October 13, 2011

Space Refrigerator Yamato

And now a trip to the refrigerator. (This always happens to me.) Naturally, this is loaded with spoilers, so it's below the fold.



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: Steven Den Beste in Engineer's Disease at 04:41 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Nooooooooo!  The catgirls! Think of the catgirls!

Posted by: ubu at October 13, 2011 07:18 PM (GfCSm)

2 It looks even worse in light of recent astronomical discoveries.  Sure, we haven't found an Earth-type planet yet, but its looking more and more like its just a matter of time and refinements in search technique.  And we have, IIRC, found a whole bunch of giant planets in the blue zone that could conceivably have inhabitable moons.

Posted by: metaphysician at October 13, 2011 07:27 PM (3GCAl)

3 Earth: the truckstop of the Galaxy.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 13, 2011 07:32 PM (o45Mg)

4 It's kind of a form of "Tokyo is the center of the universe".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 13, 2011 08:26 PM (+rSRq)

5 And how Time Travelers  from the future always end up in the 20th century.

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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