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16 years 5 months ago #61649 by philiplardner
Replied by philiplardner on topic Re: Horizon last night
Actually... there probably *is* a plastic sandwich bag nearby - indeed probably quite a few! When the Apollo astronauts placed various instruments on the surface of the moon they were inside very high-tech plastic covers to protect them from the moon dust while they were being handled. Remember, just walking a few yards on the surface of the moon kicks up a lot of electrostatically charged dust which clings to everything. These high-tech bags had a very nifty method of being sealed which is now being used by everyone and his cat back here on Earth - it's called the Zip-Lock Sandwich Bag! :D

Phil.

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16 years 5 months ago #61653 by dmolloy
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yes, More chance of Homer simpson going to the moon in this decade....

and another thing. What really got me about the sandwich bag gag was litter

"There we go litter around our artic stations, litter on Everest and now litter on the Moon (not to mention earth orbit)


"Captain Slog star date 300108.25 :shock:

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16 years 5 months ago #61665 by albertw
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Yes, it was interesting I found too. Program is pitched at a general audience, so a mixture of visual effects, engaging dialogue and the entertainment value thrown in is probably called for. I have found “Horizon” programmes to be generally good; they must have the mixture right because the program has been around for a very long time now.


That was the first Horizon I've watched in a while and I thought it was of a lower quality than episodes in the past. Granted I'm pretty familiar with the subject matter, but even so I thought there was a bit to much entertainment (yes we know you are on a road trip in the US... get on with it). The visual effects weren't up to scratch and I would imagine left some of the audience a bit lost. eg. the explanation of LIGO could have been much better illustrated by some nice graphics than by a guest waving his arms. It's not too hard to explain exactly how that works. A quick mention of LISA and the promo graphics for that would have been more interesting than showing him getting lost (again).

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16 years 5 months ago #61679 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

A Poor Horizon:

There used to be some terrific Horizon programmes in the past. Pity the quality here was rather low. I fell zzz...


John

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16 years 5 months ago #61702 by Keith g
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I still enjoyed it though, but your brain would bust thinking about it too much more

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16 years 5 months ago #61709 by dave_lillis
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Anyone know when it's on again, a repeat ??

BTW Phil, thats a hillarious avatar :lol: :lol:

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