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What was... THE MOMENT OF THE WEEK?

Faye points out the obvious: you both had feelings for each other.
- 0 (0%)
What was I supposed to do? (Oh, I dunno, BE DECENT about it?)
- 1 (1.4%)
She was leaving. (You could have at LEAST said you tried.)
- 0 (0%)
Yeah, all that got you was your entire current life.
- 2 (2.7%)
It IS a waste, because you're WASTING it.
- 4 (5.5%)
You just owned me there...
- 2 (2.7%)
Being passive is his nature.
- 0 (0%)
You gotta DO Stuff.
- 1 (1.4%)
...break out the guitar.
- 1 (1.4%)
SOPA SUCKS.
- 8 (11%)
Pintsize apologizes.
- 1 (1.4%)
Pintsize was in MEXICO!
- 1 (1.4%)
McPedro and Choo-Choo Bear!
- 3 (4.1%)
Hannerdad's havin' a birthday!
- 5 (6.8%)
Can I bring Marten & Marigold?
- 3 (4.1%)
I KNOW Marten's safe.
- 0 (0%)
Marigold.... (FRRRRT)
- 7 (9.6%)
I'm PRETTY SURE she's not a secret robot.
- 5 (6.8%)
I have a question for you guys...
- 0 (0%)
See, it's my dad's birthday next week...
- 0 (0%)
Dad also said I could bring some friends with me...
- 1 (1.4%)
YES
- 28 (38.4%)

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Author Topic: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope  (Read 58564 times)

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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #350 on: 20 Jan 2012, 19:38 »

Maybe the space rabbits are intelligent enough to throw a birthday party, or maybe it's the orbital defense satellites via teleconference.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #351 on: 20 Jan 2012, 20:04 »

What was... THE MOMENT OF THE WEEK?

Faye points out the obvious: you both had feelings for each other.    - 0 (0%)
What was I supposed to do? (Oh, I dunno, BE DECENT about it?)    - 0 (0%)
She was leaving. (You could have at LEAST said you tried.)    - 0 (0%)
Yeah, all that got you was your entire current life.    - 2 (4%)
It IS a waste, because you're WASTING it.    - 3 (6%)
You just owned me there...    - 1 (2%)
Being passive is his nature.    - 0 (0%)
You gotta DO Stuff.    - 1 (2%)
...break out the guitar.    - 0 (0%)
SOPA SUCKS.    - 7 (14%)
Pintsize apologizes.    - 1 (2%)
Pintsize was in MEXICO!    - 0 (0%)
McPedro and Choo-Choo Bear!    - 0 (0%)
Hannerdad's havin' a birthday!    - 3 (6%)
Can I bring Marten & Marigold?    - 3 (6%)
I KNOW Marten's safe.    - 0 (0%)
Marigold.... (FRRRRT)    - 4 (8%)
I'm PRETTY SURE she's not a secret robot.    - 4 (8%)
I have a question for you guys...    - 0 (0%)
See, it's my dad's birthday next week...    - 0 (0%)
Dad also said I could bring some friends with me...    - 0 (0%)
YES    - 21 (42%)

Total Voters: 50
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #352 on: 20 Jan 2012, 20:12 »

Well, if you want to get to space, you generally have to get to either Florida (Kennedy SC), New Mexico (NM Space Facility) or California (Edwards AFB).
These days, you'll have more luck at Baikonur or Jiǔquán :-D but who wouldn't jump at the chance to get into space? But Marigold will need to stop spraying crumbs around.

I am also intrigued by the perspective that this is the first time we are going to see Hanners in an environment which she knows incredibly much more about in regards of norms, proper behavior etc than her "normal" friends (unless you count her mastery of ending messes.)
I speculated about that in the fanart thread some time ago, so I won't post the image again here. This may make me the first to put a QC cast-member IN SPACE!!!

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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #353 on: 20 Jan 2012, 20:54 »


Tune in next week, same Hannerstime, same Hannerschannel!

I'd like to say that never gets old, until I remember I watched the original broadcast.  :-(

But hey, sign me up for a TRIP TO LOW EARTH ORBIT! Marten will be within about 300 miles of his latest sweetie every 90 minutes or so.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #354 on: 20 Jan 2012, 21:24 »

Not really.

An object in orbit around the Earth stays in the same plane relative to the distant stars, but the Earth continues to rotate on its axis, so a spacecraft in low Earth orbit only passes over a fixed point on the Earths surface twice a day.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #355 on: 20 Jan 2012, 22:06 »

<math_teacher>
Hmm. For example, the orbit could be in Earth's equatorial plane. In that case you actually would see the same parts of Earth's surface every 90 minutes, because the spacecraft would always be above the equator.

If the plane of the orbit is at a non-zero angle with respect to the equatorial plane, then that angle also equals the maximum latitude [edit]North and South[/edit] of the locations you are gonna pass over. Akronnick is correct in pointing out that the longitudes of the most Northern point along the orbit would vary due to Earth's rotation.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #356 on: 21 Jan 2012, 01:44 »

In my humble opinion, I think this is a great idea as Jeph needs to experiment and fool around for a while. The arc these last weeks has, to me, had a slightly predestined feeling, like it was something he had thought out beforehand, got bored with and in the end just kind of... needed to get out of the way. I mean, it hasn't been as playful as usual. Just a feeling.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #357 on: 21 Jan 2012, 02:56 »

There's hardly anything playful about two hearts breaking.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #358 on: 21 Jan 2012, 03:02 »

Not even two puppies heart's breaking?

I always thought puppies were playful.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #359 on: 21 Jan 2012, 03:27 »

That makes it even worse.

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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #360 on: 21 Jan 2012, 08:39 »

In my humble opinion, I think this is a great idea as Jeph needs to experiment and fool around for a while. The arc these last weeks has, to me, had a slightly predestined feeling, like it was something he had thought out beforehand, got bored with and in the end just kind of... needed to get out of the way. I mean, it hasn't been as playful as usual. Just a feeling.

I know what you mean but I also think the arc was important from a story point of view.
Marten now has some history between himself and the Dora relationship which takes some of the emotional energy out of the way so he is no longer avoiding CoD. He has made some debatable decisions in the process which helps to show him a realistically flawed character as well as an unlucky one. In the process he has become motivated to take a look at his life and how he might want it to change. All of this bodes well for the future.
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #361 on: 21 Jan 2012, 12:35 »

Steveb, that was a wonderful take-a-step-back analysis. 

Thanks! 
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #362 on: 21 Jan 2012, 15:38 »

I'll just nip this in the bud right now - this is NOT QC "jumping the shark."

This is QC "growing the beard".




Jumping the bearded shark is 10 types of awesome.


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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #363 on: 21 Jan 2012, 15:52 »

I'll just nip this in the bud right now - this is NOT QC "jumping the shark."

This is QC "growing the beard".




Jumping the bearded shark is 10 types of awesome.


Afraid to ask ... who do the remoras signify?

Shippers.  :roll:
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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #364 on: 21 Jan 2012, 15:58 »

I'll just nip this in the bud right now - this is NOT QC "jumping the shark."

This is QC "growing the beard".




Jumping the bearded shark is 10 types of awesome.


Afraid to ask ... who do the remoras signify?

Shippers.  :roll:

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Re: WCDT 2101-2105 (January 16-20, 2012) - A New Hope
« Reply #365 on: 22 Jan 2012, 01:54 »

In my humble opinion, I think this is a great idea as Jeph needs to experiment and fool around for a while. The arc these last weeks has, to me, had a slightly predestined feeling, like it was something he had thought out beforehand, got bored with and in the end just kind of... needed to get out of the way. I mean, it hasn't been as playful as usual. Just a feeling.

I know what you mean but I also think the arc was important from a story point of view.
Marten now has some history between himself and the Dora relationship which takes some of the emotional energy out of the way so he is no longer avoiding CoD. He has made some debatable decisions in the process which helps to show him a realistically flawed character as well as an unlucky one. In the process he has become motivated to take a look at his life and how he might want it to change. All of this bodes well for the future.

Completely agreed. Maybe it was just me who got bored with it in the end..  :-D
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