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 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Props that have no weight. When ever I see Thor hold onto his hammer (or that axe thing he has now) it looks like its light as a feather. Must be made of Styrofoam.

And who cleans up all the mess after godly weapons have been deployed, monsters killed and lie dead on the city streets and all the rubble from the destruction?
I remember they sorta touched on that in one of the super-hero films, the devastation and collateral damage and all, but jeeze! Thank goodness my parents weren't in charge of those cities in which those epic battles were fought; some super-heroes would be super busy cleaning up!

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Polygraph tests - The suspect is hooked up to the device, sweats profusely, the detectives sweat profusely, glance pensively at each other and the polygrapher(?), pensively watches the chart and the plotter pen, jots down notes on a pad, the plotter pen is shown scribing up and down. Yawn!

The Professor got it right - using the red and green lights and the horn from the Minnow, with the red light flashing and the horn honking when someone lied.

wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Props that have no weight. When ever I see Thor hold onto his hammer (or that axe thing he has now) it looks like its light as a feather. Must be made of Styrofoam.

Well, the dude IS essentially a God.


Yeah but its a Godly weapon. wink It shouldn't equate to Thor picking up a human made hammer.


Although your point is generally valid about characters holding props that obviously weigh a lot less than the item would suggest, Marvel has actually addressed Thor's hammer. The weight of it is tied to the worthiness of the person trying to wield it, which is why Thor couldn't lift it while he was unworthy, and why Hulk wasn't able to lift it in Avengers, while Captain America, who isn't nearly as strong as either, temporarily lifted it during Avengers: Age of Ultron. The hammer has also been shown to be incredibly light when someone isn't trying to lift it. During Thor: The Dark World, Thor successfully hung his hammer on a flimsy coat hanger that couldn't have held more than a few pounds, and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, I thought the table his hammer was resting on during the party was a glass coffee table, which wouldn't have likely been able to handle the hammer's weight under ordinary circumstances. So magic! I don't know if that explanation makes things better or worse. wink

I don't know how much Thor's new axe is supposed to weigh, but as Mr. Jack says, he is depicted as being incredibly strong, so Thor waving it around the way he does doesn't bother me.


Fair enough. I guess then I have an issue with the presumed weightlessness of the hammer for those who are worthy. You need to feel the weight of something in order to put any force behind the throw. So basically when Thor throws his hammer he feels the same stress as tossing a feather. Seems that would make it hard to judge force and distance of a throw.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Polygraph tests - The suspect is hooked up to the device, sweats profusely, the detectives sweat profusely, glance pensively at each other and the polygrapher(?), pensively watches the chart and the plotter pen, jots down notes on a pad, the plotter pen is shown scribing up and down. Yawn!



wink


Best polygraph test scene ever! big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2019 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

In old films/TV shows, when someone's using a (rotary) phone, why do they always seem to show them dialing all the numbers?

Also, when they dial "O", why do they always say "Operator..."? Whom did they expect when they dialed "O"?

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2019 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

In old films/TV shows, when someone's using a (rotary) phone, why do they always seem to show them dialing all the numbers?

Also, when they dial "O", why do they always say "Operator..."? Whom did they expect when they dialed "O"?


Oscar Robertson?

 
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