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Deep Impact - I Thought There Was Supposed to Be a Time Delay
In the scene near the end where the crew of the Messiah are talking to their families for the last time, they are talking to 'Earth' via satellite. When they are talking and crying and telling each other they love each other and that crap, their responses are immediate. But when the NBC news was showing live coverage of the Messiah nuking the comet, the reporter says there is a 20 second time delay on the pictures from space. Even though the crew had flown closer to earth near the end, there would still be a satellite delay, and therefore the crew and families could NOT talk to each other as they would face to face. There would be a delayed response. It happens all the time when new reporters go LIVE from an event far away from the studio. You get what I mean!
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 07-12-2002 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Comments:
nomad762 writes:
Yes, there would be a delay. However, in movies you sometimes have to forgive/forget certain nuances of reality in order to make for viewability. Think about it . . . would the scene have been watchable if you (as a viewer) had to sit through a 20 second delay after each person's line before the second character responded?
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NobodyRp writes:
The reason for the time delay was their distance from the earth. When they destroyed the original they were very far from earth. when they went on the suicide mission they were right next to earth.
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Rissa writes:
It's not about how good your satellites are, it's about a little thing called "the speed of light"! Einstein would not be pleased by this film.
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Diablo writes:
Oh come on! Think CNN or CBC would have access to better satellites then NASA? It's all about technology and the urgency or it all...
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