It wouldn't take a lot of money to hire someone who could provide more accurate technical advice to the production.
So correct me if I'm wrong, but that Helios founder guy is like an Elon Musk -- but he's managed to develop nuclear fusion? (Hence the name 'Helios')So does that mean fusion energy is now a thing in the For All Mankind story universe?
But I do agree with M.E.T. That Danny plot is cringey and will be used at the worst point for drama and doesn't add to the story.
It's not about money. Or people. They have technical advisers who know a lot about the reality. The show has clearly made artistic choices about what they want to show. I think one of the choices they made was to depict the different ships as very different in look and design. Usually that is done so that the audience can instantly identify which ship is which. Star Wars did this brilliantly--all the main ships had very distinctive shapes so that you could tell the difference between the good guys' X-Wing and the bad guys' TIE Fighter in a second.Something we always have to keep in mind about science fiction shows that attempt to be somewhat factually accurate is that they won't let the reality get in the way of the story or the visuals. They'll try to be more factually accurate, but it's a matter of degree, not black or white, accurate or not accurate.
I'm wondering if or when China would start showing up in this space race. Is there something that's happened to China in this alternate timeline, that's preventing them from making the strong showing in space they've achieved in real life?
All that is true, but there are no shortage of 'real' designs for Mars mission spacecraft with a great variation of form and propulsion type. It's not going to be sacrificing anything to choose something akin to one of the scientifically accurate ships. All that is done by the effects department with some minor tweaks to dialogue.
Quote from: sanman on 07/05/2022 04:44 pmI'm wondering if or when China would start showing up in this space race. Is there something that's happened to China in this alternate timeline, that's preventing them from making the strong showing in space they've achieved in real life?Episode 4 included a news show mention of a North Korean launch to Mars. I assume that we'll see something about that, although I don't expect it to be a human spacecraft.
The fact that the Karen-Danny thing isn't being resolved is a direction that makes me a bit sick to my stomach...
Re: president Ellen. I definitely get they feel that they are heading for an alternate Lewinsky scandal, after the “don’t ask, don’t tell” by a different name. But maybe that is too obvious and they will surprise. And I hope too much focus is not put on it… I am here for alternate space drama, not earth scandal politics.