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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/27/11)
11/27/11 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 11/27/2011 7:21:01 PM PST by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/27/11)


Monday:
8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox

Wednesday:
8/7 -- Trek Nation -- Science Channel
9/8 -- Prophets of Science Fiction -- Science Channel

Friday:

10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
Sorry for the snafu...

Well so far Prophets of SciFi is very good, but Phillip K Dick was a whack job, who maybe right. HG Wells had some good stories, but I don't like the fact that he called for a world Government..
1 posted on 11/27/2011 7:21:03 PM PST by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; Jack Hydrazine; Thorliveshere; Proud_texan; ConjunctionJunction; Roses0508; ...



2 posted on 11/27/2011 7:22:38 PM PST by KevinDavis (Birthers are ignorant about the Constitution.)
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To: KevinDavis

HG Wells had some good stories, but I don't like the fact that he called for a world Government
In The Time Machine, he had his Time Traveller briefly postulate that the Eloi had established communism . . .
3 posted on 11/27/2011 7:25:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: KevinDavis
I thought last Friday's operetta on Sanctuary was bad. I finally turned it off about half-way through.

Earlier this evening I read some of the comments on the syfy.com forum. The singing episode did not go over too well with other viewers, either.

Sanctuary has been stumbling for a while. They seem to have lost direction and are making it up as they go.


4 posted on 11/27/2011 7:43:06 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis

What is “Trek Nation” about?


5 posted on 11/27/2011 7:45:16 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: KevinDavis

I just caught up with Warehouse 13 this week. Good finale, I assume that was the finale anyway.

The last Sanctuary was good till the lesbo scene at the end.


6 posted on 11/27/2011 7:50:32 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Free Vulcan

ya’ll can’t beat zombies in “Walking Dead”.


7 posted on 11/27/2011 7:55:07 PM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: KevinDavis

Many scifi writers are socialistic/utopianistic and many would support the greenie politics.

I recall the Dinatopia (Walt Disney & Hallmark) movie and subsequent tv series. It was nothing more than a socialistic utopian environment. Youths were eventually placed in ‘jobs best suited for them’ and similar ‘for the good of the community’ indoctrinations happened throughout.


8 posted on 11/27/2011 7:56:39 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: bitt

I started watching Walking Dead via Netflix and got hooked.

I usually hate zombie stuff.

So, someone on this forum mentioned Death Valley on MTV, and I got hooked on it too.


9 posted on 11/27/2011 7:59:16 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis

I was going to make this my tagline:

“The secret to Terra Nova: THEY’RE ALL DEAD!!!”


10 posted on 11/27/2011 8:17:20 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: hsalaw

Cultural impact of Trek. Extreme nerddom.


11 posted on 11/27/2011 8:25:40 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: discostu

Thanks.


12 posted on 11/27/2011 8:52:46 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: KevinDavis

The list may be interested in visiting this thread from yeaterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2812680/posts

It concerns The Adjustment Bureau’s production company suing the Phillip K. Dick estate for return of the fee they paid for the copyright.

The linked article is quite interesting.


13 posted on 11/27/2011 9:50:02 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946...and thankful for it!)
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To: bitt

***ya’ll can’t beat zombies in “Walking Dead”.***

Sure you can! The uncut version of DEAD ALIVE and CEMETERY MAN.


14 posted on 11/27/2011 10:19:54 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: TomGuy
Many scifi writers are socialistic/utopianistic and many would support the greenie politics.

That's because many of them, by definition, are divorced from the real world. They are writing about imaginary ones after all :)

Just like every other part of society, the idealism of youth eventually gives way to reality. Poul Anderson is a good example.

15 posted on 11/28/2011 3:53:01 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: KevinDavis
The Doctor Who Christmas special has been announced and a trailer released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qN9X9tyHkw

The Doctor, the widow, and the wardrobe. Yes. It is a nod to Narnia.

16 posted on 11/28/2011 3:59:58 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; bitt

the only Zombie films I have any use for after the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’?

‘Sean of the Dead’

‘Zombieland’....

Rule #2 Double Tap...dont be stingy.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 4:52:30 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: KevinDavis

the Science Channel had on a whole day marrathon of ‘Firefly’ this weekend.

still one of the best.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 4:54:10 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vanders9

Heinlein had no use for Utopian crap.

:0


19 posted on 11/28/2011 6:48:28 AM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’ll look for them!


20 posted on 11/28/2011 6:48:57 AM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: TomGuy
Buffy did it best. Xena's musical episode was okay.
The explanation here was weak. They only needed to speak in a sing-song voice, not break out into song, seemingly effortlessly. And the "songs", such as they were, were terrible.

Weak episodes like that one at the very least have to move the seasonal story arc along in some significant way.

21 posted on 11/28/2011 8:50:40 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: bitt
ya’ll can’t beat zombies in “Walking Dead”.

When we got Netlix, I noticed that the whole first season of Walking Dead was available so Hubby and I decided to give it a go. Neither one of us like zombie stuff, but I had read good reviews of it, so, we thought we would try.

Well, we got hooked, on the characters really. So we took in the whole first season (which was short) and then caught up on this season and are now looking forward to it.

I was so shocked at what Shane did to Otis that I'm still thinking about it. I went from not liking Shane, to hating Shane and now, I kind of am afraid of Shane.

22 posted on 11/28/2011 8:58:35 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Vaquero; All

It is.. I think that Joss Wheldon kinda warned us about our future.. The direction we are heading, however, I think that HG Wells would been a supporter of The Alliance.. Not a Browncoat.


23 posted on 11/28/2011 6:13:37 PM PST by KevinDavis (Birthers are ignorant about the Constitution.)
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To: KevinDavis

“X Minus 1. “
50’s Sci Fi radio show!

‘... Episodes based on stories by famous writers
Philip K Dick - “The Defenders”, “Colony”
Ray Bradbury - “And The Moon Be Still As Bright”, “Mars is Heaven”, “The Veldt”, “Dwellers in Silence”, “Zero Hour”, “To the Future”, “Marionettes, Inc.”, “There Will Come Soft Rains”
Isaac Asimov - “Nightfall”, “C-Chute”, “Hostess”
Robert A. Heinlein - “Universe”, “The Green Hills of Earth”, “Requiem”, “The Roads Must Roll” ‘

http://www.archive.org/details/XMinus1_A

MP3’s


24 posted on 11/28/2011 6:30:24 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

thanks for that...Heinlein’s ‘the road must roll’ short story really had an impact upon me as a teen...

his best book by far though was “the Door Into Summer” written perhaps for young adults...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roads_Must_Roll


25 posted on 11/28/2011 10:41:10 PM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: LibertarianLiz

try and catch the follow-up “Talking Dead” (on demand) where they discuss the season and the upcoming shows that start on February 12. good out-takes and back-scenes..


26 posted on 11/28/2011 10:42:52 PM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: mrsmith

There’s also the earlier series “Dimension X”. Many of the epis are the same adventures in time and space, albeit, transcribed in future tense.


27 posted on 11/29/2011 10:46:53 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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