Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)


Concept featured in film:Satellites

Location of clip:


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Summary of clip: The scene shows Elliot Carver's satellites orbiting the earth. Later in this scene, Elliot explains how, with these satellites, he has the power to broadcast live anywhere in the world. We later see the power of his satellites as they are used to manipulate the GPS and throw a British Naval vessel off course.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This clip illustrates the use of satellites for television - Something many students can relate to.

Suggestions to Teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. Brainstorm:

i. What are other uses of satellites?

b. Explore:

i. What types of satellite orbits are there?

ii. How do these orbits fulfull the function of the satellite?

c. Calculate:

i. What velocity is needed to launch a satellite into orbit?

ii. How do satellites stay in orbit?

d. Extension:

i. Research a satellite

1. What types of orbit?
2. Purpose?
3. Speed? Radius?
4. How does its orbit fulfill its purpose?