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Enjoy some space battles. :)

 

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I still need to watch Farscape 



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The post of pedantry:

 

I'm sure you'll agree that real space battles will be very different from videogames. No any tightly packed swarms of starships, no any yellow or blue rays... instead, they will be very brief and not at all spectacular: you detect the enemy at a great distance and shoot, and that's all... or your enemy detected you first, and that's all.



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The post of pedantry:

I'm sure you'll agree that real space battles will be very different from videogames. No any tightly packed swarms of starships, no any yellow or blue rays... instead, they will be very brief and not at all spectacular: you detect the enemy at a great distance and shoot, and that's all... or your enemy detected you first, and that's all.

and that reminds me of a passage from Nemo Ramjet's "All Tomorrows":

Most thinkers (and fantasists) of previous times had imagined interplanetary war as a glorious, fast paced spectacle of massive spaceships, one-man fighters and last- minute heroics. No fantasy could have been further from the truth. War between planets was a slow, nerve-wracking series of precisely timed decisions that spelled destruction on biblical scales.

Most of the time the combatants never saw each other. Most of the time the combatants were not there at all. War became a duel between complicated, autonomous machines programmed to maximize damage to the other side while trying to last a little longer.

Such a conflict caused horrendous destruction on both sides. Phobos, one of Mars’ moons, was shattered, and rained down as meteorite hail. Earth received a polar impact that killed of one third of its population.

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