Author Topic: Remeber the "Terrain Debate"?  (Read 7169 times)

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Remeber the "Terrain Debate"?
Originally posted by _argv[-1]

On the subject of the supernova, there was one thing about it that was quite unrealistic. It would have taken at least 10 minutes for the shockwave to reach the player. Probably upwards 30 because of distance. Remember that the shockwave travels at a speed well below that of light. Yet the movie portrays the shockwave as having taken a matter of a few seconds to reach the player. The estimate of 10 minutes is relatively conservative, because that's what I think the difference would be between seeing the shockwave and getting hit by it.

Two words - cinematic license.  (-:

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