A Sense of Scale
February 4, 2018 11:11 AM   Subscribe

 
Now I want to see "Gort vs Optimimus Prime".
posted by sammyo at 11:29 AM on February 4


Firefly snubbed again.
posted by leotrotsky at 11:32 AM on February 4 [5 favorites]


This is cool, but the only Gort that matters is definitely not 8.5 meters tall, and AT-ATs aren't robots.
posted by jonathanhughes at 11:39 AM on February 4 [7 favorites]


One that fascinated me: Star size comparison (including our Sun, also from MetalBallStudios. Who knew there were stars smaller than our planet?).
posted by eye of newt at 11:48 AM on February 4 [2 favorites]


The microorganisms comparison has a nasty surprise.

Sphere
Lumpy sphere
Sphere
Terrifying spider/claw monster
Lumpy sphere
Ovoid
Sphere...

I'm just glad the T4 bacteriophage is on our side.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:15 PM on February 4


Size Comparison of Mecha was one of the first videos of this type to make the rounds.
posted by dephlogisticated at 12:18 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


One that fascinated me: Star size comparison

hmmm...a lot of the colors are wrong there...here's a better one (also includes more planets and stars)
posted by sexyrobot at 12:31 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


I don't think this is... to scale? The starships one goes from the Normandy at 155m to the Enterprise at 289m and the latter actually looks to be smaller than the former. Certainly not twice as long. This is just a video of starships sorted by size.
posted by axiom at 12:32 PM on February 4


Terrifying spider/claw monster

*checks video* ...oohh, the T4...I was about to say "you best not be trash-talking tardigrades on metafilter!" (if you look down at the bottom of the FAQ under 'instant banhammer offenses' it's right at the top between 'username contains "MAGA"' and 'ate it after we all said "no you can't eat that"')
posted by sexyrobot at 12:45 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


This is neat. Though, I don't understand why it's video.
posted by eotvos at 12:45 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


Jaws isn't named Bruce. Jaws is Jaws. Jaws the shark!
posted by turbid dahlia at 1:10 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


"you best not be trash-talking tardigrades on metafilter!"

Tardigrades, Mr. Rogers and Gamera appear together on upcoming video "Friend of children size comparison."
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 1:17 PM on February 4 [5 favorites]


No Red Dwarf? INVALID

It's jarring to see the Normandy the same size as the Enterprise, though for what it's worth Wikipedia agrees with 289 m for the latter.
posted by zompist at 1:32 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: I don't understand why it's video.
posted by one for the books at 1:56 PM on February 4 [5 favorites]


Jaws isn't named Bruce.

Zelda is the shark.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:12 PM on February 4 [3 favorites]


Really left me me hanging for the 'yo momma' punchline.
posted by adept256 at 3:09 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


No, Zelda is Frankenstein's monster.
posted by dephlogisticated at 3:09 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


totally missing space fetus and Galactus
posted by idiopath at 5:55 PM on February 4


It's a nice effort, but I do sort of wish they'd reduced the number of universes they were drawing from and did more within each one. I mean, you show me a Starfury and a White Star and now here I am jonesing for an Omega class or a Sharlin...
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 7:10 PM on February 4


I'm not quite sure about the microorganisms one.
posted by sebastienbailard at 12:18 AM on February 5


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