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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/02/12)
09/02/2012 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 09/02/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/02/12)

Saturday:
9/8 -- Dr Who -- BBC America


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
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1 posted on 09/02/2012 4:04:17 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

2 posted on 09/02/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KevinDavis

LOL that’s a mighty lean list.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 4:09:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Tomorrow SyFy channel is showing ‘vampire’ movies..


4 posted on 09/02/2012 4:11:30 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KevinDavis

I am so tired of vampires. The least they could do is come up with something original.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KevinDavis
Tomorrow SyFy channel is showing ‘vampire’ movies..

I figured out the connection.

Labor Day -> unions -> bloodsucking undead -> vampires.

6 posted on 09/02/2012 4:20:53 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Cardinal Dolan's DNC prayer is titled "Ritus exorcizandi obsessor a daemonio")
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To: cripplecreek
The least they could do is come up with something original.

For SyFy that would be something like Turbo Shark vs Son of Predator.
7 posted on 09/02/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cripplecreek; All

At least it won’t be as bad as with Buck Rogers dealing with a space vampire..


8 posted on 09/02/2012 4:26:31 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KevinDavis
The miniseries Coma is showing Monday and Tuesday on A&E at 8-10 CDT.
9 posted on 09/02/2012 4:27:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Sharktapus vs Pihannaconda


10 posted on 09/02/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KarlInOhio; KevinDavis
yeah, that the connection.. it is NBC owned.
i heard the only good movie was "Bigfoot"
thxs, for the ping.

11 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: KevinDavis

bump


12 posted on 09/02/2012 4:51:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KevinDavis

Dr. Who was a little lean last night. I don’t know how much of it was setting up a story line for the season (and the big departure), but it was a bit lacking. The sudden break-up of the Ponds added nothing to the plot, other than give the two of them something to talk about.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 5:34:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I liked it overall but could have done with a little less of the Pond’s bickering.

The return of the Doctor and co near the end and the way the Daleks acted since they didn’t know him any more was a nice twist.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 5:44:07 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: wally_bert

I wanted the Dalek girl to be Dr. Who’s next sidekick. She was witty, a genius and quite cute.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 5:50:18 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: KevinDavis

I’m enjoying Warehouse 13 this season - waiting for the other shoe to drop. But for scifi this week, just watch the Democrat Party Convention. Their disconnect from anything resembling reality is going to be hilarious.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 6:11:35 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Tanniker Smith

Big departure? Tell me more!


17 posted on 09/02/2012 6:30:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KevinDavis

I enjoyed Dr. Who.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:40:26 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: KevinDavis

Which season of Dr Who are they going to be showing this Saturday? I have been watching on the internet with my Amazon prime account that goes up to season 7.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 7:02:17 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Ponds are leaving in a few episodes, and there’s a new companion coming in. I didn’t mean for this to be a spoiler of any kind as I though it’d be common knowledge (at least on a thread such as this one).


20 posted on 09/02/2012 7:04:56 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: wally_bert

I might’ve liked to have seen some actual insane Daleks, particularly the older models which they had in the background of the parliament scene.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 7:07:35 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: KevinDavis
One other line from Doctor Who that didn't stick out until I typed my last response about the Parliament scene. At the beginning, when they think they're about to die and Amy asks what to do, the Doctor says: Make them remember you.

Given the end of the episode, I wonder if that's going to be the theme of the season.

22 posted on 09/02/2012 7:12:14 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

That’ll be an improvement. Now if we could get on with regeneration 12.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 7:13:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KevinDavis

The twist at the end of this week’s Dr. Who was amazing.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 8:29:58 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: KevinDavis

25 posted on 09/02/2012 8:35:34 PM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady Strolling slowly towards the sun)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I wonder if it was meant to show them aging past the “happy honeymoon” phase. They met in adventure, fought through to try to save their family. Without River Song/Harmony Pond or Dr. Who, it seems they don’t have anything together.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 8:36:25 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: heylady

This weekend’s Dr. Who is up on Amazon video on demand now.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 8:37:29 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

So it is season 7 and Amazon is charging $1.99 per episode soooo I will have to DVR it and hurry up and watch seasons 4,5,and 6. Probably take me a week or so.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 9:11:19 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: cripplecreek
"I am so tired of vampires. The least they could do is come up with something original."

Oh wait... I know, I know! We could have young, hot, hunky vampires that sparkle when the walk around in the sunlight instead of burst into flames.

29 posted on 09/02/2012 9:14:22 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Sawdring
I wanted the Dalek girl to be Dr. Who’s next sidekick. She was witty, a genius and quite cute.

I thought for a moment that still might have happened. When they showed the inside of the Tardis I thought for a moment she could have teleported there also. That would have been a huge new plot device.

30 posted on 09/02/2012 9:49:30 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Big departure? Tell me more!

New companion. Avoid looking for more if you don't like spoilers.

31 posted on 09/02/2012 9:55:56 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: KevinDavis

I switched off half way through Dr Who. I thought it was terrible. The Dalek episodes have consistently been the worse ones of the “new” incarnation of the series.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 12:39:44 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Sawdring
I wanted the Dalek girl to be Dr. Who’s next sidekick. She was witty, a genius and quite cute.

Starting with the Christmas episode, Jenna-Louise Coleman will be the Doc's new companion, Clara.

Since she also appeared as Oswin in the season premiere, it's going to be interesting how they reconcile (if they do).

33 posted on 09/03/2012 10:39:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Krankor; All
well..it's a Frankenstein Monster film..
very tall actor..dated equipment (British)..
THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN
...googled ../ Peter Crushing, Too.

34 posted on 09/03/2012 6:39:52 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Krankor
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini, Lee, CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and dancer. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002, 2005). He has collaborated with director Tim Burton in five films, most recently with Dark Shadows (2012)...as the Frankenstein Creature.
35 posted on 09/03/2012 9:57:23 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Ha! Very good! I thought this was a tough one. I just saw it again last week and it really is a pretty darn good film. The odd thing is, as a kid, I hated the Hammer movies but, as an adult, I really like them. The costumes and sets are something you’d expect from movies with a much larger budget. And there really is an underlying sense of evil in all of them.


36 posted on 09/04/2012 4:17:01 PM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady Strolling slowly towards the sun)
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To: cripplecreek

Besides, how are they sci fi? And I don’t like them anyway. They’re dead, man.


37 posted on 09/06/2012 11:12:24 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Sawdring

I thought there were references to her as the next side kick. It would be interesting if he rescues her before the flight, has adventures, then returns her prior to the Alaska’s crash to preserve the time line. Similar to seeing River Song’s death before he even dated her.


38 posted on 09/08/2012 1:56:44 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: cripplecreek

We could just write our own sci-fi stories, and add to them weekly like serials.


39 posted on 09/15/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I’ve actually put a lot of thought into it and come up with an unusual planet that looks like it might be increasingly possible. I go “traveling” to deal with my insomnia.


40 posted on 09/15/2012 5:38:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Therapy World

Sounds like a great idea

My imagination helps me a lot too


41 posted on 09/15/2012 5:51:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

My planet orbits a red dwarf in a fairly tight orbit which in turn orbits a sunlike star at a distance a bit further out about where our asteroid belt is. The gravity is a bit less than earth so lots of things grow taller and larger.

Large oceans that help move heat around the planet. Lots of fresh water and at least one inland sea of fresh water with a huge very shallow bay full of reeds. A huge escarpment that runs further than I’ve explored. Metal rich mountains to the north. A large shallow fertile valley to the south with a large river flowing from the inland sea and beyond that forests of huge trees.

I live on a plain inside a ring of trees that resemble African baobab trees but grown in tight rings. On the plain live herds of large herbivores that are kind of like starfish. They slowly move across the ground eating the vegetation leaving the ground bare but tilled and fertile. They obviously crap the seeds. Also there are floaters about the size of party balloons. They have stinging tentacles and are kind of like insect eating jellyfish.


42 posted on 09/15/2012 6:12:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

That sounds interesting. Animals that resemble sea creatures here on land or floating in the air is cool and something like science fiction writers of the old days might think up. Are there other humans or would that violate the therapeutic quality?


43 posted on 09/15/2012 6:21:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

No native intelligent species but I’ve considered bringing humans in through something like a stargate to populate the planet. I even thought about bringing the military in to help explore. If I’m gonna have a society, I’m gonna need to trade and the American military has the manpower, equipment and expertise.

However I am constitutional “king” till things get settled enough for a working society gets it together. That means that there will be elected representatives but I have final say for the first few decades when I will step down and the people can elect a term limited president.


44 posted on 09/15/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting. Bringing in the military tells me its no Galts Gulch or colony of freedom escaping tyrannical Earth. is that correct?

.

The part where you are King reminds me of an idea I had, a day dream really, of inventing a power cell that replaces gasoline and electric companies. In the dream I spent a hundred billion dollars to buy sovereign land from a poor country and set up my own little country.

The Constitution put strict limits on the government, an elected 15 member Council acted as legislature or “managers” of what little government there was. The funding all came from my fortune, so there were no taxes and government could not run a deficit (on a strict budget).

I was sort of a veto holder too. The office was called the “Guardian” and I owned a 1-square mile estate that was technically its own sovereign nation with me as absolute ruler.


45 posted on 09/15/2012 6:47:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Interesting. Bringing in the military tells me its no Galts Gulch or colony of freedom escaping tyrannical Earth. is that correct?

Trust me, its not without a lot of thought and ability to shut them out at will.
46 posted on 09/15/2012 6:50:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Having the lock on the Stargate or whatever untrademarked name you give it on your side is a good idea.


47 posted on 09/15/2012 7:00:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Plenty of things the people will want and need for earth and I just figured that the military (With civilian help) would be most effective at finding things of value for trading with earth.

Plus, I could choose which earth politicians and private citizens to negotiate with.


48 posted on 09/15/2012 7:07:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

So its YOUR military, not a colonial force?


49 posted on 09/15/2012 7:22:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek; KevinDavis

I had dozens of stories in various stages of being written or abandoned before my HDD crapped out. I can recreate some of them because I had posted some on a forum-site. Which is totally abandoned now.

One of those stories was about a colony being invaded by a tyrannical Earth.

http://libertyfic.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=storyboard&action=display&thread=34


50 posted on 09/15/2012 7:27:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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