not the type of show that is going to pioneer anything technical, especially if it's boring. They only show us things flying around in space to remind us that they are flying around in space.
 
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