Sci-Fi cognitive dissonance re: the groundbridge

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  1. DataCable

    DataCable Bumbleholic

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    Am I the only one who, when they open the groundbridge from HQ to bring somebody back, catches himself thinking: "Wait, they can't do that. It has to be initiated from the other... oh, right, this isn't a Stargate series."

    Jus' wonderin'.
     
  2. shroobmaster

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    I think you are.

    All it reminds me of is Mario 64 except without paintings and DAN DAN DANA DAN
     
  3. bellpeppers

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    Nor would the main viewscreen on the Enterprise be able to view half the things it does.

    Just roll with it.
     
  4. xeno

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    You must have loved the Zat gun sound effect in episode six when Skyquakes pod went online. lol
     
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    I'm more interested about "jump" into space. How the hell this groundbrige was able to send bots in or out but keep air intact.
     
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    Yes, you are.

    I figured it had something to do with what makes them "teleport" as they walk into it. Obviously they pass through some kind of forcefield/are teleported, because the humans show visible discomfort when they travel, it's not just a hole you walk through. It has it's own gravity, or allows the pull of Earth's gravity through it, though. Perhaps that's what keeps the air from shooting out into space?
     
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    But can't stop explosion. :) 
     
  8. Coeloptera

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    So it has an upper threshold for how much force it can stop.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    while that does sound good, I don't think gravity needs to play into how the Ground bridge works. When "Team Prime" Bridged to the Space bridge they used "Maximum overdrive" mode & I think they did that so they would keep their forward momentum once they hit the Zero G of Space. And To me the the white "energy field" acted as an "airlock" in that instance. but this is Alien Tech so it could be anything
     
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    This makes sense, and also factors into how they transport. They don't stand in the bridge and get transported, they walk/drive into it.

    I meant when they left space, they "jumped" into the groundbridge, which seemed to pull them in with it's own gravity. (or they just jumped forward into it, the animation isn't explicitly clear because of them being in space and all)
     
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    I personally think of it as having a thin energy membrane in the middle of the field. The membrane is strong enough to hold air in, but is displaced as you try to walk through it. This also accounts for a force threshold mentioned earlier.
     
  12. Pravus Prime

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    Sort of. When they went back and forth through the same bridge, I did note it and was surprised. Partly because of Stargate, but partly because usually in TF fiction we don't see omnidirectional bridges.
     
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    Or perhaps they can't quite animate the wind effects.
     
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