Skip to comments.Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/27/11)
Posted on 11/27/2011 7:21:01 PM PST by KevinDavis
Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/27/11)
8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox
8/7 -- Trek Nation -- Science Channel
9/8 -- Prophets of Science Fiction -- Science Channel
10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
In The Time Machine, he had his Time Traveller briefly postulate that the Eloi had established communism . . .
HG Wells had some good stories, but I don't like the fact that he called for a world Government
What is “Trek Nation” about?
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.
ya’ll can’t beat zombies in “Walking Dead”.
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.
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.
I was going to make this my tagline:
“The secret to Terra Nova: THEY’RE ALL DEAD!!!”
Cultural impact of Trek. Extreme nerddom.
The list may be interested in visiting this thread from yeaterday:
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.
***yall cant beat zombies in Walking Dead.***
Sure you can! The uncut version of DEAD ALIVE and CEMETERY MAN.
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.
The Doctor, the widow, and the wardrobe. Yes. It is a nod to Narnia.
the only Zombie films I have any use for after the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’?
‘Sean of the Dead’
Rule #2 Double Tap...dont be stingy.
the Science Channel had on a whole day marrathon of ‘Firefly’ this weekend.
still one of the best.
Heinlein had no use for Utopian crap.
I’ll look for them!
Weak episodes like that one at the very least have to move the seasonal story arc along in some significant way.
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.
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.
“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” ‘
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...
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..
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.
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