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HaLo
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Goddamn, this took a turn for the worst the last two episodes

7/23/2022 11:55:04 PM

The Coz
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I still give it a chance for redemption.

7/24/2022 9:20:57 AM

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I feel like the Ellen storyline is written in a way that has no good outcome. I mean POTUS can't just show up at some random house with no one knowing.

Danny better die on Mars.

Margo better be arrested.

Molly becomes NASA administrator.

7/24/2022 9:51:25 AM

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I could go with those.

But is it more likely Ed and / or Dani is going to die?

7/24/2022 10:41:51 AM

HaLo
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At this point I don’t really care who dies on mars

7/24/2022 12:41:45 PM

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Man, tough crowd.

7/24/2022 12:57:28 PM

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I feel like Ed is probably going to die getting his first, so first to discover life on Mars or something? Either that or sacrificing himself to save others.

but yeah, the melodrama sucks. I wonder what S4 will be about

7/24/2022 1:11:09 PM

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Maybe he will kill Danny on Mars to fulfill Kelly's prediction!

7/24/2022 1:42:12 PM

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Danny and Ed went into the same Hab apart from the rest of the crew, so it'll 100% be a confrontation episode next week.

7/24/2022 2:10:56 PM

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Danny is popping pills and Ed is juicing.

7/24/2022 2:33:21 PM

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Maybe Season 4 will be about Europa.

7/24/2022 6:02:31 PM

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Honestly, I am not bugged at all by the technical inaccuracies. Space travel is a lot more boring than most people expect, and if they made everything accurate, it would turn away a lot of casual viewers. That being said, I still enjoy calling them out on it!

First of all, damn it Danny!

Second of all -- I'm no geologist or seismologist, but could a drill of that size REALLY cause what looks like a gigantic landslide/rock avalanche?

Third of all, it only really looks like it kicked up a bunch of dust. Sure, it would kill visibility, but all of the astronauts are within like 30 ft of each other and the other structures. Its not like this dust cloud is gonna kill them if it touches them. Ed is wounded, but is there really no way to get the surgeon to him or him to the surgeon? Dust storms on Mars are legendary (and last for months at a time) -- if they are gonna be on the surface for two years, they would have contingency plans in place for operations during high dust/low visibility.

7/26/2022 2:22:57 PM

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I don't think it was the drill itself that caused the rock slide, but rather rupture of the aquifer and uncontrolled release of pressure and steam as a result (because Danny zoned out on pumping in CO2 to keep pressure contained). Liquid water can't exist under normal Martian surface pressure. Therefore when the water is exposed to surface pressures it boils immediately. Steam go boom.

7/26/2022 3:08:48 PM

HaLo
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The bigger problem now I imagine is that they have no water options, and of course Ed’s adopted daughter is going to find life in that aquifer so now ed and Danny will have killed life on another planet.

I dunno, the whole series seems contrived ever since the Russian ran to the surface of mars and Dani tackled him.

7/26/2022 6:38:31 PM

HaLo
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Thinking about it more, it would be great if there was some life form released from the explosion the killed everyone on mars.

7/26/2022 9:57:06 PM

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Damn it, Wraith!

7/29/2022 9:14:46 AM

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Sigh.

7/29/2022 8:01:28 PM

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Here I was thinking "There is no way that an astronaut would be having unprotected sex without SOME form of birth control". WHAT DID THEY THINK WOULD HAPPEN???

7/30/2022 12:02:42 AM

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So they now have to

Find the MSAM and repair it or another way to get to Phoenix (I swear if it's the North Korean probe...)
Find another aquifer
Bring down the second drill
Resume fuel production
Find a way to bring the fuel up

All while dealing with a pregnancy, losing most of the crew, and other dumb shit

7/30/2022 9:49:18 AM

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First space abortion?

But when the Russian guy who vomited inside his helmet and in the Hab was getting mysteriously sick at the end, I did for a while think it was a Mars-derived infection or contagion like what HaLo said.

7/30/2022 10:05:20 AM

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I rewatched the scene to be sure, but they did confirm only one Helios MSAM, which seems a bit insane. They clearly has the resources to bring along a second one.

Also, if NASA was in rover range of Helios, why did they risk the only MSAM to deliver them parts?

7/31/2022 1:03:26 PM

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Because it's cooler! Duh!

7/31/2022 1:15:37 PM

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I did like the scene where Dev said, "These are engineering problems. . . and we are engineers. . ." Just because engineers don't really have many rallying cries.

7/31/2022 9:28:22 PM

HaLo
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Jumped the shark when the Russian and Dani fought on the way out on to Mars

Jesus, I’m now hate watching this show

^lol. I recorded that and the goal for the rest of the week with my engineering friends is now to use that in conversation at work.

[Edited on August 2, 2022 at 12:43 AM. Reason : Such bad writing]

8/2/2022 12:42:15 AM

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Being slightly disappointed or underwhelmed with some of the writing choices doesn't make me actively hate a show. It's all relative, and it still holds my attention. Is that strange or uncool?

There don't seem to have been nearly as many emotive and era-appropriate musical montages this season. Black Hole Sun is the only one I can remember.

8/2/2022 8:35:09 AM

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Well, if you hadn't thought it jumped the shark before

8/4/2022 11:25:41 PM

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I need someone to talk to about this.

8/5/2022 12:49:10 PM

justinh524
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I am here for you

8/6/2022 12:13:58 AM

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The Coz abandoned me

8/6/2022 7:30:16 AM

justinh524
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Please discuss < / space scorpion > with me

8/6/2022 11:22:41 AM

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So Justin, what did you think of that ludicrous display

8/6/2022 11:42:35 AM

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I loved it

8/6/2022 12:15:32 PM

The Coz
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I am here to discuss! Better never than late?

8/6/2022 12:35:33 PM

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It's just comical absurdity at this point

8/6/2022 1:32:25 PM

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LOL at ending!

8/6/2022 1:36:44 PM

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This is just horrible writing. There's no way the North Koreans could have gotten someone there.

8/6/2022 2:39:46 PM

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But this is an alternate history. Maybe they're not so pathetic and inept in this timeline.

8/6/2022 3:17:58 PM

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We are told this season that they're focused on their space program and have stopped trying to make ICBMs. We also are shown their rocket blew up in episode 1.

To go from that to launching an orbital refueling platform and a Mars mission in 4 years is ridiculous.

8/6/2022 6:18:55 PM

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Depends on how much intellectual theft there was. They said at the end the probe looked like Soyuz.

I'm not really trying to make a cogent argument so much as find a weak technicality to allow me not to hate it.

8/6/2022 6:48:50 PM

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So a single astronaut survived in a Soyuz, somehow landed it on Mars (keep in mind, the parachute would have to be much bigger), and survived for over 6 months in only the descent module? No power, no food resupply, no nothing.

8/6/2022 6:54:04 PM

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Seems legit

8/6/2022 7:13:58 PM

The Coz
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^^Yes?

We don't know. There might be a lot more.

8/6/2022 8:24:58 PM

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IT'S JUST GOING TO BE HANDWAVED AWAY.

Also, also did the MSAM refuel Phoenix?

8/6/2022 8:31:09 PM

HaLo
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Jesus Christ

8/7/2022 12:00:44 AM

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My man

8/7/2022 2:30:02 PM

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Y'all don't even know when he landed. It could have been a couple days ago. No nuclear engines or solar sail to accelerate travel.

The funniest part was how jumpy he looked. Like Bobby Lee on a MADtv sketch.

8/7/2022 4:53:25 PM

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I really think that this was supposed to have been a Chinese craft, but Apple shot that down. I doubt we'll get any details of the Korean craft, certainly not any that make sense

8/7/2022 5:02:43 PM

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China is so fragile.

8/7/2022 6:09:31 PM

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Space season finale premiers tomorrow. Get hype for Mars baby, gay President, and DPRK guy with gun!

8/11/2022 6:40:52 AM

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LOL! If you can suspend disbelief on several points, it was a pretty good closer.

8/12/2022 8:28:09 AM

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