Science Fiction TV Shows and Movies that Chose to Ignore Scientific Plausibility

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This one should covers wide range of films and shows. :)
 

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Space 1999 The moon gets knocked out of orbit by marcie Nuclei explosion of Lunar waste dumps and is propelled into outer space . Lost of problem with that. An explosion powerful enough to do that would likely destroy the moon and, even if it didn't do that , Moonbase Alpha and its residents would been cooked by the heat and radiation of which they would hd no real protection from And Ignoring all of that , the moon traveling at sunlight velocity would take decades to leave the solar system and thousands of years to reach the nearest solar system.
 

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea The Manfish episode . They zap a fish it tuned into tiny manfish theZand, saps it again its sudden man-sized iand still more radiation turns it into a giant Manfish towering over the Seaview.;)
 

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Star Trek Next Gerneration Episode The Next Phase. In this episode , The Enterprises come to the aid of a crippled Romanulan ship which is conducting an top secret experiment to create phased cloak, an accident happens and Geodi and Ro are thrown completely out phase , they can pass wall and ship, no one see or hear them, they don't show up on any scarer in major ways but butt do leave energy residue when they phase . Okay here two interesting question .
1. in the are out of synch they should dropped right though the decks and out into space. 2. Also, they of h not would be out phase wit the ship atmosphere which means they could take in oxygen to breath , why didn't they suffocate ?
 

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Don't all of them?
As long as the show is internally consistent I usually don't mind that much.
I think Stargate: SG1 was a near perfect mix of the completely [as far as we know it] impossible and the realistic.
 

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I'm hoping that my time travel novel will be adapted and make this list, but I just watched Bodies on Netflix and even the scientist character could not explain why the central element of the plot worked. "It just did." Fortunately, it didn't matter!
 

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the "walkers" on the walking dead. maggots consume a dead body in a fairly short time, in warm weather. also, zombies would freeze solid in below freezing temperatures.
 

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I'm with CupofJoe. Pretty much all of them but inconsistancy of internal logic is a killer.

Not being able to do X because it's convenient for the plot when doing exactly the same thing was the thing that got you out of last week's dillema...? (Unless Samantha Carter - or whoever - acknowledges the problem and comes up with even a semi-plausable explanation for why X doesn't work this time) forget it.

But Space 1999 does hold some sort of Special Place of Stupid awards. One of my favorites was watching the staff of Alpha crouching down behind their desks when under missile attack to avoid getting hurt by any flying debris that would have come if the windows (to the vacuum outside) burst inwards.
 

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Is it plausible that every single planet visited in Star Trek (any incarnation: take your pick) appears to have a breathable atmosphere and Earth-normal gravity?
 

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It's also amazing how many caves in the ST universe have perfectly flat floors...
 

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Or that all solar-systems and extraterrestrial planets seem to lie on the same plane. I almost never see The Enterprise or any other space-craft going into warp at a completely different tangent than the horizontal.
 

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One of the best episodes Classic Star trek is Obsession . In this one Kirk comes up against a cloud creature that feeds on blood , Weapons won't kill it because it has the in classic to throw itself out time sync and be elsewhere when the phasers are used against it. If we take that logic, how is it that an antimatter explosion would be able to kill it if it can at the instant of the blast, thow itself out time Synch and avoid it completely ? And okay , the creature can phase though the ships deflector screens and even solid walls, deck . etc and yet it had enter the ship because of an impulse engine duct which scotty carelessly left open. If it can phase though solid matter, why would it need an open duct to get into the ship in the first place? And flushing radioactive waste int intake duct, why would that have been a problem to entity that isn't bothered by phaser fire because of its ability. to throw itself out of Synch?
 
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I'm with CupofJoe. Pretty much all of them but inconsistancy of internal logic is a killer.

Not being able to do X because it's convenient for the plot when doing exactly the same thing was the thing that got you out of last week's dillema...? (Unless Samantha Carter - or whoever - acknowledges the problem and comes up with even a semi-plausable explanation for why X doesn't work this time) forget it.

But Space 1999 does hold some sort of Special Place of Stupid awards. One of my favorites was watching the staff of Alpha crouching down behind their desks when under missile attack to avoid getting hurt by any flying debris that would have come if the windows (to the vacuum outside) burst inwards.

And in Season 2 , with Fred Freiberger at the helm of Space 1999, the errors got even bigger. The biggest was combination character/ and convenient plat device known as Maya and, even she was utilized with a certain amount of story, plot and logic inconstancy. :D
 
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yet it had enter the ship because of an impulse engine duct which scotty carelessly left open.
And why wasn't Scotty court-martialed for "dereliction of duty and endangering a ship", charges that would have had him cashiered and dismissed from the Service...?
 

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And why wasn't Scotty court-martialed for "dereliction of duty and endangering a ship", charges that would have had him cashiered and dismissed from the Service...?

Because he's a major character on the show? ;)
 
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Or that all solar-systems and extraterrestrial planets seem to lie on the same plane. I almost never see The Enterprise or any other space-craft going into warp at a completely different tangent than the horizontal.
and all planets are to be orbited with the planet to the port side of the ship. This used to annoy the tits off me till I rationalised it by deciding that's what a 'Standard Orbit' is. "Keep the planet to your left and stay over the sunny side" What I can't rationalise away is why, when the Enterprise is in a 'Standard Orbit' around a huge monochrome sunlit planet, you can't see it out of Picard's ready room window which is firmly established as being on the port side of the bridge.
 

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He went for the anti-planet coating when he bought the his window glass. A bit more expensive, I admit, but worth it, dont you think,
 

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