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    Scorpion

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    I have to nominate this for the show with the worst science ever.

    Macgyver is a close second.

    But if you made a drinking game out of every time scorpion gets science wrong, you would be dead of alcohol poisoning before the first commercial.

    This show is supposed to be "based on the real life and adventures of Walter O'Brien" who is supposed to be smarter than Einstein according to himself.

    Well the real O'brien is just as phony as the show apparently.

    The thing is, I actually enjoy watching the show!

    But not for it's riviting plots, but just to pick apart the science. It is like watching a train wreck.

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    Yeah, I started watching it, but found it way too unbelievable.... It's like those cop shows where the "cops" do things real cops would never do. But worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, I started watching it, but found it way too unbelievable.... It's like those cop shows where the "cops" do things real cops would never do. But worse.
    Yeah. You can't watch those kind of shows unless you watch them sarcastically just to pick out the flaws and have a good laugh.

    Almost any kind of computer role on TV is like that. They can zoom in on any image and "clean it up" - they never ever use a mouse but just type away furiously on a keyboard while random windows pop up and display information. NCIS always has some slide show available on their monitor that they just click through and have all the relevant information available to show to Gibbs.

    On the recent Scorpion a guy was shot in the STOMACH and then his heart stopped. Toby, the "doctor" character said "the bullet must have nicked his pericardium and it is filling with blood!" - uh the heart is not in the gut the last time I checked. But OK let's go with that. So they have to start his heart! Well apparently someone blew a transformer which somehow caused an EMP (!) that destroyed their phones and the CAPACITOR in the defibrillator. Well transformers don't create EMPs when they blow. And EMP's don't destroy capacitors, but delicate electronics like transistors and chips. Capacitors wouldn't be effected, especially in a machine that was turned off at the time. Now it might somehow imbue a charge onto the capacitor that would fry the rest of the board. But then Walter builds a capacitor out of a jar and some spare parts that is apparently powerful enough to charge the defibrillator and save the guys life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Almost any kind of computer role on TV is like that. They can zoom in on any image and "clean it up" - they never ever use a mouse but just type away furiously on a keyboard while random windows pop up and display information. NCIS always has some slide show available on their monitor that they just click through and have all the relevant information available to show to Gibbs.
    Yes, and there is ALWAYS a cell phone ping, or they obtain the complete cell phone call record, or access a camera... that just HAPPENS to have recorded or substantiated their case... Or they even task a satellite, or obtain video from a passover that shows a license plate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yes, and there is ALWAYS a cell phone ping, or they obtain the complete cell phone call record, or access a camera... that just HAPPENS to have recorded or substantiated their case... Or they even task a satellite, or obtain video from a passover that shows a license plate...
    Except when they need to find someone earlier than the final moments of the show, then it never works. "We lost the trace! He hung up before we could complete it!" or "We can't find them because they are bouncing their IP addresses all over the world!"


    and on TV it is sooooo simple to just knock someone conveniently unconscious. And they recover in minutes with no lasting damage. In real life it is pretty hard to knock someone out and if you do, you probably gave him brain damage and he is going to be in rehab for a year.

    Same with getting shot. In real life cops get shot and spend months in the hospital and rehab. On TV they get shot, put on a tourniquet and keep going to get the bad guy.

    and you ever notice guns don't have any kickback/recoil on TV? they just shoot round after round without the gun moving a bit. Or making them deaf.
    Last edited by Sparko; 11-17-2017 at 09:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    But then Walter builds a capacitor out of a jar and some spare parts that is apparently powerful enough to charge the defibrillator and save the guys life.
    How do they charge the capacitor without power?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    How do they charge the capacitor without power?
    Oh they fixed the transformer with some what looked like 16ga wire and making a core out of swords from the Renaissance festival they were at.
    Last edited by Sparko; 11-17-2017 at 09:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    How do they charge the capacitor without power?
    It was unusually low humidity that day, so the static electricity in the air.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It was unusually low humidity that day, so the static electricity in the air.....
    Funny you said that. After their transformer fix broke, they had to recharge the defibrillator and they used a spinning wheel and some wool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Yeah. You can't watch those kind of shows unless you watch them sarcastically just to pick out the flaws and have a good laugh.

    Almost any kind of computer role on TV is like that. They can zoom in on any image and "clean it up" - they never ever use a mouse but just type away furiously on a keyboard while random windows pop up and display information. NCIS always has some slide show available on their monitor that they just click through and have all the relevant information available to show to Gibbs.

    On the recent Scorpion a guy was shot in the STOMACH and then his heart stopped. Toby, the "doctor" character said "the bullet must have nicked his pericardium and it is filling with blood!" - uh the heart is not in the gut the last time I checked. But OK let's go with that. So they have to start his heart! Well apparently someone blew a transformer which somehow caused an EMP (!) that destroyed their phones and the CAPACITOR in the defibrillator. Well transformers don't create EMPs when they blow. And EMP's don't destroy capacitors, but delicate electronics like transistors and chips. Capacitors wouldn't be effected, especially in a machine that was turned off at the time. Now it might somehow imbue a charge onto the capacitor that would fry the rest of the board. But then Walter builds a capacitor out of a jar and some spare parts that is apparently powerful enough to charge the defibrillator and save the guys life.
    And the pericardium is a sac around the heart. If it was indeed nicked, it wouldn't fill with blood - any fluid build up would leak out reliving any pressure around the heart. There is a real condition called cardiac tampanode where the pericardium does fill with blood squeezing the heart so it can't beat forcefully. The treatment is to use a needle to pierce the chest cavity into the pericardium to drain the fluid, thus reliving the pressue.

    Source? I'm an EMT.

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