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Posted: 14 February 2011 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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George - 14 February 2011 08:52 AM
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I’ve always just figured that even if you hate them everyone should watch them once.  Of course, I think that about most movies that have had such a major impact on society.

Would that include Snakes on a Planegrin

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Posted: 14 February 2011 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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George - 14 February 2011 08:52 AM
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I’ve always just figured that even if you hate them everyone should watch them once.  Of course, I think that about most movies that have had such a major impact on society.

Would that include Snakes on a Planegrin

Oh most definitely.  Along with mandatory showings of Battlefield Earth and Armageddon it’s part of my plan to show everyone what not to do when making a movie.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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George - 14 February 2011 08:52 AM
Dead Monky - 14 February 2011 07:31 AM

I’ve always just figured that even if you hate them everyone should watch them once.  Of course, I think that about most movies that have had such a major impact on society.

Would that include Snakes on a Planegrin

Oh most definitely.  Along with mandatory showings of Battlefield Earth and Armageddon it’s part of my plan to show everyone what not to do when making a movie.

Well, I don’t need to bite into a rotten potato to know that it’s rotten.  wink

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Posted: 14 February 2011 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Yes, but the fact that movies like those keep getting made show us that some people aren’t that intelligent.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I agree with George.  Just because the book of mormon and the koran have had a major impact on society certainly doesn’t justify the waste of my time to read them.  And, like George, I’d probably last about three pages before I put the book in the recycle bin.

However, since I’ve always enjoyed S-F, I did see Starwars.  It was OK, but I had to suspend quite a bit more of scientific disbelief than is usual for S-F stories. 

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Posted: 14 February 2011 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Occam. - 14 February 2011 02:57 PM

I agree with George.  Just because the book of mormon and the koran have had a major impact on society certainly doesn’t justify the waste of my time to read them.  And, like George, I’d probably last about three pages before I put the book in the recycle bin.

However, since I’ve always enjoyed S-F, I did see Starwars.  It was OK, but I had to suspend quite a bit more of scientific disbelief than is usual for S-F stories. 

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I read the entire bible..once. I have no reason to believe the koran and book of moron would be any more illuminating. A more interesting story is the former mormon forger who kept selling them embarrassing letters and documents he was forging. The presidents didn’t even stop to think they could be untrue, they paid to keep them hidden.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hofmann
He blew it when he set up a Ponzi scheme and murdered two people to keep from paying them off.

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Posted: 14 February 2011 04:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Occam. - 14 February 2011 02:57 PM

I agree with George.  Just because the book of mormon and the koran have had a major impact on society certainly doesn’t justify the waste of my time to read them.  And, like George, I’d probably last about three pages before I put the book in the recycle bin.

However, since I’ve always enjoyed S-F, I did see Starwars.  It was OK, but I had to suspend quite a bit more of scientific disbelief than is usual for S-F stories. 

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I read the entire bible..once. I have no reason to believe the koran and book of moron would be any more illuminating. A more interesting story is the former mormon forger who kept selling them embarrassing letters and documents he was forging. The presidents didn’t even stop to think they could be untrue, they paid to keep them hidden.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hofmann
He blew it when he set up a Ponzi scheme and murdered two people to keep from paying them off.

I haven’t read any of them, just excerpts. What I have read is tons of religious theory BASED on them, and lardy, that’s enough.

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Posted: 15 February 2011 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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rolleyes  LOL 

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Posted: 15 February 2011 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Occam. - 14 February 2011 02:57 PM

I agree with George.  Just because the book of mormon and the koran have had a major impact on society certainly doesn’t justify the waste of my time to read them.  And, like George, I’d probably last about three pages before I put the book in the recycle bin.

However, since I’ve always enjoyed S-F, I did see Starwars.  It was OK, but I had to suspend quite a bit more of scientific disbelief than is usual for S-F stories. 

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I guess I still don’t know enough science to be bothered by the bad science in movies.  red face Or maybe I just focus more on the story itself and overlook the details? :shrug: Who knows?

Then again, I’ve always been more into fantasy fiction than science fiction. (Maybe why it’s easy for me to just accept the “movie’s paradigm”? I dunno…)

So, what did folks think about Serenity?

Take care,

Derek

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Posted: 15 February 2011 02:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Believe it or not, I’ve never seen Serenity.  Well, I’ve seen part of it, but it was only about twenty minutes and I no idea what was going on.  I’ve never seen Firefly either.  I no, I iz ashaimd.

But the old fantasy vs sci-fi dilemma.  I prefer different things for different things.  I like fantasy for my PnP gaming, sci-fi for movies and books (especially hard sci-fi), and am about 50/50 on video games and comics.  I also like when the two blend, so-called science fantasy.  Odd and wonderful things leak forth from that.

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Posted: 15 February 2011 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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1.  As I’ve said before, I loved mythology when I was a child so the child’s bible my aunt gave me when I was seven was great because it was just one more book of mythology.

2.  Since I’ve become an adult I enjoy S-F, but can’t stand fantasy.  One of the real problems with recent TV is that it’s replaced all the decent S-F programs with dumb fantasy.

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Posted: 15 February 2011 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Occam. - 15 February 2011 02:45 PM

2.  Since I’ve become an adult I enjoy S-F, but can’t stand fantasy.  One of the real problems with recent TV is that it’s replaced all the decent S-F programs with dumb fantasy.

I’m always surprised by this as well. There’s such a wealth of fantasy and sci-fi writings to draw from to tell cool stories. But they get ignored. (And of course it’s about what the masses want so networks can sell advertising.) But why not get actual authors to help write the shows? (Gee, like classic Star Trek did?)

I’ve been meaning to watch Big Bang Theory, but never remember it when I get home. tongue wink

So what authors of “hard” science fiction would you folks recommend? I’m always willing to read different things. Well… Except for romance novels and books based on revelation. grin

Take care,

Derek

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Posted: 15 February 2011 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I like Stephen Baxter.  I’ve been slowly working through his Xeelee Sequence novels for the last year or so and am rather enjoying them.

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Posted: 15 February 2011 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Occam. - 14 February 2011 02:57 PM

I agree with George.  Just because the book of mormon and the koran have had a major impact on society certainly doesn’t justify the waste of my time to read them.  And, like George, I’d probably last about three pages before I put the book in the recycle bin.

However, since I’ve always enjoyed S-F, I did see Starwars.  It was OK, but I had to suspend quite a bit more of scientific disbelief than is usual for S-F stories. 

Occam

I guess I still don’t know enough science to be bothered by the bad science in movies.  red face Or maybe I just focus more on the story itself and overlook the details? :shrug: Who knows?

Then again, I’ve always been more into fantasy fiction than science fiction. (Maybe why it’s easy for me to just accept the “movie’s paradigm”? I dunno…)

So, what did folks think about Serenity?

Take care,

Derek

I loved Serenity. And Firefly. And Mal. And Nathan Fillion. I totally don’t know enough science to be all judgemental. Give me good story.

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Posted: 21 February 2011 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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