Skip to comments.Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/02/12)
Posted on 09/02/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/02/12)
9/8 -- Dr Who -- BBC America
LOL that’s a mighty lean list.
Tomorrow SyFy channel is showing ‘vampire’ movies..
I am so tired of vampires. The least they could do is come up with something original.
I figured out the connection.
Labor Day -> unions -> bloodsucking undead -> vampires.
At least it won’t be as bad as with Buck Rogers dealing with a space vampire..
Sharktapus vs Pihannaconda
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.
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.
I wanted the Dalek girl to be Dr. Who’s next sidekick. She was witty, a genius and quite cute.
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.
Big departure? Tell me more!
I enjoyed Dr. Who.
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.
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).
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.
Given the end of the episode, I wonder if that's going to be the theme of the season.
That’ll be an improvement. Now if we could get on with regeneration 12.
The twist at the end of this week’s Dr. Who was amazing.
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.
This weekend’s Dr. Who is up on Amazon video on demand now.
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.
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.
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.
New companion. Avoid looking for more if you don't like spoilers.
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.
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).
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.
Besides, how are they sci fi? And I don’t like them anyway. They’re dead, man.
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.
We could just write our own sci-fi stories, and add to them weekly like serials.
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.
Sounds like a great idea
My imagination helps me a lot too
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.
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?
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.
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.
Having the lock on the Stargate or whatever untrademarked name you give it on your side is a good idea.
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.
So its YOUR military, not a colonial force?
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.