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Farscape problem [Wednesday 14 Jul 2010 at 10:34 pm]
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I have a problem with Farscape episodes Die Me Dichotomy and Season Of Death, the end of Season 2 cliffhanger and Season 3 intro. (spoilers follow) When the doc drills into Crichton's brain to retrieve the chip that was inserted there, Crichton's speech centers are removed and he can't speak.

The problem is that Crichton is a human and therefore his speech centers are located just left and behind his forehead on the left side. The doctor drills into the mid-hemisphere of the right side. That wouldn't have any effect at all on the speech centers. It's not as bad as Giles' new theory of evolution, but it really breaks the suspension of disbelief when something so basic is done so wrong.
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[User Picture]From: rahirah
Thursday 15 Jul 2010 at 04:51 am (UTC)
Maybe Crichton's one of those rare people whose brain is a mirror image of the average brain.
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[User Picture]From: fenderlove
Thursday 15 Jul 2010 at 07:22 am (UTC)
You might enjoy http://www.politedissent.com/

It's a blog run by a doctor who reports on medical stuff in TV shows, comics, etc. for their accuracy or inaccuracy. It's pretty hilarious. I particularly enjoy how he documents all the instances of the "physic nosebleed" phenomenon in comics.
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[User Picture]From: ladycallie
Tuesday 3 Aug 2010 at 03:20 am (UTC)
Any chance the footage was flipped and someone didn't correct it? You might ask over at www.terrafirmascapers.com.
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 09:43 pm (UTC)
That is a fascinating theory. Almost too good to check.
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