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Re: James Cameron's Avatar
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2010, 11:23:23 am »
Simon Pegg Twittered recently:

"I plan to teach my daughter Na'vi. Or Klingon. Her mother prefers Spanish or French, but I'm already paying for the tutoring."
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Re: James Cameron's Avatar
« Reply #166 on: February 04, 2010, 11:27:15 am »
Oel Na'viti plltxeie.

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« Reply #167 on: February 04, 2010, 06:25:50 pm »
This article explains some of the history and technicalities of Pandora, from the designers themselves.

http://io9.com/5460957/the-complete-history-of-pandora-according-to-avatars-designers

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Re: James Cameron's Avatar
« Reply #168 on: February 05, 2010, 06:12:37 am »
What was wrong with his acting Janos?

Right.  He's fallen in love with the alien race and their culture, and his boss then tells him they are going to nuke their spiritual homes.  He just sits in his wheelchair pretty emotionless.  That's just one example.

Sam Worthington is pretty.  That's about it and probably the only reason he was picked for the role.  He probably cost less than a higher profile actor as well.

Now if Cameron had cast the guy from Paranormal Activity that would have been hilarious.

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« Reply #169 on: February 05, 2010, 04:12:33 pm »
Im fairly certain he acts how they want him to.
If James Cameron didn't want him to be doing that, then It wouldn't have been in the movie.
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Re: James Cameron's Avatar
« Reply #170 on: February 06, 2010, 07:15:34 am »
This article explains some of the history and technicalities of Pandora, from the designers themselves.

http://io9.com/5460957/the-complete-history-of-pandora-according-to-avatars-designers

I have the perfect theory to justify it all.

Avatar takes place in the Mass Effect universe. It is set after humans found Prothean ruins on mars and reverse engineered mass effect technology but before they found the first mass relay and made contact with the citadel.
'Unobtanium' is Element 0. It is not a room temperature superconductor. The magnetic field of Pandora and its parent gas giant induce electrical currents in the element zero rich mountains of Pandora, which decreases their mass to the point they float.
The Na'vi are an evolutionarily close relative of the Asari. The common ancestor of both the asari and the Na'vi were placed on pandora by a precursor race (probably even before the protheans) as an experiment into the effects of Eezo on a primitive life form. Genetic tinkering caused the Na'vi to have two genders like a sensible species instead of just one, but the Asari evolved to the point they didn't need gross USB hair tentacles to mind-meld back on their own homeworld.
There, explains everything.
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« Reply #171 on: February 06, 2010, 07:49:03 am »
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« Reply #172 on: February 06, 2010, 11:53:57 am »
I feel much better now.

Except Bioware come up with more alien aliens, like the hanar and elcor.

Looking through the ME1 Art Book, the 3 background aliens (volus and the above) could have been a lot weirder. Well, the elcor were going to look more humanoid before (one drawing looks suspiciuosly like an Ood) settling on the quadraped look, and the hanar were going to be insectoid, but were changed because they were too similar to the rachni.

In short, I still don't like the Na'vi design. Too human.

Technically the first mass realy was found orbiting Pluto. But is could be set before the First Contact War. Amnd there are some other holes in your theory, like the date.

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« Reply #173 on: February 06, 2010, 12:00:40 pm »
no, no, Avatar takes place in the Alien/Predator universe!

After being kicked off Pandora by Jake and the Na'vi, RDA starts looking for the perfect weapon to retake Pandora. Eventually, through Weyland-Yutani, they learn about the Xenomorphs. A race that can decimate organic species is the perfect weapon to use against Pandora's all-living defenses. If xenomorphs 'accidentally' found their way onto Pandora, they could impregnate/destroy every Pandoran species and completely overtake the moon. This would leave RDA with an excuse to bomb the moon from orbit, and leave nothing between them and the unobtainium. RDA offers a tantalizingly huge amount of money for xenomorph specimens, and this is why, throughout the Alien movies, Weyland-Yutani wants to get their hands on them so much.
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« Reply #174 on: February 06, 2010, 01:25:53 pm »
Technically the first mass realy was found orbiting Pluto. But is could be set before the First Contact War. Amnd there are some other holes in your theory, like the date.

The date is just a result of the calender being reset at some point for some reason.

As for the pluto thing, it just took them a while to realise Charon was actually a mass relay
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« Reply #175 on: February 06, 2010, 10:37:03 pm »
no, no, Avatar takes place in the Alien/Predator universe!

After being kicked off Pandora by Jake and the Na'vi, RDA starts looking for the perfect weapon to retake Pandora. Eventually, through Weyland-Yutani, they learn about the Xenomorphs. A race that can decimate organic species is the perfect weapon to use against Pandora's all-living defenses. If xenomorphs 'accidentally' found their way onto Pandora, they could impregnate/destroy every Pandoran species and completely overtake the moon. This would leave RDA with an excuse to bomb the moon from orbit, and leave nothing between them and the unobtainium. RDA offers a tantalizingly huge amount of money for xenomorph specimens, and this is why, throughout the Alien movies, Weyland-Yutani wants to get their hands on them so much.

That... that actually makes sense.

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« Reply #176 on: February 06, 2010, 11:14:39 pm »
Im fairly certain he acts how they want him to.
If James Cameron didn't want him to be doing that, then It wouldn't have been in the movie.

Then the blame is shared between Cameron and Worthington.

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« Reply #178 on: February 15, 2010, 05:55:54 am »
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Re: James Cameron's Avatar
« Reply #179 on: February 15, 2010, 06:42:49 am »
I'd like to see the movie sometime, maybe when it's on DVD.

But I thought this was funny.