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17 years 3 months ago #43889 by Frank Ryan
What year is the movie set in?

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17 years 3 months ago #43892 by Seanie_Morris

What year is the movie set in?

Made in 2006, set in the same year.

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17 years 3 months ago #43895 by DaveGrennan
Even if you could get a bomb big enough and 'somehow' get it inside the core of the Sun, all you would do is increase the Sun's mass. This of course, would negate any extra 'energy' you injected by the explosion. You would have to remove a similar amount of matter to stop the star collapsing in on itself. Of course, do this enough times you might increase the mass enough to get a nice supernova!

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17 years 3 months ago #43898 by Frank Ryan
mmm....
all interesting points.
So..
What about a big spaceship in the shape of a bellows?
That might do the trick...at least untill the firelighters get goin'.

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17 years 3 months ago #43906 by bertthebudgie
Hi

I understand that it takes a million years for the energy released in the suns core to reach the surface. So that means that if the reactions stopped tomorrow it would be a good few hundred thousand years before we would notice any difference in the suns energy output.

I cant work out how letting off a nuclear bomb would re ignite the sun though. I suppose it depends on what is supposed to be causing it to go out in the first place!!!!

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17 years 3 months ago #43907 by philiplardner

I cant work out how letting off a nuclear bomb would re ignite the sun though. I suppose it depends on what is supposed to be causing it to go out in the first place!!!!
DB


Just remember, Dave, it's made by and for our gullible cousins across the pond... where the "suspension of disbelief" comes in super-sized soda cans... and where the history of the world is just something to be re-written, sexed-up and compressed into 120 minutes... not forgetting to include the "love interest" and little Johnny and his puppy with the sore paw. :roll:

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