Movie class: Ender’s game

 

Slides:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1N6MtbDoBWzYzO2L_ecWTH1jmui7_qQL0YT-y3otzuOE/edit?usp=sharing

 

Chat:

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major
colonel
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Lee Wright	9:02 PM
Jorgen will be our summarizer.
Movie "Ender's Game"
Earth is attacking the Formics alien species.
Colonel Brasse
Training games in a zero-g battle room
Strategy and tactics
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me	9:04 PM
a bully
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Lee Wright	9:05 PM
inept
due to small size
Mind games
thinks outside the box
Ender gets promoted to his own squad
Dragon team
full of misfits
Ender wins his fights
Former Formic planet
Final simulation game is to attack the Formics home world.
He protects a doomsday weapon by surrounding it with a bubble of fighters who are slaughtered by the droves.
He is tricked into killing the Formic home world.
He feels shame at committing genocide.
He finds one alien survivor with a queen egg.
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Lee Wright	9:09 PM
Formics attacked 50 years ago.
To get water.
Humans were almost defeated but repulsed the enemy.
They need water and living room (liebensraum).
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The alien didn't kill Ender at the enemy, so perhaps we weren't really enemies per se.
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me	9:13 PM
1. Formics, good or bad?
2. Why children?
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Lee Wright	9:13 PM
Large fleet => militaristic intent
Intuition, decisiveness, fearless
like a video game
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me	9:16 PM
healthy, crueless
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What is the best age to draft people into the military?
bullying
Older people have jobs and families. Younger people are just starting out.
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3. Why Ender?
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Lee Wright	9:18 PM
His brother washed out.
All cadets were monitored by a computer link to study their psyche.
Strategist
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sacrify
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Lee Wright	9:19 PM
Ender's "violence" is controlled and strategist.
strategic.
Victory requires sacrificing team members.
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8. Monitoring devices were purged but still worked?
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Lee Wright	9:23 PM
No, real extraction
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Lee Wright	9:26 PM
The mind games were hidden and had to be hacked to be found.
Strategy
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tactics
"Laser tag"
How to slingshot
The gate may have been the "homeworld".
The opponents were the alien fleet
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t
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Lee Wright	9:27 PM
Can you get past the "fleet" to get to the home planet?
Unexpected game changes
Adapatability
adaptability
t
Like chess
You must sacrifice pieces.
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to ambush
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Lee Wright	9:31 PM
Battleground assessment and using cover effectively
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Lee Wright	9:32 PM
When you are hit, you are disabled/paralyzed.
Real casualties
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International video game competitions
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me	9:34 PM
6. Why do they keep bullying as a part of his life? Is it connected to his participation in the war?
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Lee Wright	9:34 PM
At least two bullies
Competition
First bully got beat up.
Second bully suffered head injury.
How to respond to bullying?
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Lee Wright	9:36 PM
Ender always shamed the bully into fighting him alone.
Alpha males
Bonzo
t
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Lee Wright	9:37 PM
Bullying in the Russian Army
Following orders with questions
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me	9:39 PM
divede and conquer
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Lee Wright	9:40 PM
Divide and conquer
Paralyzed
brain dead
He quit
His sister convinced him to go back.
He questions authority.
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4. Who are Maori ?
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Jörgen Olsson	9:44 PM
"his isolation can never be broken", means?
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Gerard Arbat	9:45 PM
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Lee Wright	9:45 PM
emotional detachment
inspiration
martyr
Maori were aborigines in New Zealand.
The colonel and the major (black woman) were foils (counterpoints).
coveralls, overalls (uniform)
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me	10:01 PM
T-Minus = TIME
ETA =
REVENGE!
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Lee Wright	10:04 PM
Spartan quarters

	
Gerard Arbat	10:05 PM
it looks like a praying mantis

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