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I am a software engineer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. We provide support to the NASA Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope projects.


Jul
15
comment Why is it Okay for movies / TV shows, to show that their story is based on real events when it is actually not?
The movie Dragnet was more of a parody of the TV series, and it would have been incomplete if they had not used the original opening. The fact that the plot is a complete fabrication is just another element of the parody.
Jul
3
answered Who's this actor?
May
22
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
awarded  Custodian
Jan
10
reviewed Reviewed HS aged boy, has psychological issues, sees sister or friend beaten by boyfriend
Jan
10
comment HS aged boy, has psychological issues, sees sister or friend beaten by boyfriend
Any other details you can remember such as language? Time frame the movie was set in (modern era, 1950's, etc)? Every detail helps.
Jan
10
awarded  Custodian
Jan
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Christian movie about woman who leaves her family
Dec
20
comment Do Piranhas exists in the real world?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not really about movies or TV.
Nov
6
comment Does the passage of time affect humans differently in Oz?
Actually, there is nothing wrong with your analysis. My comments are orthogonal to everything that you said.
Nov
6
comment Does the passage of time affect humans differently in Oz?
The most important point is that L Frank Baum was a fervent supporter of women's suffrage and that pretty much all of his major female characters were strong and independent. Glinda certainly would not need a non-magical humbug to save the day - she was quite capable in her own right, and demonstrated that fact in the books.
Nov
6
comment Does the passage of time affect humans differently in Oz?
You are essentially correct, except for the fact that the people who made the movie screwed up the entire story in important and fundamental ways.
Nov
4
comment “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” why critics say It's Worst?
@ChristianRau I wouldn't say that they're non-sensical - any more than the Academy Awards are. I'm just saying that they're the opinion of one group of people and do not necessarily represent anyone else's opinion and certainly there is no harm or shame in disagreeing with them.
Nov
4
answered “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” why critics say It's Worst?
Sep
13
comment Which movie is this picture from (probably horror movie)
The picture is missing?
Sep
5
comment How would the WOPR super computer (“Joshua”) in War Games compare with modern computers?
My reading of the graph would tend to say more like 10^9 for 1983, rather than 10^7. Otherwise, good answer.
Aug
26
comment Why didn't Doc and Marty buy “petrol” in 1885?
As to compatibility, it might be the right chemicals, but I would imagine that the refining would have been a bit crude. A 1955 junker American car could burn stuff that a Delorian, being an expensive sports car, would have found quite unpalatable.
Aug
22
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
21
revised How did John Carter survive on Mars?
Added some detailed science references for Mars (circa 1911)