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Armageddon - Fire
After the crash on the asteroid, the hero moves a piece of metal that is on fire. Then he goes over to his fallen comrade. WAIT, WHAT WAS THAT? A FLAME IN SPACE? NO AIR. Now don't say, "well there was liquid oxygen." No, it would have exploded all at once. And a solid sustained fire could not happen anyway.
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Coime on 02-01-2001
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Micah writes:
Actually, it is possible for certain types of metal to burn in an atmosphere void of oxygen. When metals burn, they create their own oxygen. Thus, they don’t need a supply of oxygen to support combustion. That’s how underwater torches work, they all have magnesium or some other readily combustible metal in them. Also, there are breathing apparatuses that create breathable oxygen through basically the same principle.
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j00 equals ded writes:
Well then you just pointed out another slip-up. Why the hell would you want your space craft to be out-fitted with a metal that creates their own oxidation? Just a bit too flammable...
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Bob Rodriguez writes:
OK, I know this might be out of context, but the whole flame in space thing could coincide with the "there is no sound in space", the only movie that I know of that shows this is 2001: A Space Odyssey where everything is space is silent, it's a massive all space movies have that major slip-up.
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Msottement writes:
Oxygen is necessary for all forms of combustion. Those things burn under water for a reason. Water is made of of Hydrogen and, guess what...OXYGEN. This is how fish live. They breath it just like we do. They just have a different source.
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RedRaider writes:
Lots of people noticed this slip up as well as Michael Bay. If you listen to the commentary track on the Armageddon DVD, Bay states(not word for word) "I know that there is no air and space and there can be no explosions, but it was much cooler that was and much more exciting", just FYI
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Coime writes:
Ok, so my Ship will start on fire when reentering the atmosthpre, so we will die either way, screw the world, let everyone die if I don't live. Power to the mid gets!!!!!!!!!
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