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 May 02, 2007 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* The Science of Halo

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Gamasutra have printed an interesting bit on the scientific ideas in Halo:



Fans of science fiction media willingly allow ourselves to believe that the Enterprise can transport people by converting them to energy and subsequently reconstructing them, that Galactica has artificial gravity, and that the Millennium Falcon can, in fact, make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs. We accept a measure of unproven (faster-than-light travel), or even highly implausible (light sabers), science and technology if it?s interwoven with a ripping good yarn.

At the same time, if the science fiction work includes too many obvious technical gaffes?especially if they are easily circumvented and the story equally as entertaining if done accurately?the participant is ?taken out? of the story, suspension of disbelief itself suspended, and the dramatic impact lessened or lost.
It's a great read for those who enjoy sci-fi in general.
 

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