Military Representation – Tek & Jason takeover Nutty Bites
Military Representation is a topic that Tek and Jason wanted to talk about. More about misrepresentation but of course we also gushed about the times it was done right too. So Tek & Jason took over and Nuchtchas joined in to talk about movies and film that do it well and do it poorly.
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Bloopers are fun right? When recording the episode for Mental Health in Fiction we had the recorder on for a bit before and after (and some in the middle that was cut) of the main episode. I thought I’d share a bit of that with you listeners for fun, and because as soon as we stopped the show we remembered so many things we forgot to talk about. I also update you on my computer issues and Patreon stuff.
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Nuchtchas and Tek are joined by Marc and Mark (encaf1) of Epic and The Weird Show to talk about Holiday movies. They discuss the best and the worst of holiday films and even mention a few TV shows that have had some great specials. What’s your favorite? Let us know!
Listen to Nuchtchas (Nutty) and The Clockwork Doctor (Tek) talk Red Dwarf with the Red Dwarf Introcast, I think we’re all hilarious, but don’t take my word for it, list here!
We get fully distracted, and distract the hosts with talk of Star Trek, Doctor Who, Buffy, & pretty much every other sci fi show out there. It’s all integral to Red Dwarf, the smeggingest smeg show to ever smeg.
Flying on Mars is tricky. I know, I’ve done it. Well, that is to say, I’ve done it in a simulator. Because a flight simulator is nothing but a giant physics engine with a bunch of mathematical constants plugged in, its possible to have the simulator spit out the atmospheric conditions of almost anywhere, and then re-create it. X-Plane, by Laminar Research is perhaps the best such flight sim available on the commercial market, and using some NASA atmospheric and geographical data, allows you to recreate flying on Mars in a pretty believable way.
Wings (airfoils) only work when the air current flows over them at a certain speed. That speed is dependent on the airfoil shape, and is subject to a lot of heavy math well above my humble head to try and figure out. If the speed of the flow over the airfoil gets too low, it stops generating lift. This is called a stall, and is generally bad news for whatever the airfoil is attached to, that is: the rest of the plane with you in it. So a certain speed needs to be maintained in order to stay in the air. With a powered airplane, the engine provides that forward speed. In a Helicopter, the rotation of the blades provides the lift, and in a glider it is gravity pulling the plane downwards that provides the lift. Let’s throw a theoretical number out there. Imagine that Glider X needed to maintain a minimum speed of 20 miles per hour in order to stay airborne.