October 13, 2011
The Milky Way Galaxy contains between 200 and 400 billion stars. The Large Magellanic Cloud is a lot smaller, but it still contains something like 10 billions stars. And the Small Magellanic Cloud is probably another 5 billion.
That's a lot of stars. And I'm supposed to believe that this alien race, looking for a new planet on which to live, could only find one planet in that entire place which was suitable for their purposes, and that only if they changed it substantially?
I'm also supposed to believe that they embarked on this project because their own planet was in peril of destruction, but had enough time to search that entire area?
Furthermore, with the kind of stardrive they've developed, if they can jump 160,000 light years to visit us, then you'd think they could also jump 3 million light years and visit M33, with another maybe 100 million stars, as well as visiting Andromeda, which contains fully one trillion stars and is about 2.5 million light years away.
Out of one and a half trillion stars, ours was the only one that had a suitable planet?
Posted by: ubu at October 13, 2011 07:18 PM (GfCSm)
Posted by: metaphysician at October 13, 2011 07:27 PM (3GCAl)
Posted by: Wonderduck at October 13, 2011 07:32 PM (o45Mg)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 13, 2011 08:26 PM (+rSRq)
As good as it was, there WAS an awful lot of scenery-chewing going on too. I think having a melodramatic backstory was one of the recruitment criteria for the Star Force.
Posted by: Mauser at October 14, 2011 12:51 AM (cZPoz)
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